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13
Apr

What are the keys to decarbonising Europe’s heating and cooling ?

Original article published on 28 March 2017 on BUILDUp (The European portal for energy efficiency in buildings) website 5 factors are holding back the energy transition to a zero emissions Europe by 2050, writes Thomas Nowak. The way we use energy in our society needs to change if we want to keep global warming well below 2°C, as stipulated at

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19
Mar

Analysis: Is Europe ready for the smart buildings revolution?

Original article published on 3 March 2017 on BUILDUp (The European portal for energy efficiency in buildings) website An analysis by the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) on the readiness of EU countries to transition to smart buildings concludes that no Member State is fully prepared to take advantage of the benefits that smart building technologies will entail. BPIE assesses aspects

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11
Mar

Using Smart Technology to Save Energy in Existing Buildings

Original article published on 17 February 2017 on BUILDUp (The European portal for energy efficiency in buildings) website Smart Buildings: Using Smart Technology to Save Energy in Existing Buildings Smart buildings use information and communication technologies (ICT) to enable automated building operations and control. They enhance occupants’ comfort and productivity while consuming less energy than conventional buildings. This report, released

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21
Feb

Smart Buildings for a greener Europe – Workshop presentations available

Original article published on 21 February 2017 on BUILDUp (The European portal for energy efficiency in buildings) website On 14 February 2017, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) Concerted Action (CA) organised the workshop “Smart Buildings for a greener Europe: Emerging Policy and Practice”. Around 120 participants attended the event held in Malta, and several more joined it through a

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21
Feb

Overview of support activities and projects of the European Union on energy efficiency and renewable energy in the heating & cooling sector

Original article published on BUILDUp (The European portal for energy efficiency in buildings) Horizon 2020, Framework Programme 7 and Intelligent Energy Europe programmes  of the European Union This document by the European Commission provides an overview of the EU-funded projects in the area of heating and cooling. It focuses on a number of activities and projects funded by EU programmes

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