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HOCHH(IN)AUS

Unique view and idyllic location, this project in the heart of Vienna consists of 117 privately financed condos. Its planned completion is foreseen for 2019.   The building presents a promising living space in a prime location - right next...
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Hélène Boucher co-ownership in Sevran

This case study represents a rehabilitation and energy renovation of a 1970 condominium. It consists of a small joint ownership of 23 lots in Sevran (in Paris suburbs) as part of the "OPAH Quartier Rougemont" with the operator OZONE.   The...
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Reaction of ETIP PV to EC’s ‘Clean Planet for All’ Communication on possible scenarios for 99% decarbonisation (or not) by 2050

ETIP PV is highly supportive of the EU’s interest in following a pathway that leads to a max -1.5°C warmer world and encourages it to put in place the policies that will achieve this as cost-effectively as possible. This means acting soon...
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The future of the European built environment – A forward-looking description of Europe in 2030 and 2050

No one knows what the future exactly holds. Nevertheless, we look at trends and examine new developments today to define business strategies and to develop policies and regulations for tomorrow. In this report we present a forward-look on...
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Overview | Achieve Better Buildings! Passive House Conference Heidelberg - May 2019

The Passive House standard was defined and put into practice for the first time in Darmstadt in 1991 almost three decades ago. Next October 2019, the 23rd International Passive House Conference will take place for the first time outside...
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Osservatorio degli edifici a energia quasi zero in Italia

Dal 2021, tutti gli edifici nuovi o soggetti a una ristrutturazione importante di primo livello dovranno essere a fabbisogno di energia quasi zero (nZEB).   Negli stessi casi gli edifici pubblici daranno l’esempio, rispondendo ai requisiti...
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Net zero by 2050: From whether to how

More than 10 scenarios were modelled by the organisations who supported the model testing, while other scenarios were elaborated by the project team to explore the net-zero opportunities and trade-offs.   Out of these scenarios, three...
This report is based on a research seeking to explore the feasibility and implications for the EU of reaching net-zero GHG emissions by 2050 at the latest.   This report is based on the development and use of a simulation model of European...
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CUBE 2020: addressing the energy transition for non-residential buildings

Large companies are looking to equip themselves with a bottom-up approach to foster environmental performance in buildings to complement the top-down policies available in their significant portfolios (certifications, ISO 50001, facility...
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Financing a sustainable european economy: Report on climate benchmarks

The agreement reached by the European co-legislators on the regulation amending Regulation (EU) 2016/2011, as part of the Commission's Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth, resulted in two essential measures regarding investment...
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Financial benefits of deep renovation could help mobilize further investment and improve market financing conditions

Topic of the month (July 2019): Financing energy efficiency in buildings Current levels of investment are insufficient to deliver on the Union's energy objectives for 2030.   Estimates suggest that around €100 billion need to be invested...
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Photovoltaic Solar Energy: big and beyond

The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP PV) envisions a world with 100% renewable electricity supply where electricity is accessible to all and where electricity makes major inroads into satisfying final...
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Creating an energy efficient mortgage for Europe: The supporting role of the green building sector

The report Creating an Energy Efficient Mortgage for Europe: The Supporting Role of the Green Building Sector sets out roadmap for market development with potential to transform millions of buildings across Europe.   In order to grow the...
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Science-based decarbonising of the EU commercial real estate sector

The document starts with a brief section listing the key outcomes of the Carbon Risk Real Estate Monitor (H2020 CRREM project).   Sections A provides an introduction to the CRREM project and background information on ‘stranding risk’....
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Technical Expert Group Report: Proposal for an EU Green Bond Standard

In June 2018, the European Commission set up a Technical Expert Group on sustainable finance (TEG) to assist in four key areas of the Action Plan through the development of the following: a unified classification system for sustainable...
On 18 June 2019, the Technical Expert Group (TEG) published its Report on EU Green Bond Standard. The TEG proposes that the Commission creates a voluntary, non-legislative EU Green Bond Standard to enhance the effectiveness, transparency,...
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European Energy Transition 2030: The Big Picture

Ten Priorities for the next European Commission to meet the EU’s 2030 targets and accelerate towards 2050 This report is on the fact that in 2018, the EU has decided upon a climate and energy framework up to 2030, involving clean,...
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Overview | Buildings as Material Banks (BAMB) Outcomes at the End of a Research Cycle

In integrative building design, interaction among all building disciplines and stakeholders is sought from the earliest development phases, aiming to achieve optimal solutions through iterative and lean approaches.   The quest for energy...
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Chancen aus der EPBD für das Gebäudeenergiegesetz 2019

The German government published, on May 28, a legislative proposal for the long awaited “Energy in Buildings Act”. The current draft law is not in line with the latest amendments of the EPBD from 2018.   This Policy Brief “Opportunities...
This policy brief, available only in German, evaluates the draft law of the German “Energy in Buildings Act” and its compatibility with the amended EPBD.
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Manual of mechanisms and business models for energy efficiency

This manual was conducted by BASE (Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy), as part of the project “Pilot Asia-Pacific Climate Technology Network and Finance Centre” (CTNFC). CTNFC is an initiative of UN Environment and the Asian Development...
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OVERVIEW | New skills for a sustainable and energy efficient EU building stock

The construction sector has a large potential for cost effective energy savings. With the EU planning aimed at nearly zero energy target for new buildings by 2020, the construction sector is confronted with the urgent need to upskills its...
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Passivhaus residential case: #29Soto (Navarra/Spain)

This is the first block of housing certified in Spain built in 2017 under the Passivhaus standard, and therefore has a demand for heating below 15kWh / m2a, and a heating load of 10W / m2.   This implies that a floor of 75m2 will have a...