The European Commission (EC) recognises the need for high-quality building stock data as a key precondition to reach its 2050 decarbonisation goals. In the current draft proposal for a revised Directive on the energy performance of buildings (EPBD), the EC introduces new obligations to mend the data gaps. A newly launched EU-funded project, ExcEED, promises to establish a robust and durable return of knowledge mechanism collecting actual buildings energy performance data and providing information to policy makers, designers, and energy managers.
The Nordic edition of the International Energy Agency's (IEA)'s global Energy Technology Perspectives 2016, offering detailed scenario-based analysis of how the Nordic countries can achieve a near carbon-neutral energy system in 2050.
The report identifies opportunities for policy makers and the private sector in three strategic areas:
This newsletter released by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Natural Ventilation Group (NVG) Management Committee, aims to inform members and potential members of the work being undertaken by the Group to benefit the discipline of natural ventilation within CIBSE.
Survey across EU Member States - The inclusion of building automation and controls in legislation and building codes
This document, released by the European Building Automation and Controls Association (eu.bac), provides an overview on how the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD 2010/31/EU) recommendation for the application of building automation, controls and building technical management has been transposed and implemented at Member State (MS) level across the European Union.