energy efficiency

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Due to the current situation, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.   Conference   The Policy Conference will take place from 23 to 25 June 2020.   Registration for the conference will be launched in April 2020.  
Post date: 1 avr 2020
Type: Évènement

A new EU Regulation on external power supplies aimed at making a range of household appliances more energy efficient - from laptops to electric toothbrushes – enters into force as of 1 April 2020 within the context of EU ecodesign measures. As a result, European consumers will be able to save on their household bills, help reach significant EU-wide energy savings and reduce emissions.  
Post date: 1 avr 2020
Type: Actualité

The Passive House standard, as promoted by the Passive House Institute (PHI) achieves highly energy efficient buildings whose demand for heating and cooling energy can be reduced by as much as 90% compared to conventional builds. This is achieved using an envelope-first approach and considers the five principles of Passive House: airtightness, high-quality windows, climate-applicable insulation, avoidance of thermal bridges and sufficient ventilation.
Post date: 30 mar 2020
Type: Actualité

Enefirst is an H2020-funded project that seeks to provide the EU with a common vision of the principle of E1st and a holistic pathway to achieving it, embedded across our energy system models, impact assessments, funding and infrastructure decisions, and into all energy and climate policies.  
Post date: 30 mar 2020
Type: Actualité

The Enefirst consortium has launched its first publication, which defines the principle of Efficiency First (E1st) in a way to make it operational. The 2.5-year project, funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme for Research and Innovation, seeks to provide decision makers in Europe with concrete policy recommendations based on quantitative analysis and best practice mapping.
Post date: 30 mar 2020
Type: Actualité

The online consultation is open until 27 April 2020.   Share your expertise and have your say on EU support for the energy transition!    LIFE will be the only EU funding programme dedicated exclusively to environment, climate and energy. During the next programming period (2021-2027) LIFE will help Europe deliver on those priorities, by contributing to:
Post date: 27 mar 2020
Type: Actualité

This report aims to provide an insight in the results achieved by projects supporting the uptake of public procurement of energy-efficient works, supplies and services, under the Intelligent Energy Europe II programme and the Horizon 2020 programme.  This report is of interest to the European Commission's services, the direct beneficiaries of these projects, and stakeholders involved in energy-efficient public procurement such as the public authorities, public procurers, and suppliers, among many others.  
Post date: 23 mar 2020
Type: Publication

This is a project involving the transformation of an old farmhouse in the foothills of the Alps: the aim was to create a sustainable and (as far as possible) self-sufficient surplus-energy building.  The Langes Haus development should also be able to operate entirely on local renewables.  
Post date: 23 mar 2020
Type: Cas

In Bulgaria, around 1,400 buildings are being renovated and retrofitted since 2017 according to the Bulgarian Construction Chamber (BCC) as nearly 70% of the building stock was built before 1979.   The successful improvement of building performance and the adoption of renewable energy are especially challenging due to the skills shortage in the Bulgarian construction sector – a sector which accounts for 14.4% of Bulgarian GDP.  
Post date: 23 mar 2020
Type: Publication

In 2018, primary energy intensity – an important indicator of how much energy is used by the global economy – improved by 1.2%, the slowest rate since 2010. This was slower than the 1.7% improvement in 2017 and marked the third year in a row the rate has declined. It was also well below the average 3% improvement consistent with the IEA Efficient World Strategy.  
Post date: 23 mar 2020
Type: Publication