Practices

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Highlighted Practices

REGent – energy efficiency advice and support in Ghent (BE)

The largest potential in energy saving relies in heating. Extra benefits can be yielded when supporting refurbishment of social housing. This allows lowering the heating costs of the tenants – as well as avoid the need for the municipality to cover...

Green Social Housing for All- Vienna (AT)

“One of the biggest challenges for our city planners and architects lies in the combination of high quality living space and high quality outdoor space with a high level of density” according to Michael Häupl, Mayor of Vienna. In a city with 1.757...

Loft in Cassà de la Selva (Girona)

Detailed description:Detached house designed as an industrial-style loft following the most ambitious criteria of sustainable construction. The highest energy rating A was possible thanks to the use of an innovative thermal energy...

Subsidies Programme for Energy Saving (FES)- Munich (DE)

Munich (1.378 million inhabitants) has been promoting energy efficiency in private and commercial buildings through a funding scheme targeted at house owners and the building and construction industry since 1989. Around 60% of Munich’s housing stock...

Watt-Busters – Energy Efficiency Services in Cascais (PT)

The city of Cascais helps its residents (205,117) to improve their private energy efficiency and save costs. Technical reports help Cascais citizens identify how and where to save energy. "Caça Watts" (‘Watt Hunting’) is a public initiative allowing...

Towards energy autonomy in Beckerich (LU)

Beckerich, a town of 2300 people in western Luxembourg, is well known for its objective of becoming energy independent. The implementation of this ambitious vision, embodied by the dedicated Mayor, Camille Gira, is...

OVERVIEW - BUILD UP Web Seminars: Learn From The Experts

BUILD UP provides free access to the latest ideas relating to energy efficiency in buildings. Through a series of regular web seminars, BUILD UP brings together academics and technical experts involved in low energy buildings. To...

OVERVIEW - Superinsulating Materials: A New Era of Insulation Technologies

A new generation of insulating materials has emerged on the market during the last decade. The use of superinsulating materials (SIM) begins a new era of insulation technologies. To optimise your...

OVERVIEW - Become Part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2014!

The 9th edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2014 (EUSEW 2014) will take place in June. Launched in 2006 as a European Commission initiative, EUSEW has become Europe’s leading event on sustainable...

OVERVIEW - National Programmes to Stimulate the Energy Efficiency Market

To ensure that the building sector can take full advantage of the opportunities Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (NZEBs) present, EU Member States can step up their efforts by either creating optimal market conditions for renovation and/or by...

OVERVIEW - BUILD UP Skills: Initial Results on Training the Building Workforce

The large contribution expected from the building sector to the European 2020 energy objectives and the transition to a low carbon economy is a major challenge to the construction industry, which needs to deliver renovations offering a high...

OVERVIEW - Local Actions for Better Buildings

Local authorities are increasingly taking action on climate change and working on the transition to a low carbon future. A growing number of cities and municipalities (as Climate Alliance members ...

SUSTAINCO The Green House Case Study

This case study is from the SUSTAINCO project. The Green House - a privately owned, retrofitted home in the village of Cusop, near Hay-on-Wye in Herefordshire. It is a highly energy-efficient building which makes best use of its natural surroundings...

Optimisation of Ventilation Systems in the BG Klinik Ludwigshafen

In the context of the Re-Co european project, the energy performance of the emergency hospital BG Klinik Ludwigshafen which is one of the largest accident-surgical centers in Europe, is being improved. ...

LifeCycle Tower One Building

  QUICK FACTS: Energy saving methods /Standards/Materials Structural elements: wood-concrete composite structural system Dimensions: 8 storeys, height 27 m, width 13 m, length 24 m Floor space: individually...

Edificio A, Can Sant Joan Business Park - Sant Cugat del Vallès

CAN SANT JOAN BUSINESS PARK is made up of four office buildings located in a fully consolidated business park which has a green area comprised of the natural surroundings as well as excellent road communication and public transportation links in the...

OVERVIEW - Energy Solutions for Smart Cities and Communities: Learning from CONCERTO

This overview article describes the initiative's Technical Monitoring Database, documentary video series, comprehensive good practice and recommendation reports – valuable resources for decision makers. This monitoring and analysis was...

OVERVIEW - Building Automation and Control Systems

Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS) control and supervise mechanical systems in buildings. Mechanical systems may include heating, cooling, air-conditioning, ventilation, lighting, blinds & shutters, security...

OVERVIEW - Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings projects from Intelligent Energy Europe

Five projects funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe programme on the topic of Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (NZEBs) are presented. These projects are focused on market...

OVERVIEW - Concerted Actions EPBD / RES / EED: EU Member States Support Each Other in Implementing EU Directives

With the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, the Renewable Energy Sources Directive and the Energy Efficiency Directive, the European Union has established common frameworks for reducing energy consumption and increasing renewable...