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Abstract: The energy performance of buildings directive requires from the European Union Member States to ensure that by 31 December 2020 all new buildings are nearly zero-energy buildings (NZEBs) and after 31 December 2018, new buildings occupied/owned by the public authorities should also have the NZEB perfor-mance.  
Post date: 26 nov 2020
Type: Publication

In its recent communication on the European Union climate target for 2030, the EU Commission described energy efficiency legislation and policies as essential instruments contributing to the achievement of the new 2030 greenhouse gas reduction.  
Post date: 26 nov 2020
Type: Nyheter

Efficient buildings strategiesThe Renovation Wave seen by national energy agencies  11 December 2020, 10 - 11 am CET   The Interreg MED Efficient Buildings Community is organizing the webinar "Efficient Buildings Strategies: The Renovation Wave seen by national energy agency".  
Post date: 25 nov 2020
Type: Händelse

The Commission has launched 2 public consultations today on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive and the Energy Efficiency Directive.   The objective of these 12 week consultations is to seek a wide range of views on to what extent and how these 2 directives should be revised. This will feed into the preparation of Commission proposals next year.  
Post date: 24 nov 2020
Type: Nyheter

European Social, Cooperative and Public Housing providers aim at refurbishing 400,000 homes per year or 4 million homes by 2030.   This will decrease the energy consumption of the refurbished housing units on average by 50% by 2030, cut emissions with at least 50% and save up to €700 per year on average to each resident.   Frontrunners in energy efficiency  
Post date: 24 nov 2020
Type: Publication

By 2050 around 80% of the world's population will be living in urban areas. Currently, they occupy 3% of the Earth's surface but produce around 72% of greenhouse gases.   Growing urbanization along with climate change will have a serious impact on our life in cities in terms of air quality, warmer temperatures and higher flood risk. But solutions to reducing the environmental impact and improving people's quality of life has been found in nature.  
Post date: 24 nov 2020
Type: Nyheter

The 23rd webinar on the Low Carbon Economy   Every day, more than 22,000,000 m³ of hot water are consumed by European homes alone. It is a major source of energy consumption for new housing, and yet 80 percent of this heat ends up in sewers and is wasted.   Considering hot water is mostly used in showers, recovering waste heat from shower drains could be a simple way to save up to 70 percent wasted energy and related CO2 emissions.  
Post date: 17 nov 2020
Type: Händelse

EUKI Academy has started a series of web seminars and is cordially inviting to a EUKI Academy Web Seminar on:   The Renovation Wave under the European Green Deal: New policy windows for accelerating and financing building renovation at the municipal level   When? 26th November 2020 – 11:00-12:00 CET   What?
Post date: 17 nov 2020
Type: Händelse

What has been the overall trend in final energy consumption of buildings in the EU since 2010?   What are the main drivers of the energy consumption variation, and in particular energy savings, for residential and service buildings?   These are the key questions answered during this (11th) webinar in the Odyssee-Mure on Energy Efficiency Academy.
Post date: 17 nov 2020
Type: Händelse

The Efficient Buildings Community has just developed a new set of recommendations for European and National decision-makers.   The eight recommendations are grounded in the experience of the Mediterranean local authorities and they aim to bring the lessons learned in the discussion about the next generation of energy policies: the European Green Deal, issued by the Commission last December, and the recovery plans in response to Covid-19, currently underway in each Member State.   
Post date: 16 nov 2020
Type: Publication