Practices

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Local policies and boundary conditions for PEHs

This report gives an overview of the different policies and related boundary conditions in Norway, France, Germany and Italy and shows how they influence the spread of PEB concepts. National funding schemes and policies were analysed in regard to...

Construction skills for mainstreaming nZEB: New tools & practices

Jan Cromwijk and Veronika Schröpfer introduce new training and assessment tools developed in several EU Horizon 2020 projects to assist practitioners to identify and address the strengths and weaknesses of their low carbon skills for new build and...

HAPPEN project flyer

HAPPEN (Holistic APproach and Platform for the deep renovation of the med residential built ENvironment) is a project that develops and rolls out the MedZEB approach: a tailored, holistic, transparent and adaptive strategy...

Monitoring and continuous commissioning of new and existing buildings

E3S Web of Conferences 172, 22009 (2020). Open access article
Abstract: In the building industry, the quality control practices during the design stage, implementation, introduction and use varies. Also, the owner´s project requirements may vary. The instrumentation, measurements and...

Experienced and lessons learned from P4P pilots for energy efficiency

From SENSEI project
Europe’s buildings have the potential to play a key role in our future energy systems. Making them more efficient reduces the need for expensive power plant capacity, defers the costly upgrading of network infrastructure, and enables this...

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

E3SWeb of Conferences 172, 22007 (2020). Open access article.
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...

DELIVERING THE EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL FOR SOUTHEAST EUROPE

Southeast European countries start from a different point in the transition to the European Green Deal. They face systemic challenges both in their energy markets and in implementing the EU’s energy acquis – issues could be addressed...

EU strategy for energy system integration

As part of the European Green Deal, in order to encourage this smart sector integration, the Commission presented an EU strategy for energy system integration on 8 July 2020.   This strategy aims for a more integrated, smarter energy...

Un guide pour l'identification du potentiel de réemploi des produits de construction

Available in English Dutch French  
L’audit réemploi constitue une étape clé dans l'optimisation de la quantité de matériaux de construction effectivement réemployés par le secteur de la construction. En vue de cet objectif général, les inventaires réemploi peuvent servir à...

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...