The REPUBLIC-MED project (REtrofitting PUBLic spaces in Intelligent MEDiterrannean Cities) focuses on the development and experimentation of a new methodology for conducting complete techno-economical studies for the refurbishment of public buildings and open spaces (public spaces).
Post date: 20 Iul 2015
We are presenting an intensive PASSIVE HOUSE DESIGN PRINCIPLES seminar and workshop that will take place for the first time in Croatia September 5-6, 2015. The 2 day event will be led by experts from the international Passive House Organization (iPHA) and supported by representatives from the EU SEEDpass project.
Post date: 6 Iul 2015
How is the nearly zero energy buildings (nZEB) standard achieved and how does designing nZEB buildings differ from the usual practice? Can the adoption of nZEB legislation at the national level be sufficient for its successful implementation? Just as the implementation of the EPBD regulations entail additional vocational training for jobs in energy certification, additional professional basis for the implementation of more demanding nZEB directive is needed.
Post date: 3 Iul 2015
This report is a deliverable of the REPUBLIC MED project, focusing on developing and promoting a new methodology for improving techno-economical studies for the refurbishment of public buildings and open spaces (public spaces) in the Mediterranean region.The aim of this work is to provide building researchers and practitioners with a better understanding of how to effectively conduct a building or urban space retrofit to promote energy conservation and sustainability.
Post date: 22 Iun 2015
The European initiative Nearly Zero Energy Hotels (neZEH) aims at accelerating the rate of refurbishment of existing hotels to become Nearly Zero Energy Buildings by:
• providing technical advice to committed hotel owners
• demonstrating the profitability, feasibility and sustainability of investments towards nearly Zero Energy
• undertaking training and capacity building activities
• promoting front runners at national, regional and EU level to increase their market visibility.
Post date: 17 Iun 2015
Balkan countries, with their vast untapped renewable energy potential, have adopted obligatory binding targets for renewable energy. However, they have been struggling to mobilise capital in order to fund and bring projects to fruition. It is estimated that EUR 2.3 billion is required to finance regional renewable projects of common regional interest (Energy Community, 2013).
Post date: 28 Mai 2015
New analysis by the Coalition for Energy Savings of national reports on the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) reveals that central governments have not shown leadership in ending the waste of energy in their own buildings.
Post date: 22 Mai 2015
The European Commission has asked Austria, Croatia, Ireland, Latvia and Romania to ensure the full transposition of the Energy Efficiency Directive. Under this Directive Member States must achieve energy savings over the period from 1 January 2014 till 31 December 2020.
Post date: 14 Mai 2015
Individual EU Member States are to follow distinctive paths in meeting their obligations under the Renewable Energy Directive (including their legally binding 2020 targets) in accordance with their different available resources and their own unique energy markets. Their national renewable energy (RES) action plans map out these distinctive paths, covering:
Post date: 3 Mai 2015
On 20 March 2015, Green Building Councils across Europe launched BUILD UPON, an innovative two year project, aimed at helping European countries design and implement strong, long-term national strategies for the renovation of their existing buildings.
Post date: 23 Apr 2015