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  • Improved information on nearly Zero-Energy Buildings in EU Member States

    26/01/2015
    The information provided by EU Member States to the European Commission on nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (NZEBs) has improved significantly. For the European Commission, Ecofys provided an overview of the information communicated by Member States on NZEBs which will be the mandatory standard for new buildings in the EU as of 2021. The current Progress Report informs on the differences between the ...
  • Biojet fuels: Ecofys outlines pathway for harmonising different international sustainability criteria

    22/01/2015
    New analyses published this month inform on possible steps for getting closer to common international sustainability standards for biojet fuels. The Ecofys studies carried out for IATA, the International Air Transport Association, also present design options for airlines to account and report those fuels. Current legislation in several countries demands airlines to comply with biofuel sustainabil...
  • Ecofys to support emirate Sharjah in advancing sustainable energy in UAE

    21/01/2015
    Yesterday, Ecofys signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) to cooperate on the development of an integrated renewable energy strategy. The United Arab Emirates are increasing their efforts to generate a substantial amount of their energy consumption with renewable energy sources like wind, solar and geothermal. Sharjah, the third largest of the E...
  • Aluminium Stewardship Initiative unveils new global standard for sustainability

    13/01/2015
    Leaders from the aluminium sector have published a new comprehensive standard that aims to improve the industry’s environmental, social and governance performance throughout its entire value chain. Next to the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the Standard focuses on key issues like  business integrity, material stewardship, water, biodiversity, and human rights. BMW Group, Hydro, Nest...