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From restorative to regenerative sustainability: State of Art and visions for Regenerative Heritage

By Egla Luca, Ivan Sulc and Edeltraud Haselsteiner   Within the COST initiative RESTORE -- Rethinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy -- since 2017 a network of researchers and experts have been actively addressing the...
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Energy Community Secretariat issues policy guidelines for eastern European prosumers

  The Energy Community Secretariat, an international organization run by the EU and the governments of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, and Ukraine –...
The international organization, which aims to extend the good practices of the EU’s internal energy market to southeastern Europe and the Black Sea region, has released new guidelines for the grid integration of distributed generation...
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A first report on the Prioritee’s methodology to improve energy efficiency in public buildings

Low carbon economy is a key issue for territorial sustainable development and for EU objectives. In the Mediterranean area, the challenge is to develop solutions adapted to various regional contexts from densely urbanised areas with dense...
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Review of technology assumptions for decarbonisation scenarios

Modelling scenarios for development of the energy system is highly dependent on the assumptions. An essential input to any modelling exercise are assumptions about the development of technologies - both in terms of performance and costs....
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Minimum energy efficiency standards for a fair energy transition / Energetische Mindeststandards für eine sozial gerechte Wärmewende

In a joint factsheet, BPIE and the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) recommend the introduction of minimum energy performance standards for rental buildings. In general, a household is said to be in energy poverty when its members...
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Drivers of recent energy consumption trends across sectors in EU28

  This Report was commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate General for Energy, Energy Efficiency Unit, to provide an overview of the drivers of recent trends in final energy consumption and a first indication of the short-term...
The report provides an overview of the drivers of recent trends in final energy consumption in the residential, services, transport and industry sectors. It is based on material presented at an expert workshop on Energy Consumption trend...
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Analysis and results of energy efficiency policies in Italy

  Following the guidelines of the measures contained in the Clean Energy for All Europeans package, presented at the end of 2016 by the European Commission, the 2017 National Energy Strategy (NES) confirms the key role of energy...
ENEA is the National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, a public body aimed at research, technological innovation and the provision of advanced services to enterprises, public administration and...
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EREK Quarterly Sep'18 - Digitalisation and Resource Efficiency

Industry 4.0 is a buzzword now. New digital technologies and artificial intelligence are changing what we do at home, work and on the move. They are increasingly important to innovation, optimisation, and in boosting competitiveness and...
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Stakeholder engagement in heat networks: a guide for project managers

  Heat networks have the potential to save carbon, save money, generate revenue, reduce fuel poverty and support economic development. The heat networks market in the UK has changed beyond recognition in recent years. There are new market...
The Carbon Trust prepared this guide based on an impartial analysis of primary and secondary sources, drawing on the knowledge and expertise of our heat network stakeholder engagement experts. The Carbon Trust is an organisation of...
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Creating an energy efficient mortgage for Europe: towards a new market standard

  The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) launched a new report setting out a vision for how mortgage lenders and borrowers can come together to help tackle climate change by improving millions of properties across Europe. The report...
Report launches during the 9th Annual World Green Building Week 2018, raising awareness and promoting the value of greener homes worldwide.
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Is ventilation the answer to indoor air quality control in buildings?

  Ventilative cooling reduces overheating, improves summer comfort and decreases cooling loads. It is therefore one of the most efficient ways to improve summer comfort. Conditions on site, thermal inertia, solar control and other...
Selected recordings from the venticool webinar “Ventilative cooling and summer comfort: Freevent project in France”
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Bridging the gap between modelling and new policy expectations

  The objective of modeling is to support policy-makers so that they can develop a better sense of what is possible now, what shall be done in the future and help them take better-informed decisions. This piece of work is intended as a...
BPIE and Climact were asked by EIT Climate-KIC to identify key gaps between previous modelling approaches and the expectations and demands for new, improved approaches that better meet policy expectations consistent with Paris Agreement...
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ZERO-PLUS newsletter #9 - September 2018

This is the ninth issue of the ZERO-PLUS (Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology) research project newsletter.   Contents include: Video with construction progress in the French...
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Status and recommendations for better implementation of ventilative cooling in standards, legislation

This report, developed in the framework of International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA- EBC) Annex 62 Ventilative cooling, describes the current status of ventilative cooling in standards, legislation and...
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Accelerate the transition to sustainable buildings with energy performance contracts

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland, RVO.nl) supports the greening of real estate, the implementing of energy legislation, working with EPCs and making use of EPC Facilitators from the European...
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IPEEC-G20 report: Advancing energy efficiency in G20 economies

Under the motto “Building consensus for fair and sustainable development”, Argentina’s G20 Presidency will address three new themes: the future of work; infrastructure for development, with enhanced engagement with private sector to reduce...
A report from the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) to the G20 Energy Transitions Working Group (ETWG).
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Structured repository of existing LCC calculation tools

Which are the main inputs/outputs of a Life Cycle Cost calculation tool? Which tool hould I use according to the purpose of my evaluation? The selection of the proper calculation tool for the LCC evaluation is crucial for a cost-effective...
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New report on Zero Energy Building definitions and policy activity

IPEEC’s Buildings Energy Efficiency Task Group (BEET) has just released its seventh publication on energy efficiency in the buildings sector, BEET 7, which focuses on zero energy or emissions buildings (ZEBs). While the precise term varies...
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Recommendations on the EPBD guidance for Member States on Fire Safety

The European Copper Institute (ECI), the International Federation for the Safety of Electricity Users (FISUEL) and the European Electrical Contractors Association (AIE) welcome the European Commission’s effort to draft a guidance document...
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Evaluation of energy performance of buildings in Albania from the perspective of energy poverty

This evaluation report, the first of its kind in Albania, uses the concept of energy poverty and follows the same line concerning the challenge of meeting citizens’ continuing demand for more electricity or other forms of energy for their...
Lira Hakani of the Environmental Center for Development, Education and Networking (EDEN Center) presents to Balkan Green Energy News the key findings of the Evaluation of Energy Performance of Buildings from the Perspective of Energy...