Practices

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Energy and Resource Efficiency without the tears

This book draws on the author’s experience over almost three decades in hundreds of energy and resource-efficiency programmes for large multinationals, public institutions and small organizations around the world, illustrating why some...
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Identification of EU funding sources for the regional heating and cooling sector

This report provides an overview of relevant EU funding sources for projects aimed at improving energy efficiency and deploying renewable energy in the heating and cooling sector, and to support innovation and job creation at regional...
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Energy benchmarking in educational buildings through cluster analysis of energy retrofitting

A large part of the stock of Italian educational buildings have undertaken energy retrofit interventions, thanks to European funds allocated by complex technical-administrative calls. In these projects, the suggested retrofit strategies...
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The Alps 2050 Atlas: common spatial perspectives for the Alpine area: towards a common vision

This atlas is part of the ESPON project Alps 2050 that develops spatial visions and perspectives for the Alpine region towards the year 2050. The spatial perimeter goes beyond the Alps in the morphological sense (which is mostly congruent...
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Progress report published on Level(s) framework

Sustainable building practice in Europe has to a large extent been led by green building certification schemes to date. These certifications cover hundreds of millions of m2 of building space and have achieved a high degree of market...
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A workflow for retrofitting façade systems for daylight, comfortable and energy efficient buildings

The building façade not only provides the aesthetic signature of a building, but also important functions, such as daylight provision, glare protection, solar gain management and visual contact with the outside, which make the building...
Bruno Bueno and Fatma Özceylan 2019 IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci. 225 012034
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European Energy Poverty Index (EEP I)

Tracking progress in the delivery on the right to energy services for all is crucial for making Europe’s energy transition a just transition. The European Energy Poverty Index (EEPI) allows, for the first time, assessing progress made by...
The European Energy Poverty Index (EEPI) is a composite indicator which scores and ranks Member States’ progress in alleviating domestic and transport energy poverty as well as their nexus. The EEPI is composed of two sub-indexes, the...
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The Architectural Profession in Europe - A Sector Study

The Sector Study is a biennial survey commissioned by the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) that collects and analyses statistical, sociological and economic data on European architects, the architectural market and architectural...
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The Procura+ Manual: a Guide to Implementing Sustainable Procurement

In the nine years since the last edition of the Procura+ Manual was published, much has changed. Sustainable procurement has continued to develop and spread amongst public authorities both in Europe and the rest of the world, so that it...
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OXIGEN OFFICE BUILDING

The Oxygen Office Building project, ideally located in the city of Brussels between the Royal Park and the Squares District, and between the Arts-Loi and Maelbeek metro stations, aimed the construction of a new low footprint office...
The Rue de Spa building project consists of the demolition-reconstruction of 8 modular office levels, from 200m² to 900m² each. The building reaches the Passive-house standard and is also BREEAM Excellent certified. The prefabrication of...
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Combined seismic and energy upgrading of existing buildings using advanced materials

Of the current EU building stock, 80% was built before the 90's, while 40% are pre-60's and a considerable amount being even older and classified as cultural patrimony, thus requiring preservation techniques if we want to maintain this...
Case studies on Reinforced Concrete Buildings in South Europe.
Actualité

OVERVIEW | Decarbonising the non-residential building stock

The building stock in the EU Member States is relatively old, on average 21.6% of the building stock was built before 1945, 45.4% was built before 1969 and 75.4% before 1990. With the exception of Cyprus, Ireland, and Luxembourg, the...
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Efficiency House Plus - Renovation of 2 Row Houses from 1938, Neu-Ulm Germany

Building data: Location: Pfuhler Str. 4+6 / Pfuhler Str. 12+14 Neu-Ulm, Bavaria, Germany Building Owner: NUWOG Neu-Ulm Housing Company Architects: Werner Sobek, Stuttgart / o5 Architects bda, raab hafke lang, Frankfurt Main HVAC planer:...
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Financing the renovation of the Cypriot building stock

Despite various government policies promoting energy efficiency in buildings over the last 15 years, Cyprus is still associated with a large untapped energy efficiency potential in this sector. The impact of different policy scenarios on...
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Analysis of the annual reports 2018 under the Energy Efficiency Directive

  The Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU (the EED or the Directive), adopted in 2012, forms a key part of the EU's overall climate and energy legislative package, laying down the foundation for actions to be taken in order to help...
This report discusses the progress towards the 2020 Energy Efficiency targets and towards the implementation of the provisions of the Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU (EED), providing an overview of the main energy trends in the...
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Design of a ventilation system coupled with a Horizontal Air-Ground Heat Exchanger

Energy consumption in new buildings can be reduced at the design stage.   This study optimizes the ventilation system design of a new residential building located in a warm climate (Southern Italy). Different system options of horizontal...
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New Procurement Mindset Emerges as an Inner-city Neighbourhood Gets Energy Efficiency Makeover

Nottingham's Sneinton district looked like many others throughout the UK: houses designed and built in the 1960s, still looking much the same today as when they were built, albeit older and shabbier. The residents struggled with hefty fuel...
A UK council housing estate with a high density of fuel poverty has benefited from an energy makeover which bundles technology, aesthetics and a novel approach to public procurement.
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Integration of LCA tools in BIM toward a regenerative design

In the case of regenerative processes, design can receive significant benefits from information that can be obtained by applying the life cycle assessment methodology. The LCA (life cycle assessment) approach can be implemented both for a...
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How renewables could change global geopolitics: a report by IRENA

Political and business leaders from around the world have outlined the far-reaching geopolitical implications of an energy transformation driven by the rapid growth of renewable energy. A report recently launched by the International...
The report was launched by the Commission at IRENA’s ninth Assembly in the presence of ministers and senior policy makers from more than 150 countries.
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Rannaliiva in Vöru: building retrofitting during the RenoZEB Project

Project name: Rannaliiva Location: Vöru/Estonia, Liiva 26a Owner: Apartment association “Rannaliiva” Built in: late '80s   Construction characteristics: Facade/external wall: Clay brick and light blocks; (U value [W/m2.K]): U=0,8 W/m2.K...
RenoZEB aims to unlock the nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) renovation market by increasing property value through a new systemic approach to retrofitting. This will include innovative components, and processes and decision making...