Energy Performance Certificates Across the EU

The report, published by the BPIE (Building’s Performance Institute Europe), analyses the national approaches of EU member states regarding the certification of the energy efficiency of their buildings. The conclusion is that Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are among the most important factors that contribute to increasing the energy efficiency of the European building stock. However, …

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The Role of Building Renovation in the EU Investment Strategy

Self-sufficiency, faster diffusion, and wider socially better choice: ambitious projects are the choice for Strategic Investments According to the programmes of the Construction Sector, “the European Fund for Strategic Investments must allocate funds for radical renovation projects of buildings“. A new report published today by Copenhagen Economics concludes that radical renovation projects are more cost-effective …

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Fuel Poverty Mitigation through Energy Efficiency in Buildings

On 25.02.2015 the European Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE), presented a poster entitled: “Tackling energy poverty through energy efficiency of buildings”, which complements the already published report “Reducing energy poverty in Europe”. This poster attempts a concise and easy-to-understand analysis of European data on energy poverty, as well as the main causes and possible solutions …

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INZEB: National Partner of European Alliance to Save Energy

It is our great pleasure to announce that INZEB is among the European Alliance to Save Energy – (EU-ASE) partners. The European Alliance to Save Energy was established at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP16) in December 2010. The members of the Alliance are some of Europe’s leading multinational companies, a prominent cross-party group of European politicians and …

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EuroACE: Council Failure on 2030 Energy Efficiency Target

The European Council today adopted its Climate and Energy Package for 2030 and has chosen to go for a 27% indicative Energy Efficiency Target. It is a dismal agreement that falls short of the Commission’s unambitious proposal, which was made in July. EuroACE member companies have systematically called for a binding 40% Energy Efficiency Target …

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Meeting with Laszlo Andor

On Tuesday 29 April 2014, a workshop was held with the EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Mr. Laszlo Andor at the European Commission’s office in Greece. INZEB was among the invited organisations.

Letter to Jean-Claude Junker

On January 30, 2015, Adrian Joyce, Director at Renovate Europe Campaign sent a letter on behalf of all entities and organisations of the campaign, to Jean-Claude Juncker, and to Mr. Maroš Šefčovič, on the occasion of the forthcoming consultation of the Commissioners Meeting for the Energy Union. You may download the letter here.

Principles for Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings

The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) requires all new buildings from 2020 to be Near Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB). However, their proposed definition appears quite unclear, especially in terms of the energy consumption and CO2 emission ambitions of these buildings. The presented study, has been prepared by the European Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) …

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Implementing the Cost-Optimal Methodology in EU Countries

Lessons from three case studies The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive -EPBD, 2010/31 / EU dictates that Member States of the European Union establish minimum energy efficiency requirements for buildings, their components, and their technical systems, based on the optimal cost methodology. This methodology introduces for the first time the concept of the total cost-living …

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