The legislation requires all large enterprises based in the European Union - with at least 250 employees, or annual revenues over €50 million and an annual balance sheet of over €43 million - to comply with the national energy audit obligation, including calculating their total energy consumption and identifying saving opportunities across their estate, every four years.
Post date: 19 Noi 2019
The valorization and sustainable management of historic centers is a topic relevant to the cultural identity and heritage of European cities. A rational strategy to preserve the centers must consider both energy and environmental retrofitting, even if this is a complex issue requiring interdisciplinary approaches, dedicated diagnostic procedures, and specific tools. Within this context, this paper proposes an integrated method for energy and environmental analysis specifically devoted to historical building retrofit.
Post date: 24 Oct 2019
The grants are part of a EUR 100,000 project funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) under a Memorandum of Understanding signed in July with the Secretariat for Energy, Construction, and Transportation of the provincial government.
Vojvodina Deputy Prime Minister Đorđe Milićević said the grants mark the beginning of years-long effort to conduct energy efficiency audits at all 3,000 public buildings in Vojvodina.
Post date: 7 Sep 2019
This publication presents EIB Investment Survey data about energy audits and energy-efficiency investments of some 12,500 signatures from EU28 Member States per year.
It suggests that:
- Energy audits are a useful tool for overcoming the information barriers and facilitating investments in energy-efficiency measures
Post date: 11 Iun 2019
S-PARCS presents a sound concept for reducing energy costs and energy consumption in industrial parks, while, at the same time, increasing renewable on-site energy production.
Post date: 11 Iun 2019
This issue of the DYNASTEE newsletter provides information on the 8th Summer School with focus on energy performance of buildings that will take place this summer in Granada, Spain, a second Summer School on modelling and forecasting in energy systems that will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark and finally the announcement of the Nordic Symposium 2020, that will take place in Tallinn, Estonia. In the frame of the 6th IEA-EBC Annex 71 meeting a symposium was organised by DYNASTEE for which you will find a short summary article.
Post date: 21 Mai 2019
On 25 June, in collaboration with BUILD UP, the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) organised a webinar to invite architects to engage with piloting the Level(s) scheme. The event was moderated by Dr. Judit Kimpian, Chair of the ACE Sustainability Work Group and organised as part of a project supported by the Creative Europe programme. Speakers discussed the aims, applicability, case studies and benefits of the Level(s) scheme and outlined ways of participating in the testing phase.
Post date: 9 Aug 2018
Individual Building Renovation Roadmaps - My path towards an energy efficient home
iBRoad project, funded by the Horizon 2020 European programme, aims at exploring, designing, developing and demonstrating the concept of individual Building Renovation Roadmaps. With the innovative approach proposed, the project aims to become a real driver for deep renovation.
Post date: 15 Noi 2017
This guide, published by the European Copper Institute, presents a simple methodology for assessing the energy consumption of a building and identifying cost effective opportunities to improve energy efficiency, reduce operating costs, and minimise carbon emissions.
Post date: 2 Oct 2017
As occupant behaviour can be considered as one of the main drivers of the performance gap, the Horizon 2020 funded TOPAs project (Tools for cOntinuous building Performance Auditing) will focus on reducing the gap from an operational perspective, hence supporting Post Occupancy Evaluation. Quantifying the performance gap is non-trivial, the performance gap is dependent on time and contextual factors, and individual buildings will have a particular performance gap.
Post date: 10 Aug 2017