The Potential of the Buildings Sector for the Deployment of Renewable Energy Sources and Interactions with Energy Efficiency

The buildings sector has an important potential for the development of Renewable Energy Applications (RES), according to the relevant roadmap (REmsp) that was recently (2016) presented in a report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), with data from 40 participating countries around the world. As clearly stated, buildings present the best opportunity for

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Winter Package – Energy Efficiency Targets

On November 30, 2016, the European Commission presented the Winter Package with positions and proposals related to energy. The transition to Clean Energy, is a fact not only in Europe but in a worldwide level. The European Commission has decided to lead this transition and play a leading role in achieving its energy and climate

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Towards Clean Energy

Article: “The new measures – proposals of the European Commission for the transition to Clean Energy” Alice Corovessi of S.C. of the Institute of Zero Energy Consumption Buildings – INZEB. Today, 30 November 2016, European Commission presented a new measures package concerning clean energy, with the aim of keeping the European Union competitive, as clean

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RenoValue Training Toolkit

The Renovalue project, developed training material to provide practicing valuation professionals with the tools to include sustainability in their daily practice. Such training material provides them with a more profound knowledge base regarding, inter alia, the impact (or potential impact) of sustainability features on various economic building performance aspects, respective information sources, as well as

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Letter to Miguel Arias Cañete

On June 1st, 23 MEPs have signed a letter regarding the EPBD revision which must include a long-term vision for the EU building stock to achieve NZEB levels by 2050.  All MEPs who have signed the letter are supporters of the Renovate Europe Campaign. Click here, to download the letter.

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QUALICHeCK: Workshop in Athens

Within the framework of the EU-funded project QUALICHeCK, a workshop was organised in Athens, Greece on March 11th, 2016. The topic of the workshop was the compliance with national and European legislation, the enforcement of EPC procedure and stimulation of quality of the works. INZEB was among the invited organisations and participated with two presentations. You may find the

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RenoValue Pilot Training in Nicosia, Cyprus

RenoValue is a 2-year project funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme of the European Union. The project has developed a training toolkit for property valuation professionals on how to factor energy efficiency and renewable energy issues into valuation practices, understand the impact of building performance, property values and advise their clients accordingly. Within the project,

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The Business Case of Sustainable Buildings in Greece

1st Forum for Sustainable Buildings in GreeceIMPLEMENTATION & THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS IN GREECE 18/10/2014 Section 1 – THE CONTEXT AND CHARACTERISTICS OF SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS The wider context of sustainable buildings will be presented with clarity (Definition of sustainable building, greenwashing, transparency, stakeholders, leading sustainability certification systems (BREEAM & LEED), sustainability performance of

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RenoValue: Roundtable with Stakeholders at the European Parliament

Integrating Sustainability in Property Valuation Highlights from the high-level roundtable European Parliament | 26 January 2016 The use of property valuation is an essential aspect of the property lifecycle: that is why encouraging energy efficiency and renewable energy needs to start here. To accelerate the market transition towards nearly Zero-Energy Buildings, it is essential to

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