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EREK Quarterly Sep'18 - Digitalisation and Resource Efficiency

Industry 4.0 is a buzzword now. New digital technologies and artificial intelligence are changing what we do at home, work and on the move. They are increasingly important to innovation, optimisation, and in boosting competitiveness and...
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Stakeholder engagement in heat networks: a guide for project managers

  Heat networks have the potential to save carbon, save money, generate revenue, reduce fuel poverty and support economic development. The heat networks market in the UK has changed beyond recognition in recent years. There are new market...
The Carbon Trust prepared this guide based on an impartial analysis of primary and secondary sources, drawing on the knowledge and expertise of our heat network stakeholder engagement experts. The Carbon Trust is an organisation of...
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Creating an energy efficient mortgage for Europe: towards a new market standard

  The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) launched a new report setting out a vision for how mortgage lenders and borrowers can come together to help tackle climate change by improving millions of properties across Europe. The report...
Report launches during the 9th Annual World Green Building Week 2018, raising awareness and promoting the value of greener homes worldwide.
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Is ventilation the answer to indoor air quality control in buildings?

  Ventilative cooling reduces overheating, improves summer comfort and decreases cooling loads. It is therefore one of the most efficient ways to improve summer comfort. Conditions on site, thermal inertia, solar control and other...
Selected recordings from the venticool webinar “Ventilative cooling and summer comfort: Freevent project in France”
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Bridging the gap between modelling and new policy expectations

  The objective of modeling is to support policy-makers so that they can develop a better sense of what is possible now, what shall be done in the future and help them take better-informed decisions. This piece of work is intended as a...
BPIE and Climact were asked by EIT Climate-KIC to identify key gaps between previous modelling approaches and the expectations and demands for new, improved approaches that better meet policy expectations consistent with Paris Agreement...
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ZERO-PLUS newsletter #9 - September 2018

This is the ninth issue of the ZERO-PLUS (Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology) research project newsletter.   Contents include: Video with construction progress in the French...
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Status and recommendations for better implementation of ventilative cooling in standards, legislation

This report, developed in the framework of International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA- EBC) Annex 62 Ventilative cooling, describes the current status of ventilative cooling in standards, legislation and...
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Accelerate the transition to sustainable buildings with energy performance contracts

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland, RVO.nl) supports the greening of real estate, the implementing of energy legislation, working with EPCs and making use of EPC Facilitators from the European...
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IPEEC-G20 report: Advancing energy efficiency in G20 economies

Under the motto “Building consensus for fair and sustainable development”, Argentina’s G20 Presidency will address three new themes: the future of work; infrastructure for development, with enhanced engagement with private sector to reduce...
A report from the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) to the G20 Energy Transitions Working Group (ETWG).
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Structured repository of existing LCC calculation tools

Which are the main inputs/outputs of a Life Cycle Cost calculation tool? Which tool hould I use according to the purpose of my evaluation? The selection of the proper calculation tool for the LCC evaluation is crucial for a cost-effective...
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New report on Zero Energy Building definitions and policy activity

IPEEC’s Buildings Energy Efficiency Task Group (BEET) has just released its seventh publication on energy efficiency in the buildings sector, BEET 7, which focuses on zero energy or emissions buildings (ZEBs). While the precise term varies...
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Recommendations on the EPBD guidance for Member States on Fire Safety

The European Copper Institute (ECI), the International Federation for the Safety of Electricity Users (FISUEL) and the European Electrical Contractors Association (AIE) welcome the European Commission’s effort to draft a guidance document...
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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...