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From January 2021 all new construction in the EU must achieve the nearly-zero energy buildings standard, and existing buildings will have to be renovated at a faster rate. While the carbon emissions from buildings in operation should be reduced, their actual energy consumption relate to a more complex combination of factors.  
Post date: 26 Apr 2019
Type: News

by Marina Laskari (NKUA)  
Post date: 4 Dec 2017
Type: News

By Isabelle Maurizi (PRACSIS)  
Post date: 23 Aug 2017
Type: News

  By François Durier (CETIAT, France)     Certified characteristics of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) appliances are useful for product selection and users’ information needs. They also contribute to a fair competition between manufacturers. Certification of the energy performance parameters makes available trustworthy input data for the energy performance calculation of buildings.     What is certification?  
Post date: 23 Aug 2017
Type: News

by Heike Erhorn-Kluttig (Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics)  
Post date: 17 May 2017
Type: News

BUILD UP provides free access to the latest ideas relating to energy efficiency in buildings. Through a series of regular web seminars, BUILD UP brings together academics and technical experts involved in low energy buildings. To optimise your reading experience, download the .pdf version (see 'Additional documents' below). 
Post date: 27 Nov 2013
Type: News

A new generation of insulating materials has emerged on the market during the last decade. The use of superinsulating materials (SIM) begins a new era of insulation technologies. 
Post date: 27 Nov 2013
Type: News

The 9th edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2014 (EUSEW 2014) will take place in June. Launched in 2006 as a European Commission initiative, EUSEW has become Europe’s leading event on sustainable energy. It brings together energy stakeholders and the general public and provides a prominent platform to showcase successful projects, innovative technologies and best practices. 
Post date: 27 Nov 2013
Type: News

To ensure that the building sector can take full advantage of the opportunities Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (NZEBs) present, EU Member States can step up their efforts by either creating optimal market conditions for renovation and/or by financially supporting energy efficiency measures. To optimise your reading experience, download the .pdf version (see 'Additional documents' below). 
Post date: 27 Nov 2013
Type: News

The large contribution expected from the building sector to the European 2020 energy objectives and the transition to a low carbon economy is a major challenge to the construction industry, which needs to deliver renovations offering a high energy performance and new Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings. To meet these objectives, major efforts are needed to improve the skills of building workers. From a governance perspective, this requires the involvement of stakeholders and public authorities across several policy domains (energy, employment, education and training). 
Post date: 27 Nov 2013
Type: News