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By Karin-Liis Lahtmäe, EASME     EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017 offers a platform to not only engage in the energy transition debate and share best practices between stakeholders, but also to take part in an interactive Networking Village where old alliances are rekindled and new ones formed. This article provides an overview of the activities that BUILD UP, its Partners and other building related organisations will be leading in the framework of EUSEW 2017.    
Post date: 6 Jun 2017
Type: News

This infographic, released by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, demonstrates the importance of improving the energy efficiency of buildings in the European Union, and provides information about concrete achievements from EU funded projects in relation to this target.   The infographic illustrates:  
Post date: 23 May 2017
Type: Publication

Sustainable Energy Investment Forums (SEI Forums) is an initiative of the European Commission aiming to boost large-scale investment and financing for sustainable energy by working with national stakeholders. It builds on the works of the European Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG).  
Post date: 4 May 2017
Type: Link

This handbook, published by the office of Tamás Meszerics (Member of the European Parliament) via The Greens/EFA group of the European Parliament, presents various case studies and best practices on how to overcome energy poverty in Europe.  
Post date: 7 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

The REHVA Journal April 2017 issue on QUALICHeCK, Compliance and Quality of Works, New Test Facility at Delft University of Technology and Konya Tropical Butterfly Garden is now available online at REHVA.   EDITORIAL
Post date: 7 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

Following the European Commission’s proposal for a heating and cooling strategy, the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (Fraunhofer ISI) coordinated a consortium - consisting of  the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE (Fraunhofer ISE), TEP Energy GmbH,  the TU Vienna Energy Economics Group, Observ’ER energies renouvelables.org and the Institute for Resource Efficiency and Energy strategies (IREES)- to support the Commission with scientific studies and further develop its proposal for a heating and cooling strategy.  
Post date: 31 Mar 2017
Type: News

For a sustainable, safer and more competitive Europe     In November 2016, the European Commission presented the Clean Energy for all Europeans package, providing proposals designed to show that the clean energy transition is the growth sector of the future, and to keep the European Union competitive as the clean energy transition is changing global energy markets.  
Post date: 31 Mar 2017
Type: Publication

As part of the proposals released by the European Commission on November 30 2016, the introduction of a ‘smartness indicator’ is foreseen.   With respect to the features of this smartness indicator, the following description is provided:   A smartness indicator will reflect the ability of buildings to:  
Post date: 1 Mar 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

On 1 February 2017, in line with its commitment to report annually on the state of the Energy Union, the European Commission published its Second State of the Energy Union Report. This report looks at the progress made since the publication of the first State of the Energy Union report in November 2015.
Post date: 1 Feb 2017
Type: News

REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS     This European Commission report, accompanying the 2nd Report on the State of the Energy Union, describes in detail progress made in the area of renewables in the European Union.  
Post date: 1 Feb 2017
Type: Publication