Primary energy consumption in the EU was 4.9% above the efficiency target for 2020, Eurostat said, while final energy consumption – at the consumer level – was slightly better, at 3.2% above benchmark. The EU has an energy efficiency target of reducing energy consumption by 20% by 2020 but it has consistently underperformed in meeting that objective.
Post date: 14 Feb 2020
The Aktiv-Stadthaus in Frankfurt am Main is the first large apartment building in a city to be built according to the Efficiency House Plus standard. The first residents moved in during the summer of 2015. The aim of its innovative energy concept is to generate more renewable energy over the space of a year than is used by the building itself.
Post date: 28 Gen 2020
DOKVAST developed a sustainable and high-quality distribution centre for Rhenus Contract Logistics at the industrial area Het Laar in Tilburg. The distribution centre, named “The Tube”, consists of three linked compartments with mezzanine floors at two levels that are suitable for Value Added Services (VAS) and/or (future) expansion of the office.
With an overall score of 99.4% on all individual sustainability categories New Logic III delivers an exceptionally high performance.
Post date: 15 Gen 2020
Connecting Europe, Saving Energy
Post date: 19 Dic 2019
The ResStock analysis tool is helping states, municipalities, utilities, and manufacturers identify which home improvements save the most energy and money. With support from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), researchers at NREL developed ResStock. It's a versatile tool that takes a new approach to large-scale residential energy analysis by combining:
Post date: 18 Dic 2019
Do you want to learn about the energy, cost, and CO2 savings potential of typical energy efficiency measures? EEQuest - the Energy Efficiency Quick Estimator tool can be used for it.
With this online tool, you can quickly and easily get an idea of the savings potential of your energy efficiency project. Based on just a few user inputs, EEQuest provides estimates of energy, cost and CO2 savings for typical measures.
Post date: 12 Dic 2019
As part of its environmental efforts, Wiener Linien launched a unique pilot project: The first-time installation of special photovoltaic films, on the roof of the underground station in the Ottakring district. The power generated will be used on-site to operate lighting, escalators and elevators. The films are five times lighter than conventional photovoltaic systems and have been installed on the flat roof of the Ottakring U3 station as a pilot project. “Public transport is one of the key factors when it comes to environmental protection in Vienna.
Post date: 12 Dic 2019
The report aims to identify, analyse and extract lessons learnt and guidelines from several promising home renovation services in Europe with a focus on:
target group audience;
relations between involved stakeholders;
data required for operating the service;
number of supported renovation projects
and triggered investment.
Post date: 4 Dic 2019
According to Eurostat 2017, 42% of the European population currently live in flats (condominiums, multi-owned properties, tenements, social housing, etc.). Retrofitting condominiums (tenements and flatted buildings) is highly strategic for local authorities, as a large number of private owners can be reached at the same time. Once the retrofitting is done, co-owners benefit from comfortable homes as well as from financial and carbon savings.
Post date: 14 Nov 2019
In close interaction with various stakeholders, the study team has developed a provisional Smart Readiness Indicator assessment method and calculation scheme.
We kindly invite all interested stakeholders to engage in the public bèta testing of this approach.
Post date: 10 Ott 2019