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REnewabLe energies for tourist ACcommodation buildingS     IEE RELACS has involved partners from 10 countries and aimed at encouraging accommodations throughout Europe to implement renewable measures and energy efficiency practices in their premises. 212 accommodations joined the RELACS network, 95 energy audits have been carried out and 58 feasibility studies were completed.  
Post date: 6 Nov 2017
Type: Link

  On 27 October 2017, the European Commission presented the final Work Programme for Horizon 2020, covering the budgetary years 2018, 2019 and 2020.   The 2018-2020 Work Programme builds on the success of Horizon 2020 so far, and takes account of the extensive interim evaluation of the programme. The Work Programme also responds to the European Commission's political prioritiesand paves the way for its successor programme.  
Post date: 27 Oct 2017
Type: Publication

  On 27 October 2017, the European Commission presented the final Work Programme for Horizon 2020, covering the budgetary years 2018, 2019 and 2020.   The 2018-2020 Work Programme builds on the success of Horizon 2020 so far, and takes account of the extensive interim evaluation of the programme. The Work Programme also responds to the European Commission's political priorities and paves the way for its successor programme.  
Post date: 27 Oct 2017
Type: Publication

European NGOs and efficiency stakeholders applaud the 11 October 2017 vote of the Industry, Transport and Research (ITRE) Committee of the European Parliament in favour of stronger European building regulations. The final report adopted significantly improves the Commission’s proposal and counterbalances the weak General Approach of the Energy Council, according to the NGOs.    
Post date: 19 Oct 2017
Type: Note

Around 1000 stakeholders discussed the future of European industry at the Industrial Innovation Info Days, organised by the EC DG Research & Innovation on 3 and 4 October 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. The event provided the research community with an overview of ongoing activities in the “Key Enabling Technologies” part of Horizon 2020 and offered support on the preparation of proposals for the 2018-2019 calls.  
Post date: 13 Oct 2017
Type: News

The Industrial Innovation Info Days, organised by the EC DG Research & Innovation on 3 and 4 October 2017 in Brussels, Belgium, provided the research community with an overview of ongoing activities in the “Key Enabling Technologies” part of Horizon 2020 and offered support on the preparation of proposals for the 2018-2019 calls.  
Post date: 4 Oct 2017
Type: News

A Roadmap for Retrofits in Canada: Charting a path forward for large buildings   This report by Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)’s demonstrates the critical role that existing buildings play in realising Canada’s low carbon future. The document aims to empower government and industry with recommendations that drive uptake in building retrofits, introduce a carbon perspective on building performance, and enable the growth of Canada’s clean economy.   Findings include (among others):  
Post date: 29 Sep 2017
Type: Publication

The performance of Passivhaus in new construction: Post occupancy evaluation of certified Passivhaus dwellings in the UK: Early Results    This paper published by the Passivhaus Trust, the UK Passive House Organisation, analyses the performance of a number of certified Passivhaus dwellings in the UK. The research is focused on certified new-build Passivhaus homes, both single dwellings and multi residential.  
Post date: 29 Aug 2017
Type: Publication

Co2olBricks project focused on the important contents in the field of heritage conservation: How to reduce the energy consumption of historical buildings without destroying their cultural value and identity. Every country in the Baltic Sea Region and Europe has to face these issues and is looking for solutions.   The project's main objectives were the following:  
Post date: 24 Aug 2017
Type: Link

Setting up Qualification and Continuing Education and Training Scheme for Middle and Senior Level Professionals on Energy Efficiency and Use of Renewable Energy Sources in Buildings    
Post date: 11 Aug 2017
Type: Link