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ePANACEA Compendium of Testing and Demonstration Board Meetings

ePANACEA’s methodology aims to contribute to the harmonisation of energy performance assessment and certification of buildings across the European Union, enhancing market trust and user friendliness in terms of clarity and accuracy of the...

Benefits of Proper and Exhaustive Construction Safety Training Programs

It is an unfortunate fact that every year thousands of construction employees are injured on the job.   According to OSHA’s reports, the leading cause of serious injury and even deaths on construction sites are falls, strikes from objects...

The First Preparatory Webinar of GFHS 2021, Jan 15, 2021

The First Preparatory Webinar of The 16th Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Settlements Theme:   International Green Model City Initiative - Call for Stronger Actions Towards Healthy, Resilient, and Carbon-Neutral Cities 9a.m – 11:...

ePANACEA Stakeholder analysis

The objective of the ePANACEA stakeholder analysis is to understand who the EPC end users are, what they know about the EPC, how they use it and what interests they have regarding the EPC.   In addition, the objective is to consider other...

Closing the gap on energy efficiency investments

The Commission officially launched a new, revamped website for the EU-UN initiative Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG), which aims at addressing the investment gap on energy efficiency.   The objective of the new...

The European Climate Pact: Empowering Citizens to Shape a Greener Europe

On the 16th of December 2021, hundreds of people gathered online for the launch of the European Climate Pact, an EU-wide initiative inviting people, communities and organisations to participate in climate action and build a greener Europe...

Five pathways for decarbonising heating and cooling

“If we intend to take the Paris Agreement seriously, we will have to accelerate the deployment of renewable technologies in heating and cooling.”   This statement by REN21 Executive Director Rana Adib during a webinar in late November...

Surface synergies and conflicts in smart cities

Surface area is an important but limited resource in cities that aim to become climate neutral. It can be used to, for example, generate heat or electricity via active solar systems, improve air quality via greening, or provide cooling...

EU leaders agree on budget, green recovery funds, 55% emission cut goal

  The European Council approved the European Union’s EUR 1.82 trillion seven-year funding package and sent it to the European Parliament. The regular budget is worth EUR 1.07 trillion and the remaining EUR 750 billion is a recovery...

Professors say coal already uncompetitive, energy transition must accelerate in region

Participants at a roundtable on how to accelerate the energy transition in the region and Serbia agreed that the move toward renewable sources is necessary and more cost effective than to build or even maintain the capacity for the...

Building sector emissions hit record high, but low-carbon pandemic recovery can help transform sector – UN report

CO2 emissions increased to 9.95 GtCO2 in 2019. The sector accounts for 38% of all energy-related CO2 emissions when adding building construction industry emissions. Direct building CO2 emissions need to halve by 2030 to get on track for...

EEnvest newsletter #3

The 3rd newsletter of EEnvest project is out!   The contents included in the issue are the following: Interview with Miguel Casas, Energinvest Interview with Dimitris Ntimos, IES Workshop on De-risking energy efficiency...

Call for Papers - 11th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting - EEDAL 2021

Call for Abstracts   To contribute to the success of the EEDAL conference, we invite you to participate in the conference and to submit abstracts on new technology developments, user behaviour, policies and programmes (...

Call for Papers - ICCGE 2021

Call for Papers | Flyer downloading   2021 10th International Conference on Clean and Green Energy (ICCGE 2021) is the premier forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of theoretical,...

Úsporné osvetlenie výrazne prispieva k dosiahnutiu energetickej triedy A0

  Slovensko stojí pred novou výzvou v rámci energetickej náročnosti budov. Energetická trieda A0 so sebou prináša nový pohľad na úsporu energie v budovách.   Kvalitné a zároveň šetrné osvetlenie sa stáva ich...

Radu Dudău, la EM360: Trebuie să ne hotărâm pe ce vrem să ne bazăm în tranziția noastră energetică

Așa cum ne avertizează majoritatea oamenilor de știință, fenomenul de încălzire globală riscă să ducă la consecințe extrem de grave pentru umanitate în deceniile care vor veni.   România nu este scutită de acest val al schimbărilor...

Állásfoglalás a komfortszellőzés elfogadottságáért

  Három nagy, Magyarországon tevékenykedő légtechnikai vállalat közös állásfoglalást adott ki annak érdekében, hogy jobbá tehető legyen a hazai épületekben lévő belső levegő minősége.   A dokumentum kifejezetten a hazai légtechnikai...

6 hét alatt építik fel Európa legnagyobb betonnal nyomtatott társasházát

Németországban az elmúlt hetekben két építkezés is nagy figyelmet kapott, melyeket a világ leggyorsabb 3D-s beton nyomtatójával kiviteleznek.   Szeptemberben kezdődtek az észak-rajna-vesztfáliai Beckumban...

Evaluation and review of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive

This will occur in a two-step approach: As a first step, the evaluation will assess the existing framework of the Directive since its entry into force in 2012, except for those elements already revised in 2018.   In a second step, the...

Home delivery: energy-efficient buildings for a brighter future

Buildings account for 40% of the EU’s energy consumption and 36% of its greenhouse gas emissions. The EU knows that improving their energy efficiency is vital for achieving its 2050 climate targets under the European Green Deal.    And its...