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Around 19% of EU households get uncomfortably warm during the summer and in some countries, the figure is close to 50%. It isn’t simply a matter of comfort, though – overheating in homes can be fatal. In the UK, there were 892 excess deaths resulting from summer heatwaves in 2019, with many occurring in houses and care homes.  
Post date: 4 Jun 2020
Type: News

A survey has been launched in the framework of the Energy Efficiency Watch Project. The survey aims at collecting opinions from experts located in all EU Member States on the progress of energy efficiency policies in their own Member State for the last 3 years. The European Commission and the European Parliament have expressed their strong interest in the results of this survey, and it is crucial to have all EU member states well represented.  
Post date: 4 Jun 2020
Type: News

COVID-19 has forced many businesses to screech to a rather sudden halt. While many retail operations have shut their doors for the time-being, some are still able to operate but are experiencing a decline in revenue.The construction industry, unfortunately, seems to be having a pretty hard go of it. According to the latest research, construction companies have seen a nearly 50% drop in web conversions as a result of COVID-19.   Source  
Post date: 4 Jun 2020
Type: News

Slipstream is a nonprofit that creates, tests, delivers and scales the next generation of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs that move us farther, faster toward a clean energy economy. We partner with utilities, local and state governments, regulatory agencies and other organizations to inspire new solutions to big energy challenges. Since 1980, we have demonstrated “what’s next” in programs and technologies. We are an established and trusted trailblazer in the industry.  
Post date: 3 Jun 2020
Type: Link

Energy Performance Certificate (EPCs) are one of the best available sources of information on Europe’s building stock, and if improved, can support the launch of a Renovation Wave in Europe.   The EPC is one of the EU’s main existing instruments to facilitate the long-term decarbonisation of the building stock; however, to exploit its full potential, we need to overcome some hurdles, such as inadequate data gathering, lack of compliance, low reliability, different definitions and calculation methods.  
Post date: 29 May 2020
Type: Publication

The iPHA Community Meet Ups are a series of free, digital events every second Monday at 9pm CEST. They feature a short talk by a Passive House expert from the iPHA network, followed by time for a discussion. Hosted via GoToMeeting, the meet ups provide the international Passive House community with a place to catch up during this increased time in home office.  
Post date: 29 May 2020
Type: Event

The "Energy Efficiency Watch Survey" collects opinions from experts in all EU Member States on how they see the progress in energy efficiency in the last years in their own country.   Your opinion counts! Make it heard by completing our survey at: www.energy-efficiency-watch-survey.eu. This will only take about 10 minutes of your time.  
Post date: 28 May 2020
Type: News

A little over 10 years ago David MacKay drew attention by saying “All the world’s power could be provided by a square 100km by 100km area in the Sahara.” Furthermore, MacKay’s calculation of the full potential of the region’s Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) totalled 25 times the TWh/year the world uses today. That was looking at the Middle East and North Africa’s (MENA) high solar irradiance, ample available land and the technologies of the day.   
Post date: 28 May 2020
Type: News

Pay-for-performance (P4P) is a way to achieve significant, larger-scale energy savings in the building stock and attract additional investments and new business models. Although conceptually simple, the EU lacks so far P4P initiatives. SENSEI will apply learnings from the US to the European energy market.   Read more about SENSEI at https://senseih2020.eu/
Post date: 28 May 2020
Type: News

Cerway carries out a monthly survey on the situation of the tertiary and residential real estate market during this period of health crisis as well as on the strategic priorities of Sustainable Development that the actors wish to implement by the end of the year.  
Post date: 28 May 2020
Type: News