The building and industry sectors combined represent about 85% of Europe’s CO2 emissions and about 70% of final energy use. Increasing energy efficiency and reducing energy demand is thus a key strategy to reducing carbon emissions from these sectors. Energy efficiency measures typically pay for themselves over time, but nevertheless, businesses often prioritise other types of investments in lieu of energy saving projects.
Post date: 15 Oct 2019
Driving decarbonization of the EU building stock by enhancing a consumer centred and locally based circular renovation process
Post date: 14 Oct 2019
Improving the energy efficiency of heritage buildings is one of the priorities of the European Commission. Historical buildings play an important role for their cultural value and social identity within the vast real estate heritage. Only by carefully planning the energy refurbishment of these buildings is it possible to improve users’ comfort while preserving the architectural features for which they are protected.
Post date: 7 Oct 2019
Hardi, can you tell us a bit more about what you do and what Rannaliiva is and does?
Post date: 4 Oct 2019
"Open BIM RenoZEB - Focchi Facades" is a free BIM software tool that has been developed as part of the RenoZEB research project: "Accelerating energy Renovation solutions for Zero Energy Buildings and Neighborhoods" which is part of the strategic program of the European Union Horizon 2020.
Post date: 2 Oct 2019
Most of the barriers to energy renovation are non-technical, and financing is one of the main barriers. To deepen this issue, this year, at the Sustainable Places Conference (Cagliari, 5-7 June 2019) the topic of discussion was “Exploitation of Business Models for Deep Renovation” as a key issue for ensuring the future implementation of the project results.
Post date: 20 Sep 2019
On 8 October 2019, from 14:30-17:00, the first three Smart Cities and Communities projects GrowSmarter, Remourban and Triangulum, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, are hosting the session “From dream to reality: sharing experiences from leading European Smart Cities” at the European Week of Regions and
Post date: 18 Sep 2019
The stated aim of the H2020-funded REVALUE project was “to lead the development of appraisal norms and standards that recognise the value of energy efficiency in social and private residential real estate.” The project ran for an extended period from 2015 until 2019 and utilised a number of research methods; it also sought to interface not only with some other projects working in similar areas but with the key stakeholder group
Post date: 17 Sep 2019
As proposed in the initial roadmap and Grant Agreement, three stages were carried out to organise work: a state of the art to identify standards and existing initiatives to be used in the ALDREN protocol, the definition of the working framework to shape outcomes and interconnections with other tasks and the construction of the indicators and protocol themselves.
Post date: 6 Sep 2019
REDay 2019 will kick-off with a moderated debate, taking place on Tuesday, 8 October, from 16:00-18:00, in 6Q1, JAN Building, European Parliament, hosted by MEP Pernille Weiss (EPP, Denmark).
Speakers at this moderated debate will share their expertise and learning in the field of energy renovation and prove that deep energy renovation really is already all around us. Speakers at this moderated debate will include –
Post date: 27 Aug 2019