Legislation, regulations, standards

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EU countries had until 10 March to transpose the buildings directive, which was last updated in May 2018 as part of a package of clean energy laws.   The aim of the directive is to make the entire European building stock “highly energy efficient and decarbonised” so that emissions are brought down to near-zero by 2050.  
Post date: 15 Apr 2020
Type: Știri

Are you interested to benefit of a head start over your collaborators and competitors? Then register today to the CEN-CE online pilot training and certification for attaining new knowledge on 2 showcased CEN standards (heat pumps & measured energy) part of the improved set of Energy Performance of Buildings standards and actively contribute to the development process of this EU-wide training and certification by providing your valuable feedback.  
Post date: 15 Apr 2020
Type: Știri

"A good decision is based on knowledge." – Plato   Stay tuned and well informed via U-CERT project's discreet emailings about a possible next step for the national Energy Performance Certification schemes leveraging:   Set of EPB standards; Smart Readiness Indicator; People-centered approach. Check out this 1st U-CERT newsletter for wrapping your mind around the ambitious endeavours of U-CERT team.
Post date: 15 Apr 2020
Type: Știri

With respect to the EU climate and energy goals, a major challenge for EU cities lies within retrofitting the existing urban building stock. Hereby existing buildings represent a substantial potential for both (1) energy savings and (2) renewable energy production or intake.  
Post date: 15 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

Building policies are increasingly demanding in terms of energy performance and reduction of CO2 emissions. At the same time, people spending 60-90% of their life in indoor environments (homes, offices, schools, etc.), indoor air quality is essential in ensuring health, quality of life and performance of buildings’ occupants.  
Post date: 15 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

About this Event   The increased focus on the Climate Emergency has led to a stream of declarations to achieve Net Zero. But what does that actually mean to the built environment? Do we really know how to design and deliver a true net-zero building?  
Post date: 15 Apr 2020
Type: Event

One of the major lessons learnt by the six local authorities from five different countries, Maastricht University and the environmental charity Changeworks, all involved in the ACE-Retrofitting project: They underestimated the slowness of the decision-making process in condominiums and how long it takes for retrofits to take place (3-5 years).
Post date: 14 Apr 2020
Type: Știri

The impact of the coronavirus around the world and the resulting turmoil in global markets are dominating global attention. As governments respond to these interlinked crises, they must not lose sight of a major challenge of our time: clean energy transitions.  
Post date: 14 Apr 2020
Type: Știri

Do you know what is the average CO2-emission reduction target of the European Covenant of Mayors signatories? Or how many signatories are aiming for climate neutrality? Are you curious to know how, as the Covenant of Mayors - Europe Office, we accompany over 9,700 local governments in taking energy and climate action?  
Post date: 14 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

As part of the final month of the #GreenDeal4Buildings campaign, Renovate Europe has produced two complementary briefings looking at the issue of financing deep energy renovation. This briefing examines ways to leverage funds through the Just Transition Mechanism and carbon revenues.  
Post date: 14 Apr 2020
Type: Publication