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On 11 of March, the Commission has today adopted the final format and visual identity of new energy efficiency labels for 6 product groups: -5 product groups of household appliances with "rescaled" labels: dishwashers; washing machines and washer-driers; refrigerators, including wine storage fridges; lamps; electronic displays, including televisions monitors and digital signage displays.
Post date: 15 Mar 2019
Type: News

Thanks to the collaboration established between the Association of Hotels of Benidorm, Costa Blanca and Valencian Community (HOSBEC), the Ministry of Housing, Public Works and Vertebration of the Territory (Generalitat Valenciana) and the Valencia Institute of Building (IVE), the six hotels selected to become “Pilot buildings” in ALDREN project are:  
Post date: 14 Mar 2019
Type: News

This book draws on the author’s experience over almost three decades in hundreds of energy and resource-efficiency programmes for large multinationals, public institutions and small organizations around the world, illustrating why some programmes fail and to help readers avoid the most common mistakes.   This book sets out proven ideas and methods which will enable organizations to achieve Energy and Resource Efficiency without the tears.  
Post date: 14 Mar 2019
Type: Publication

The SCOoPE Project objective is to reduce energy consumption, by implementing cost-effective energy solutions, at a short term in a range between 10% and 15% directly in 81 businesses in the sectors of crop drying, meat and poultry, dairy, and fruit and vegetables transformation.  
Post date: 12 Mar 2019
Type: Link

Nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) construction and renovation need an enhanced systematic approach for the quality control of the entire process. This is the first prerequisite to reduce the gap between designed (predicted) and actual performances of buildings, both in terms of energy efficiency and in indoor environmental quality. The most important part of this enhanced quality control approach is a fully qualified and equipped workforce, capable to implement, execute and perform all the necessary labor actions with a full understanding of the responsibility of
Post date: 12 Mar 2019
Type: Link

Environmental laws have a huge impact on our life. They improve water and air quality, they protect nature, and they encourage recycling and waste management. But to really make an appreciable difference, these EU laws must be implemented in full.   In March 2019, the European Commission will publish a set of reports on the state of implementation of environmental laws in Europe: the Environmental Implementation Review.  
Post date: 12 Mar 2019
Type: Event

European Industrial Energy Efficiency good Practices platform: the platform dedicated to energy efficiency "Good Practices" in the main industrial sectors.   EU-MERCI project, aimed at fostering and facilitating the implementation of energy efficiency projects in the manufacturing industry sectors by selecting and disseminating technological and policy best practices.  
Post date: 12 Mar 2019
Type: Tool

EU-MERCI stands for EU coordinated MEthods and procedures based on Real Cases for the effective implementation of policies and measures supporting energy efficiency in the Industry. Its main aim has been to provide industrial enterprises and policy makers with best practices and tools to increase the competiveness of the EU industry by improving the efficient use of energy.  
Post date: 12 Mar 2019
Type: Link

This spring, a global community of changemakers will convene in Seattle to turn ideas into action at the 2019 Living Future unConference. This event brings together a diverse group of leaders – from the AEC Community, Manufacturers, Government + Non-profit, and Owners + Developers – collaborating in pursuit of transformative action. Featuring 50+ sessions and keynotes from Bill McKibben and other climate leaders, the unConference is a chance to come together and continue the momentum that we have built toward creating regenerative and healthy communities.
Post date: 11 Mar 2019
Type: Event

In the EU, the main use of energy by households is for heating their homes, and is therefore highly contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. District heating has proven to be a convenient and sustainable way to recover energy  
Post date: 9 Mar 2019
Type: News