Practices

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Breaking down the bottom line

The business case for energy efficiency in buildings
Energy efficiency is now a fundamental part of doing business in real estate and property management. If companies miss out, they risk falling behind in terms of market competitiveness. This City Energy Project resource provides a...

Renewables 2020 – Global status report

The report brings together all the latest information about renewable energy market and industry developments, policy and investment trends.   Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment (GTR) is an annual report jointly prepared by the...

New Circular Economy Action Plan and the ambitious vision of the European Green Deal

The Concrete Initiative welcomes the New Circular Economy Action Plan and the ambitious vision of the European Green Deal. We are pleased to see that the Action Plan contains coherent, long-term measures to enhance the life span of...

Climate adaptation and long-term planning

FEDARENE member regions and energy agencies are dedicated to helping municipalities in fighting climate change and preventing its unintended consequences. Read this new publication and find out about some of our best practices’ examples in...

Doctor's orders - The complex relationship between energy retrofits and human health

There is no shortage of anecdotal evidence that home energy retrofits, done well, can improve the health of those who receive them — and equally there are horror stories about shoddy upgrades causing damp, mould and illness. But what does...
In July, the House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee released a report which was highly critical of the current lack of progress in building energy efficiency work, particularly in England. The report urged a...

REHVA JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE CEN-CE PROJECT

Quickly wrap your mind around the CEN-CE scheme thanks to the REHVA Journal special issue CEN-CE project: CEN-CE in a nutshell - Upskilling HVAC professionals, the linchpin of the EU Green Deal   CEN-CE...

European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) and Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) – Stimulating investments in energy efficiency

Energy Performance Contracts (EPCs) are contractual arrangements typically between a building owner and an energy service company (‘ESCO’), where the ESCO invests in energy efficiency measures and guarantees energy savings over the...

Building renovation: A kick-starter for the EU recovery

The BPIE has carried out this Study at the request of the Renovate Europe Campaign at a time when the topic of energy renovation seems to be on everyone’s lips. The request was made following the realisation that an overview of recent...

Going Green: Who is investing in energy efficiency, and why it matters

Investments in energy efficiency improvements are vital to ensure Europe’s future as a sustainable, yet prosperous economy. The benefits are enormous: these investments contribute to abating greenhouse gas emissions, improving the...

Achieving Near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology

In this booklet, the results of the ZERO-PLUS are described emphasizing on the four case studies (UK, Italy, France, Cyprus), which all have now been constructed, commissioned and occupied. The case studies are in the monitoring phase...

Time to create a Renovation Fund for all Europeans

30th April 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has brought the EU to a crossroads. We have difficult choices to make and immediate recovery measures to develop. There is a real risk that COVID-19 could take the EU backwards to political fragmentation, economic...

Getting the most out of your heat pump

Your cold-climate heat pump can save a lot on heating and cooling costs. Whether your heat pump is ductless or centrally ducted, this new technology is different than the conventional heating and air conditioning systems that you’re...

HAPPEN project flyer

HAPPEN (Holistic APproach and Platform for the deep renovation of the med residential built ENvironment) is a project that develops and rolls out the MedZEB approach: a tailored, holistic, transparent and adaptive strategy...

Monitoring and continuous commissioning of new and existing buildings

E3S Web of Conferences 172, 22009 (2020). Open access article
Abstract: In the building industry, the quality control practices during the design stage, implementation, introduction and use varies. Also, the owner´s project requirements may vary. The instrumentation, measurements and...

Experienced and lessons learned from P4P pilots for energy efficiency

From SENSEI project
Europe’s buildings have the potential to play a key role in our future energy systems. Making them more efficient reduces the need for expensive power plant capacity, defers the costly upgrading of network infrastructure, and enables this...

Comparison of the actual and theoretical energy use in nZEB renovations of multi-family buildings using in situ monitoring

E3SWeb of Conferences 172, 22007 (2020). Open access article.
Abstract: Often there is a significant difference between the actually measured and theoretically calculated energy use. The deviation between the two can be a result of errors in design, construction or commissioning, due...

H2020 UpgradeDH launches campaign: become a #DHCitizen

The Upgrade DH project will support and initiate the upgrading process of eight district heating demo cases in Europe in the following countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Denmark, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, and The Netherlands...

DELIVERING THE EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL FOR SOUTHEAST EUROPE

Southeast European countries start from a different point in the transition to the European Green Deal. They face systemic challenges both in their energy markets and in implementing the EU’s energy acquis – issues could be addressed...

EU strategy for energy system integration

As part of the European Green Deal, in order to encourage this smart sector integration, the Commission presented an EU strategy for energy system integration on 8 July 2020.   This strategy aims for a more integrated, smarter energy...

Un guide pour l'identification du potentiel de réemploi des produits de construction

Available in English Dutch French  
L’audit réemploi constitue une étape clé dans l'optimisation de la quantité de matériaux de construction effectivement réemployés par le secteur de la construction. En vue de cet objectif général, les inventaires réemploi peuvent servir à...