Environmental laws have a huge impact on our life. They improve water and air quality, they protect nature, and they encourage recycling and waste management. But to really make an appreciable difference, these EU laws have to be properly implemented.
Post date: 26 Oct 2018
The European Commission has published a report on high energy performing buildings, showcasing EU funded innovation and market uptake projects.
A total of 24 projects funded under the Energy Efficiency part of the Horizon 2020 programme are presented, addressing three priority areas: deep renovation of existing buildings, new Nearly Zero-energy Buildings, and smart buildings.
Post date: 25 Oct 2018
FESTA project has the overall objective to foster local energy investments on public buildings (primarily in schools, a significant target in Italy for energy efficiency) and to spread the PPP approach also through the innovative, for the context, Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) in Convergence Regions.
The main specific objectives of the proposed action are:
Post date: 24 Oct 2018
This Topic includes all content relevant to the Themes "User/ Building interactions", "User behavior" and "user motivation"
Post date: 18 Oct 2018
This Topic includes all content relevant to the Themes "Deep renovation technology packages" and "Deep renovation: paradigm and technology packages for historic and existing residential building cases"
Post date: 18 Oct 2018
Energy efficiency is the best investment in sustainable energy that has multiple benefits. Yet, its vast potential is not realised. What are the challenges – as it’s seen by the industry? How can regional and local authorities can foster such investments? What are the financial hints and tricks to make a project attractive for those who finance it?
This webinar aims to discuss these questions among others and assist those considering to draft and implement ambitious local and regional EE policies and actions.
Post date: 17 Oct 2018
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 buildings. The rational and efficient use of materials and construction systems and the minimization of waste production from the construction sector are essential target areas with high potential of amelioration of critical indicators.
Post date: 15 Oct 2018
The EU-funded, Horizon 2020 project STUNNING, which promotes knowledge exchange and interaction in the field of energy-efficient building renovation, is conducting a survey on barriers for energy refurbishments to seek out answers and recommendations for the stagnant renovation rate in Europe. Based on the survey’s evaluation, STUNNING will provide insights on the processes that need to take place for the alleviation of the most common obstacles and market failures.
Post date: 5 Oct 2018
This is the ninth issue of the ZERO-PLUS (Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology) research project newsletter.
Post date: 20 Sep 2018
The 8th ECTP open Conference will be dedicated to present and discuss current and anticipated innovation in the built environment field. Plenary sessions with high-level speakers from academia, industry and the European Commission will introduce the global scheme and visions from various stakeholders. Parallel sessions will deal with the topics of the 5 ECTP Committees: Energy Efficient Buildings, Infrastructure & Mobility, Materials & Sustainability, Heritage & Regeneration and Active Ageing & Design.
Post date: 7 Sep 2018