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  • Renew School project: Video and survey on innovative schools renovation
    May 2, 2016

    Video and survey on innovative schools renovation with prefabricated wooden elements   In the framework of the RENEW SCHOOL research project (www.renew-school.eu) a video has been developed to show successful examples of school building renovation using prefabricated timber components which integrate several interesting functions and reach high performance levels.  

  • BUILD UP Press Release: New report analyses implementation of EPBD
    April 29, 2016

    Today, 29/04/2016, the Concerted Action EPBD releases its 2016 report "Implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) – Featuring Country Reports." It analyses and compares implementation of the Directive across the 28 EU Member States and Norway.   The report is built around two parts: part A describes the main accomplishments and remaining challenges on a selection of major topics covered by the EPBD, part B provides a detailed overview of implementation in each country.      

  • Implementing the EPBD – Featuring Country Reports by Concerted Action EPBD
    April 29, 2016

    The Concerted Action on the Energy Performance of Bulidings Directive (EPBD) has launched the full 2016 book assessing the status of EPBD implementation across the 28 EU Member States and Europe.    The book is structured in two parts. While part A describes the main accomplishments and the remaining challenges on a selection of major topics covered by the EPBD across Europe, part B provides a detailed overview of national developments.      

Publications

  • Implementing deep energy step-by-step retrofits
    May 2, 2016

    EuroPHit: Increasing the European potential   This EU funded brochure by the EuroPHit project draws on the lessons of demonstration projects implementing deep energy retrofits in a step-by step manner across 11 EU Member States. These have been developed to the EnerPHit Standard – the Passive House retrofit Standard.  

  • 2016 – Implementing the EPBD – Featuring Country Reports
    April 29, 2016

    This is the 4th book in a series that started in 2008. It builds upon the book “Implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) – Featuring Country Reports 2012”, highlighting the important advances achieved across the EU in implementing the EPBD in the period 2012-2015. It is however a self-standing book, as it contains all the pertinent updated information for each country, i.e., it does not call on previous editions for information.

  • Synthesis Report on the National Plans for Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEBs)
    April 28, 2016

    Progress of Member States towards NZEBs