This report from the ZEBRA2020 project aims to set up a clear methodology for the definition of nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (nZEBs) in the context of market tracking, both in new constructions and in (deep) renovations.
Post date: 4 Sep 2015
Under the European Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU, EU countries should set up an energy efficiency obligation scheme. This scheme requires energy companies to achieve yearly energy savings of 1.5% of annual sales to final consumers.In order to reach this target, companies have to carry out measures which help final consumers improve energy efficiency. This may include improving the heating system in consumers' homes, installing double glazed windows, or better insulating roofs to reduce energy consumption.
Post date: 13 Aug 2015
360optimi tools help you to identify the life-cycle cost (LCC) of your choice while controlling environmental performance through life-cycle assessment (LCA), both in new construction and renovations. LCA can be used to compare designs, strengthen bids and to achieve credits in certification systems.
Post date: 3 Jun 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 May 2015
Bio-based aggregates such as straw, clay, wheat or grasses mixed with innovative binders might hold the key to a more environmentally friendly construction process and substantial improvements in energy efficiency for everything from individual private residences to major public buildings.
Post date: 14 May 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 May 2015
The School of the Future project was invited by the organisers of the World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED 2015) to present their initiative as an exemplary EU project on energy efficient building renovation during the European Nearly Zero Energy Building Conference. The conference was held on 26 and 27 February 2015 in Wels, Austria.
Post date: 17 Mar 2015
This report is part of the Nearly Zero energy Neighbourhoods (ZenN) project. The general objectives of the project are to demonstrate the feasibility (technical, financial and social) of innovative low energy renovation processes for buildings at the neighbourhood scale; identify and disseminate promising management and financial schemes to facilitate large scale replication and launch ambitious replication plans at several scales (local, regional etc.) with the participation of local administrations.
Post date: 12 Mar 2015
FEDARENE is pleased to announce the launch of the 1st edition of the Roger Léron Award. The purpose of this Award is to acknowledge persistency and a proactive approach, bringing a successful contribution to sustainable energy at the regional and / or local level in Europe.
Post date: 9 Mar 2015
Final deadline to apply for the Sustainable Energy Europe Awards has been extended to 16 March 2015. The Sustainable Energy Europe Awards are the EU reference prize for sustainable energy projects in Europe.
Post date: 3 Mar 2015