Practices

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Evaluation of energy performance of buildings in Albania from the perspective of energy poverty

This evaluation report, the first of its kind in Albania, uses the concept of energy poverty and follows the same line concerning the challenge of meeting citizens’ continuing demand for more electricity or other forms of energy for their...
Lira Hakani of the Environmental Center for Development, Education and Networking (EDEN Center) presents to Balkan Green Energy News the key findings of the Evaluation of Energy Performance of Buildings from the Perspective of Energy...
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A snapshot of building renovation strategies: Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Romania, Slovenia

The EmBuild project published this assessment of the updated national renovation strategies of Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Romania and Slovenia. The development and implementation of national renovation strategies by EU Member States is...
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Experiences of developing local renovation strategies

This report, developed under the framework of the H2020 project EmBuild, mirrors the step-by-step approach used to support municipalities with their renovation strategies: planning (including gathering data to establish an inventory of the...
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Developing a Smart Readiness Indicator for buildings: the final report commissioned by DG ENERGY

This document summarizes the main conclusions of the technical study commissioned and supervised by the European Commission services (DG ENERGY) towards the development of a smart readiness indicator for buildings. In the revised Energy...
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REVALUE fact sheet for Lenders

The REVALUE project partners have published a fact sheet for lenders, outlining the priorities and providing recommendations, as leading lenders are starting to collect energy efficiency data. There are long-term risk implications for low...
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REVALUE fact sheet for Valuers

The REVALUE project partners have published a fact sheet for valuers, outlining the priorities and providing recommendations. Regulators and professional bodies are recognising the importance of energy efficiency in building stock; they...
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REVALUE fact sheet for Housing Providers

The REVALUE project partners have published a fact sheet for housing providers, outlining the priorities and providing recommendations, as housing providers increasingly recognise that poor energy performance in residential buildings could...
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Accelerating the global adoption of energy-efficient and climate-friendly refrigerators

The report guides policymakers on how to promote energy-efficient residential refrigerators in their respective national markets. The report is part of a series of U4E reports on five product groups. The other reports in the series cover...
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Capturing the value of sustainability: identifying the links between sustainability and business value

The purpose of this report, and the guidance within it, is to empower businesses and individuals to make the business case for improving environmental and social impact activities and to enable them to measure and demonstrate the value...
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Heating strategies in a renewable energy transition

The generation of renewable energy (RE) is an increasingly relevant topic in many countries for a multitude of reasons, and the challenges related to its integration into existing energy systems are becoming more and more evident. In...
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The business case for health and wellbeing in green building

The World Green Building Council's report Doing Right by Planet and People: The Business Case for Health and Wellbeing in Green Building urges companies to make green improvements by highlighting the tangible economic benefits of green...
 
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Supporting energy efficiency progress in major economies

IPEEC is an autonomous partnership of nations founded in 2009 by the Group of Eight (G8) to promote collaboration on energy efficiency. Its membership now includes 17 of the Group of 20 (G20) economies, which represent over 80% of global...
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Sustainable Building Certifications: a comparative guide

There are currently hundreds of sustainability certifications for the built environment and the number is set to rise as the focus on certifying buildings continues to increase. This book provides a global overview of sustainable building...
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Strategic Energy Technology Plan: Increase the resilience and security of the energy system

The present document constitutes the Implementation Plan (IP) in actuation of the European Stakeholders Declaration for Action 4 “Increase the resilience and security of the energy system" (19 November 2016). It gathers the consensus of 15...
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Supporting energy management for social care providers

The toolkit is designed for social care professionals and those who support vulnerable households and details tips and advice which could be delivered to help households manage their energy. The toolkit includes case studies and practical...
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Global energy transformation: a roadmap to 2050

Renewable energy needs to be scaled up at least six times faster for the world to start to meet the goals set out in the Paris Agreement. The historic climate accord from 2015 seeks, at minimum, to limit average global temperature rise to...
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Innovative Materials for Seismic and Energy Retrofitting of the Existing EU Buildings

The seismic and energy retrofitting of existing European buildings with innovative materials is addressed in this report. The need for retrofitting of old buildings emanates from their substandard design in terms of both earthquake...
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The Energy improvement of school buildings: Analysis and proposals for action

The objective of this research is to identify a tool of analysis applicable to school buildings that, through simple input information, can make immediate assessment reduction of energy consumption for heating and associated reduction of...
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Smart Readiness Indicator: driving the uptake of smart solutions in buildings

This report summarizes the highlights from the European Copper Institute's (ECI) inputs to the Interim Report and the Second Progress Report by the consortium on the Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) for buildings. ECI welcomes the...
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Business leadership in the transition to renewable electricity

This paper provides a framework for companies seeking to demonstrate leadership in the transition towards a clean energy economy powered by 100% renewable electricity. It draws on best practice already being implemented by leading...