Legislation, regulations, standards

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The digital revolution is not only about large tech companies but also essentially about start-ups and SMEs that provide or use digital solutions. SMEs are vital to the European economy, making up 99% of Europe's businesses1 and accounting for two-thirds of total employment. The variety is huge, from innovative and fast-growing companies that provide or use digital solutions, to those that face significant challenges such as acquiring the necessary skills to benefit from digital technologies.  
Post date: 3 mei 2020
Type: Publication

Climate change and environmental degradation are an existential threat to Europe and the world. To overcome these challenges, Europe needs a new growth strategy that transforms the Union into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where :  
Post date: 3 mei 2020
Type: Publication

An important function of the built environment is providing a safe place for its inhabitants.  Edward Ng (Chinese University of Hong Kong) recalls the spread of SARS in Hong Kong and reflects on the public health lessons for the built environment. A process of preparation and management is vital for reducing present and future health risks. This is becoming evident in Hong Kong’s recent codes and regulations for urban design and buildings. Other cities can learn from this process.  
Post date: 29 apr 2020
Type: Publication

As response to the coronavirus (COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, REHVA experts drafted a guidance document on how to operate and use building services in areas with a coronavirus outbreak to prevent the spread of COVID-19 depending on HVAC or plumbing systems related factors.  
Post date: 28 apr 2020
Type: Publication

Established in September 2013, the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (Copenhagen Centre) is dedicated to accelerating the uptake of energy efficiency policies and actions at a global scale. The Centre is institutionally part of the UNEP DTU Partnership – a UNEP collaborating centre operating under a tripartite agreement between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UN Environment and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and with over 28 years of leading international research and advisory work on climate, energy and sustainable development.  
Post date: 28 apr 2020
Type: Link

Due to the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.  
Post date: 27 apr 2020
Type: Evenement

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Malta, as updated at the end of 2016.   The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), describing among other things:  
Post date: 27 apr 2020
Type: Publication

Thanks to the complex constitutional structure of BiH – with state level authorities, three administrative units (Federation of BiH (FBiH), Republika Srpska (RS) and Brčko District (BD)) and a further 10 cantons in FBiH, each with its own legislative competences – PPP is today regulated by 12 different laws, accompanied by a swathe of secondary legislation.
Post date: 26 apr 2020
Type: Nieuws

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Luxemburg, as updated at the end of 2016.   The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), describing among other things:  
Post date: 24 apr 2020
Type: Publication

Building on the success of the 1st Mini Online Workshops Series on the Renovation Wave, EuroACE is currently organizing a 2nd Mini Online Workshops Series called “Renovation Wave in Action: sharing experiences”. This new series will focus on concrete experiences at regional and local level in the framework of energy renovation of buildings which should be scaled up through the Renovation Wave Initiative.  
Post date: 22 apr 2020
Type: Evenement