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
Although experience has shown that Nearly Zero Energy Buildings can be realised in practice, many challenges lie ahead of driving the market in this direction. A specific challenge concerns the actual compliance of buildings with the applicable regulations, while another one lies in upgrading the quality of the works to meet NZEB standards.
Post date: 18 Jun 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 Jun 2015
The residential project stands out amongst other recently built projects in the area thanks to a set of benefits that provide tenants with a high standard of living. Edenia Titan is located in the green area of Titan neighborhood, being well connected to the public transport network and close to all facilities that a person might need in everyday life.
Post date: 10 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
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 May 2015
Post date: 6 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
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
This workshop is organised in the context of the ZEBRA2020 project, to present best practice cases and tools that can support national policy makers and industry representatives to transform and stimulate energy efficiency in the buildings' market and encourage competition.
The workshop is divided into two sessions.
Post date: 22 Apr 2015