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OVERVIEW | Insulating historic buildings: approaches and materials

Historic buildings constitute a considerable share of the European building stock. About 35% of the EU's buildings are over 50 years old, with 26.4% dating from before 1945 [1]. Improving the energy performance of historic buildings (i.e. buildings...
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OVERVIEW | BIM: Enabling Energy Management and Control for the Construction Sector

Introduction BIM is a key part of the fourth revolution (digitalisation) of the AEC industry (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) and an enabling tool for a cleaner and more sustainable build environment.   This has been...
by BIMcert team The seven BIMcert project partners combined to produce an opinion piece on BIMcert and the area of energy efficiency in buildings called ‘BIM: Enabling Energy Management and Control for the Construction Sector...
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Selection of policy options for building renovation passports and analysis of related potential impacts

This study, commissioned and supervised by the European Commission’s (EC) Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER), provides technical support to investigate the feasibility of introducing optional building renovation passports (BRPs) in...
Final report (Deliverable 6.2)
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Our all-renewable energy future: Primary Energy Renewables and the Passive House classes

The Passive House standard, as promoted by the Passive House Institute (PHI) achieves highly energy efficient buildings whose demand for heating and cooling energy can be reduced by as much as 90% compared to conventional builds. This is...
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Public procurement of energy-efficient works, supplies and services

This report aims to provide an insight in the results achieved by projects supporting the uptake of public procurement of energy-efficient works, supplies and services, under the Intelligent Energy Europe II programme and the Horizon 2020...
Support provided to projects under the Intelligent Energy Europe II programme and Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency
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Langes Haus - Germany

This is a project involving the transformation of an old farmhouse in the foothills of the Alps: the aim was to create a sustainable and (as far as possible) self-sufficient surplus-energy building.  The Langes Haus development should also...
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Special Issue "Energy Efficiency in Buildings: Both New and Rehabilitated"

Buildings are one of the main causes of the emission of greenhouse gases in the world; in Europe, for example, they are responsible for more than 30% of emissions, or about 900 million tons of CO2 per year. Heating and air conditioning are...
From Journal Energies
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ECSO - Country profile: Latvia

The Latvian GDP grew by 4.8% during 2018, the highest GDP growth rate since 2010. The growth was driven by consumer spending and strong investment levels supported by EU fund inflows.   The volume index of production in the broad...
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ECSO - Country profile: France

The volume index of production in the narrow construction sector increased marginally, by 2.3% over the 2015-2018 period. The production in building construction increased slightly by 1.1%, while civil engineering construction experienced...
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ECSO - Policy Fact Sheet Bulgaria

In Bulgaria, around 1,400 buildings are being renovated and retrofitted since 2017 according to the Bulgarian Construction Chamber (BCC) as nearly 70% of the building stock was built before 1979.   The successful improvement of building...
BUILD UP Skills EnerPro – Thematic objective 2