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Building energy epidemiology as a tool to support European building energy performance improvement

From SETIS Magazine, October 2019.

Ian Hamilton is an Associate Professor at the UCL Energy Institute, University College London, UK. Ian’s research is focused on the nexus between...

What does the transition towards lowcarbon building stock mean for Europe?   European building stock is responsible for around a third of CO2 emissions, and the EU has set a target of 20 % reduction by 2020 and 60 % by...
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The Energy Efficiency Work Programme for 2020 has just been published

Almost €120m will be available for energy efficiency projects in the  new Work Programme 2020 under the areas of ‘Buildings in Energy Transition’ and ‘Smart and Clean Energy for Consumers’.

With a total of 18 topics in these priority areas, the work programme features a new focus on "Buildings in energy transition", highlighting how decarbonisation of buildings constitute the major challenge of the next decade. At the same...
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Un edificio capaz de absorber 8 toneladas de emisiones contaminantes

Una vez más, la arquitectura se enfrenta a la contaminación. El estudio londinense 'Sheppard Robson' ha diseñado un edificio capaz de absorber anualmente 8 toneladas de carbono y producir seis de oxígeno.

El edificio verde más grande de Europa estará en Londres. Desde Sheppard Robson lo han bautizado como Citicape House, una estructura que contará con una fachada viviente de 400.000 plantas que el estudio de arquitectura pretende usar como...
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GCPF - Investing in Renewable energy and energy efficiency

The Global Climate Partnership Fund (GCPF) is an investment company under Luxembourg law. It was established by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and KfW...
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The use of EPB standards in EPBD implementation in Croatia

Croatian methodology for calculation of energy performance of buildings is largely based on the first set of CEN EPB standards (ed.2008). As these standards were proved not to be unambiguous enough for direct use, the national calculation...
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The Energy Union Package: what's new?

With the recently adopted Clean Energy For All package, the European Union is taking the lead in the global transformation of energy markets. Climate change resilience, digitisation, energy communities, ambitious...

The course will help participants find answers to those burning questions:   What are the critical energy market developments included in the Clean Energy package? How are the measures adopted at European and international level impacting...
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The use of EPB standards in EPBD implementation in Netherlands

By the end of 2017 NEN decided to update the existing national Energy Performance standards in The Netherlands. The planning was to finalise this work within roughly one year. This short time frame was based on the requirement in the EPBD...
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The use of EPB standards in EPBD implementation in Italy

Energy performance calculation has been required well before requirements by the EPB directive, like in several other European countries. Regulation 10/91 of 1991 and its application decree DPR 412/93 of 1993 first asked for an energy...