In all the decisions that it makes, a municipality must be a motivator and an initiator of local energy regulations. To minimize CO2 emissions at the local level, the local authority may intervene essentially in two essential stages during the life of a building, namely:
1) the design stage and construction of a new building
2) the phase of rehabilitation, modernization or expansion of an existing building
Post date: 27 May 2016
Energy Efficiency Policies in Europe - Analysis of National Energy Efficiency Action Plans and Policies in EU Member States 2014
Post date: 25 May 2016
The national/regional reports from the recently released Concerted Action EPBD Book "2016 – Implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) – Featuring Country Reports" are now available as individual files, accessible from the updated Country Facts section of BUILD UP, as well the CA EPBD website.
Post date: 25 May 2016
This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Romania, as updated in July 2015.
The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), describing among other things:
Post date: 17 May 2016
Beyond the Paris Agreement, the fight against climate change is also taking place on the field. That’s why, Construction21 accelerates the dissemination of innovation through this international competition of exemplary buildings and eco-districts.
The 2015 winners were announced in Le Bourget during the COP21, at the Buildings Day of the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction. You will discover this year’s winners during the COP22 in Marrakesh!
Post date: 12 May 2016
IEE NeZeR project promotes implementation and smart integration of Nearly Zero Energy Building Renovation (NZEBR) measures and deployment of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) in the European renovation market. Successful business models are necessary for facilitating and accelerating NZEBR and the deployment of RES.
This report has collected and analysed relevant business models for NZEBR from several business models developed and assessed in other EU-funded research projects. This information will support companies planning to develop NZEBR concepts.
Post date: 5 May 2016
Proposal of relevant fiscal incentives and other control instruments for supporting nearly zero-energy renovation
The IEE NeZeR project promotes the implementation and smart integration of Nearly Zero Energy Building Renovation (NZEBR) measures and the deployment of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) in the European renovation market.
Post date: 4 May 2016
Post date: 10 Nov 2015
Investor Confidence Project (ICP) Europe is developing a suite of building energy renovation roadmaps - Energy Performance Protocols - that aim to reduce transaction costs by assembling existing standards and practices into a consistent and transparent process. These tools then enable a marketplace for building owners, project developers, utilities, public programmes and investors to trade in standardised energy efficiency projects.
Post date: 27 Oct 2015
The Pan-European Thermal Atlas (PETA) is an interactive map that shows data on the thermal resources available in any region as well as EU-wide thermal demand. PETA maps heat and cooling demand, the local density of both demands, available waste heat resources and the potential for renewable energy sources.
Post date: 22 Oct 2015