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New report analyses implementation of Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

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 in two parts: part A describes the main accomplishments [...]

EPC+ project: energy services partnerships

The Energy Performance Contracting Plus (EPC+) project supports the creation of partnerships (clusters) of SMEs that offer innovative energy efficiency services (SPINs). Each SPIN provides standardized technology-specific energy services packages for Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) projects. In this mechanism the investments for energy efficiency measures are recovered with the [...]

“Common Efficacy” Project Proposal: Energy Efficiency in Historic Centres

Historic Centres are privileged locations of our cities, the living legacy of centuries of evolution and innovation. As Climate Change mitigation and energy security issues demand for Energy Efficiency, many ancient buildings are either excluded from the common effort, or pushed towards “deep renovation” goals they were never designed [...]