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18
JUN
2015

Three energy efficiency and renewables projects win top awards at EUSEW

Three energy efficiency and renewable energy projects from Spain, the UK and Austria have won the prestigious EU Sustainable Energy Europe Awards for their innovative, consumer-empowering ideas. One winner, the Desendolla’t Project in Vic, Spain, is an energy efficiency project which has achie
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03
JUN
2015

New BPI Discussion Paper “Discount rates in energy system analysis”

The Buildings Performance Institute Europe commissioned Fraunhofer ISI to investigate the current status of existing options and use of discount rates in energy efficiency policy modelling, with a specific focus put on the building sector and taking studies from different countries into account. Thi
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02
JUN
2015

MITEI releases report on the future of solar energy

Solar energy holds the best potential for meeting humanity’s future long-term energy needs while cutting greenhouse gas emissions — but to realize this potential will require increased emphasis on developing lower-cost technologies and more effective deployment policy, says a comprehensive new study
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21
MAY
2015

New publication of the EBC Annex 52 / SHC Task 40: ‘Modeling, Design, and Optimization of Net-Zero Energy Buildings

A new  publication was released in the framework of the International Energy Agency’s Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) Programme and the Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) Programme through the joint SHC Task 40/EBC Annex 52: “Towards net zero energy solar buildings”. The report aims at assist
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18
MAY
2015

New BPIE report released: “Indoor Air Quality, Thermal Comfort and Daylight”

This report deals with Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), thermal comfort and daylight requirements in Belgium (Brussels Region), Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden and the UK (England and Wales) and focuses on the respective building codes for new and existing residential buildings. More specif
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05
MAY
2015

nZEB definitions across Europe – status as of April 2015

A new analysis by the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) demonstrates the need for clear EU legislation to help Member States make their new and existing buildings energy efficient. While national progress is visible, differences between Member States are significant. BPIE summarises in a
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27
FEB
2015

New report on boosting finance in Energy Efficiency investments

The report by the Energy Efficiency Financial Institution Group (EEFIG), published on 26 February 2015, contains recommendations on a range of actions that could help overcome the current challenges to obtaining long-term financing for energy efficiency. The report recommends measures such as the cr
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08
JAN
2015

EU releases a study on certification schemes for non-residential buildings

In December 2014, the European Commission received a market study on the voluntary common EU certification scheme for non-residential buildings, in accordance with Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, article 11(9). This report aims at analysing the demand for a European wide voluntary scheme.
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08
JAN
2015

Building Simulation Applications 2015 Conference

The second edition of the Building Simulation Applications Conference, which will take place in Bolzano from the 4thto the 6thof February 2015. The conference topics, with reference to building simulation are: Building physics: envelope and system components; Integrated performance; Methodologies, r
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