Inspection

How energy audits promote SMEs’ energy efficiency investment

This publication presents EIB Investment Survey data about energy audits and energy-efficiency investments of some 12,500 signatures from EU28 Member States per year.   It suggests that:   - Energy audits are a useful tool for overcoming the...

Digitisation of the EU’s construction industry

The digitisation of the EU’s construction industry is an oft-overlooked area of technological development, both politically and socially. EURACTIV.com has interviewed Milena Feustel to shine a light on the sector and explore the direction the...

Play Solutions for Energy-Efficiency Deep Renovation of European Building Stock

Ninety percent of the existing building stock in Europe was built before 1990. These buildings are in urgent need for a significant improvement of energy-efficiency through renovation.   State-of-the-art renovation solutions are available...

Connecting the Knowhow of Design, Production and Construction Professionals through Mixed Reality to Overcome Building’s Performance Gaps

Abstract At present European buildings typically consume two to five times more energy than predicted at the design stage. An important cause of this performance gap is the discrepancies between the design...

Switzerland’s building stock analysis: The Building Market Briefs

The Building Market Reports collect and generate insights on the building sector to foster low-carbon investment and scaling by generating an in-depth market study through reports. In 50 pages the reports profile a single country-building...

Energy Efficiency Self-Assessment in Buildings – Application Note

This guide, published by the European Copper Institute, presents a simple methodology for assessing the energy consumption of a building and identifying cost effective opportunities to improve energy efficiency, reduce operating costs, and...

Evaluation of IEE II support for buildings

The EU’s Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) Programme supported projects which sought to overcome non-technical barriers to the uptake, implementation and replication of innovative sustainable energy solutions.   The IEE...

Green Homes & Mortgages: a Toolkit for Residential Investors and Developers

Supporting the creation of Green Homes through a credible, cost-effective certification program represents an opportunity for residential investors & developers to differentiate the quality and environmental performance of their...

IEA - EBC Programme - Annual Report 2016

This report presents an overview of the main activities of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Implementing Agreement on Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) Programme. It includes summaries of new, ongoing and recently completed...

Promoting healthy and energy efficient buildings in the European Union: JRC Science for Policy report

Promoting healthy and energy efficient buildings in the European Union: National implementation of related requirements of the Energy Performance Buildings Directive (2010/31/EU)   EU Member States have been developing...