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The contents of #5 RenoZEB newsletter are the following:  
Post date: 2 Apr 2020
Type: News

A new EU Regulation on external power supplies aimed at making a range of household appliances more energy efficient - from laptops to electric toothbrushes – enters into force as of 1 April 2020 within the context of EU ecodesign measures. As a result, European consumers will be able to save on their household bills, help reach significant EU-wide energy savings and reduce emissions.  
Post date: 1 Apr 2020
Type: News

Energy agencies have many important roles through which they can support sustainable energy investments: as facilitators, aggregators or project developers, and therefore are in a unique position to support energy investments in their regions and cities. ManagEnergy uses and enhances this role by raising the skills of energy agencies’ staff on financing and project development, ultimately making them leaders in the energy transition and increasing sustainable energy investments in Europe.
Post date: 1 Apr 2020
Type: News

As part of the European Green Deal, the Commission will put forward a comprehensive plan to increase the EU’s 2030 climate target in September this year. The plan will propose to increase the EU’s current 2030 target of at least -40% greenhouse gas emission reductions to at least -50% and towards -55%, compared to 1990 emission levels.  
Post date: 1 Apr 2020
Type: News

The online consultation is open until 27 April 2020.   Share your expertise and have your say on EU support for the energy transition!    LIFE will be the only EU funding programme dedicated exclusively to environment, climate and energy. During the next programming period (2021-2027) LIFE will help Europe deliver on those priorities, by contributing to:
Post date: 27 Mar 2020
Type: News

Established in 2014, the Roger Léron Award celebrates outstanding individuals who have significantly contributed to the energy transition in Europe, at local or regional level. Whether they are a part of a local or regional energy agency, a public authority, a non-profit organization or a private company, Roger Léron Award nominees all show the same dedication to scale up energy efficiency and increase the use of renewable energy sources in their cities and regions.
Post date: 20 Mar 2020
Type: News

Paul McCormack, Project coordinator, tells us more about how the project is supporting the implementation of BIM and driving digital transformation across the EU construction supply chain.   Could you describe the project and its objectives?  
Post date: 17 Mar 2020
Type: News

Two projects called BERTIM and MORE-CONNECT have demonstrated ways of retrofitting prefabricated façade and roof panels that incorporate energy efficiency improvements. This kind of offsite construction means building renovations take less time on the building site, as little as a couple of days.
Post date: 17 Mar 2020
Type: News

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has made several updates to its Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) Standard in order to fast track carbon reductions.   Canada’s buildings are a top contributor to carbon emissions, representing 17% of Canada’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Updates to the ZCB Standard reflect the urgent need for change.   The ZCB Standard v2 provides two pathways for any type of building to reach zero carbon.  
Post date: 17 Mar 2020
Type: News

Data is fundamental to understand how much a building consumes, how much it is efficient and whether thermal comfort is adequate. However, how should this data be evaluated? Is it still possible to increase energy efficiency of buildings? A solution would be to make a comparison with similar contexts: for example, how much does a building consume on average under specific climatic conditions? How much energy can it obtain from its installed renewable energy sources?  
Post date: 17 Mar 2020
Type: News