energy efficiency

Europeans spend approximately 90 % of their time in buildings. Living indoors requires energy to maintain the right temperature, to cook and to use electrical appliances. In fact, energy is expected to guarantee a healthy and comfortable environment. Of all the sectors in Europe, the building sector consumes the most energy, and thus emits the most CO2. As a result, policymakers have made buildings a priority in the EU energy policy agenda.
Post date: 11 Nov 2019
Type: Publication

This detached house represents the designer’s ambition to make this type of housing accessible to all and thus drastically reduce pollution related to buildings. The house is 100% autonomous thanks to its field of 96 m² bifacial photovoltaic panels (sized for two buildings) and its battery park. Production of photovoltaic panels = 19.2 kW peak battery storage capacity 15 kW. Here are the peculiarities of this house:
Post date: 6 Nov 2019
Type: Case

Energy efficiency has tremendous potential to boost economic growth and avoid greenhouse gas emissions, but the global rate of progress is slowing – a trend that has major implications for consumers, businesses and the environment, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency.  
Post date: 4 Nov 2019
Type: News

One of the main priorities of Jean-Claude Juncker when he became President of the European Commission was to establish an Energy Union which ensures the clean, secure and affordable supply of energy to all Europeans.  
Post date: 4 Nov 2019
Type: Publication

Every year, Klimahouse inspires 36,000 visitors from all over Europe. Klimahouse informs - featuring 450 exhibitors from the construction sector and an event program with more than 150 appointments in four days. Klimahouse promotes innovation and new ideas, giving ample space to fledging startups and young companies. And last but not least: Klimahouse connects – suppliers, demanders, experts and not – all those who believe in sustainable building for a better and more comfortable life.  
Post date: 4 Nov 2019
Type: News

The Rainhof is one of the most precious rural buildings of the Gsiesertal valley (IT), at 1.500 m above sea level. Built with solid stone masonry walls and the vernacular “Blockbau” (solid wood) construction, the building presents many traditional features, such as windows with deep reveals, decorated painted frames around the windows, and vaulted ceilings. The project was awarded the 1st prize at the Bauern(h)auszeichnung - ITAS-Preis 2016 for the best renovation of a farmhouse in Südtirol.  
Post date: 30 Oct 2019
Type: Case

On October 10th, the MED - Mediterranean Energy Debate took place in Brussels, in the premises of Brussels-Capital Region during the European Week of Regions and Cities. Members of the Efficient Buildings Community, public authorities and research institutions gathered to discuss the main outcomes of the Community from the last three years of project.  
Post date: 29 Oct 2019
Type: News

Procredit Bank Macedonia will on-lend funds to local households, housing associations and service providers planning to invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, the EBRD said on its website.   Possible investments will include green technologies such as boilers, windows and lighting. The building stock in North Macedonia is in urgent need of refurbishment, and the introduction of insulation, for example, is expected to lower costs and improve comfort.  
Post date: 28 Oct 2019
Type: News

Historic buildings are the trademark of numerous cities, but they will only survive if maintained as living spaces. This means that we need to find renovation approaches and solutions that are compatible with their conservation and allow protecting their historic and aesthetic values while increasing comfort, lowering energy bills and minimizing environmental impact.  
Post date: 24 Oct 2019
Type: Tool

ENERFUND is a tool that rates and scores deep renovation opportunities. The tool is based on a set of parameters such as the Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) rating, year of construction of the building, cost of retrofitting in the said area, and others. During this workshop, the step by step process of how a user can filter and select buildings within the ENERFUND database will be shown.  
Post date: 22 Oct 2019
Type: News