Legislation, regulations, standards

CONCEPT   Reaching of the 2020 and 2030 energy and climate objectives represents a major challenge to the construction sector, which needs to be ready to deliver high energy performing renovations and, in particular, nearly zero-energy buildings.  
Post date: 16 Lug 2019
Type: Link

Concept   The BestRES project aimed to develop innovative business models for integration of renewable energy sources by aggregating distributed generation such as wind, PV, biogas, biomass, hydro, Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and combining this with demand side management and energy storage.   European electricity markets were historically designed around centralized and mostly fossil-fuel generation.  
Post date: 16 Lug 2019
Type: Link

Concept   The DGNB – German Sustainable Building Council was founded in 2007 by 16 initiators from a variety of specialist backgrounds in the construction and property industry who wanted to do more to promote sustainable building in the future.   A registered association, the DGNB currently has around 1,200 members throughout the world.  
Post date: 16 Lug 2019
Type: Link

Concept   ASSIST (Support Network for Household Energy Saving) is an European project funded by the European Commission under the H2020 programme.   Its aim is to fight energy poverty by actively engaging consumers in the energy market, generating a positive change of behaviour in relation to energy consumption and to influence the design of energy poverty-oriented policies.  
Post date: 16 Lug 2019
Type: Link

Concept IndustRE has identified the flexibility potential of the industrial electricity demand as an opportunity that - through innovative business models - can facilitate further growth and integration of variable renewable energy, while reducing the industrial electricity costs. In this project the electricity intensive industry in Europe works closely with the renewable energy sector in order to find common ground and create win-win situations.   These business models:
Post date: 15 Lug 2019
Type: Link

Concept   The Compete4SECAP project (C4S) aims at helping local authorities put their existing Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) into action.   The project promotes the adoption of standardized energy management systems in municipalities through the coordination of national competitions and peer-to-peer exchanges which steer the attention and involvement of local to national authorities in 8 European countries.  
Post date: 15 Lug 2019
Type: Link

Concept   The EeMAP is a market-led initiative focussed on the design and delivery of an “energy efficient mortgage”, which is intended to incentivise and channel private capital into energy efficiency investments.   The underlying methodology (explained below) will incentivise the acquisition of energy efficient properties or the improvement of the energy efficiency of existing properties by way of preferential financing conditions linked to the mortgage.
Post date: 15 Lug 2019
Type: Link

Contenido y Temáticas – ¿Y después del EECN qué? Una visión de futuro   El lema principal de esta nueva edición del Congreso es “¿Y después del EECN qué? Una visión de futuro”. Con ese enfoque, el V Congreso Edificios Energía Casi Nula aborda los aspectos clave de los Edificios de Consumo de Energía Casi Nulo en España desde un punto de vista integral y multidisciplinar.  
Post date: 15 Lug 2019
Type: Evento

  In a first step, the DGNB criteria for new buildings will be adapted to local peculiarities in Spain and tested in a pilot phase.   This adaptation should be completed by mid-2020. Other forms of certification of the DGNB, for example in the field of renovation, for buildings in use or for urban districts, will be available in Spain in the future as well.  
Post date: 15 Lug 2019
Type: News

The agreement reached by the European co-legislators on the regulation amending Regulation (EU) 2016/2011, as part of the Commission's Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth, resulted in two essential measures regarding investment benchmarks.   The first is the creation of two types of climate benchmarks and the second measure is the definition of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) disclosure requirements that shall be applicable to all investment benchmarks.  
Post date: 12 Lug 2019
Type: Publication