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European Green Deal call

The Green Deal call aims to support with €1 billion research and innovation projects on its main priorities. The call is structured in eight thematic areas reflecting the key work streams of the European Green Deal and three horizontal areas on...

European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) and Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) – Stimulating investments in energy efficiency

Energy Performance Contracts (EPCs) are contractual arrangements typically between a building owner and an energy service company (‘ESCO’), where the ESCO invests in energy efficiency measures and guarantees energy savings over the duration of the...

Building renovation: A kick-starter for the EU recovery

The BPIE has carried out this Study at the request of the Renovate Europe Campaign at a time when the topic of energy renovation seems to be on everyone’s lips. The request was made following the realisation that an overview of recent research on...

Going Green: Who is investing in energy efficiency, and why it matters

Investments in energy efficiency improvements are vital to ensure Europe’s future as a sustainable, yet prosperous economy. The benefits are enormous: these investments contribute to abating greenhouse gas emissions, improving the competitiveness...

Supporting vulnerable households in tackling energy poverty

The STEP-IN project has rolled out living labs for hundreds of energy vulnerable citizens in three locations in the UK, Hungary and Greece through public workshops and free home energy advisor visits, testing different solutions in an iterative...

Achieving Near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology

In this booklet, the results of the ZERO-PLUS are described emphasizing on the four case studies (UK, Italy, France, Cyprus), which all have now been constructed, commissioned and occupied. The case studies are in the monitoring phase where data...

Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements using Advanced Energy Technology

The settlements are located in Cyprus, France, Italy and the UK and consist of different typologies of residential buildings. They are now occupied and a monitoring phase is ongoing to collect data on their energy and environmental performances and...

SKYSAWA Building - Poland

The building has been nominated for the BREEAM Energy award 2020 and it is a very ambitious construction in the city centre of Warsaw. The location was originally occupied by a block of flats of 10 floors built in 1960, that was demolished in 2017,...

Interactive Case Study Dashboard

The dashboard allows to navigate throughout the results of the multi-objective building life cycle cost and performance analysis of the CRAVEzero case studies. In particular, there are information for office buildings (ValaGard, Aspern), multi...

Sustainable building in a climate-neutral campus complex: the case of Leuphana Universität Lüneburg

The new Central Building of Leuphana University represents an exemplary sustainable campus. It is part of the "Climate-neutral campus" project, which was nominated for the German sustainability award. The building concept and design started from an...