Practices

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Green for Growth Fund Impact Stories: Improving energy efficiency in Montenegro

The Green for Growth Fund (GGF), which was initiated as a public-private partnership in December 2009 by German development bank KfW and the European Investment Bank (EIB), surpassed major milestones in 2017, increasing the total financing...
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Proposal of a methodology for achieving a LEED O+M certification in historic buildings

Nowadays resources are running out quickly, it’s necessary to consider how the construction industry influences the environment using different materials and sources during all the building’s life cycle. For this reason, in every...
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Amended Energy Performance of Buildings Directive enters into force

Many stakeholders, from government officials to contractors on building sites, will be asking what are the main changes and how will they affect me? To answer these question, the European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in...
9th July 2018: Amended Energy Performance of Buildings Directive enters into force, start of the transposition countdown! The publication in the Official Journal of the EU of the Amending Directive 2018/844/EU took place on the 19th June...
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Good practice in energy efficiency for Central and South Eastern Europe

Set up in 2015, the "Central and South-Eastern European Energy Connectivity" (CESEC) initiative aims to accelerate the integration of Central and South-Eastern European gas markets and diversify gas supplies. It brings together nine EU...
Publication prepared jointly by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Energy and the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
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Behavioural insights on energy efficiency in the residential sector: a report by SEAI

SEAI is Ireland's national sustainable energy authority; SEAI helps homes, businesses, communities, and industry to be more energy efficient. Also, supports the development of clean energy technologies that cause less harm to the...
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The Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment Report (GTR)

The Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment report (GTR) is jointly prepared by the Frankfurt School UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance, Bloomberg New Energy Finance and UN Environment. The Global...
The GTR is the sister publication to the REN21 Renewables Global Status Report.
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Renewables 2018, Global Status Report

REN21 is a multi-stakeholder network that is built on an international community of over 900 experts from governments, inter-governmental organisations, industry associations, non-governmental organisations, and science and academia. It...
RENEWABLES 2018, GLOBAL STATUS REPORT, a comprehensive annual overview of the state of renewable energy.    
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BPIE, Climate-KIC and Rockwool: a new report on urban regeneration

ROCKWOOL cooperated with BPIE and EIT Climate-KIC to produce the report “Upscaling urban regeneration: European frontrunner cases are leading the way”. The report highlights key learnings from successful urban regeneration projects across...
The report highlights key learnings from successful urban regeneration projects across Europe combined with insights from experts in the field.
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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...
Building Technologies Accelerator (BTA) is a programme by EIT Climate-KIC: the EU’s largest public private partnership addressing climate change through innovation to build a zero carbon economy. BTA has addressed the Building sector...
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Materials for high temperature energy applications: the EERA/EuMat position paper

The European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) is an alliance of European public research centres and universities: brings together around 250 research centres and universities across 30 countries. Actively working together in 17 joint...
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CoolHeating project: biomass use for district heating in Šabac

The CoolHeating project goal is to support the development of the market for small modular renewable heating and cooling systems in cities and municipalities of South-East Europe (SEE). This goal will be achieved through the transfer of...
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Report on EU implementation of nZEBs

The EU H2020 project CRAVEzero ( Cost Reduction and market Acceleration for ViablE nearly zero-energy buildings) focuses on proven and new approaches to reduce the costs of nZEBs at all stages of the life cycle. The primary goal is to...
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2018 Best Practice Guidelines for the EU Code of Conduct on Data Centre Energy Efficiency

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector including data centres generates up to 2% of the global CO2 emissions and data centres are estimated to have the fastest growing carbon footprint from across the whole ICT sector,...
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Capturing energy savings by designing efficient data centers

Google’s innovations in search and advertising have made their website one of the most widely used and their brand one of the most recognized in the world. In 2016, Google celebrated 10 years of carbon neutrality and announced that they...
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ICAE2018 at San Sebastian (Spain): a bridge between research and design of architectural envelopes

From 20th to 22nd July, San Sebastian, in the north east of Spain, became the set of one of the most interesting and attractive events for those dealing with façade systems and technologies, and in general for those active in the field of...
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The VEEP Project: Cost-Effective Recycling of CDW in High Added Value Energy Efficient Prefabricated Concrete Components

Around 461 million ton/year of C&DW are generated in EU28. Recent studies on the characterization of C&DW samples at European level revealed a predominant fraction of concrete (52% average). Over the last years, novel technology...
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The Green Instruct Project: prefabrication for refurbishment from a modular perspective by way of a universal building block with customization potential

The rapid worldwide growth of the construction industry during recent decades has resulted in an enormous increase in the global production of  Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW), placing an enormous strain on the environmental. The...
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European Countries on World Top Five for Energy Efficiency policies: ACEEE published the International Energy Efficiency Scorecard 2018

Energy efficiency is often the least expensive way to meet new demand for energy. Governments that encourage investment in energy efficiency and implement policies in support of energy efficiency save citizens money, reduce dependence on...
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European Commission and EIB further clarify statistical treatment of Energy Performance Contracts

Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Commission, and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have launched a new Practitioner's Guide on the Statistical Treatment of Energy Performance Contracts. The new Guide follows the Eurostat...
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SEAF project: eQuad, a platform to bridge the financial gap between project developers and investors

Funded by the European Commission for €1.7 million under the Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation, SEAF is a two year project that enables investment in small to medium sized projects in Sustainable Energy Assets (SEA) such...