energy saving

The Commission is in the process of updating some of the content on this website in light of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. If the site contains content that does not yet reflect the withdrawal of the United Kingdom, it is unintentional and will be addressed.

The results of the USmartConsumer project on smart metering are presented in this final report. USmartConsumer project’s goal is to promote the use of smart meters throughout the European households by informing and involving the consumers on the innovative smart metering services. Smart metering services help the consumers to achieve energy savings and consequently assist the Member States in reducing peak energy loads.  
Post date: 4 Dic 2017
Type: Publication

According to Eurostat, the residential and tertiary building sector accounts for up to 40% of the final energy consumption in Europe. Particularly, the highly adopted glazed surfaces in buildings are responsible for the 25%-30% of the energy needs of a building. In order these energy costs to be reduced; an optimal glazing should have a high solar transmittance in winter and a low transmission in the solar infrared band zone in summer.  
Post date: 4 Dic 2017
Type: Publication

New Horizons for Energy Efficiency: Major Opportunities to Reach Higher Electricity Savings by 2030  
Post date: 4 Dic 2017
Type: Publication

Alternative proposals on the Energy Efficiency Directive jeopardise European industry and citizens’ energy bills     Coalition for Energy Savings press release, 20 November 2017      
Post date: 23 Nov 2017
Type: Note

  Building Energy Efficiency for Massive market UPtake     BEEM-UP was a Public Private Partnership collaborative project that aimed to demonstrate the economic, social and technical feasibility of retrofitting initiatives for drastically reducing the energy demand in existing residential buildings, and lay the ground for massive market uptake of such initiatives.  
Post date: 21 Nov 2017
Type: Link

by François Durier (CETIAT)   What do we mean by flexibility?   In the context of the energy performance of buildings, the flexibility of a system refers to its ability to adapt to changes, and the ease with which it responds to such changes whilst maintaining or increasing its performance and levels of service.  
Post date: 20 Nov 2017
Type: News

Digital technologies are everywhere, affecting the way we live, work, travel, and play. Digitalization is helping improve the safety, productivity, accessibility, and sustainability of energy systems around the world. But it is also raising new security and privacy risks, while disrupting markets, businesses, and workers.  
Post date: 7 Nov 2017
Type: Publication

The German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Protection, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) has approved 60 neighbourhood projects focusing on short distances between living, working and recreation in order to save energy for transport in the daily life of citizens. The projects include concepts for car sharing, urban gardening, waste and recycling, education etc. Application for further projects is possible from May to July 2018.
Post date: 20 Ott 2017
Type: News

Set up by the city of Stuttgart (Germany) in 1995, Internal Contracting (Intracting) has already allowed the municipality to implement over 350 energy efficiency measures in public buildings, equipment and facilities generating financial savings of EUR 22 million. Intracting enables the municipality to finance multiple investments aimed at energy savings without being bound to an external contractor. In this process a technical department or a municipally-owned company (‘the client’) submits an energy-saving project.  
Post date: 18 Ott 2017
Type: Publication

by Heike Erhorn-Kluttig (Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics), Francois Durier (CETIAT), Marina Laskari (NKUA)  
Post date: 11 Ott 2017
Type: News