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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: Vijesti

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: Vijesti

Many new largely solar-heated houses in Germany are multi-family buildings, and their number is growing, according to Sonnenhaus-Institut (Solar House Institute), an alliance of about 300 architects, planners, building companies and system integrators that specialise in the design or construction of houses where sunlight provides at least 50 % of the heat and, in some cases, electricity a year.  
Post date: 24 Nov 2020
Type: Vijesti

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

By 2050 around 80% of the world's population will be living in urban areas. Currently, they occupy 3% of the Earth's surface but produce around 72% of greenhouse gases.   Growing urbanization along with climate change will have a serious impact on our life in cities in terms of air quality, warmer temperatures and higher flood risk. But solutions to reducing the environmental impact and improving people's quality of life has been found in nature.  
Post date: 24 Nov 2020
Type: Vijesti

Wednesday 9 December 2020, 14:00-15:45 CET   The current development in building energy efficiency towards nZEB buildings represents a number of new challenges to design and construction.   One of these major challenges is the increased need for cooling in these highly insulated and airtight buildings, which is not only present in the summer period but also in the shoulder seasons and in offices even in midwinter.  
Post date: 23 Nov 2020
Type: Događanje

3rd Edition of EuroACE Mini Online Workshops Series on the Renovation Wave   "A Breeze of Fresh Air? Ensuring Improved Indoor Air Quality is Delivered via the Renovation Wave",  
Post date: 20 Nov 2020
Type: Događanje

For Europe to reach its carbon-neutral goal by 2050, we will need to decarbonise the building sector and with millions of buildings to be renovated, retrofit technologies are going to play a crucial role in achieving this target.   
Post date: 20 Nov 2020
Type: Vijesti

The concept of zero energy settlements is relatively new as, until recently, the focus of EU policy was mainly on the building scale. These days, in view of the ambitious 2050 full decarbonisation target, the revival of the ‘neighborhood’ concept and the need to reduce the initial and operational costs the benefits from designing at the settlement level have been put in the spotlight.   
Post date: 20 Nov 2020
Type: Vijesti

Wed, Dec 2, 2020 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM CET   Welcome to the Construction 2050 Alliance event. Construction 2050 Alliance is an established group of European organisations working together to advance the needs and priorities of the wider construction and built-environment sector at EU level.   Bottom of Form  
Post date: 19 Nov 2020
Type: Događanje