Within this report QUANTUM project investigated the existing quality gaps as well as their reasons and summarised existing guidelines, laws and services for quality management within construction projects in Europe.
Post date: 17 Aug 2016
6,000 houses from Riga should benefit from funding for energy renovation
The municipality of Riga has created a revolving fund linked to a soft loan scheme which will provide loans at a low interest rate destined for citizens and non-profit organizations in order to increase energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy and to reduce energy consumption.
Post date: 4 Aug 2016
Energy Efficiency Policies in Europe - Analysis of National Energy Efficiency Action Plans and Policies in EU Member States 2014
Post date: 25 Mai 2016
The national/regional reports from the recently released Concerted Action EPBD Book "2016 – Implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) – Featuring Country Reports" are now available as individual files, accessible from the updated Country Facts section of BUILD UP, as well the CA EPBD website.
Post date: 25 Mai 2016
This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Latvia, as updated at the end of 2015.
The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), describing among other things:
Post date: 17 Mai 2016
Beyond the Paris Agreement, the fight against climate change is also taking place on the field. That’s why, Construction21 accelerates the dissemination of innovation through this international competition of exemplary buildings and eco-districts.
The 2015 winners were announced in Le Bourget during the COP21, at the Buildings Day of the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction. You will discover this year’s winners during the COP22 in Marrakesh!
Post date: 12 Mai 2016
Investor Confidence Project (ICP) Europe is developing a suite of building energy renovation roadmaps - Energy Performance Protocols - that aim to reduce transaction costs by assembling existing standards and practices into a consistent and transparent process. These tools then enable a marketplace for building owners, project developers, utilities, public programmes and investors to trade in standardised energy efficiency projects.
Post date: 27 Oct 2015
Take part in the ongoing call for contributions to unlock the potential of energy efficiency in buildings as a global asset. Open until 2 October 2015. Note that the most recent ICP Europe Technical Forum web meeting took place on Thursday 24th September.
Post date: 23 Sep 2015
FORCE is the second pillar of the BUILD UP Skills Latvia. The action aims at creating preconditions for overcoming barriers and identifying skills gaps in the various professions, in order to meet the 2020 targets in the building sector related to increased energy efficiency of buildings.
Post date: 14 Sep 2015
Under the European Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU, EU countries should set up an energy efficiency obligation scheme. This scheme requires energy companies to achieve yearly energy savings of 1.5% of annual sales to final consumers.In order to reach this target, companies have to carry out measures which help final consumers improve energy efficiency. This may include improving the heating system in consumers' homes, installing double glazed windows, or better insulating roofs to reduce energy consumption.
Post date: 13 Aug 2015