Practices

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Highlighted Practices

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...

OVERVIEW - Micro-CHP: the Next Generation Solution

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 micro-CHP?Micro-CHP refers to the small-scale...

OVERVIEW - Europe's buildings: a continued focus of IEE projects

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!   Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings – The next challenge Nearly Zero...

OVERVIEW - EU Sustainable Energy Week 2013: Be in the Spotlight!

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! EUSEW 2013 and the buildings sectorThe buildings sector plays a key...

OVERVIEW - Right and Tight: What’s New in Ductwork and Building Airtightness?

Legislative drivers and new research on the importance of building and ductwork airtightness are leading to increased activity in this aspect of building energy performance. Qualification schemes for competent testers, training and events and where...

OVERVIEW - Energy Performance Contracting: Facilitating Energy Efficiency

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! Development and ChallengesIn an Energy Performance Contracting...

OVERVIEW - Online Data Portals for Buildings Performance

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!   Open data portals, the gateway to strong policy making Better...

OVERVIEW - Heat Pumps: a Mature Technology for Efficient 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! A heat pump is used to transport heat from a low temperature source...

OVERVIEW - Market Trends towards Nearly Zero-Energy 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! The international trend: Passive HouseDeveloped in the late eighties...

OVERVIEW - Energy efficient renovation makes economic sense

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 are the benefits of renovating the EU building stock?Estimates...

OVERVIEW - International Energy Agency resources for 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!Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems (ECBCS...

OVERVIEW - Keeping Cool: Developments in Solar Control

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 Recast EPBD requirement for nearly zero-energy buildings is a challenge for...