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EPBD implementation in Belgium Flemish Region – status at the end of 2016

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Belgium Brussels Flemish Region, as updated at the end of 2016.   The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved...
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EPBD implementation in Belgium Brussels Capital Region – status at the end of 2016

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Belgium Brussels Capital Region, as updated at the end of 2016.   The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved...
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EPBD implementation in Austria – status at the end of 2016

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Austria, as updated at the end of 2016.   The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing the...
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EPBD implementation in Latvia – status at the end of 2016

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Latvia, as updated at the end of 2015.   The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing the Energy...
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Making the EU renovation wave a success

A major economic challenge will face us all once the COVID-19 crisis passes. All sectors in society will be affected and we will look to policymakers and legislators to rapidly put the best and most effective recovery package in place. ...
Draft Final
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Quarterly report on European electricity markets with a focus on energy storage and 2019 wholesale prices

Electricity consumption in the EU28 declined by approximately 1% year-on-year in Q4 2019, dragged down by stagnating industrial activity and a very mild start of the heating season. Of the major economies, power consumption increased in...
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Energy efficiency – Mind the 2030 gap

In 2018, the European Union set itself the target to achieve a 32.5% energy efficiency improvement by 2030. Member States have to set indicative contributions and notify policies and measures to reach the mandatory 0.8% annual energy...
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Technical High School for Health Professionals in Ettelbruck

The Lycée pour Professions de Santé in Ettelbruck, now the largest wooden building in the Grand Duchy, is a pilot project. It is indeed the first Luxembourg public building with positive energy. It is also the first in Luxembourg to aim...
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Schmuttertal Gymnasium – Diedorf (Germany)

When the new grammar school building was erected in Diedorf, an ‘integrated design process’ was applied, demonstrating that it is possible to plan innovatively and sustainably and still ensure that available resources are used economically...
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Renewable capacity statistics 2020

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) produces comprehensive statistics on a range of topics related to renewable energy. This publication presents renewable power generation capacity statistics for the past decade (2010-2019)...
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Communication from the commission to the European parliament, the council, the European economic and social committee and the committee of the regions

Global consumption of materials such as biomass, fossil fuels, metals and minerals is expected to double in the next forty years, while annual waste generation is projected to increase by 70% by 2050.   As half of total greenhouse gas...
A new Circular Economy Action Plan for a cleaner and more competitive Europe
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OVERVIEW | Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum – 2020 edition

The Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum – Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place, has become an important annual landmark, gathering this year over 600 experts in the fields of sustainable energy and financing from more than 36 countries....
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Upscaling urban residential retrofit for the EU’s low carbon future: Challenges and opportunities

With respect to the EU climate and energy goals, a major challenge for EU cities lies within retrofitting the existing urban building stock. Hereby existing buildings represent a substantial potential for both (1) energy savings and (2)...
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The inner value of a building. Linking indoor environmental quality and energy performance in building regulation

Building policies are increasingly demanding in terms of energy performance and reduction of CO2 emissions. At the same time, people spending 60-90% of their life in indoor environments (homes, offices, schools, etc.), indoor air quality...
People spending 60-90% of their life in indoor environments (homes, offices, schools, etc.), indoor air quality is essential in ensuring health, quality of life and performance of buildings’ occupants.
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The Covenant of Mayors in Europe: 2019 activity report

Do you know what is the average CO2-emission reduction target of the European Covenant of Mayors signatories? Or how many signatories are aiming for climate neutrality? Are you curious to know how, as the Covenant of Mayors - Europe Office...
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Financing deep energy renovation: leveraging the just transition mechanism and carbon revenues

As part of the final month of the #GreenDeal4Buildings campaign, Renovate Europe has produced two complementary briefings looking at the issue of financing deep energy renovation. This briefing examines ways to leverage funds through the...
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Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh, USA

The Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) is a 24,350-square-foot education, research and administration facility at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, a public garden attraction in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Designed and...
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Filiale Kirchheimbolanden - Germany

This 600 square-metre plot was used to erect a new service centre that would not only encompass a bank branch but also consultation rooms for customers and staff. Overall the building spans a total usable floor area of 1800 square metres....
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An Action Plan for the Renovation Wave: Collectively achieving sustainable buildings in Europe

BPIE - The Buildings Performance Institute Europe, developed a set of recommendations for all stakeholders which could support economic recovery post COVID-19, and trigger a renovation wave and achieve climate-neutrality for Europe’s...
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Financing deep energy renovation: the roles of policy action, public-private partnerships and financial tools for private dwellings

As part of the final month of the #GreenDeal4Buildings campaign, Renovate Europe has produced two complementary briefings looking at the issue of financing deep energy renovation. This briefing focuses on the need for strong policy, the...