On 21 October 2016, the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) announced that the European Commission is looking for experienced professionals to evaluate and recommend proposals for funding under the H2020 Energy Efficiency Call for Proposals in the area of Heating and Cooling.
New energy measures set to be announced later this year could boost the EU’s GDP by 1% by 2030, pumping an additional €190 billion into the EU’s economy and creating up to 900,000 new jobs.
The new package of measures will cover renewable energy, energy efficiency – in particular the buildings sector, electricity market design and governance of the EU’s Energy Union strategy.
One of the goals of CommONEnergy is to define drivers for retrofitting, as the basis to develop energy retrofitting concepts. In order to define those drivers, shopping centres need to be analysed not only as buildings for retail activity but also as places for social interaction with typical functional patterns. Understanding these functional patterns allows identifying relevant performance indicators, which are key when retrofitting a shopping centre.
Developing optimal solutions to reduce energy use in shopping centres starts with identifying and analysing inefficiencies. Getting to know the stakeholders’ needs and opinions contributes to understanding and dealing with these inefficiencies.
European Association for ETICS presents the Energy Saving Guide 2016
The first edition of the Energy Saving Guide (ESG) was published in 2013. "In the meantime, so much has happened, especially at an international level, that a new edition including updated trends and contents has become essential", explains EAE Managing Director Ralf Pasker.