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Monitoring and continuous commissioning of new and existing buildings

Abstract: In the building industry, the quality control practices during the design stage, implementation, introduction and use varies. Also, the owner´s project requirements may vary. The instrumentation, measurements and the control...
E3S Web of Conferences 172, 22009 (2020). Open access article
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Experienced and lessons learned from P4P pilots for energy efficiency

Europe’s buildings have the potential to play a key role in our future energy systems. Making them more efficient reduces the need for expensive power plant capacity, defers the costly upgrading of network infrastructure, and enables this...
From SENSEI project
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Green box on the roof: an example of office extension in Lyon

The scope of the project was to increase the office surface through a roof extension, having a surface of around 900 m2, following sustainability and energy efficiency criteria.   One key aspect of the project was the reduced life-cycle...
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Comparison of the actual and theoretical energy use in nZEB renovations of multi-family buildings using in situ monitoring

Abstract: Often there is a significant difference between the actually measured and theoretically calculated energy use. The deviation between the two can be a result of errors in design, construction or commissioning, due to the technical...
E3SWeb of Conferences 172, 22007 (2020). Open access article.
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H2020 UpgradeDH launches campaign: become a #DHCitizen

The Upgrade DH project will support and initiate the upgrading process of eight district heating demo cases in Europe in the following countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Denmark, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, and The Netherlands...
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BRIGADE - CONSTRUCTION OF A FORESTRY BRIGADE, PASSIVE PROJECT AND ECO-CONSTRUCTION, IN THE FOREST OF SOIGNES IN UCCLE, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

Project type: New Construction Building Type: Equipment, forestry services Construction Year : 2018 Delivery year: 2018 Climate zone : [Cfc] Marine Cool Winter & summer- Mild with no dry season. Net Floor Area: 852 m2 Other...
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DELIVERING THE EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL FOR SOUTHEAST EUROPE

Southeast European countries start from a different point in the transition to the European Green Deal. They face systemic challenges both in their energy markets and in implementing the EU’s energy acquis – issues could be addressed...
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EU strategy for energy system integration

As part of the European Green Deal, in order to encourage this smart sector integration, the Commission presented an EU strategy for energy system integration on 8 July 2020.   This strategy aims for a more integrated, smarter energy...
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Un guide pour l'identification du potentiel de réemploi des produits de construction

L’audit réemploi constitue une étape clé dans l'optimisation de la quantité de matériaux de construction effectivement réemployés par le secteur de la construction. En vue de cet objectif général, les inventaires réemploi peuvent servir à...
Available in English Dutch French  
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Green Homes and Green Mortgages

As we all spend more time in our homes than planned and desire, it is worth looking towards new models of doing things better from the building industry, the finance industry, and all of the other participants involved in building our...
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Energy efficient home improvements and the green stimulus

Coronavirus economic stimulus packages need to consider all facets of sustainable development, otherwise we risk creating even greater disasters for ourselves in the future.   Energy efficiency must be an integral part of any economic...
Discussion paper
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Elementary School in Mulhouse, France

This hard-stone elementary school is located in Mulhouse in the Alsace region (north-eastern France), near the border with Germany. It is a listed building, since it was built in XXVIII sec as a spinning factory at a time which Mulhouse...
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Prefabricated renovation with BERTIM technologies: "L'étape" building in La-Charité-sur-Loire

The building "L'Etape" was built in the early 1960s in the city of Charity sur Loire. It is a social housing building and the renovation aims to create spaces for temporary houses, training and short-term activities organized by the...
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A Renovation Wave Initiative for public and private buildings – Roadmap

This Paper sets out the initial EuroACE views in the framework of the stakeholder feedback sought by the European Commission by 8th June on its Roadmap on the Renovation Wave. A more detailed and extensive response will be published in the...
Call for Feedback by 8thJune 2020
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Implementing energy efficiency measures

From building refurbishment to street lighting, discover the latest and most inspiring projects FEDARENE members have been working on to increase energy efficiency. We know it: the most efficient energy is the one we do not use. In this...
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Addendum to the Response to Public Consultation: 2030 Climate Target Plan

This Addendum Paper sets out the EuroACE interim position on the topics of section 5.3 of the Commission Public Consultation on the 2030 Climate Target Plan, i.e. questions related to the proposal to extend the EU Emissions Trading System...
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International experiences with Efficiency First

[Report] International experiences with Efficiency First     The new report constitutes a step towards achieving the objective of making the Efficiency First (E1st) principle operational in EU decision making. The report includes 16...
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Green, healthy buildings as economic stimulus

We welcome the EU’s intention to ‘Rebuild Europe’ by accelerating green building renovation to support economic recovery, to support our health, to reduce carbon emissions and improve energy security.   A recent survey of hundreds of...
EU policy recommendations on starting a paradigm shift
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ECSO – Improving the human capital basis

This is an updated version of the Analytical Report “Improving the human capital basis” published in 2017. Based on both statistical data and policy analysis, it provides insights and lessons learnt related to the workforce in the...
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Special report | Energy efficiency in buildings: greater focus on cost-effectiveness still needed

Faced with the challenge of mitigating climate change, EU leaders have committed to saving 20 % of the EU Member States’ projected energy consumption by 2020 and 32.5 % by 2030. Improving the energy efficiency of buildings is a key tool to...