low energy buildings

The Commission is in the process of updating some of the content on this website in light of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. If the site contains content that does not yet reflect the withdrawal of the United Kingdom, it is unintentional and will be addressed.

  9th International Conference Improving Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings and Smart Communities   This book by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) contains the proceedings of the IEECB&SC'16 conference, which took place in Frankfurt, Germany, from 16 to 18 March 2016.  
Post date: 10 Aug 2016
Type: Publication

Buildings as energy-hubs can strengthen the energy system. 10 principles to deliver real benefits for Europe’s citizens   Buildings could play a major role in supporting the low carbon development of other sectors, says BPIE in its latest paper. 10 principles are making the case for buildings to be at the core of a decarbonised energy system, producing, storing and supplying energy, making the energy system more flexible, resilient and efficient.  
Post date: 4 Jul 2016
Type: News

Detailed description: Mixed-use commercial building located in the city centre of Bottrop; five units: public shops on ground level and offices in the upper levels. First commercial building renovation worldwide to reach a calculated plus-energy standard.   Building envelope:  
Post date: 30 Jun 2016
Type: Case

Smart Cities is the only specialized event for intelligent cities in Bulgaria in a format ‘exhibition – conference’. It aims to promote modern technologies and good practices that can transform our cities into more environmentally friendly and efficient systems.   The event is a meeting point for solution providers and their customers. Participation in the parallel conference is a great opportunity to obtain information about trends, legislation and perspectives.    
Post date: 13 Jun 2016
Type: Event

 
Post date: 18 Apr 2016
Type: News

  A Handbook on green public procurement – 3rd edition   This handbook by the European Commission is designed to help public authorities successfully plan and implement Green Public Procurements (GPP). It explains the possibilities offered by European Union law in a practical way, and looks at simple and effective approaches to greening contracts. The handbook follows the logic and structure of a procurement procedure. It also gives many real examples of green purchasing by public authorities across the EU.  
Post date: 18 Apr 2016
Type: Publication

End of DIRECTION as a project but dawn of a smart way forward for NZEBs       After more than four years of working together, the DIRECTION project consortium, composed of 11 partners from five European countries, is wrapping up the project.   
Post date: 4 Apr 2016
Type: News

Munich was the setting for DIRECTION’s last periodic meeting, held between 16 – 18 February, which also included a final event, entitled “Achieving high performance based on real buildings and results”.  
Post date: 17 Mar 2016
Type: News

Munich was the setting for DIRECTION’s last periodic meeting, held between 16 – 18 February, which included a final event, entitled “Achieving high performance based on real buildings and results”.  
Post date: 15 Mar 2016
Type: News