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DELIVERING THE EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL FOR SOUTHEAST EUROPE

Southeast European countries start from a different point in the transition to the European Green Deal. They face systemic challenges both in their energy markets and in implementing the EU’s energy acquis – issues could be addressed...

EU strategy for energy system integration

As part of the European Green Deal, in order to encourage this smart sector integration, the Commission presented an EU strategy for energy system integration on 8 July 2020.   This strategy aims for a more integrated, smarter energy...

Un guide pour l'identification du potentiel de réemploi des produits de construction

Available in English Dutch French  
L’audit réemploi constitue une étape clé dans l'optimisation de la quantité de matériaux de construction effectivement réemployés par le secteur de la construction. En vue de cet objectif général, les inventaires réemploi peuvent servir à...

Green Homes and Green Mortgages

As we all spend more time in our homes than planned and desire, it is worth looking towards new models of doing things better from the building industry, the finance industry, and all of the other participants involved in building our...

Energy efficient home improvements and the green stimulus

Discussion paper
Coronavirus economic stimulus packages need to consider all facets of sustainable development, otherwise we risk creating even greater disasters for ourselves in the future.   Energy efficiency must be an integral part of any economic...

A Renovation Wave Initiative for public and private buildings – Roadmap

Call for Feedback by 8thJune 2020
This Paper sets out the initial EuroACE views in the framework of the stakeholder feedback sought by the European Commission by 8th June on its Roadmap on the Renovation Wave. A more detailed and extensive response will be published in the...

Implementing energy efficiency measures

From building refurbishment to street lighting, discover the latest and most inspiring projects FEDARENE members have been working on to increase energy efficiency. We know it: the most efficient energy is the one we do not use. In this...

Addendum to the Response to Public Consultation: 2030 Climate Target Plan

This Addendum Paper sets out the EuroACE interim position on the topics of section 5.3 of the Commission Public Consultation on the 2030 Climate Target Plan, i.e. questions related to the proposal to extend the EU Emissions Trading System...

International experiences with Efficiency First

[Report] International experiences with Efficiency First     The new report constitutes a step towards achieving the objective of making the Efficiency First (E1st) principle operational in EU decision making. The report includes 16...

Green, healthy buildings as economic stimulus

EU policy recommendations on starting a paradigm shift
We welcome the EU’s intention to ‘Rebuild Europe’ by accelerating green building renovation to support economic recovery, to support our health, to reduce carbon emissions and improve energy security.   A recent survey of hundreds of...

ECSO – Improving the human capital basis

This is an updated version of the Analytical Report “Improving the human capital basis” published in 2017. Based on both statistical data and policy analysis, it provides insights and lessons learnt related to the workforce in the...

Special report | Energy efficiency in buildings: greater focus on cost-effectiveness still needed

Faced with the challenge of mitigating climate change, EU leaders have committed to saving 20 % of the EU Member States’ projected energy consumption by 2020 and 32.5 % by 2030. Improving the energy efficiency of buildings is a key tool to...

Climate and cultural differences in energy use in domestic buildings

Within the CULTURAL-E project cultural and climatic considerations are incorporated into the Plus Energy Building (PEB) designs, which are being implemented in residential demo buildings located in four European climatic...

World energy investment 2020

The energy industry that emerges from the Covid-19 crisis will be significantly different from the one that came before.
The worldwide economic shock caused by the Covid-19 pandemic is having widespread and often dramatic effects on investments in the energy sector. Based on the latest available data, the International Energy Agency's World Energy Investment...

Climate 2020 – the path ahead

This report by UNA-UK addresses the implementation of the climate deal agreed by UN member states in Paris in 2015.   The report is the fifth in a series of major reports on the Paris Agreement on climate change. It is the year that carbon...

Healthy Buildings for All: Putting people’s health and well-being at the center of the EU built environment

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that people spend approximately 90% of their time indoors in residential and non-residential buildings and that 26 million European children are living in unhealthy homes. With the objective of...

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...

Towards net-zero emissions in the EU energy system by 2050

Insights from scenarios in line with the 2030 and 2050 ambitions of the European Green Deal
This report presents a comparison of 8 scenarios achieving more than 50% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 1990, and 16 scenarios aiming at climate neutrality by 2050, similar with the ambitions of the “European...

How HVAC systems help to reduce the airborne transmission of COVID-19

by Adil Rasool (Virkraft Engineering)
The purpose of HVAC systems is to provide and maintain environmental conditions, including proper airflow, relevant humidity, heating, and cooling in a specific area to ensure thermal comfort and indoor air quality. In the context of...

Experience and lessons learned from P4P pilots for energy efficiency: new report from H2020 SENSEI

Energy-efficient buildings have the potential to play a key role in EU energy transition. In the United States, several energy utilities have recently piloted and launched buildings Pay-for-Performance (P4P) programmes making use of...