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Save the date! Webinar on Long-Term Renovation Strategies, the EPBD central tool for Member States

SAVE THE DATE!   The countdown to transpose the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) has started!   Member States have until March 2020 to translate into national law all the new requirements...

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Environmental footprint and circularity in the construction sector

While focusing in energy efficiency of buildings, Build UP portal acknowledge the relevance of an integrated approach to the overarching goal of reducing environmental footprint of...

From restorative to regenerative sustainability: State of Art and visions for Regenerative Heritage

By Egla Luca, Ivan Sulc and Edeltraud Haselsteiner   Within the COST initiative RESTORE -- Rethinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy -- since 2017 a network of researchers and...

Developing a Smart Readiness Indicator for buildings: the final report commissioned by DG ENERGY

This document summarizes the main conclusions of the technical study commissioned and supervised by the European Commission services (DG ENERGY) towards the development of a smart readiness indicator...

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ENERPAT - Energy Planning Assessment Tool

ENERPAT (Energy Planning Assessment Tool), is an application that enables professionals in the building sector (architects, urban planners, builders,...

What are the keys to decarbonising Europe’s heating and cooling ?

5 factors are holding back the energy transition to a zero emissions Europe by 2050, writes Thomas Nowak.   The way we use energy in our society needs to change if we want to keep global warming well below 2°C, as stipulated at COP21 in...

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Windows, Doors, Curtain Walls

In the past windows influenced only 20-30% the energy demand of buildings but in low energy buildings windows have already an influence of more than 50% to the energy needs. With the upcoming net zero energy buildings the influence will raise above 80%.

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TRUST EPC SOUTH – Financing Energy Efficiency Contracting in the tertiary sector

  The Trust EPC South project, co-funded by the European Commission, aims to raise awareness of and scale up investments in energy efficiency (EE) and sustainable energy (SE) technologies in the...

Solutions Gateway

Low Carbon Solutions for Urban Development Challenges     The Solutions Gateway is an online resource platform for Local Governments where they will be able to find possible Low...

Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA)

The Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) is a public-private collaboration that turns global expertise into action to accelerate local government implementation of building...