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Timber construction settlement in the Prinz-Eugen-Park, Munich, certifeid Passive House district © Architekturwerkstatt Vallentin

Expert Interview - Jessica Grove-Smith, Joint Managing Director & Senior Scientist at Passive House Institute

Primary Energy Renewable and future climate Impact on buildings Jessica Grove-Smith is senior scientist and joint managing director of the Passive House Institute in Darmstadt. Her areas of expertise include energy efficient...

Expert Interview - Michael Moradiellos del Molino, Head of Real Estate at EPEA Benelux

Environmental Impact of Construction Materials Graduated Architect from ISAVH in Brussels, Michael Moradiellos also holds a PHD in sustainable urban planning and has co-founded several companies. He is an expert in Circular Economy and Cradle to...

SENSEI Survey on Pay-for-Performance (P4P) schemes for energy efficiency measures

How can building policies facilitate the development of performance-based energy efficiency programmes, like Pay-for-Performance (P4P) schemes, in the EU? SENSEI has launched a survey to help P4P schemes’ replicability in Europe.   This...

SERENDI-PV project

The growth of Europe’s solar photovoltaic (PV) sector has been robust thanks to dramatic reductions in the generation costs of electricity. It is important to extend the lifetime and improve the reliability, performance and profitability...
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 953016.

TRANS-PED project

Positive energy districts and neighbourhoods (PEDs) are a promising approach to rapidly achieve decarbonisation goals while creating more resilient and liveable cities. However, PEDs are challenging to implement because they require...
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 857160.

EU SET-plan

The European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) is a key stepping-stone to boost the transition towards a climate neutral energy system through the development of low-carbon technologies in a fast and cost-competitive way.   By...

Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) for buildings

The 2018 revision of the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) aims to further promote smart building technologies, in particular through the establishment of a Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) for buildings.  A first...
This study is executed under the authority of the European Commission DG Energy.

LIFE VISIONS : InnoVative photocatalytIc paintS for healthy envirOnment and eNergy Saving

Energy efficiency and improved indoor air quality are major aspects that need to be addressed in the building construction sector. The role of materials is vital, affecting HVAC systems and indoor conditions.      LIFE VISIONS project...
The project has received funding from the LIFE program of the European Union under GA number LIFE19 ENV/GR/000100.

ETIPWind project

Europe needs a rapid scale-up of wind energy to help keep global warming well below 2 °C and deliver on its Paris Climate Agreement commitments. Established in 2016 to inform research and innovation policy at European and national level,...
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement No 826042.

FITHOME project

The EU’s old residential building stock requires retrofitting to become energy efficient. In turn, this will reduce energy consumption and costs. However, retrofitting is an expensive procedure and new innovative financial solutions are...
Co-funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of FITHOME Partners and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union. No. 892214.