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OVERVIEW | Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum – 2020 edition

The Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum – Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place, has become an important annual landmark, gathering this year over 600 experts in the fields of sustainable energy and financing from more than 36 countries....
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Upscaling urban residential retrofit for the EU’s low carbon future: Challenges and opportunities

With respect to the EU climate and energy goals, a major challenge for EU cities lies within retrofitting the existing urban building stock. Hereby existing buildings represent a substantial potential for both (1) energy savings and (2)...
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The inner value of a building. Linking indoor environmental quality and energy performance in building regulation

Building policies are increasingly demanding in terms of energy performance and reduction of CO2 emissions. At the same time, people spending 60-90% of their life in indoor environments (homes, offices, schools, etc.), indoor air quality...
People spending 60-90% of their life in indoor environments (homes, offices, schools, etc.), indoor air quality is essential in ensuring health, quality of life and performance of buildings’ occupants.
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The Covenant of Mayors in Europe: 2019 activity report

Do you know what is the average CO2-emission reduction target of the European Covenant of Mayors signatories? Or how many signatories are aiming for climate neutrality? Are you curious to know how, as the Covenant of Mayors - Europe Office...
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Financing deep energy renovation: leveraging the just transition mechanism and carbon revenues

As part of the final month of the #GreenDeal4Buildings campaign, Renovate Europe has produced two complementary briefings looking at the issue of financing deep energy renovation. This briefing examines ways to leverage funds through the...
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Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh, USA

The Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) is a 24,350-square-foot education, research and administration facility at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, a public garden attraction in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Designed and...
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Filiale Kirchheimbolanden - Germany

This 600 square-metre plot was used to erect a new service centre that would not only encompass a bank branch but also consultation rooms for customers and staff. Overall the building spans a total usable floor area of 1800 square metres....
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An Action Plan for the Renovation Wave: Collectively achieving sustainable buildings in Europe

BPIE - The Buildings Performance Institute Europe, developed a set of recommendations for all stakeholders which could support economic recovery post COVID-19, and trigger a renovation wave and achieve climate-neutrality for Europe’s...
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Financing deep energy renovation: the roles of policy action, public-private partnerships and financial tools for private dwellings

As part of the final month of the #GreenDeal4Buildings campaign, Renovate Europe has produced two complementary briefings looking at the issue of financing deep energy renovation. This briefing focuses on the need for strong policy, the...
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Taxonomy: Final report of the Technical Expert Group on sustainable finance

This report sets out the TEG’s final recommendations to the European Commission. This report contains recommendations relating to the overarching design of the Taxonomy, as well as guidance on how users of the Taxonomy can develop Taxonomy...
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Bloomberg – London UK

Located between the Bank of England and St Paul’s Cathedral, Bloomberg’s new European headquarters occupies 3.2 acres and will provide approximately 1.1 million square feet of sustainable office space. Clad in traditional stone and bronze...
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Selection of policy options for building renovation passports and analysis of related potential impacts

This study, commissioned and supervised by the European Commission’s (EC) Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER), provides technical support to investigate the feasibility of introducing optional building renovation passports (BRPs) in...
Final report (Deliverable 6.2)
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Our all-renewable energy future: Primary Energy Renewables and the Passive House classes

The Passive House standard, as promoted by the Passive House Institute (PHI) achieves highly energy efficient buildings whose demand for heating and cooling energy can be reduced by as much as 90% compared to conventional builds. This is...
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Public procurement of energy-efficient works, supplies and services

This report aims to provide an insight in the results achieved by projects supporting the uptake of public procurement of energy-efficient works, supplies and services, under the Intelligent Energy Europe II programme and the Horizon 2020...
Support provided to projects under the Intelligent Energy Europe II programme and Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency
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Langes Haus - Germany

This is a project involving the transformation of an old farmhouse in the foothills of the Alps: the aim was to create a sustainable and (as far as possible) self-sufficient surplus-energy building.  The Langes Haus development should also...
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Special Issue "Energy Efficiency in Buildings: Both New and Rehabilitated"

Buildings are one of the main causes of the emission of greenhouse gases in the world; in Europe, for example, they are responsible for more than 30% of emissions, or about 900 million tons of CO2 per year. Heating and air conditioning are...
From Journal Energies
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ECSO - Country profile: Latvia

The Latvian GDP grew by 4.8% during 2018, the highest GDP growth rate since 2010. The growth was driven by consumer spending and strong investment levels supported by EU fund inflows.   The volume index of production in the broad...
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ECSO - Country profile: France

The volume index of production in the narrow construction sector increased marginally, by 2.3% over the 2015-2018 period. The production in building construction increased slightly by 1.1%, while civil engineering construction experienced...
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ECSO - Policy Fact Sheet Bulgaria

In Bulgaria, around 1,400 buildings are being renovated and retrofitted since 2017 according to the Bulgarian Construction Chamber (BCC) as nearly 70% of the building stock was built before 1979.   The successful improvement of building...
BUILD UP Skills EnerPro – Thematic objective 2
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Energy efficiency 2019

In 2018, primary energy intensity – an important indicator of how much energy is used by the global economy – improved by 1.2%, the slowest rate since 2010. This was slower than the 1.7% improvement in 2017 and marked the third year in a...