Bogdan Atanasiu

This paper presents information on the extent of fuel poverty in the European Union. It presents the various definitions used, assesses potential measures to alleviate its impact and underlines the role of energy efficiency in buildings in combating the problem. The extent of the problem and its significant impacts in EU countries are assessed, based on current approaches in defining and identifying energy/fuel poverty as well as on statistical data,.
Post date: 17 Jun 2015
Type: Publication

The report Inclusion of New Buildings in Residential Building Typologies - Steps Towards NZEBs Exemplified for Different European Countries is a 2014 deliverable of the EPISCOPE project.   As it is expected, more than one quarter of the European 2050s building stock is still to be built. Consequently, the effective implementation of Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (NZEBs) needs to be supported by providing guidance, common principles and quality checks of the concepts.  
Post date: 15 May 2015
Type: Publication

This report, published by the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE), provides an analysis of residential building regulations in eight EU Member States regarding indoor air quality (IAQ), thermal comfort and daylight requirements. The report addresses a range of topics increasingly important for European buildings and their inhabitants. 
Post date: 30 Mar 2015
Type: Publication

The findings of this report address building planners, designers, and shopping centre stakeholders who can benefit from a number of good practice examples. They can help them make sustainable decisions in the field of energy efficient commercial buildings across the EU-28 and Norway.
Post date: 18 Feb 2015
Type: Publication

A recent study published by BPIE found that energy subsidies and direct financial support for household heating cannot provide a long-term solution to the fuel poverty problem. However, vigorous energy renovation measures of fuel poor homes can give a long-term answer to fuel poverty. Case studies of EU countries financing measures against fuel poverty indicate that - even though energy efficiency measures have proven to be the most sustainable solution to the fuel poverty problem - they receive lower funding compared to income and fuel price support schemes.
Post date: 29 May 2014
Type: Publication

A recent study published by BPIE found that energy subsidies and direct financial support for household heating cannot provide a long-term solution to the fuel poverty problem. However, vigorous energy renovation measures of fuel poor homes can give a long-term answer to fuel poverty. Case studies of EU countries financing measures against fuel poverty indicate that - even though energy efficiency measures have proven to be the most sustainable solution to the fuel poverty problem - they receive lower funding compared to income and fuel price support schemes.
Post date: 28 May 2014
Type: Publication

This report proposes a set of criteria to track nearly zero-energy buildings (nZEB1) renovation in order to identify market actors that implement nZEB renovation for housing sector in five target countries. The report is established as part of an Intelligent Energy Europe project, entitled COHERENO - “Collaboration for housing nearly zero-energy renovation” (www.cohereno.eu).
Post date: 29 Oct 2013
Type: Publication

This report proposes a set of criteria to track nearly zero-energy buildings (nZEB1) renovation in order to identify market actors that implement nZEB renovation for housing sector in five target countries. The report is established as part of an Intelligent Energy Europe project, entitled COHERENO-“Collaboration for housing nearly zero-energy renovation” (www.cohereno.eu).
Post date: 14 Oct 2013
Type: Publication

The recast Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD, 2010/31/EU) requires Member States to introduce minimum energy performance requirements for buildings, building elements and technical building systems and set these requirements based on a cost-optimal methodology. However, the relevant regulation and guidelines developed by European Commission provide Member States with a very large degree of flexibility on how to implement the cost-optimal methodology at national level.
Post date: 19 Aug 2013
Type: Publication

For more information on the three case studies, please go to the BPIE´s website here.
Post date: 19 Mar 2013
Type: Publication