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Comparison of the actual and theoretical energy use in nZEB renovations of multi-family buildings using in situ monitoring

Abstract: Often there is a significant difference between the actually measured and theoretically calculated energy use. The deviation between the two can be a result of errors in design, construction or commissioning, due to the...

Green Homes and Green Mortgages

As we all spend more time in our homes than planned and desire, it is worth looking towards new models of doing things better from the building industry, the finance industry, and all of the other participants involved in building our homes. Some...

Comparison of the actual and theoretical energy use in nZEB renovations of multi-family buildings using in situ monitoring

Abstract: Often there is a significant difference between the actually measured and theoretically calculated energy use. The deviation between the two can be a result of errors in design, construction or commissioning, due...

Green Homes and Green Mortgages

As we all spend more time in our homes than planned and desire, it is worth looking towards new models of doing things better from the building industry, the finance industry, and all of the other participants involved in building our...

Energy efficient home improvements and the green stimulus

Coronavirus economic stimulus packages need to consider all facets of sustainable development, otherwise we risk creating even greater disasters for ourselves in the future.   Energy efficiency must be an integral part of any economic...

A Renovation Wave Initiative for public and private buildings – Roadmap

This Paper sets out the initial EuroACE views in the framework of the stakeholder feedback sought by the European Commission by 8th June on its Roadmap on the Renovation Wave. A more detailed and extensive response will be published in the...

Implementing energy efficiency measures

From building refurbishment to street lighting, discover the latest and most inspiring projects FEDARENE members have been working on to increase energy efficiency. We know it: the most efficient energy is the one we do not use. In this...

Green, healthy buildings as economic stimulus

We welcome the EU’s intention to ‘Rebuild Europe’ by accelerating green building renovation to support economic recovery, to support our health, to reduce carbon emissions and improve energy security.   A recent survey of hundreds of...

Special report | Energy efficiency in buildings: greater focus on cost-effectiveness still needed

Faced with the challenge of mitigating climate change, EU leaders have committed to saving 20 % of the EU Member States’ projected energy consumption by 2020 and 32.5 % by 2030. Improving the energy efficiency of buildings is a key tool to...

Healthy Buildings for All: Putting people’s health and well-being at the center of the EU built environment

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that people spend approximately 90% of their time indoors in residential and non-residential buildings and that 26 million European children are living in unhealthy homes. With the objective of...