Energy efficiency technologies and materials

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EFFECT4buildings International Magazine for Building Managers

This is EFFECT4buildings magazine   EFFECT4buildings project is providing building owners and managers with a set of financial tools and instruments to support the implementation of more energy efficiency measures, developed, and...

IEA report: Cooling, more efforts needed

Energy demand for space cooling has more than tripled since 1990, making it the fastest-growing end use in buildings. Space cooling was responsible for emissions of about 1 GtCO2 and nearly 8.5% of total final electricity consumption in 2019.  ...

EFFECT4buildings International Magazine for Building Managers

This is EFFECT4buildings magazine   EFFECT4buildings project is providing building owners and managers with a set of financial tools and instruments to support the implementation of more energy efficiency measures,...

IEA report: Cooling, more efforts needed

Energy demand for space cooling has more than tripled since 1990, making it the fastest-growing end use in buildings. Space cooling was responsible for emissions of about 1 GtCO2 and nearly 8.5% of total final electricity consumption in...

Energy poverty in Greece. Policy developments and recommendations to tackle the phenomenon

The Institute of Zero Energy Buildings published an enlightening report about energy poverty.   This report analyses energy poverty, unravels its strong link with energy transition and provides recommendations to tackle this issue.   In...

Mapa drogowa dla wdrożenia metodyki BIM w zamówieniach publicznych

W ramach realizacji projektu” Cyfryzacja procesu budowlanego w Polsce” realizowanego przez Ministerstwo Rozwoju we współpracy z PWC i wspierany przez Komisję Europejską opracowana została „Mapa drogowa dla wdrożenia metodyki BIM w...

Renewable Energy Policies in a Time of Transition: Heating and Cooling

Heating and cooling accounts for almost half of global energy consumption. With most of this relying fossil fuels, however, it contributes heavily to greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. In parts of the world lacking modern energy...

2020 Getting to Zero Buildings List

NBI's 2020 list of pioneering zero energy (ZE) projects represents the latest growth in a rapidly expanding market. ZE buildings are extremely energy efficient, with a median site EUI of only 23 kBtu/sf/yr*, and consume only as much energy...

The economic benefits of a clean recovery - The case of energy-efficient cooling

Economic crises present an opportunity for governments to take action on climate change.   The lockdown responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a fall in emissions—global CO2 emissions are expected to be about 8% lower in 2020 than...

StepUP project - Making decarbonisation of existing buildings a reliable and attractive investment

Deep renovation is a key action to drastically reduce energy demand and achieve the EU vision of a decarbonised building stock by 2050. However, only 1% of European buildings are being renovated yearly and shallow retrofits persist with...