Energy policies and regulatory framework

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3rd Experts meeting of IEA EBC Annex 79 “Occupant-Centric Building Design and Operation”

As of June 2019, Annex 79 has been approved for a three-year working phase! The first meeting of this phase will take place in Perugia Italy on Sept. 9-10, 2019

As building envelopes and mechanical and electrical equipment become more efficient, the impact of occupants on building energy increases.   Meanwhile trends in teleworking, co-working, and home-sharing mean vastly different occupancy than...
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Roger Léron Award 2019 Celebrating outstanding contributions to sustainable energy

The Roger Léron Award celebrates outstanding contributions to the development of sustainable energy at the EU, local and regional level. The Prize established in 2014, is named in memory of Roger Léron, a pioneer of regional energy development in...

Many people are working on the ground to advance the Energy Transition, whether they are a part of a local or regional energy agency, a public authority, a non-profit organisation or a private company.   All of these people show the same...
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Have your say on future objectives for EU-funded research and innovation

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...
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Webinar: Practitioner's Guide on Energy Performance Contracts

The European Commission, in partnership with the UN Environment Finance Initiative, organised a webinar on the new Practitioner's Guide on Energy Performance Contracts on 04 July 2018, from 11.00 to 13.00 Central European Time.

Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Commission, and the European Investment Bank (EIB) launched a new Practitioner's Guide on the Statistical Treatment of Energy Performance Contracts on the 8th of May.   The Guide explains in...
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Overview | Buildings as Material Banks (BAMB) Outcomes at the End of a Research Cycle

In integrative building design, interaction among all building disciplines and stakeholders is sought from the earliest development phases, aiming to achieve optimal solutions through iterative and lean approaches.   The quest for energy...
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Chancen aus der EPBD für das Gebäudeenergiegesetz 2019

This policy brief, available only in German, evaluates the draft law of the German “Energy in Buildings Act” and its compatibility with the amended EPBD.

The German government published, on May 28, a legislative proposal for the long awaited “Energy in Buildings Act”. The current draft law is not in line with the latest amendments of the EPBD from 2018.   This Policy Brief “Opportunities...
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EU ‘climate leaders’ praised on goal-setting but falling short on detail

Finland, Sweden, Portugal, France and Germany are often seen as “climate leaders” when it comes to setting ambitious carbon reduction objectives for 2050.   However, they lack concrete measures to achieve them, according to new analysis...
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European Research and Innovation Days

European Research and Innovation Days is the first annual policy event of the European Commission, bringing together stakeholders to debate and shape the future research and innovation landscape.

 

Speakers will include ministers,...

Aim of the event A key challenge for Europe is delivering the next great transition of our economy, society and planet to secure a sustainable future that ensures the wellbeing of citizens.   The event will be central to...