The EU launched the BUILD UP Skills initiative in 2011 to answer to the lack of adequate construction skills which hampers the developmennt of NZEBs and effective renovations. This initiative aimed to increase the number of qualified trade professionals by developing national qualification platforms and roadmaps, and providing training in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy in buildings.
Post date: 10 Jan 2020
The HARP project has launched a survey to understand what motivates customers to switch to a more efficient heating system: is it the prospect of saving money? reducing CO2 emissions? an improved indoor air quality?
Knowing this will help us develop an online application that will motivate as many individuals as possible to retrofit their heating systems, promoting the benefits and advantages that matter most.
Post date: 5 Dec 2019
The lack of the overall understanding of the impact of energy-efficient investments has made it difficult for policymakers to integrate it into their policymaking process. There is a need to gather evidence on the benefit of energy efficiency in ecological and socio-economic terms.
Post date: 14 Nov 2019
In this issue:
MEDNICE project's outcomes
New project EFFICIENT BUILDINGS
MED - Mediterranean Energy Debate
The technical capitalization of modular projects results: financing schemes and barriers; traning methodologies and capacity gaps; methodology, tools and indicators; lessons learned.
The main recommendations of the policy papers
Manifesto for a Mediterranean building renovation
Post date: 11 Nov 2019
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
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
This report (D2.5) is one of various RELaTED reports describing low temperature concepts from different perspectives. The report refers to other RELaTED reports when relevant.
Post date: 25 Sep 2019
District heating (DH) systems are one of the most energy efficient heating systems to deliver heat in urban environments, with proven reliability within many decades already. DHs are also identified as key systems to achieve the de-carbonization of heating energy in European Cities. Renewable and waste heat sources are foreseen at the same time as de-carbonized heat sources and the way to guarantee competitive energy costs with limited influence of fossil fuel supply price volatility.
Post date: 19 Sep 2019
As proposed in the initial roadmap and Grant Agreement, three stages were carried out to organise work: a state of the art to identify standards and existing initiatives to be used in the ALDREN protocol, the definition of the working framework to shape outcomes and interconnections with other tasks and the construction of the indicators and protocol themselves.
Post date: 6 Sep 2019
The annual rate of home and commercial building renovation is well under the 3% required to achieve European climate and energy goals. There is a need to accelerate investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions to boost cost-effective building renovation benefiting all Europeans.
Post date: 23 Aug 2019