Energy-efficient buildings have the potential to play a key role in EU energy transition. In the United States, several energy utilities have recently piloted and launched buildings Pay-for-Performance (P4P) programmes making use of possibilities offered by energy metering technologies that provide greater certainty over energy savings and drive improved performance.
Post date: 16 Jun 2020
iBRoad is among the year’s 3 most innovative European energy projects recognized at the EU Sustainable Energy Awards 2020!
The H2020 funded project iBRoad stands out as an award finalist in the Innovation category introducing a new era in home renovation and #energyefficiency across Europe.
Post date: 10 Jun 2020
Linked Data technologies have been developed in order to connect concepts in a structured way, enhancing machine readability and enabling many features like semantic queries. The potential of such technologies is wide in many fields, in particular in the construction sector, which could benefit in many ways by their application.
Post date: 3 Jun 2020
The renovation sector is crucial for a sustainable development of the construction market. Buildings account for 40% of the energy consumed today in EU, but annual renovation rates are limited to 0.4/1.2% in Europe. Also, a large share of buildings has more than 40 years and it is not adequately heated, bringing to a low efficiency of the building stock in terms of energy and comfort1.
Post date: 26 May 2020
The CraftEdu project sets up a blueprint in the efforts for mutual recognition of qualifications in the construction sector
Post date: 20 May 2020
BPIE – The Buildings Performance Institute Europe has published an analysis of the economic opportunity for Europe’s building sector, which could help mitigate economic damage of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Post date: 20 May 2020
Interoperability in the construction sector is a key issue and researchers, developers and designers have tackled since the introduction of CAD systems. Traditionally, engineers, architects and site operators interact and track their information exchange through paper or digitalized drawings and e-mails. With the introduction of Building Information Modelling (BIM) techniques and tools, operators are using new solutions and methods to keep track and exploit these data.
Post date: 8 May 2020
The EU, in light of the 2030 and 2050 energy and climate goals, has adopted an ambitious vision for the energy performance of its buildings among other measures. This is because the building sector still represents about 40% of energy consumption in the EU with the largest cost-effective savings potential. However, in order to meet this vision, the construction sector must be ready to deliver high-performance retrofits and nearly zero energy buildings. As in every field, this would require a number of qualified professionals and building workers.
Post date: 28 Apr 2020
This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Bulgaria, as updated at the end of 2016.
The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), describing among other things:
Post date: 21 Apr 2020
The webinar aims at providing a summary of the essential aspects that should be taken into account when replicating iBRoad across Europe. Deliberate efforts are required to scale up the concept into a widely accepted instrument, to benefit more people while at the same time anchoring renovation policies and programmes to a long-term perspective. During the webinar, we will unpack the challenges and enablers for successful design and implementation, and briefly unfold guiding steps to a feasibility study.
Post date: 15 Apr 2020