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Achieving climate neutrality by 2050 requires decarbonising the whole economy, including the energy-hungry heating sector, says Finland’s Riku Huttunen. And that will involve cooperation at all levels of government, including local and EU authorities, he argues. Heating represents almost half (40%) of the EU’s total energy consumption. As such, it is also responsible for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, politicians seem reluctant to confront the issue head-on.   
Post date: 2 oct 2019
Type: Actualité

Citizens Energy Communities are becoming increasingly popular at policy level and in society generally, for environmental, economic and social reasons. Each community may have one or more of a range of objectives and activities. For example, raising environmental and energy awareness from a social and/or economic perspective may result in an education program; or a desire to be self-supporting, or less reliant on energy suppliers, may lead a community to explore Distributed Energy Resources (DERs).  
Post date: 1 oct 2019
Type: Publication

In a continued effort to reduce Europe's carbon footprint and to make energy bills cheaper for European consumers, the Commission today adopted new eco-design measures for products such as refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers and televisions.Improving the ecodesign of products contributes to implementing the ‘Energy efficiency first' principle of the EU's Energy Union priority.
Post date: 1 oct 2019
Type: Actualité

The World Green Building Council’s pioneering report demands radical cross-sector coordination to revolutionise the buildings and construction sector towards a net zero future, and tackle embodied carbon emissions.
Post date: 25 sep 2019
Type: Publication

Be sure to subscribe now to the EPB Center Newsletter for staying informed and do contact us for any questions you might have related to the set of Energy Performance of Buildings standards!
Post date: 25 sep 2019
Type: Actualité

The re4 project is proud to invite you to our joint workshop  “Sustainable Constructions: Solutions from Circular Economy”. This workshop is organized within the SAIE 2019 fair by RE4 & Green Instruct projects.   Agenda: 09:00 - 09:30: Registration (videos projection) 09:30 - 09:35: Welcome & Introduction
Post date: 23 sep 2019
Type: Évènement

The activities of the ENERJ project aim at supporting local governments in achieving energy efficiency targets in their own municipal building stock through joint actions in a multi-level governance approach. Joint actions are intended as multiple local authorities joining forces for implementing their energy retrofit goals at centralised level, optimising resources and boosting effectiveness.
Post date: 20 sep 2019
Type: Tool

The EU Commission has been developing Level(s) - a framework of macro-objectives and indicators aiming to help building professionals to report on the environmental performance of buildings. As well as energy and material impacts, Level(s) provides a framework for reporting the quality of the indoor environment achieved with these resources, including air quality, thermal comfort, climate change resilience and life cycle cost/value.  
Post date: 19 sep 2019
Type: Publication

The G20 Energy and Environment Ministers, met in Karuizawa Town, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, on 15 and 16 June 2019, to discuss energy transitions and global environment for sustainable growth.
Post date: 17 sep 2019
Type: Publication

We spoke to some experts in the field to find out what needs to happen for Europe to become carbon neutral.   1. It will affect everyone from individuals to industry. According to Dr Kirsten Dunlop, chief executive of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology’s climate knowledge and innovation community, which supports innovation for climate action, there are a wide number of areas that will need to be changed in order to reach near-term goals of total decarbonisation.  
Post date: 16 sep 2019
Type: Actualité