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Local policies and boundary conditions for PEHs

This report gives an overview of the different policies and related boundary conditions in Norway, France, Germany and Italy and shows how they influence the spread of PEB concepts. National funding schemes and policies were analysed in regard to...

Construction skills for mainstreaming nZEB: New tools & practices

Jan Cromwijk and Veronika Schröpfer introduce new training and assessment tools developed in several EU Horizon 2020 projects to assist practitioners to identify and address the strengths and weaknesses of their low carbon skills for new build and...

Zero carbon buildings 2050

A net-zero economy by 2050 in the EU requires bold action across all sectors, and in none more than buildings. The building sector is one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions in the EU.   In its long-term strategy for...

X-tendo responds to the EPC harmonisation challenge by exploring indicators for its innovative features – first developments are presented in a new report

European Member States have different legislation in place and systems to run Energy performance certificate (EPC) schemes. X-tendo proposes conceptual approaches for features combining new ideas with existing methods to work towards...

X-tendo publishes a guidance note introducing framework principles for next-generation energy performance certificates

This report is a guidance document outlining the common requirements for developing and assessing the features for next generation of energy performance certificate (EPC) on new indicators and innovative handling of data brought forward by...

A guidebook to European building policy – key legislation and initiatives

European building policy has been under development since the 1990s. Under the leadership of the European Commission building standards and policies have gradually improved, taking into account issues such as financing solutions, renewable...
The guide focuses on the key EU legislation aimed at transforming and decarbonising the European building stock. This includes an overview of:   The Clean Energy Package for all Europeans – a comprehensive set of legislation that defines...

BIMplement 2nd leaflet

The H2020 project BIMplement has published its final brochure, illustrating the results of the project.   The brochure gives an overview of the project, its results and more detailed information.   The main objective of...

GlobalABC roadmap for buildings and construction 2020 – 2050

Towards a zero-emission, efficient, and resilient buildings and construction sector
The purpose of this roadmap is to support a common language and vision for the complete decarbonisation of the buildings across their life cycle and to support the development of national or subnational strategies and policies, including...

Enefirst report – Barriers to implementing E1st in the EU-28

This report is focused on barriers to implementing “Efficiency First” (E1st) in the EU in several policy areas that are linked to energy use in the buildings sector (such as network codes, renewable energy policy, building regulations and...

Breaking down the bottom line

The business case for energy efficiency in buildings
Energy efficiency is now a fundamental part of doing business in real estate and property management. If companies miss out, they risk falling behind in terms of market competitiveness. This City Energy Project resource provides a...