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The ACE brought together architects and professionals of the built environment for a two hour debate on Level(s) : What is the potential of Level(s) to support sustainable architectural quality? What is the first feedback from pilots? What amendments are needed to achieve a broader uptake?   Check the YouTube link below!
Post date: 8 Jul 2019
Type: Vijesti

Five Eu funded projects (TripleA­reno, iBROAD, HAPPEN, ALDREN, Fit­to­NZEB) collaborating on integrated tools and methods for deep retrofitting, looked at key challenges that need to be surpassed for a breakthrough in building energy improvement, propose specific solutions, and highlight some good reasons for optimism.   Check the YouTube link below!
Post date: 8 Jul 2019
Type: Vijesti

If you are working on your proposal for funding for energy efficiency under the Horizon 2020 call, have a look at EASME article (see link below)    They collected and put together a number of steps and tips from EASME experts to help you focus on the most important elements. T   he call will open on the 16th of July, and the first deadline is set for 15 January 2020.  
Post date: 8 Jul 2019
Type: Vijesti

What do you think are the most pressing challenges that EU-funded research and innovation should tackle? What are the most important impacts – scientific, technological, economic, societal – that EU-funded research and innovation should target?   Now you can share your views with the European Commission.  
Post date: 7 Jul 2019
Type: Vijesti

Cyprus has incorporated into its national law an EU Directive (2010/31/EU) which aims to improve the energy performance of buildings while taking into account the external climatic conditions and indoor climate requirements.  
Post date: 4 Jul 2019
Type: Vijesti

National University of Singapore’s (NUS) School of Design and Environment (SDE) building, the SDE4, certainly stands out for its unique structure.   SDE4 is NUS's foremost net-zero building, and the first of its kind in Singapore to be built from scratch. SDE4 gets its power through a "solar farm" on its roof which comprises over 1,200 solar photovoltaic panels and boasts a range of innovative building strategies that focus on improving the well-being of its users.
Post date: 1 Jul 2019
Type: Vijesti

Today, the European Commission has published a series of recommendations on the modernisation of buildings, specifying how Member States should implement the revised building modernisation aspects of the Energy performance of buildings directive (EPBD) 2018/844 to national law.  
Post date: 27 Jun 2019
Type: Vijesti

Answering the need of clarification of the Member States, the EU commission released a document with the recommendation for implementing the amended EPBD into national operative laws.   Full transposition and effective implementation of the amended EPBD is fundamental to support the achievement of 2030 energy efficiency targets and to put the Union on track for the full decarbonisation of national building stocks by 2050.  
Post date: 3 Jun 2019
Type: Publication

In the face of the urgent need to renovate and decarbonise the existing building stock, special focus is on building skins, such as roofs and facades, to make them more efficient through innovative solutions and materials, but also to generate energy. This is essential to achieve the EU 2030 energy targets, only 11 years away.  
Post date: 22 May 2019
Type: Vijesti

From January 2021 all new construction in the EU must achieve the nearly-zero energy buildings standard, and existing buildings will have to be renovated at a faster rate. While the carbon emissions from buildings in operation should be reduced, their actual energy consumption relate to a more complex combination of factors.  
Post date: 26 Apr 2019
Type: Vijesti