The building sector is the single largest energy consumer in the EU and it has been observed that 75% of the EU’s buildings are energy inefficient. A modernised and refurbished building stock therefore has a key role to play in the transition to a smarter, renewable-intensive and decarbonised energy system, and in the longer term to a climate-neutral economy.
Post date: 11 Feb 2020
The iBRoad individual Building Renovation Roadmap and Logbook were field-tested in Bulgaria, Poland and Portugal from March to May 2019. In parallel, the iBRoad Logbook was also field-tested in Germany. During the field test, 15 – 20 buildings per pilot country were examined in cooperation with certified local energy auditors. The local energy agencies, KAPE, EnEffect and ADENE, managed the field tests in their respective countries and strongly supported the implementation.
Post date: 6 Dec 2019
Reducing energy consumption has a direct positive impact in the form of reduced energy bills, however, when selling the asset, at the moment, there is no evidence that buyers would recognise this value. In-depth research shows that although buildings with A or B energy labels are valued higher in some markets, it is not related to the energy performance of the building but rather an indicator of buyer preference for modern and comfortable buildings.
Post date: 22 Oct 2019
Reducing energy consumption has a direct positive impact in the form of reduced energy bills, however, when selling the asset, at the moment, there is no evidence that buyers would recognise this value. In-depth research shows that although buildings with A or B energy labels are valued higher in some markets, it is not related to the energy performance of the building but rather an indicator of buyers preference for modern and comfortable building.
Post date: 22 Oct 2019
The building and industry sectors combined represent about 85% of Europe’s CO2 emissions and about 70% of final energy use. Increasing energy efficiency and reducing energy demand is thus a key strategy to reducing carbon emissions from these sectors. Energy efficiency measures typically pay for themselves over time, but nevertheless, businesses often prioritise other types of investments in lieu of energy saving projects.
Post date: 15 Oct 2019
Improving the energy efficiency of heritage buildings is one of the priorities of the European Commission. Historical buildings play an important role for their cultural value and social identity within the vast real estate heritage. Only by carefully planning the energy refurbishment of these buildings is it possible to improve users’ comfort while preserving the architectural features for which they are protected.
Post date: 7 Oct 2019
The stated aim of the H2020-funded REVALUE project was “to lead the development of appraisal norms and standards that recognise the value of energy efficiency in social and private residential real estate.” The project ran for an extended period from 2015 until 2019 and utilised a number of research methods; it also sought to interface not only with some other projects working in similar areas but with the key stakeholder group
Post date: 17 Sep 2019
HOLISDER is an EU project testing innovative models to incease the impact of flexible energy services by addressing the relationship between ESCO’s, demand response aggregators and end-users.
Project objectives are to be achieved by the deployment of end-user technologies for consumer empowerment.
Post date: 7 Aug 2019
On March 19th 2019, the third REEEM Technology and Innovation Roadmap Workshop on Energy Efficiency in Buildings will take place at EIT InnoEnergy in Brussels.
Post date: 21 Feb 2019
In 2017, 8 % of the European Union (EU) population said in an EU-wide survey that they could not afford to heat their home sufficiently. This share peaked in 2012 (11 %), and has fallen continuously in subsequent years.
The situation in the EU Member States varies. The largest share of people who said that they could not afford to keep their home adequately warm was recorded in Bulgaria (37 %), followed by Lithuania (29 %), Greece (26 %), Cyprus (23 %) and Portugal (20 %).
Post date: 7 Feb 2019