Integrated Management Support for Energy efficiency in Mediterranean PUblic buiLding
Six libraries of municipal-building typologies
Through the testing of exhaustive data-collection approaches, IMPULSE seeks to categorize public buildings at local level and create inventories for each pilot City.
Post date: 16 Jan 2020
Connecting Obligated Parties to Adopt Innovative Schemes towards Energy Poverty Alleviation
Post date: 21 Oct 2019
Empowering women to take action against energy poverty in the Mediterranean
Post date: 21 Oct 2019
The Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme (SBC) aims at improving the knowledge of sustainable construction and to support and mainstream sustainable building solutions. Through the programme, all major sustainable construction activities can be brought together under the same umbrella. The work involves sharing good practices, launching implementation projects, creating cooperation networks and committing actors around the world to sustainable construction.
Post date: 18 Oct 2019
The European Commission is launching the first edition of the RESponsible Island Prize, which is dedicated to islands with innovative and sustainable local renewable energy production for use in electricity, heating, cooling and transport.
Post date: 21 Mar 2019
The Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU (the EED or the Directive), adopted in 2012, forms a key part of the EU's overall climate and energy legislative package, laying down the foundation for actions to be taken in order to help realise the energy efficiency potential of the European economy. All EU Member States are required to implement policy measures that improve energy efficiency at all stages of the energy chain from production to final consumption.
Post date: 27 Feb 2019
MOEEBIUS project faces the challenge of reducing energy consumption in the building sector, based on modelling optimization of energy efficiency in buildings for urban sustainability. Project’s ambition was to elaborate products and services that will enable the minimization of the 'performance gap' and promote customer confidence in the attractiveness of diverse energy efficiency business models and contracts, such as Energy Performance Contracting (EPC).
Post date: 14 Feb 2019
InnoEnergy, Naturgy, Enagas, Barcelona Activa and CEiiA have opened this month a new edition of Cleantech Camp, a training program aimed at business ideas or companies in the initial phase, in the clean energy sector. The promoters of the program seek to receive ideas for a selection of a maximum of 15 projects, which are preferably focused on promoting energy efficiency, the low-carbon economy as well as smarter and more sustainable cities.
Post date: 28 Jan 2019
European countries must thoroughly modernize their building stock. The EU directives envision raising the refurbishment rate to around 3%, representing an estimated 110 million buildings across the EU. However, several barriers exist that keep actual retrofitting rates far below envisioned ones, especially in southern countries. Retrofitting at the district level has been found to be an effective way to overcome the obstacles that prevent the retrofitting rate from rising above its current rate of 0.2% - 1.0%.
Post date: 22 Jan 2019
CONSTRUCTION – RENOVATION – REDEVELOPMENT– EFFICIENCY
These are the watchwords in the construction industry today.
The goal is to move from energy-hungry buildings to ones that actually produce energy thanks to intelligent use of solar panels and geothermal systems.
Passive homes featuring insulation materials and technologies with the capacity to minimize heat loss and wasted energy.
Post date: 8 Jan 2019