Throughout the Recast Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) it is requested that “the public sector in each Member State should lead the way in the field of energy performance of buildings” and “buildings occupied by public authorities and buildings frequently visited by the public should set an example”. Among the most promising public building types to act as lighthouse projects are school buildings.
Post date: 14 Mar 2016
The kindergarten was built in 2012. The main energy related targets were passivehouse/plus house standard, use of prefabricated timber facades, installation of a central ventilation system and achieving excellent airtightness. General information
Post date: 2 Dic 2015
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 Ott 2015
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a free electronic tool for the construction industry, housing associations and home-owners, which makes it easier to evaluate the impact of different kinds of energy improvements.
Post date: 5 Ott 2015
Mala in srednja podjetja (MSP) se v gradbeništvu soočajo z dvema ključnima problemoma:
1. Potrebujejo takojšen in vsesplošen dostop do konkurenčnega znanja, da bi se lahko prilagodili povečanemu povpraševanju/zahtevam trga ter pospešili uporabo porajajočih se tehnologij in materialov za energijsko prenovo stavb.
Prilagoditev bo zagotovila večje zadovoljstvo lastnikov stavb, hkrati pa bo zmanjšanje porabe energije zagotovilo skladnost z lokalnimi in regionalnimi okoljskimi zahtevami.
Post date: 29 Set 2015
On 24 September 2015, the European Commission sent a reasoned opinion to Estonia and Slovenia, requesting them to fully transpose the Energy Efficiency Directive (Directive 2012/27/EU) into national law. These Member States have now two months to comply with their obligations.
Post date: 28 Set 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 Set 2015
The increasing cost of traditional energy sources and the availability of new emerging building technologies in lighting, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, insulation, energy monitoring as well as integrated renewable energy technologies and management of the buildings are expected to increase the global market for low carbon solutions.
Post date: 15 Set 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 Ago 2015
Balkan countries, with their vast untapped renewable energy potential, have adopted obligatory binding targets for renewable energy. However, they have been struggling to mobilise capital in order to fund and bring projects to fruition. It is estimated that EUR 2.3 billion is required to finance regional renewable projects of common regional interest (Energy Community, 2013).
Post date: 28 Mag 2015