Practices

Publication

European energy efficiency services markets and quality: a report from QualitEE project

Funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, the QualitEE project aims to increase investment in energy efficiency services in the building sector within the EU and improve trust in service providers. This will be achieved by developing...
This report has been developed as part of the "QualitEE – Quality Certification Frameworks for Energy Efficiency Services" project supported by the EU's Horizon 2020 programme.
Publication

Application of IoT and Machine Learning techniques for the assessment of thermal comfort perception

Abstract:   Thermal comfort is traditionally assessed by using the PMV index defined according to the EN ISO 7730:2005 where the user passively interacts with the surrounding environment considering a physic-based model built on a steady-...
Publication

Heat Pumps to decarbonize heating and cooling

Heat pump technology can deliver major economic, environmental and energy system benefits to Europe. Heat pumps use renewable energy and may be the single most efficient technology for heating and cooling, particularly when both services...
Case

Vacuum Insulation Panel technology used in façade insulation of the Grand Tower Frankfurt

VIPA International Case study: Vacuum Insulation Panel technology used in façade insulation of the Grand Tower Frankfurt The Challenge   The population in many large cities has been exploding for years. At the same time, there is limited...
Publication

Affordable renewable energy supply for high energy efficiency in German building sector

Efficiency reduces costs and risks, creates many benefits and opportunities. The study assesses how climate targets can be achieved at the lowest possible cost and what role building efficiency plays in the energy system.   The study...
A study commissioned by the organization Agora Energiewende and the European Climate Foundation finds that high energy efficiency in buildings is a condition for affordable renewable energy supply.
Publication

Energy-efficient Buildings contractual Public-Private Partnership: 2018 Progress Monitoring Report

The Energy-efficient Buildings (EeB) cPPP is a partnership between the European Commission (EC) and the private sector as represented by the private members of the EeB cPPP Partnership Board and supported by the Energy Efficient Buildings...
The document prepared by ECTP provides a critical analysis of the Energy-efficient Buildings contractual Public-Private Partnership (EeB cPPP) progress in the implementation of its multiannual roadmap, a summary of progress achieved and an...
Case

Renovating buildings to save energy in Valladolid

Run-down district in Valladolid, Spain, that has now become a model of sustainable living in cities.   In the suburbs of Valladolid, a city in central Spain, a district is at the forefront of Europe's energy transition. With its 19...
Publication

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...
Case

Deep renovation of “El Garrofer” school in Viladecans to meet EnerPHit / Passivhaus standard

http://bertapujol.com/portfolio/rehabilitacio-d-edifici-escolar-a-viladecans/?lang=en   This project was contracted by Viladecans municipality based on the results of a previous study of the capacity of Deep renovation of three schools...
The project of deep renovation of “El Garrofer” school allowed the upgrading of the building so as to meet the Pasivhaus standard and have a nearly zero energy building (nZEB). Energy use will be cut in more than a half from the situation...
Publication

Energy efficiency in new buildings: experiences from Denmark

A key question for energy planners is whether today’s investments in energy infrastructure should be based on traditional fossil fuels or on energy efficiency and savings and renewable energy technologies?   The traditional fossil fuel...
Publication

Private rental sector and home energy retrofit investment in Scotland

This report is an introduction to the issue of effective government policy with respect to energy efficient retrofit in the private rental secto, and to some of the evidence that relates to the topic.   It is intended to be relevant to...
News

Deep Retrofit Training Programmes by Fit-to-NZEB Ready to Enter the Vocational Education and Training Practice in Europe

The new training programmes on deep energy retrofit developed by the Horizon 2020 project Fit-to-NZEB are uploaded and ready for use by any interested training institution.   This is the major outcome of the first year of the promising EU-...
Publication

High energy performance buildings under Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency

The European Commission has published a report on high energy performing buildings, showcasing EU funded innovation and market uptake projects.   A total of 24 projects funded under the Energy Efficiency part of the Horizon 2020 programme...
Case

Jessica II Fund for Multi-apartment Building Modernisation in Lithuania

In 2010, the energy efficiency of housing had been improving significantly in Lithuania over the previous ten years in part as a result of the JESSICA I program to implement energy efficiency renovations.   However, the energy consumption...
Case Studies of the EU Energy Poverty Observatory (EPOV) showcase successfully implemented energy poverty measures in the Member States. They highlight best practices that can be used as models for energy poverty action.
Publication

CraftEdu: A Horizon 2020 project setting up national qualification and training schemes for craftsmen in the Czech Republic and developing the further offer of training courses in Slovakia, Austria and Bulgaria

Project concept CraftEdu develops innovative qualification and training schemes for craftsmen and on-site workers in the field of energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources in buildings. It creates learning materials and paves...
Publication

Energy Efficiency 2018, the IEA Market Report

Global energy demand grew by 2% in 2017 after two years of low growth. An increase in energy using activities across many countries, regions and sectors outweighed ongoing progress on energy efficiency. Global energy intensity fell by 1.7...
Publication

Vulnerable consumer empowerment in a smart meter world

The overarching aim of SMART-UP project was to understand the impact that tailored energy advice can have on the active use of a smart meter and in‐home display to manage energy consumption in vulnerable households. It did so by developing...
SMART‐UP is a cross‐European research project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 grant fund.
Publication

Guideline for cost benefit analysis of grid development projects

This Guideline for Cost Benefit Analysis of Grid Development Projects is developed in compliance with the requirements of the EU Regulation (EU) 347/2013.   The Regulation is intended to ensure a common framework for multi-criteria cost-...
Publication

Guidance on Innovation Procurement: the Commission notice

Adopted in the context of the Communication on “A renewed European Agenda for Research and Innovation – Europe’s chance to shape its technological leadership” and the input to the Leaders’ informal dinner in Sofia on 16 May 2018, this...
News

Financing schemes: the key for successful energy efficiency projects

In the last years, the improvement of energy efficiency in buildings is one of the main topics pursue at European level able to generate economic, social and environmental benefits.   At EU level several directives as EPDB Energy...