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Local policies and boundary conditions for PEHs

This report gives an overview of the different policies and related boundary conditions in Norway, France, Germany and Italy and shows how they influence the spread of PEB concepts. National funding schemes and policies were analysed in...
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Towards net-zero emissions in the EU energy system by 2050

This report presents a comparison of 8 scenarios achieving more than 50% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 1990, and 16 scenarios aiming at climate neutrality by 2050, similar with the ambitions of the “European...
Insights from scenarios in line with the 2030 and 2050 ambitions of the European Green Deal
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How HVAC systems help to reduce the airborne transmission of COVID-19

The purpose of HVAC systems is to provide and maintain environmental conditions, including proper airflow, relevant humidity, heating, and cooling in a specific area to ensure thermal comfort and indoor air quality. In the context of...
by Adil Rasool (Virkraft Engineering)
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Experience and lessons learned from P4P pilots for energy efficiency: new report from H2020 SENSEI

Energy-efficient buildings have the potential to play a key role in EU energy transition. In the United States, several energy utilities have recently piloted and launched buildings Pay-for-Performance (P4P) programmes making use of...
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OVERVIEW | nZEB policies and the support tools in eCentral project target countries (Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary)

Currently, buildings account for 40% of total energy consumption and around 75% of them are energy inefficient, with an annual renovating rate around 0.4-1.2%. EU has established legislative frameworks as EPBD (directive 2010/31/EU and...
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Retrofit Social Housing – Better Homes Improve Lives

Our homes are essential for a successful society. They provide shelter and a safe space from which all of us, individually and collectively, can take part. But those homes need to be fit for purpose. They need to be ready for the...
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OVERVIEW | From nearly-Zero to Plus Energy Buildings

The 2030 Framework for climate and energy sets a 40% cut in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions compared to the 1990 level as an EU-wide target for 2030. To this end, the European Union (EU) has established clear legislative frameworks to...
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ACE 2019 annual report and 2020 outlook

On 29 May 2020 in the framework of its digital General Assembly, the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) presented its 2019 Annual Report & 2020 Outlook, summarising the organisation‘s activities for the previous year and plans for the...
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Aria, Mediatheque and Concert Hall in Cornebarrieu - France

The contest was aimed at a BBC 2005 Effinergie consumption level. We have reached the Passive level for the Media Library.   The building, taken off the ground to mark the wet nature, is part of the landscape along an existing dike. The...
Photo taken from https://www.construction21.org/case-studies/fr/aria-mediatheque-and-conc.... (Uploaded by/Author Philippe Madec) Credits: APM Architecture/APM https://www.atelierphilippemadec.fr/architecture/equipements/pole-cultur...
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Advancing net zero status report 2020

The Advancing Net Zero (ANZ) Status Report 2020 highlights leadership action from GBCs and the building and construction sector towards achieving total sector decarbonisation.   We showcase action from across our Green Building Council (...
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meetMED report: Energy efficiency in buildings

This meetMED report is part of the EE and RES policies and strategies work package of the project “Mitigation Enabling Energy Transition in the Mediterranean Region” (meetMED) and focuses on the ‘Energy Efficiency in Buildings’ policies...
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Green Finance Institute’s Coalition for the Energy Efficiency of Buildings releases first report on scaling-up retrofit financing

The report demonstrates the urgent need to increase the pace and scale of investment into the energy efficiency and resilience of UK residential buildings and sets out a portfolio of financial solutions to catalyse take-up on a national...
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BIM4EEb ontology alignment

Linked Data technologies have been developed in order to connect concepts in a structured way, enhancing machine readability and enabling many features like semantic queries. The potential of such technologies is wide in many fields, in...
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Covid-19 recovery: Investment opportunities in deep renovation in Europe

This analysis outlines the economic opportunity for Europe’s building sector, which could help mitigate economic damage of the COVID-19 pandemic.   The total amount to trigger a significant scaling up of the renovation rate and depth would...
BPIE – Buildings Performance Institute Europe - has carried out an analysis of the investment opportunity for Europe’s building sector, which could help mitigate the damage of the COVID-19 pandemic, and should be considered as Europe...
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HoHo Vienna: the first city office built of timber in Vienna

HoHo Vienna is one of the tallest wooden buildings in the world and a lighthouse project for sustainable timber construction. Thanks to the level of thermal insulation, resource conservation, energy efficiency and sound insulation, it has...
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Global Renewables Outlook: Energy transformation 2050

The Global Renewables Outlook shows the path to create a sustainable future energy system. This flagship report highlights climate-safe investment options until 2050, the policy framework needed for the transition and the challenges faced...
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New X-tendo report shows that Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) need better data and harmonisation to catalyse the ‘renovation wave’ of the EU building stock

Energy Performance Certificate (EPCs) are one of the best available sources of information on Europe’s building stock, and if improved, can support the launch of a Renovation Wave in Europe.   The EPC is one of the EU’s main existing...
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Study on energy storage – Contribution to the security of the electricity supply in Europe

This study is organised in three main parts: we begin by presenting the current state of play of storage technologies (deployment in Member States and key characteristics), then proceed to identify the need for various types of flexibility...
Final report
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Joint Letter – Appropriate co-financing rate for LIFE CSA projects on sustainable energy

Representatives of cities, regions, energy agencies, cooperatives, NGOs, research institutes and Europe’s sustainable energy industry come together to call for an appropriate co-financing rate for CSA projects on sustainable energy.  ...
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BIM4EEB workflow

The renovation sector is crucial for a sustainable development of the construction market. Buildings account for 40% of the energy consumed today in EU, but annual renovation rates are limited to 0.4/1.2% in Europe. Also, a large share of...