Certification schemes

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Survey of EPBD compliance in the European real estate sector

A King’s College London research study seeks to determine whether and how real estate companies are complying with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, the role of the real estate sector in achieving the European Union’s climate impact...

ZERO-PLUS: Post Occupancy Evaluation confirms the high levels of satisfaction reported by the occupants of the 4 pilot settlements

The Post Occupancy Evaluation Surveys of the ZERO-PLUS four pilot case studies in UK, Italy, France and Cyprus has been completed and the scientific results confirm the high quality of the projects' design, detailing and construction.   ZERO-PLUS...

Survey of EPBD compliance in the European real estate sector

A King’s College London research study seeks to determine whether and how real estate companies are complying with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, the role of the real estate sector in achieving the European Union’s climate...

ZERO-PLUS: Post Occupancy Evaluation confirms the high levels of satisfaction reported by the occupants of the 4 pilot settlements

The Post Occupancy Evaluation Surveys of the ZERO-PLUS four pilot case studies in UK, Italy, France and Cyprus has been completed and the scientific results confirm the high quality of the projects' design, detailing and construction.  ...

How ‘Net-Zero’ and ‘Passive’ Houses Can Cut Carbon Emissions — And Energy Bills

“Net-Zero” and “Passive House” are certification labels for ultra-low energy buildings that use very little energy to heat and cool them.   Although the origins of the passive house date back to the 1970s, its popularity only began to...

Milestone for first ever Passivhaus school in Powys

The construction firm has completed the main works to the Welshpool Church in Wales Primary School that meets the rigorous energy efficiency standards required for Passivhaus certification.   Constructed around a timber frame that was...

Press Release | 24th International Passive House Conference

Darmstadt, Germany. This year the final applause was shared in the chat window: the participants expressed their appreciation for the 24th International Passive House Conference, which was held asan online event for the first time on...

LEED Lab arrives in Spain via everis and Green Building Factory to promote sustainable construction training

October will see the start of the first LEED Lab in Spain, the leading course on sustainable construction developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) in accordance with LEED certification requirements.   The course’s...

How to support the design of Plus Energy Buildings: survey results

Supporting designers in the early stages of designing Plus Energy Buildings is strategic to ensure load reduction while still considering the household practices and enhancing the indoor environmental quality. To achieve this target, it is...

DG Energy August Newsletter

August 2020 newsletter is out!   Contents are the following: News A new generation of EU energy labels Review of renewables and energy efficiency directives - Commission launches first steps in process ITER ceremony marks...