The Horizon 2020 funded RentalCal project (European Rental Housing Framework for the Profitability Calculation of Energetic Retrofitting Investments) aims to improve market transparency for energy efficiency investments in the rental housing industry. It does so by providing a benchmarking tool for transnational profitability assessments of such investments.
Post date: 14 Jan 2019
In January 2019 the European Commission published the third report on energy prices and costs in Europe. Published every two years, this most recent report finds that wholesale energy prices have fallen in recent years due to increasing competition on wholesale markets from greater amounts of renewable energy, improved interconnections and a more integrated internal electricity market.
Post date: 11 Jan 2019
The ExcEED project (European Energy Efficient building district Database) is funded by the European Commission under the H2020 programme and aims at collecting data coming from new, modern and energy efficient buildings (such as energy performance, CO2 emissions, etc.).
Post date: 10 Jan 2019
In the framework of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR), biomass burning for heat production in households has emerged as a major issue where a better balance between “decarbonisation” benefits and negative impacts on air quality, the environment and human health is needed.
Post date: 9 Jan 2019
The research project EFIResources: Resource Efficient Construction towards Sustainable Design supports European policies related to the efficient use of resources in construction. Its major goal is the development of a performance-based approach for sustainable design, enabling to assess the resource efficiency of buildings, throughout the complete life cycle.
Post date: 7 Jan 2019
On 26th and 27th November 2018, the Competence Centre Building Envelope of Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts once again hosted the international conference FACADE 2018 at the KKL Lucerne. This year’s event has been also the closing conference of the COST Action TU1403 “Adaptive Facades Network”, which was initiated by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts four years ago.
Post date: 19 Dec 2018
The CoNZEBs team has completed the activity on the identification of potential cost reductions in the design and construction processes. The scientific partners and the housing organisations assessed the cost related to the design and planning phase according to the specific conditions applying in the participant countries (Germany, Denmark, Italy and Slovenia). Also the temporal development of construction costs for the main categories was investigated.
Post date: 18 Dec 2018
The report “The iBRoad concept in practice” gives an overview of the potential services to be provided by the relevant software itself, as well as of the potential links with other tools or services available on the market, and present the ones that are to be actually implemented and tested under the iBRoad project.
Post date: 18 Dec 2018
A new guidebook on "How to develop a Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP)" has just been released by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.
Now aligned with the 2030 Covenant of Mayors target, the guidebook has been enriched with information on climate change adaptation, which is one of the three pillars of the movement in Europe.
The guidebook is divided into three parts:
Post date: 5 Dec 2018
During the 2013-2015 period, the ESCO markets of the EU Enlargement and Neighbouring Countries (namely Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Belarus, Ukraine, Turkey and Russia) remained almost unchanged compared to the 2010-2013 period.
Post date: 4 Dec 2018