Belgium

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Solar heat is a key element for sustainable heating and cooling and plays an essential role in developing a carbon-neutral building stock, thus providing a fundamental contribution to the achievement of climate targets. Solar thermal technology has great potential to support a carbon-neutral economy as well as contribute to energy efficiency, flexibility through thermal energy storage, reliability and security of energy supply.  
Post date: 29 Apr 2020
Type: Link

The EU, in light of the 2030 and 2050 energy and climate goals, has adopted an ambitious vision for the energy performance of its buildings among other measures. This is because the building sector still represents about 40% of energy consumption in the EU with the largest cost-effective savings potential. However, in order to meet this vision, the construction sector must be ready to deliver high-performance retrofits and nearly zero energy buildings. As in every field, this would require a number of qualified professionals and building workers.
Post date: 28 Apr 2020
Type: News

Due to the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.   DS²BE is a joint initiative of research groups working on sustainability issues at eight Belgian universities: Université libre de Bruxelles, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, KU Leuven, UCLouvain, Université de Liège, UHasselt, UAntwerpen and UGent.  
Post date: 28 Apr 2020
Type: Evento

The EU’s 2030 Framework for climate and energy sets a 40% cut in greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990, and at least a 32% share of renewable energy consumption, as EU-wide targets for 2030. For the power system, reducing greenhouse gas emissions implies greater electrification, i.e. a greater share of electricity in the total energy mix.
Post date: 23 Apr 2020
Type: News

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Belgium Walloon Region, as updated at the end of 2016.   The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), describing among other things:  
Post date: 21 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Belgium Brussels Flemish Region, as updated at the end of 2016.   The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), describing among other things:  
Post date: 21 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Belgium Brussels Capital Region, as updated at the end of 2016.   The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), describing among other things:  
Post date: 21 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) is dedicated to improving the energy performance of buildings across Europe, and thereby helping to reduce CO2 emissions from the energy used by buildings.   BPIE is a not-for-profit think tank with a focus on independent analysis and knowledge dissemination, supporting evidence-based policy making in the field of energy performance in buildings.  
Post date: 17 Apr 2020
Type: Link

The Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum – Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place, has become an important annual landmark, gathering this year over 600 experts in the fields of sustainable energy and financing from more than 36 countries.
Post date: 17 Apr 2020
Type: News

The webinar aims at providing a summary of the essential aspects that should be taken into account when replicating iBRoad across Europe. Deliberate efforts are required to scale up the concept into a widely accepted instrument, to benefit more people while at the same time anchoring renovation policies and programmes to a long-term perspective. During the webinar, we will unpack the challenges and enablers for successful design and implementation, and briefly unfold guiding steps to a feasibility study.
Post date: 15 Apr 2020
Type: News