energy efficiency

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Few people in Norway had even heard of heat pumps at the beginning of the millennium. By 2019, some 1.4 million units had been sold in the country, figures from the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) show.   Norway’s rapid adoption of heat pumps was spurred by a series of cold winters, an increase in electricity prices, grants and bans on old boilers.  
Post date: 24 Sep 2020
Type: Știri

In the framework of the European Weeks of Regions and Cities on 13 October 2020, the Efficient Buildings Community is organizing the online workshop "Efficient public buildings: How will the Renovation Wave bend around the Mediterranean shore?".  
Post date: 23 Sep 2020
Type: Event

The building, a residential construction designed by DMDV Arquitectos and built in 2020, represents an exemplary nZEB with that reached also the certification of Passivhaus Plus.  
Post date: 23 Sep 2020
Type: Caz

The 2nd newsletter from Cultural-E project is out!   Check the project´s first year results:   Climate and cultural differences in energy use in domestic buildings Local policies and boundary conditions for PEHs How to support the design of Plus Energy Buildings: survey results   Latest updates on the channel:  
Post date: 23 Sep 2020
Type: Știri

The report, drafted by members of the parliamentary Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, aims to help achieve a climate-neutral building stock by 2050. The call for buildings renovation and rooftop solar energy expansion supports the Renovation Wave initiative, which the European Commission is due to present on October 14.  
Post date: 22 Sep 2020
Type: Știri

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