Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

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Webinar | Calculations with the set of EPB standards (II) - Energy needs combined with specific systems

Webinar 8 – Example calculations with the set of EPB standards – (2) Energy needs combined with specific systems (12h00 – 13h30 – 20th October 2020) Following the successful first series of 6 webinars on the Energy Performance of Buildings standards...

Webinar | Heating systems in the EPB standards

Webinar 6 – Heating systems in the EPB standards (12h00 – 13h30 – 8th September 2020) Following the successful previous webinars   “Guidance and examples for the EPB standards’ flexibility”, “EPB standards overview: why, how...

International Energy Agency's Energy in Buildings and Communities (IEA-EBC) Programme releases its Annual Report 2015

The annual report of 2015 of the International Energy Agency's Energy in Buildings and Communities (IEA-EBC) Programme is now available.   This report presents an overview of the Programme's main activities with summaries of new, ongoing...

Public consultation on the Review of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive

The European Commission invites for feedback on the preparation of the EED Review, foreseen for the first half of 2016.   On 4 November 2015, the European Commission launched a public consultation, the objective of which...

Public consultation on a new EU Renewable Energy Directive

 Commission asks for feedback for the preparation of new renewable energy rules for the period 2020-2030. On 24 November 2015, the European Commission launched a public consultation, inviting stakeholders to provide their...

Progress made on reducing energy consumption in the EU

 New EC report shows a decrease of 7% in final energy consumption and of 8% in primary energy consumption in the EU between 2005 and 2013. On 18 November 2015, the European Commission released a report which provides an...

Lombardia, Italy - Updating Regional Code for Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Last July, the Lombardy Region in Italy approved its new code (Regional Resolution n. 3868/2015) for energy efficiency in buildings implementing Directive 31/2010. Regional in-house Company Infrastrutture Lombarde SpA (as regional body for...

OVERVIEW | Data tools supporting improved energy performance of buildings: Evolution and perspectives. Part 2 – Integrated Hardware and Software

The evolution of data tools that support improved energy performance of buildings follows the broader development of data management and processing, a field which has expanded rapidly in recent years. This article reviews the various...

OVERVIEW | Selected international Examples of Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings

Directive 2010/31/EU (EPBD) indicates that EU Member States must ensure that by 2021 all new buildings, and already by 2019 all new public buildings, are nearly zero-energy buildings (NZEBs). Article 2 of the EPBD defines the term NZEB as...

20th International Passive House Conference - Call for papers

 From 22 to 23 April 2016, the International Passive House Conference will take place for the twentieth time running, in Darmstadt, Germany, where the first Passive House was constructed in 1991 and where...