The EU-funded EU-Korea Climate Action project supports Climate Partnerships between Korean and European non-state entities who commit to implement climate actions in priority areas such as renewable energy, energy efficiency in buildings, sustainable mobility, circular economy and best low-carbon business practices.
Post date: 21 Oct 2019
The Spara and bevara* database contains bibliographic records on articles and books dealing with energy efficiency in historic buildings. You will also find full-text documents and links to electronic resources.
*Spara och bevara is Swedish for "Save and preserve" as in save energy and preserve historic buildings.
Link to the database: http://eprints.sparaochbevara.se/
Post date: 17 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
Energy efficiency – the concept of using less energy while keeping people and economies active and growing – came to the fore in the 1970s in response to the oil crises experienced by Western industrialised countries. However, the upfront costs were high and any potential returns were over a payback period far too long to be attractive. As the world moved into the new millennium, energy and the need to use it more efficiently resurfaced, this time on the global agenda rather than in national contexts.
Post date: 14 Oct 2019
VISTA is located in the Luciline-Rives de Seine eco-district, the only French project on the prestigious European label Future Cities dedicated to urban planning programs designed to better prevent and combat the effects of climate change. This commercial and housing complex completes the built front along the Seine, in a developing area. This new office built in 2017 consists in the realization of 4,600 m² of offices for the Matmut Group and 45 social housing units.
Post date: 11 Oct 2019
In close interaction with various stakeholders, the study team has developed a provisional Smart Readiness Indicator assessment method and calculation scheme.
We kindly invite all interested stakeholders to engage in the public bèta testing of this approach.
Post date: 10 Oct 2019
The climate emergency is one of the most talked about and vocalised issues the population of the Earth currently faces with climate strikes now being a weekly occurrence and with a regular spot on the 6 o'clock news, it's no surprise that mitigation against climate change is high on the policy agenda.
Post date: 8 Oct 2019
An understanding of human thermal comfort has proven to be one of the key components of energy efficiency in buildings. Human comfort is more to comfort than just temperature and humidity. For instance, the radiative energy that is emitted from walls, the air speed and also physiological factors such a as the people’s metabolic rate, the skin wettedness, and skin emissivity all have an effect.
Post date: 8 Oct 2019
Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency project SEFIPA ended with impressive results. It supported real estate funds with a total volume of EUR 6.7 billion to apply sustainability criteria for their buildings portfolio.
Post date: 7 Oct 2019
Innovation in the construction sector is an important driver to adapt to megatrends such as digitalisation, globalised value chains and greater urbanisation, while reducing the industry’s climate impact. Industrial prefabrication is a promising example to boost deep renovation by increased collaboration and aggregated demand.
Post date: 4 Oct 2019