Connecting the dots to enable climate leadership at all levels

By |junij 6th, 2019|1.5°C pathway, 2030 climate and energy targets, 2050 climate strategy, cities, cities and climate change, district heating, energy performance of buildings directive, heating and cooling strategy, News|

We are running out of time to achieve the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2030, and need urgent and ambitious climate leadership. Cities are central to this effort – and it is crucial that we continue to enable our cities to address and solve climate challenges, writes Lars Tveen.

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Time to deliver: Putting building renovation into practice

By |oktober 22nd, 2018|Bendt BENDTSEN, building renovation, energy performance of buildings directive, News, Renovate Europe|

Addressing energy poverty and developing new financial tools to boost energy savings are two things governments could do in practice to go beyond the targets outlined in the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and start renovating the Euro...

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French MP: Building renovation needs to get everyone on board

By |oktober 12th, 2018|building renovation, Climate Change, energy performance of buildings directive, energy-efficient renovation, News|

To succeed in renovating the European building stock by 2050, all the governance levels need to be involved, from local to national, French MP Marjolaine Meynier-Millefert told EURACTIV, adding that people who cannot afford the costs of renovation must not be left behind.

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Building a better business case for healthy buildings

By |oktober 2nd, 2018|energy performance of buildings directive, healthy homes, News|

Homeowners often put off fixing a leaky roof or banishing damp from the downstairs bathroom due to the costs involved. But a business case is quickly building in favour of renovations.

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‘It’s the housing, stupid’: How homes harm our health

By |oktober 1st, 2018|energy performance of buildings directive, EPBD, healthy homes, Maroš Šefčovič, News|

Most of Europe’s buildings are over forty years old and are largely inefficient. Poorly insulated, leaky buildings have a real impact on inhabitant and worker health, according to the latest edition of the Healthy Homes Barometer.

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Energy efficiency: ‘Tough legislation means tough enforcement’

By |september 28th, 2018|Bendt BENDTSEN, building renovation, energy performance of buildings directive, European Parliament, Miguel Arias Cañete, News|

New EU rules on buildings and energy efficiency standards, adopted earlier this year, are “tough but fair” and will need to be implemented and enforced correctly, according to the architects of the legislation.

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More banks join EU-backed pilot scheme for green mortgages

By |september 24th, 2018|2050 climate strategy, building renovation, energy performance of buildings directive, Energy Roadmap 2050, energy-efficient renovation, mortgages, News|

Deutsche Hypothekenbank in Germany and Ecology Building Society in the UK were the latest to join a group of 37 pioneering banks offering an energy efficiency mortgage pilot scheme to homeowners.

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Keeping cool in a warming world is not a ‘luxury’ for the rich

By |avgust 6th, 2018|air conditioning, cooling, energy performance of buildings directive, energy poverty, EU Energy Poverty Observatory, heatwave, News|

The heatwaves currently experienced in Europe should be a wake-up call to stop ignoring summer domestic energy poverty, writes Yamina Saheb.

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A holistic approach to smart building systems

By |julij 20th, 2018|Buildings Directive, Energy performance of buildings, energy performance of buildings directive, green buildings, intelligent buildings, Internet of Things, IoT, News, smart homes|

While a coordinated operation of all building systems can achieve significant energy savings, those systems are too often installed in siloes hindering to unlock the full potential, writes Tom Machinchick.

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Banker: ‘Massive positive change’ underway for building renovation

By |julij 19th, 2018|building renovation, Buildings Directive, energy performance of buildings directive, News|

The energy performance contract model can turn energy efficiency renovation of buildings into a truly popular policy objective among politicians in Central and Eastern Europe because it can be done without any use of public money and has no impact on public debt, says Ivan Lesay.

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