Buildings account for more than 70% of U.S. electricity use, and a comparable share of power sector CO2 emissions. Improving the way electricity is consumed and reducing the overall amount of electricity consumed in buildings would significantly reduce energy costs to consumers and facilitate the transition to a decarbonized economy.
Overview of the roadmap:
Post date: 18 juin 2021
In a European context, the QualDeEPC initiative has elaborated several proposals on the energy certification of buildings and deep energy renovation.
One of the proposals that gained great acceptance in all project countries (Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Spain, and Sweden) has been the creation of a digital platform to promote the energy renovation of buildings.
Post date: 19 mai 2021
The attached infographics made by the TripleA-reno project show some interesting insights about the project.
TripleA-reno is a H2020 EU-funded project running from May 2018 until April 2021. It raises awareness and provides guidance on the different phases of the renovation process for decision makers, such as designers, architects, engineers, customers, homeowners, building managers.
Post date: 19 mai 2021
The publication includes some insights concerning:
Post date: 18 mai 2021
The X-tendo toolbox enables you, as a public authority or implementing agency, to improve the current Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) scheme of your country, evolving towards the next-generation.
The elements of the X-tendo toolbox include for each of the features, the following components:
Post date: 4 mai 2021
The German Federal Association of Housing and Real Estate Companies (GdW) has claimed that money and effort spent on the nation’s buildings renovations have not worked. But Andreas Rüdinger at IDDRI has looked into the evidence and concluded that the opposite is the case. CO2 emissions from the residential sector in 2018 were 37% lower than in 1990. Though final energy consumption was broadly stable, that’s because efficiency gains were offset by an increase in the residential building stock. But the calculations per square metre show a significant decline.
Post date: 29 mar 2021
The reduction of energy demand in buildings through the adoption of energy efficiency policy is a key pillar of the European Union (EU) climate and energy strategy. Energy Efficiency first emerged in the EU energy policy agenda in the 1970s and was progressively transformed with shifting global and EU energy and climate policies and priorities.
Post date: 26 fév 2021
TIn the draft Recovery and Resilience Plan of Bulgaria, EUR 882.2 million is indicated for incentives for energy refurbishment of residential buildings. The entire energy efficiency segment will be worth EUR 1.53 billion, according to Minister Petya Avramova.
Post date: 29 nov 2020
In its recent communication on the European Union climate target for 2030, the EU Commission described energy efficiency legislation and policies as essential instruments contributing to the achievement of the new 2030 greenhouse gas reduction.
Post date: 26 nov 2020
The European Commission’s Renovation Wave, unveiled earlier this month, is a breath of fresh air in a carbon-heavy sector.
It provides a comprehensive and inclusive set of actions aiming at accelerating renovation of our buildings and homes in the EU, tackling the associated challenges head on.
Post date: 10 nov 2020