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Qualification and Accreditation Requirements of Building Energy Certifiers in EU28

This is a translation of the newsletter published by the BPIE in January 2015. A reliable and well-functioning energy efficiency certification system (EPC) could transform the real estate market by promoting more energy efficient buildings. The quality and accuracy of the certificate details, and consequently the reliability of the entire EPC process, depends to a …

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Renovate Greece

INZEB – Institute of Zero Energy Buildings started its operation in January 2014. From the first year of its activity, it represents the Renovate Greece Campaign as the National Supporting Partner, having participated, organised and presented various activities all over Greece.  After three years of constructive cooperation with the Renovate Europe Campaign team, both at central level (EU) and in …

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Boosting Building Renovation: An Overview of Good Practices

Strengthening Building Renovation: A Review of Good Practices The adoption of best practices in the implementation of policies inside and outside European borders can make a significant contribution to the effective development and implementation of future programs. On September 20, 2013, in a speech by President François Hollande at the Environmental Conference, the French government …

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Alleviating Fuel Poverty in the EU

Investing in home renovation, a sustainable and complete solution. According to a study published by the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE), subsidies and direct financial support for households for heating, can not provide a long-term solution to the problem of energy poverty. On the contrary, by taking radical energy renovation measures in the homes affected …

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Europe’s Buildings under the Microscope

Overview, by country, of the energy behavior of European buildings Considering the lack of comprehensible data on buildings at European level, the European Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) examined the building stock of Europe (both 27 Member States and of Switzerland and Norway) at the level of characteristic buildings, structural legislation, and other regulatory measures. …

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Adrian Joyce’s Message for the Forum “The Business Case for Sustainable Buildings in Greece”

On the occasion of the Forum: The business case for sustainable buildings in Greece, Adrian Joyce, Renovate Europe Campaign Director sent a message and highlighted the importance of discussing the potential of deep energy retrofits. The Forum on The business case for sustainable buildings in Greece was organised within the framework of the Renovate Europe Days National …

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Renovate Europe Days 2014

New Commission must prioritize building renovation: Renovate Europe Day shows buildings crucial for energy security, jobs, climate, and growth.   At Renovate Europe’s fourth Annual High-Level Conference, held in Brussels on 5th November, the message to the new Commission who took office this week was clear: Deep Renovation of the building stock in the EU must …

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Common Strategy for Energy Security in Europe

The letter referring to European Energy Security Strategy – Renovation of buildings is the solution was sent to the Head of State on 23 September 2014. The letter was signed by representatives of leading industries. All signatories believe that increased energy security cannot be achieved without a substantial focus and effort in the field of energy efficiency …

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