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One-stop-shops for energy renovations of buildings

The “One-stop-shops for energy renovations of buildings” report is the exploratory review of case studies of past and current one-stop-shops (OSS) with a primary focus on the EU Member States. One-stop-shops are transparent and accessible advisory...
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Improving energy and resource efficiency in the European Construction Sector

The European Union has set out ambitions targets for energy efficiency and climate change over the coming decades. These targets have major implications for the construction sector, in terms of its overall resource efficiency and specifically the...
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BIMzeED project

The BIMzeED project focuses on the training needs for the current and future construction industry with the main purpose to encourage 1) better employability 2) low-carbon growth, 3) green and nZEB skills 4) increase in youth employment. The...
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Renewable energy in the EU: 11 Member States already achieved their 2020 targets

In 2017, the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy, in the European Union (EU), reached 17.5%, up from 17.0% in 2016 and more than double the share in 2004 (8.5%), the first year for which the data are available...
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E=0 project

E=0 project will support the development of home makeovers to net zero energy levels in FR, NL, UK and LUX.   E=0 will address poor energy performance of residential buildings by generating a new mass market for net zero energy retrofits across NWE...
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Energy consumption continues to rise in Europe, according to Eurostat

In 2017, energy consumption in the European Union (EU) continued to increase for the third consecutive year, thus moving away from the energy efficiency targets. Primary energy consumption amounted to 1,561 million tonnes of oil...
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Modelica Buildings library

The Modelica Buildings library is a free open-source library with dynamic simulation models for building and district energy and control systems. The library contains models for: HVAC systems, controls, heat transfer among rooms and the outside,...
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Behaviour change for energy efficiency: a policy brief from the Policy Learning Platform on Low-carbon economy

Behavioural issues need to be considered in all aspects of the energy transition, from improving awareness of the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energies, to making sure that technologies are easy to use, and that financial decisions...
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ESCO renovation model of the hospital in Karlovac Croatia

The project is part of the 2014-2015 Programme of Energy Renovation of Public Sector Buildings, adopted by the Croatian Government in 2013. This Programme has generated 57 public procurement procedures for the provision of EPC, 21 signed contracts...
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Typical Meteorological Year data sets for building energy performance

This article presents a method to generate Typical Meteorological Year (TMY) data sets for use in calculations of the energy performance of buildings, based on satellite derived solar radiation data and other meteorological...