Practices

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Highlighted Practices

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...

OVERVIEW - Operational Management: International and European Know-How

This overview article describes a number of initiatives for managing building energy consumption. The projects discussed concentrate on different phases of a building’s energy usage, from commissioning to post-occupancy. Approaches include...

OVERVIEW - BUILD UP Partners: An Exclusive Relationship

Here you can download the PDF version of this Overview article (see below under 'Additional documents').Enjoy reading, and feel free to send a comment of your own! What is a BUILD UP Partner?BUILD UP Partners are well-...

OVERVIEW - Financing Schemes: Funds for an Energy Efficient Urban Environment

Here you can download the PDF version of this Overview article (see below under 'Additional documents').Enjoy reading, and feel free to send a comment of your own! What/who is funded?The Financing mechanisms listed in BUILD UP are ...

OVERVIEW - Modern Glazing Solutions: An Essential Element of Low-Energy and Sustainable Buildings

Here you can download the PDF version of this Overview article (see below under 'Additional documents').Enjoy reading, and feel free to send a comment of your own! Improving buildings’ energy performanceTechnological innovation such...

OVERVIEW - Ventilative Cooling Lowers Energy Consumption

Here you can download the PDF version of this Overview article (see below under 'Additional documents').Enjoy reading, and feel free to send a comment of your own! Recent developments for ventilative cooling in standards and regulations –...

OVERVIEW - ManagEnergy: Supporting Local and Regional Sustainable Actions

Here you can download the PDF version of this Overview article (see below under 'Additional documents').Enjoy reading, and feel free to send a comment of your own! The work of ManagEnergy is organised around four pillars; the...

OVERVIEW - Energy Performance Requirements Using the Cost-Optimal Methodology

The recast Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (Recast EPBD) states that Member States must ensure that minimum energy performance requirements for buildings are set “with a view to achieve cost-optimal levels”. The cost-optimal level...

OVERVIEW - Building Renovation Strategies: Burden or Opportunity?

Here you can download the PDF version of this Overview article (see below under 'Additional documents').Enjoy reading, and feel free to send a comment of your own! Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and what it means for existing buildings...

OVERVIEW - Covenant of Mayors: What Opportunities in the Buildings Sector?

Here you can download the PDF version of this Overview article (see below under 'Additional documents').Enjoy reading, and feel free to send a comment of your own! Buildings: a key sector for Covenant of Mayors SignatoriesThe...