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RES4BUILD project advances development of integrated renewable energy based solutions tailored to end user needs and requirements

The Renovation Wave aims to accelerate improvements in the energy performance of 35 million buildings across Europe by 2030.   Much emphasis is on advancing technology integration by developing integrated and compatible technology packages for...

Retail real estate needs Paris-Proof decarbonisation strategy to ensure contribution to global and EU emissions targets, the Buildings Performance Institute Europe says

BPIE – Buildings Performance Institute Europe has released a new report highlighting that despite industry efforts to decarbonise building portfolios, retail real estate asset managers and owners lack a sector-specific trajectory towards achieving...

First 100 households in Sarajevo get subsidies to abandon coal in heating

Within a pilot project for incentives for households in Sarajevo Canton to abandon coal and other solid fuels in heating, 77 beneficiaries were selected for subsidies to install certified units that use wood pellets and 27 applicants will...

The missing “WHY” for energy efficiency

The Energy Efficiency Watch presents the results of its new survey, bringing together the insights of over 1,200 experts on the progress in energy efficiency policies and key factors for narrative development in all EU Member States.   As...

Akademiska Hus’ buildings bring flexibility to the fossil-free energy system

Future energy systems need to become more flexible in the way they utilize the functions and energy demands of buildings. As part of the EU-project FlexiGrid, new ways of implementing flexibility technology are currently being tested at...

Consumers will only renovate their homes if it’s easy and affordable

Consumers are willing and ready to play their part in the green housing transition, but they will need guidance and support along the way, writes Monique Goyens. Goyens is director general of BEUC, the European consumer organisation....

Energy-efficient buildings should be ‘new normal’, says EU’s Simson

The European commissioner for energy, Kadri Simson, on Tuesday 20 April underlined the importance of the ‘Renovation Wave’ strategy in combating energy poverty in the European Union, saying that sustainable, energy-...

European Commission should intensify political action in 2021 to align Renovation Wave with EU Climate Targets, BPIE says.

In its new analysis of the Renovation Wave, BPIE (Buildings Performance Institute Europe) urges the European Commission to intensify political coordination and coherence in the implementation phase of the Renovation Wave strategy, to...

Treated like dirt: urban soil is often overlooked as a resource

Roisin O'Riordan, Lancaster University.   When you think about soil, you probably think of rolling fields of the countryside. But what about urban soil? With city-dwellers expected to account for 68% of the world’s population by...

EUSEW 2021: Host a session during the Policy Conference. Apply before the 10th of May.

The Policy Conference of the EU Sustainable Energy Week is the biggest European conference dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. The Policy Conference hosts a number of sessions – interactive meetings, each lasting 1....