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Integral Design to connect industry and university, essential for nZEB design

Eindhoven University of Technology published, on January edition of REHVA journal, an article on how building design processes can be improved through improving process communication understanding, sharing and collaboration. I have found...
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EASME Energy Efficiency Data Hub

The Energy Efficiency Data Hub is a new online tool developed by the European Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME). With interactive maps, key data and statistics, this application features the energy efficiency projects...
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What can be said about a smartness indicator?

As part of the proposals released by the European Commission on November 30 2016, the introduction of a ‘smartness indicator’ is foreseen.   With respect to the features of this smartness indicator, the following description is provided...
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Warm Homes page for Bosnia homeowners is launched

Two dominant and closely related problems the world faces today are the lack of uncertainty in energy supply on the one hand, and environmental pollution and climate change as a result of excessive energy consumption on the other hand. One...
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Making our iconic city skylines better for the planet

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...
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Building Renovation Passports

Building Renovation Passports – Customised roadmaps towards deep renovation and better homes   Thursday 2 February 2017   Despite the proven economic and technical feasibility of building renovation and the societal and environmental...
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MEnS Webinar series on ¨Retrofit Toward NZEB - Meeting of Energy Skills¨

  Following the successful experience of the national training courses in 10 EU countries and the Front Meeting of Skills around Europe, the MEnS project will deliver another project’s core activity for its e-learning platform: a series...
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SmarterHouse

SmarterHouse, a project of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), is a residential energy savings guide. Following a review of measures to tighten up the building shell itself, the tool focuses on major appliances,...
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Energy Union is about re-inventing our economy, says Maroš Šefčovič

The European Commission’s Winter Package of Energy Union laws will be a turning point for clean energy, writes Maroš Šefčovič, vice-president of the European Commission, in charge of the Energy Union.  But the spirit of the package goes...
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What kind of financial tools will the EU offer to encourage deep renovation?

The European Commission aims to encourage a more effective use of public funds, help project developers bring good project ideas to maturity, and make the energy efficiency market more trusted and attractive for all stakeholders through...
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HERON project Decision Support Tool

An innovative, friendly to the end user, software developed by KEPA in the frame of the HERON project (H2020, Grant AgreemENT. No. 649690) facilitates policy makers and market stakeholders in their energy efficiency policy making for...
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10th International Buildair Symposium

Experts from the East, West, North an South present their most recent results   On 31 March and 1 April 2017 in Hanover, the International BUILDAIR Symposium will bring together experts from many countries to discuss the most recent...
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GREENPEACE GREECE: The real energy crisis is the country's energy-intensive building sector

When seven out of ten households in Greece live in 'leaky' buildings, the problem is not the insufficiency of power supply, but the energy inefficiency of buildings and the lack of political volition, says Greenpeace Greece     The root...
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Electricity Map: Live CO2 emissions of the European electricity consumption

An open source project which visualises the emissions of electricity generation across Europe along with the potential for renewable energy.   The Electricity Map project has integrated live data feeds into an interactive map of Europe...
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The 2016 Commission’s winter package - What is the investment plan?

The European Commission complements the measures it is taking to reach its 2030 targets with the “Smart Finance for Smart Buildings” investment initiative. It aims to encourage a more effective use of public funds, help project developers...
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The 2016 Commission’s winter package - Does it address energy poverty?

Energy poverty is a major challenge across the EU, and has its root in low incomes and energy inefficient housing. The winter package presents a new approach to protect vulnerable consumers.   The Commission's energy efficiency proposals...
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The top 5 green building stories in 2016 according to Eco-Business

Around the world, buildings are becoming greener as technology and tenant behaviour combine to lower the impact of urbanisation on the planet. Ping Manongdo (Eco-Business) presents the top 5 green building stories in 2016.     The...
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RENEW-SCHOOL

High quality school renovations with prefabricated wooden components - solutions, real examples and analysis through Europe   15 November 2016   The webinar focused on solutions and strategies for indoor air quality, thermal comfort and...
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Report presentation: Energy Transition of the EU Building Stock

Wednesday 12 October 2016   How to transform the building stock from being an energy waster to being a positive element in the EU energy system and the EU economy? Do the EU’s climate and energy targets meet the needs and expectations of...
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The Green Rating™ tool

The upgraded Green Rating™ tool, one of the main outcomes of the Trust EPC project, will be developed as a sustainable energy investment assessment and benchmarking tool addressing building and facility renovations, principally targeted to...