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Introducing the new EU energy label system

What is your project about? The objective of our project is to support the implementation of the new EU energy label system developed by the European Commission. The most important is to ensure the smooth transition from the old...

Horizon 2020 project nominated for the prestigious Zukunftspreis for innovation, using CO2 as a raw material to make plastics

Dr Christoph Gürtler, Prof Walter Leitner and Dr Berit Stange have have proven that CO2 currently emitted by industries to the atmosphere could be turned into tangible and marketable materials for future products. Researchers and industry have...

CALL FOR ABSTRACS 11th International Conference Improving Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings and Smart Communities - IEECB&SC’20

The commercial (i.e. non-residential) buildings, public buildings and urban areas are the fastest growing energy consuming sectors and a key area where the CO2 reduction could be achieved in a cost-effective manner. This is mainly due to...

Plans to tighten energy efficiency in buildings

The Government has launched a consultation on the introduction of a “Future Homes Standard” for England, to be operable from 2025. There are to be proposed interim measures applicable from 2020. The aim is to ensure that new build homes in...

Spotlight on condominiums: the EU’s orphan buildings

During the Belgian Fair for Condominiums, the ACE-Retrofitting Conference brought together Belgian and European stakeholders, from both public authorities and private entities, working in the building sector. The political debate and a...

1ST CEN-CE CLASSROOM PILOT TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION - 03-04 DECEMBER 2019 - ZAGREB, CROATIA

CEN-CE team, under the auspices of FSB, organized the 1st CEN-CE classroom pilot training and certification during 03-04 December 2019 in Zagreb, Croatia.

EU agreement on 2050 climate neutrality can help spur a renovation wave

Most people in the year 2050 will live in the very same buildings that we occupy today. There are over two hundred million buildings in the EU that together emit more CO2 than any other sector. Decreasing and decarbonizing the energy used...

40 buildings in BiH to be energy-renovated with EUR 19.5 million grant

The grant will be implemented through KfW via financing agreements to be signed by the end of 2019. The period of implementation is four years.   It is expected that approximately 40 buildings will be renovated, while about 15% of the...

Housing renovation plan will be ‘flagship’ of European Green Deal

“From our perspective it’s clear that if we want to go to a decarbonised economy by 2050, the heating sector will have to make a very important contribution,” said Robert Nuij, an official in the European Commission’s energy directorate. “...

iBRoad project test driving the Individual Building Renovation Roadmap and Logbook

The iBRoad individual Building Renovation Roadmap and Logbook were field-tested in Bulgaria, Poland and Portugal from March to May 2019. In parallel, the iBRoad Logbook was also field-tested in Germany. During the field test, 15 – 20...