Environmental issues related to buildings

The Commission is in the process of updating some of the content on this website in light of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. If the site contains content that does not yet reflect the withdrawal of the United Kingdom, it is unintentional and will be addressed.

One of the major lessons learnt by the six local authorities from five different countries, Maastricht University and the environmental charity Changeworks, all involved in the ACE-Retrofitting project: They underestimated the slowness of the decision-making process in condominiums and how long it takes for retrofits to take place (3-5 years).
Post date: 14 Apr 2020
Type: News

Oliver Rapf is executive director at the Building Performance Institute Europe (BPIE), a not-for-profit think tank supporting evidence-based policy making in the field of energy performance in buildings.  
Post date: 14 Apr 2020
Type: News

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a dire health and economic toll across the United States – including on people in the energy efficiency sector. In these stressful, uncertain times, we at ACEEE are doing whatever we can to understand and help address the challenges ahead. Already, it is becoming apparent that the pandemic is affecting the efficiency sector, especially its more than 2.4 million workers, as well as energy use and emissions in profound ways.  
Post date: 14 Apr 2020
Type: News

Following the success of earlier events in the series, SEB-20, the Twelfth International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings is organised by the KES International and will be held in the format of a virtual conference this year.   SEB-20 invites participation and paper submissions across a broad range of sustainability and energy-related topics relevant to the main theme of Sustainability in Energy and Buildings.  
Post date: 10 Apr 2020
Type: Event

Due to the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.   Conference Objective and Philosophical Framework   The International Conference on Sustainable Development is organized by the European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with CIT University.
Post date: 10 Apr 2020
Type: Event

Due to the current situation, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.  
Post date: 8 Apr 2020
Type: Event

Due to the current situation, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.   The INTERREG ECCO Project is hosting two events on June 24th to tackle this question with the aim of encouraging local and regional politicians to support community energy initiatives by showcasing the strength, growth, and benefits in North-West Europe.  
Post date: 8 Apr 2020
Type: Event

Throughout 2019, 31 local authorities spanning eight countries (Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia and Spain) participated in a year-long energy saving competition. This competition, and the Compete4SECAP project team who organised and facilitated it, include partners based in Italy, France, Germany and Spain – some of countries that are worst-affected (so far) by the COVID-19 pandemic.   
Post date: 8 Apr 2020
Type: News

We would like to share the third newsletter of EnDurCrete project.    In this edition you can take a look to demonstration site updadate, learn more about environmental and economic viability of the novel products. You can also read about project-related events.   
Post date: 8 Apr 2020
Type: News

What happens to energy efficiency when people desert the CBDs because of the COVID-19 pandemic to work from home, and then send energy consumption through the roof with their domestic consumption?  
Post date: 7 Apr 2020
Type: News