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The Low Energy Building Database is a repository of low-energy building information created to support the planning and development of low energy new build and refurbishment with exemplary case studies. This tool was developed following the Retrofit for Future (RfF) programme launched in the UK about ten years ago, when £17m have been allocated by the government for increasing the energy efficiency of the building stock.
Post date: 21 Sep 2020
Type: Tool

ince September 2017, consumer organizations in 6 European countries have guided consumers through all the stages leading to the purchase of domestic renewable and efficient energy technologies. To facilitate the consumer journey, the project launched group purchases, which lowered the costs of the equipment and guaranteed a fair deal for consumers.
Post date: 21 Sep 2020
Type: Știri

Buildings do not consume energy, people do. Managed by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises (EASME), these projects have helped consumers understand their energy use at their homes or their work places, and have motivated them to engage in energy-saving behaviour. It is possible to change the way energy is perceived and used by consumers with low-cost and cost-effective ICT solutions, and basic personal choices can translate in significant energy and economic savings.   
Post date: 21 Sep 2020
Type: Știri

For one last time, under the Energy challenge of the Horizon 2020 programme, proposers were invited to submit their ideas to accelerate the market-uptake of energy efficiency solutions across Europe.    10 topics with a total budget of €64m were open in the areas of buildings, innovative financing, consumers, services,  public authorities and policy support. An impressive number of proposals were received, amounting to 759M €.  
Post date: 21 Sep 2020
Type: Știri

Supporting designers in the early stages of designing Plus Energy Buildings is strategic to ensure load reduction while still considering the household practices and enhancing the indoor environmental quality. To achieve this target, it is necessary to make use of effective building energy modeling with a clear view of the simulation results, thus allowing effective communication between the design team and the involved disciplines/stakeholders.  
Post date: 21 Sep 2020
Type: Știri

Lakes and rivers offer an interesing potential for providing heating and cooling energy to buildings, in particular also in combination with energy efficiency measures on the building envelopes. In this webinar, related strategies and experiences are presented and discussed.
Post date: 21 Sep 2020
Type: Event

European Projects have always had a big impact on society. Today, EU programmes are being implemented everywhere around Europe. And their impact on businesses and communities is bigger than ever before.Please take a moment to fill in the questionnaire, it takes less than 5 minutes. Help us to collect your views and identify your needs, habits and preferences related to Thermal Storage systems. Fill in the questionnaire HERE.    
Post date: 21 Sep 2020
Type: Știri

Scaling is essential, but also very challenging. Learn more about recommendations and frameworks that will help you successfully scale your heating and cooling demonstrator projects.  
Post date: 21 Sep 2020
Type: Știri

The passathon - RACE FOR FUTURE makes it possible experience sustainable buildings a new way. 350 plus energy buildings, passive houses and “klimaaktiv” gold buildings can be found in 16 regions of Austria, extra climate friendly with the bicycle and the "Österreich radelt" app. Single family houses, schools, office towers and many more can be explored. A huge variation of architecture is offered.  
Post date: 21 Sep 2020
Type: Știri

ReUseHeat aims to promote a cost-effective and technically viable decarbonisation of the current heating and cooling system by demonstrating modular and replicable solutions enabling the recovery and reuse of waste heat available at urban level from different sectors in order to cope with the current and future challenges of climate change. To foster this kind of interventions, it is of great importance to quantify and locate the urban waste heat potential from non-conventional sources in the countries of the European Union.
Post date: 21 Sep 2020
Type: Știri