existing buildings

"Die energetische Gebäudesanierung gehört zu den zentralen Stellschrauben der Energiewende. Der Gebäudebereich allein ist in Deutschland verantwortlich für rund 35 Prozent des Energieverbrauchs und für 30 Prozent der energiebedingten CO2-Emissionen. Ein besonderer Fokus der energetischen Sanierung liegt dabei auf privaten Wohnhäusern, die knapp zwei Drittel des Gebäudebestandes ausmachen. Es gibt in Deutschland rund 14 Millionen Ein- und Zweifamilienhäuser und etwa vier Millionen Mehrfamilienhäuser.
Post date: 20 Oct 2017
Type: Publication

Energy efficiency is the ‘no regret’ solution to reduce the European Union’s dependence on energy imports and fight climate change, while featuring multiple benefits. Yet, its potential is underexploited. The EU’s 30% energy efficiency target foreseen for 2030 could only be reached as a result of effective multi-level governance between local, regional and national authorities.
Post date: 19 Sep 2017
Type: Event

  Europe must lead the world on cutting greenhouse gas emissions from existing buildings if we are to meet the ambition of the Paris Agreement, a coalition of over 300 businesses and organisations from across the continent urged today.    
Post date: 26 Apr 2017
Type: News

By Frankie Downy, Manager of C40’s Private Building Efficiency Network     When stepping off a train or plane to visit a city for the first time, you wonder: will it live up to expectations, will it look like it does in the movies? Then the towering skyline of New York City, Hong Kong or Tokyo hits you and it takes your breath away. As a tourist it’s exciting; however, viewed through the lens of a policy maker with the task of making those buildings energy efficient, it’s a daunting prospect.  
Post date: 21 Feb 2017
Type: Note

Seven Innovative City Programmes for Existing Building Energy Efficiency    
Post date: 20 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

As the iNSPiRe project reaches the end of its EC funding phase, partners are hosting a final workshop to provide valuable insight into the innovative, energy-efficient retrofit solutions it has developed, tested and demonstrated. The workshop will take place in Brussels, Belgium, on 15 September 2016 (9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.).  
Post date: 24 Aug 2016
Type: Event

On 29 July 2016, the European Commission published its recommendation on nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB).  
Post date: 9 Aug 2016
Type: Note

BRINGING THE BUILDINGS SECTOR TOGETHER TO DELIVER A RENOVATION REVOLUTION   The 2-days Leaders’ Summit, organised in the context of the BUILD UPON project, will take place in Madrid, Spain, on 20-21 September 2016, focusing on how to co-design and implement long-term national renovation strategies to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings.   Summit participants will:  
Post date: 8 Jul 2016
Type: Event

Post date: 31 Aug 2015
Type: Event

The EU imports 53% of its energy needs every year and on the 18th of June, the EU became 100% dependent on foreign energy imports. This comes at a cost of 400 billion per year! With existing buildings accounting for 40% of EU energy needs but wasting 80% through leaky buildings, building renovation is the low hanging fruit to reduce energy waste and become independent from fuel imports.
Post date: 26 Jun 2015
Type: Link