Campaigning and awareness raising

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Concept and objectives:   Established in September 2013, the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (Copenhagen Centre) is dedicated to accelerating the uptake of energy efficiency policies and actions at a global scale.  
Post date: 14 jan 2021
Type: Lien

The 3rd newsletter of QUEST project is out!   Contents included are the following:  
Post date: 7 jan 2021
Type: Actualité

Retrofitting Europe’s buildings for energy efficiency is not enough to slash the carbon footprint of the construction sector and cut emissions in time to meet the Paris climate agreement goals, according to Dr Catherine De Wolf, assistant professor of design and construction management at TU Delft in the Netherlands.   She says that we need to design buildings to make them recyclable – but doing this will require a fundamental restructure of the construction industry.  
Post date: 7 jan 2021
Type: Actualité

Concept and objectives:   ENSNARE’s main objective is to boost the implementation of renovation packages through:  
Post date: 5 jan 2021
Type: Lien

The Commission officially launched a new, revamped website for the EU-UN initiative Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG), which aims at addressing the investment gap on energy efficiency.   The objective of the new website is to keep stakeholders in the financial sector better informed on EEFIG activities, including synergies between the existing EEFIG structures and new EU initiatives foreseen under the European Green Deal, notably in the renovation wave initiative.  
Post date: 3 jan 2021
Type: Actualité

On the 16th of December 2021, hundreds of people gathered online for the launch of the European Climate Pact, an EU-wide initiative inviting people, communities and organisations to participate in climate action and build a greener Europe.    The significance of the initiative was reflected in the diversity among participants, but also in the topics addressed.  
Post date: 3 jan 2021
Type: Actualité

CO2 emissions increased to 9.95 GtCO2 in 2019. The sector accounts for 38% of all energy-related CO2 emissions when adding building construction industry emissions. Direct building CO2 emissions need to halve by 2030 to get on track for net zero carbon building stock by 2050. Governments must prioritize low-carbon buildings in pandemic stimulus packages and updated climate pledges.
Post date: 2 jan 2021
Type: Actualité

The 3rd newsletter of EEnvest project is out!   The contents included in the issue are the following:
Post date: 2 jan 2021
Type: Actualité

The Passive House Standard offers a proven implementation of the nZEB with over 25 years of experience. It can be applied to any climate. Design tools, training and quality assurance are available to help ensure reliable performance –thus avoiding any “performance gaps”. The standard is public and available for anyone to use free of charge. This blog post details the important contribution the Passive House Standard makes to achieving nZEBs.
Post date: 23 déc 2020
Type: Lien

This will occur in a two-step approach: As a first step, the evaluation will assess the existing framework of the Directive since its entry into force in 2012, except for those elements already revised in 2018.  
Post date: 22 déc 2020
Type: Actualité