Practices

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Renovation of the THEODORE building

  The renovation of the THEODORE building is in line with the desire of AG Real Estate to participate in the enhancement of urban heritage.   This building of 3500 m2, inscribed in a remarkable architectural ensemble which includes the...
Project type : Renovation Building Type : Office building < 28m Construction Year : 2015 Delivery year : 2017 Climate zone : [Cfb] Marine Mild Winter, warm summer, no dry season. Net Floor Area : 3 512 m2 Construction/...
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Results from the UNECE third meeting on energy efficiency standards in buildings

A workshop on validation of preliminary results of mapping of existing technologies to enhance energy efficiency buildings has been held under the auspices of the Joint Task Force on Energy Efficiency Standards in Buildings as the third...
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Towards large scale deep renovation: unlocking Ireland’s potential

The aim of this report is to present the results of the first part of the ECCoPro consultation process: October 2017 to January 2018. The first part of the report describes how a framework for holistic energy efficiency training of...
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Environmental footprint and circularity in the construction sector

While focusing in energy efficiency of buildings, Build UP portal acknowledge the relevance of an integrated approach to the overarching goal of reducing environmental footprint of buildings. The rational and efficient use of materials and...
Perspective Overview of BAMB H2020 Project: Environmental footprint and circularity in the construction sector.
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Local energy and climate roadmaps: 5 city visions for 2050

The EU is currently designing a new 2050 strategy for reducing its GHG emissions, which should be compatible with the Paris climate agreement. Many European cities have already engaged in the long-term planning for the mid-century mark....
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Balancing preservation and energy efficiency in building retrofits

Energy conservation has become one of the primary goals of architecture and engineering design today, especially when retrofitting existing buildings.   The desire to improve the energy efficiency of an existing building must be balanced...
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Spreadsheet with LCCs: a database for benchmarking actual NZEB life-cycle costs of the case studies

The EPBD recast established that all new buildings have to reach by the end of 2020 the nZEB target set by the Member States. The scope of this report is to provide a CRAVEzero cost spreadsheet, implementing a comprehensive and structured...
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Indoor Environmental Quality Survey: ExcEED contribution to healthier buildings

A good Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) encompassing air quality, thermal comfort, lighting and acoustics, is a cornerstone to ensure health, comfort, wellbeing and productivity of the building occupants, who spend around 90% of their...
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MORE-CONNECT research project results overview

The H2020 MORE-CONNECT project “Development and advanced prefabrication of innovative, multifunctional building envelope elements for Modular Retrofitting and smart Connections” has been successfully completed. All the project objectives...
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Deep energy renovation of traditional buildings: addressing knowledge gaps and skills training in Ireland

The primary intent of this research project is to review the current state of knowledge and risks relating to the deep energy renovation of traditional buildings, which have different hygroscopic and thermal behaviors to buildings of...
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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 specification and the As-Built...
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Better business guide to energy saving

This guide shows how to identify measures where energy and cost savings can be easily made with little or no cost. It is designed for use by anyone new to carbon saving (especially in smaller businesses) and recognises that not everyone...
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EU energy in figures: statistical pocketbook 2018

EU energy statistical pocketbook (2018 version) provides energy statistics for all EU countries and the EU as a whole, covering areas including energy production and consumption, socio-economic indicators, and the impact of the energy...
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From restorative to regenerative sustainability: State of Art and visions for Regenerative Heritage

By Egla Luca, Ivan Sulc and Edeltraud Haselsteiner   Within the COST initiative RESTORE -- Rethinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy -- since 2017 a network of researchers and experts have been actively addressing the...
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Energy Community Secretariat issues policy guidelines for eastern European prosumers

  The Energy Community Secretariat, an international organization run by the EU and the governments of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, and Ukraine –...
The international organization, which aims to extend the good practices of the EU’s internal energy market to southeastern Europe and the Black Sea region, has released new guidelines for the grid integration of distributed generation...
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A first report on the Prioritee’s methodology to improve energy efficiency in public buildings

Low carbon economy is a key issue for territorial sustainable development and for EU objectives. In the Mediterranean area, the challenge is to develop solutions adapted to various regional contexts from densely urbanised areas with dense...
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Review of technology assumptions for decarbonisation scenarios

Modelling scenarios for development of the energy system is highly dependent on the assumptions. An essential input to any modelling exercise are assumptions about the development of technologies - both in terms of performance and costs....
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Minimum energy efficiency standards for a fair energy transition / Energetische Mindeststandards für eine sozial gerechte Wärmewende

In a joint factsheet, BPIE and the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) recommend the introduction of minimum energy performance standards for rental buildings. In general, a household is said to be in energy poverty when its members...
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Drivers of recent energy consumption trends across sectors in EU28

  This Report was commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate General for Energy, Energy Efficiency Unit, to provide an overview of the drivers of recent trends in final energy consumption and a first indication of the short-term...
The report provides an overview of the drivers of recent trends in final energy consumption in the residential, services, transport and industry sectors. It is based on material presented at an expert workshop on Energy Consumption trend...
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Analysis and results of energy efficiency policies in Italy

  Following the guidelines of the measures contained in the Clean Energy for All Europeans package, presented at the end of 2016 by the European Commission, the 2017 National Energy Strategy (NES) confirms the key role of energy...
ENEA is the National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, a public body aimed at research, technological innovation and the provision of advanced services to enterprises, public administration and...