People spend up to 90% of their lives indoors, so it is perhaps not surprising that the quality of the environment created has a significant impact on their health and well-being. What is perhaps even more surprising is that the indoor air quality of some buildings, including modern low energy buildings, has been shown to be poorer than urban outdoor air quality.
Post date: 20 mar 2017
A range of breakthrough eco-building solutions which tackle the emerging problem of indoor air quality have been presented by the ECO-SEE project at the Ecobuild construction fair in London.
The solutions include novel insulation, coating and panel products which improve air quality by passively regulating humidity, capturing VOCs, and removing indoor organic pollutants through photocatalysis. External and internal wall panels have also been developed, in addition to design tools to support end users.
Post date: 16 mar 2017
The Regional Environmental Centre for Central and Eastern Europe (REC), the Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility (IKEM) and the Budapest University of Technology & Economics (BME) are pleased to share a series of new reports, datasets, and tools that provide information on the topologies of the residential building stock in Albania, Serbia, and Montenegro as well as scenarios for the sector low-carbon transformation.
Post date: 8 mar 2017
Energy poverty is one of the most pressing issues in Central and Eastern Europe. By addressing energy efficient retrofitting of multi-unit apartment buildings, the REELIH (residential energy efficiency for low income households) project is working to promote an innovative approach to reduce energy poverty.
Post date: 7 fév 2017
The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE 2017) will celebrate its 25th edition in Stockholm from 12th to 15th June 2017.
On behalf of the EUBCE Scientific Committee it is a great pleasure to invite you to be part of this event and to share your latest achievements, findings and innovations with the scientific and industrial communities.
Post date: 15 sep 2016
The Regional Energy Efficiency Programme (REEP) provides a combination of financing instruments, technical assistance and policy support to Western Balkans countries that help create a sustainable market for energy efficiency. The countries targeted are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia.
Post date: 11 fév 2016
WeBSEFF - the Western Balkans Sustainable Financing Facility is part of the EBRD's Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (SEFF) family. It provides credit lines to partner banks in the Western Balkans to on-lend to businesses and municipalities wanting to invest in energy efficiency and small-scale renewable energy projects.
Post date: 11 fév 2016
Investor Confidence Project (ICP) Europe is developing a suite of building energy renovation roadmaps - Energy Performance Protocols - that aim to reduce transaction costs by assembling existing standards and practices into a consistent and transparent process. These tools then enable a marketplace for building owners, project developers, utilities, public programmes and investors to trade in standardised energy efficiency projects.
Post date: 27 oct 2015
Take part in the ongoing call for contributions to unlock the potential of energy efficiency in buildings as a global asset. Open until 2 October 2015. Note that the most recent ICP Europe Technical Forum web meeting took place on Thursday 24th September.
Post date: 23 sep 2015
Under the European Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU, EU countries should set up an energy efficiency obligation scheme. This scheme requires energy companies to achieve yearly energy savings of 1.5% of annual sales to final consumers.In order to reach this target, companies have to carry out measures which help final consumers improve energy efficiency. This may include improving the heating system in consumers' homes, installing double glazed windows, or better insulating roofs to reduce energy consumption.
Post date: 13 aoû 2015