energy efficiency

This new residential complex in Tirol, completed in 2018, is a passive house construction with 20 condominiums, 19 underground parking spaces and 8 carport spaces. The structure is U-shaped and is divided, due to the slope, in a basement with underground parking, a ground floor and 4 other above-ground floors.   The outstandingly low levels of energy demand and consequential CO2 emissions have made it achieve the Bronze status of the Austrian klimaaktiv criteria.  
Post date: 26 Jul 2019
Type: Case

The Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) aims to encourage landlords to improve the energy efficiency of social housing in Scotland.   This supports the Scottish Government's vision of warm, high quality, affordable, low carbon homes and a housing sector that helps to establish a successful low carbon economy across Scotland.  
Post date: 25 Jul 2019
Type: Publication

The general objective of EduFootprint Project is to better manage, plan and monitor the energy consumption in public buildings in the Mediterranean area.   Specifically, EduFootprint aims to reach this aim working focused in public school buildings with an innovative Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) approach, considering not just direct energy impacts of buildings (consumption), but also indirect ones (public procurement or general human awareness and behaviour).  
Post date: 24 Jul 2019
Type: Tool

Unique view and idyllic location, this project in the heart of Vienna consists of 117 privately financed condos. Its planned completion is foreseen for 2019.   The building presents a promising living space in a prime location - right next to the Otto-Benesch-Park and the recreational area near the Wienerberg pond.   
Post date: 23 Jul 2019
Type: Case

The fifth newsletter of the Efficient Buildings Community is out! Discover the latest news of the Modular Projects and the next events of the Community, including the final conference the 10 October 2019 in Brussels.   In this newsletter you can find information about:   -IREC's first technical paper and financing schemes   -projects and awards
Post date: 22 Jul 2019
Type: News

This case study represents a rehabilitation and energy renovation of a 1970 condominium. It consists of a small joint ownership of 23 lots in Sevran (in Paris suburbs) as part of the "OPAH Quartier Rougemont" with the operator OZONE.  
Post date: 19 Jul 2019
Type: Case

Concept, Objectives and Methodology   The InvECAT project aims to mobilize voluntary energy efficiency and sustainable energy investment by companies and financial institutions through the development of standardized frameworks and tools and outreach by critical convening and marketing powers (UNEP FI, and Bloomberg).  
Post date: 16 Jul 2019
Type: Link

Concept   This proposal aims to replicate the successful Energy Savings Insurance (ESI) model in the three highest potential countries in Europe – Italy, Portugal and Spain, train key market stakeholders, and deliver an ESI Europe Toolkit alongside a long-term business model to enable the broader roll out of the ESI Europe model in other European countries.   Objectives and Methodology  
Post date: 16 Jul 2019
Type: Link

Concept   The European Union intends to decarbonize the building sector by 2050. Investment in retrofit could benefit the EU by up to EUR 175 bn per year.   One of the biggest challenges for the reduction of GHG emissions results from the poor energy efficiency of existing buildings and still too low refurbishment rates in virtually all member states of the European Union.  
Post date: 16 Jul 2019
Type: Link

More than 10 scenarios were modelled by the organisations who supported the model testing, while other scenarios were elaborated by the project team to explore the net-zero opportunities and trade-offs.   Out of these scenarios, three typical pathways were selected to illustrate the conclusions of this report.   All three reach net-zero emissions by 2050.  
Post date: 15 Jul 2019
Type: Publication