Energy policies

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The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) is dedicated to improving the energy performance of buildings across Europe, and thereby helping to reduce CO2 emissions from the energy used by buildings.   BPIE is a not-for-profit think tank with a focus on independent analysis and knowledge dissemination, supporting evidence-based policy making in the field of energy performance in buildings.  
Post date: 17 Apr 2020
Type: Link

Join the Renovate Europe webinar "Buildings & Recovery Measures" on 23/04 (09:30-10:30).   In collaboration with our partners DENEFF, SYNERGI & NRP we will shed light on the role of energy renovation of buildings in EU economic recovery!   To register send a mail to : eva.brardinelli@euroace.org   THE RENOVATE EUROPE CAMPAIGN  
Post date: 16 Apr 2020
Type: Evento

Webinar 3 – EPB regulations: how to make good use of the outputs of the EPB assessments (12h00 – 13h30 – 16 April 2020) Optimizing Energy Performance of Buildings (EPB) regulations is a very challenging task. All the more so when the energy performance requirements become very strict.  
Post date: 16 Apr 2020
Type: News

Check the 1st issue of the H2020 project EEnvest!   Here are the topics included:
Post date: 15 Apr 2020
Type: News

EU countries had until 10 March to transpose the buildings directive, which was last updated in May 2018 as part of a package of clean energy laws.   The aim of the directive is to make the entire European building stock “highly energy efficient and decarbonised” so that emissions are brought down to near-zero by 2050.  
Post date: 15 Apr 2020
Type: News

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. cities were reducing building energy use, and at least two factors contributed to that change: the age of a city’s housing stock and the relative size of its low-income population, according to an ACEEE report released today that should help guide local policy decisions.  
Post date: 15 Apr 2020
Type: News

With respect to the EU climate and energy goals, a major challenge for EU cities lies within retrofitting the existing urban building stock. Hereby existing buildings represent a substantial potential for both (1) energy savings and (2) renewable energy production or intake.  
Post date: 15 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

Building policies are increasingly demanding in terms of energy performance and reduction of CO2 emissions. At the same time, people spending 60-90% of their life in indoor environments (homes, offices, schools, etc.), indoor air quality is essential in ensuring health, quality of life and performance of buildings’ occupants.  
Post date: 15 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

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
Type: News

One of the major lessons learnt by the six local authorities from five different countries, Maastricht University and the environmental charity Changeworks, all involved in the ACE-Retrofitting project: They underestimated the slowness of the decision-making process in condominiums and how long it takes for retrofits to take place (3-5 years).
Post date: 14 Apr 2020
Type: News