energy efficiency

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TIn the draft Recovery and Resilience Plan of Bulgaria, EUR 882.2 million is indicated for incentives for energy refurbishment of residential buildings. The entire energy efficiency segment will be worth EUR 1.53 billion, according to Minister Petya Avramova.  
Post date: 29 nov 2020
Type: Actualité

“Net-Zero” and “Passive House” are certification labels for ultra-low energy buildings that use very little energy to heat and cool them.   Although the origins of the passive house date back to the 1970s, its popularity only began to spread in the past decade or so.  
Post date: 27 nov 2020
Type: Actualité

The construction firm has completed the main works to the Welshpool Church in Wales Primary School that meets the rigorous energy efficiency standards required for Passivhaus certification.   Constructed around a timber frame that was sustainably sourced in Wales, the school has a superior level of insulation and was built to be airtight. It also has a heat recovery and ventilation system and solar panels on the roof to minimise running costs.  
Post date: 27 nov 2020
Type: Actualité

In its recent communication on the European Union climate target for 2030, the EU Commission described energy efficiency legislation and policies as essential instruments contributing to the achievement of the new 2030 greenhouse gas reduction.  
Post date: 26 nov 2020
Type: Actualité

The scope of the project is to promote, though architecture, the set-up of a collaborative community living in passive houses. In fact, the building has shared facilities, encouraging social contacts and individual space in a community managed the residents.   Each household is independent, but there is a common space for activities, such as crafts, guest rooms, and the provision by the community of three meals per week. As far as possible the scheme uses natural building materials.
Post date: 26 nov 2020
Type: Cas

Efficient buildings strategiesThe Renovation Wave seen by national energy agencies  11 December 2020, 10 - 11 am CET   The Interreg MED Efficient Buildings Community is organizing the webinar "Efficient Buildings Strategies: The Renovation Wave seen by national energy agency".  
Post date: 25 nov 2020
Type: Évènement

The Commission has launched 2 public consultations today on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive and the Energy Efficiency Directive.   The objective of these 12 week consultations is to seek a wide range of views on to what extent and how these 2 directives should be revised. This will feed into the preparation of Commission proposals next year.  
Post date: 24 nov 2020
Type: Actualité

The Efficient Buildings Community is supporting six city partnerships: municipalities from the South-Eastern shore of the Mediterranean sea will have the opportunity to connect with peers from the Northern sharing the challenges of energy transition in the public building sector.   How can substantial energy savings be achieved in public buildings? How can the energy management be improved? Which are the best tools-methods for future-oriented investments in building renovation?
Post date: 24 nov 2020
Type: Actualité

European Social, Cooperative and Public Housing providers aim at refurbishing 400,000 homes per year or 4 million homes by 2030.   This will decrease the energy consumption of the refurbished housing units on average by 50% by 2030, cut emissions with at least 50% and save up to €700 per year on average to each resident.   Frontrunners in energy efficiency  
Post date: 24 nov 2020
Type: Publication

When it comes to heating, retiree Lucy Craig’s bungalow in north London is high tech. A self-professed gadget lover, when she refurbished eight years ago, she was keen to find the most carbon friendly methods for keeping her home warm. She settled on heat pumps.   Outside her house, all that can be seen of the pump is an innocuous metal box. Inside the machine is a closed circuit of liquid that cycles in a pipe running from the box outdoors to a water tank indoors.  
Post date: 24 nov 2020
Type: Actualité