Residential buildings

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Energy and Resource Efficiency without the tears

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...
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Progress report published on Level(s) framework

Sustainable building practice in Europe has to a large extent been led by green building certification schemes to date. These certifications cover hundreds of millions of m2 of building space and have achieved a high degree of market...
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A workflow for retrofitting façade systems for daylight, comfortable and energy efficient buildings

Bruno Bueno and Fatma Özceylan 2019 IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci. 225 012034

The building façade not only provides the aesthetic signature of a building, but also important functions, such as daylight provision, glare protection, solar gain management and visual contact with the outside, which make the building...
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European Energy Poverty Index (EEP I)

The European Energy Poverty Index (EEPI) is a composite indicator which scores and ranks Member States’ progress in alleviating domestic and transport energy poverty as well as their nexus. The EEPI is composed of two sub-...

Tracking progress in the delivery on the right to energy services for all is crucial for making Europe’s energy transition a just transition. The European Energy Poverty Index (EEPI) allows, for the first time, assessing...
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European Commission launches EPBD art. 19a feasibility study

The European Commission has launched a feasibility study to clarify the need, possibilities and timeline for the potential introduction of EU provisions in relation to:   a) the inspection of stand-alone ventilation systems b) an optional...
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Energy for heating and cooling from renewable sources

In 2017, renewable energy accounted for 19.5 % of the total energy used for heating and cooling in the European Union. This is a significant increase from 10.4 % in 2004. Increases in industrial sectors, services and households contributed...
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Combined seismic and energy upgrading of existing buildings using advanced materials

Case studies on Reinforced Concrete Buildings in South Europe.

Of the current EU building stock, 80% was built before the 90's, while 40% are pre-60's and a considerable amount being even older and classified as cultural patrimony, thus requiring preservation techniques if we want to maintain this...
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The H2020 project ExcEED launches a new infographic on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

The EU-funded project ExcEED, standing for European Energy Efficient building district Database, collects data from new and energy efficient buildings (such as energy performance, CO2 emissions, etc.), gathered into a database. Through the...