Practices

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.

Publication

Final report on the technical support to the development of a smart readiness indicator for buildings

Smart technologies in buildings can be a cost-effective means to assist in creating healthier and more comfortable buildings with a lower energy use and carbon impact and can also facilitate the integration of renewable energy sources in future...
Publication

Final report on correlation analysis between energy efficiency and risk (D5.7)

In the last decade, energy efficiency (EE) has been considered as one of the major tools for addressing climate change, as it allows to reduce energy consumption (depending mainly from imported fossil fuels) and, therefore, also greenhouse gas (GHG...
News

OVERVIEW | De-risking energy efficiency investments for the EU building stock

Increasing the energy performance of the EU building stock is key for the EU to achieve its climate and energy goals. However, annually only around 0.2% to 0.3% of buildings across Europe are undergoing deep renovation (aiming at achieving...
News

OVERVIEW | A holistic approach for the energy renovation of the residential built environment in the Mediterranean area: the HAPPEN project

Introduction: the MedZEB approach The development of the retrofitting market is a significant challenge throughout Europe. This challenge faces particular conditions in the Mediterranean region due e.g. to its environmental and climatic...
News

BIMProve H2020 Project: Disrupting the Construction Industry

BIMprove – Improving Building Information Modelling by realtime Tracing of Construction Processes is a European project launched at the beginning of September 2020 by an outstanding consortium made up of partners from all over Europe.  ...
Case

Passive office renovation in Wien

The administration building of the “Dachverbandes der öster. Sozialversicherung”in Wien, built at the end of the Seventies, has recently undergone a general renovation.   The building has 16 floors above ground and a total GFA of approx....
Publication

European Commission publishes report on developing an EU framework for a Digital Building Logbook

The lack of a common repository for all relevant building data amounts to additional costs and inefficiencies, stifled innovation, increased risk and low investor confidence. A Digital Building Logbook could overcome this through increased...
Publication

Sustainable finance in focus

As part of the Institute of International Finance's new line of sustainability-themed research, it is launching a series of short “back-to-basics” notes, aiming to bring some clarity to the complex ecosystem of climate data, risk...
Publication

#2 Aligning finance for the net zero economy: New ideas from leading thinkers

The IPCC Special Report released in late 2018, highlighted the urgency of minimising global temperature rise to 1.5°C and emphasised the need for systems transitions that can be enabled by investments in climate change mitigation and...
#2 Transformations required for 1.5°C alignment and global sustainability
Publication

#1 Aligning finance for the net zero economy: new ideas from leading thinkers

The IPCC Special Report released in late 2018, highlighted the urgency of minimising global temperature rise to 1.5°C and emphasised the need for systems transitions that can be enabled by investments in climate change mitigation and...
#1 achieving alignment in finance