Post date: 9 Sep 2015
This report from the ZEBRA2020 project aims to set up a clear methodology for the definition of nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (nZEBs) in the context of market tracking, both in new constructions and in (deep) renovations.
Post date: 4 Sep 2015
Under the European Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU, EU countries should set up an energy efficiency obligation scheme. This scheme requires energy companies to achieve yearly energy savings of 1.5% of annual sales to final consumers.In order to reach this target, companies have to carry out measures which help final consumers improve energy efficiency. This may include improving the heating system in consumers' homes, installing double glazed windows, or better insulating roofs to reduce energy consumption.
Post date: 13 Aug 2015
Post date: 15 Jul 2015
New analysis by the Coalition for Energy Savings of national reports on the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) reveals that central governments have not shown leadership in ending the waste of energy in their own buildings.
Post date: 22 May 2015
Individual EU Member States are to follow distinctive paths in meeting their obligations under the Renewable Energy Directive (including their legally binding 2020 targets) in accordance with their different available resources and their own unique energy markets. Their national renewable energy (RES) action plans map out these distinctive paths, covering:
Post date: 3 May 2015
The aim of this report is twofold: to provide a comprehensive description of the current building assessment methods and to contribute towards sustainability and building design optimisation through the introduction of a comprehensive design approach. The report consists of three parts: Part I: Environmental Methods and Footprint Schemes towards Sustainable Building Design
Post date: 14 Apr 2015
This report catalogues and describes some of the projects implemented in the context of the GreenBuilding Programme in different types of private and public non-residential buildings, such as office buildings, schools, hotels, shopping malls, etc. The report covers both new construction and refurbishments.
Post date: 1 Apr 2015
Article 2 of the EPBD recast defines a nearly zero-energy building as “a building that has a very high energy performance, as determined in accordance with Annex I [of the Directive]. The nearly zero or very low amount of energy required should be covered to a very significant extent by energy from renewable sources, including energy from renewable sources produced on-site or nearby
Post date: 10 Mar 2015
FEDARENE is pleased to announce the launch of the 1st edition of the Roger Léron Award. The purpose of this Award is to acknowledge persistency and a proactive approach, bringing a successful contribution to sustainable energy at the regional and / or local level in Europe.
Post date: 9 Mar 2015