Advantages of Nearly Zero-Energy Building Renovation-booklet gives reasons and arguements for renovating into Nearly Zero-Energy level instead of traditional renovation.
Post date: 14 Jun 2016
This report presents a proposal for nZEB renovations of residential buildings for Finnish cities Helsinki, Espoo and Porvoo. Similar methods and guidance can be applied even though these cities have different kinds of building stock.
Post date: 14 Jun 2016
The International Energy Agency's Energy in Buildings and Communities (IEA-EBC) Programme newsletter carries regular reports of energy policy development and research activities taking place in various countries. It contains updates on ongoing and planned research projects, features new publications and website information, as well as topical articles of a general nature. It is intended for those active in fields relating to operational energy saving for buildings and communities.
The IEA-EBC news Issue 63, June 2016 contains the following articles:
Post date: 8 Jun 2016
The social and environmental urgency of large-scale integrated retrofitting of the European building stock is widely acknowledged. However, the building sector has not yet been able to devise a structural, large-scale retrofitting process and systematic approach. There is an urgent need for cost-effective solutions to accelerate deep renovation of buildings. To promote deep renovation, it is of great value to find the right balance between the energy conservation and efficiency measures as well as the measures and technologies that promote the use of renewable energy.
Post date: 12 May 2016
International Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities on Add-Ons in deep renovation of existing buildings | ABRACADABRA PROJECT
Post date: 20 Apr 2016
SBE16 Tallinn and Helsinki Conference
The SBE16 Conference will take place on 5-7 October 2016 in Tallinn (Estonia) and Helsinki (Finland), focusing on building green and deep renovation.
The conference themes include the following:
Investing in high performance
How to measure green?
Nearly zero-energy buildings
Deep, integrated renovation
Energy aspects in land use planning
Post date: 12 Feb 2016
The building sector is key to achieving the transition to a low-carbon economy, and examples of industrialisation processes with positive results on the ground and reduced costs are already out there waiting to be replicated. The regulatory and business environment in which early-movers operate needs adaptation to deliver a better support for the scaling-up of these business models and to tap the available potential.
Post date: 2 Feb 2016
Post date: 17 Jul 2015
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
This paper is based on a review of a cross section of strategies, conducted by the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE). It attempts to determine whether the requirements set out in Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) Article 4 have been met and assess whether they embody the level of ambition that is consistent with transforming Europe’s existing building stock into a highly energy performing one. Member States are ranked according to their compliance levels.
Post date: 17 Jun 2015