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CINEA leaflet

The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency plays a key role in supporting the EU Green Deal through the efficient and effective implementation of its delegated programmes.   CINEA's vision   The European...

Late payment in the construction sector

The report provides an analysis of the state of play and impact of late payment on the European construction sector, by analysing in detail the situation with late payment in five countries: France, Ireland, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. The...

A National Roadmap for Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings

Buildings account for more than 70% of U.S. electricity use, and a comparable share of power sector CO2 emissions. Improving the way electricity is consumed and reducing the overall amount of electricity consumed in buildings would...

INTRODUCING A CARBON PRICE ON HEATING FUELS: AN EFFECTIVE SIGNAL FOR FASTER DECARBONISATION IN THE BUILDINGS SECTOR?

According to the Renovation Wave Strategy, the buildings sector must contribute a 60% emission reduction to achieve the EU’s 2030 climate target. This requires a steep increase of deep renovations from currently 0.2% to 3% annually and a...

The Energy Efficiency Watch - Survey Report 2021

Progress in energy efficiency policies in the EU Member States Towards new narratives: The missing WHY for energy efficiency
The EEW4 survey objectives and approach: Over the last 15 years, the importance of energy efficiency in European policy has steadily increased. The adoption of the "Energy Efficiency First" principle and the Green Deal...

ECSO - 2021 Infographics on Digitalisation in the construction sector

State of play, digitalisation in construction: The EU construction sector is making progress in the uptake of digital technologies. The integration of digital technologies is often viewed as a key element to tackle some of...

A New Era of Public Power: A vision for New York Power Authority in pursuit of climate justice

In 2019, New York State lawmakers passed the most ambitious state-level climate legislation in the country—and among the most ambitious in the world. The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) mandates that New York’s...

ECSO - Digitalisation in the construction sector

This Analytical Report is part of the European Construction Sector Observatory (ECSO) project. It aims to describe the state of play of digitalisation in the EU construction sector and identify some of its main drivers and challenges. In...

X-tendo introductory reports: Building Logbook

Building logbooks are repositories for detailed building information. They act as a single point of input, access and visualisation of all the information associated with a building unit throughout its lifecycle.   Over the lifespan of...

The concept of energy poverty: from understanding to overcoming it - new report by the H2020 project ComAct

Energy poverty as a concept has a long tradition, and energy subsidies for low-income households have been a major part of social policy in West and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as well as former Soviet Republics (CIS). Due to...