Posts tagged with 'buildings'

  • Zero-Energy Buildings need connections!

    How do past achievements impact future developments in energy and climate? Ecofys turns 30 and looks back to look ahead. To achieve 2050 targets for an almost climate-neutral building sector, new buildings have to be (nearly) zero-energy. And, the refurbishment of existing buildings has to reach a ...
    Posted 18-11-2014 By: Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 0
  • Energy efficiency: what are we waiting for?

    There is something odd about energy efficiency Many studies have shown that there is big potential for energy efficiency improvement, and it is widely acknowledged that energy efficiency improvement is the number one option to tackle climate change and improve the security of our energy supply. Energy efficiency also saves us money: in two ways....
    Posted 13-03-2014 By: Kornelis Blok Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 0
  • Understanding the full impact of the Energy Efficiency Directive

    Energy efficiency is an answer to many problems. It is critical to reduce energy demand and moderate energy prices, and bring lower energy bills for both consumers and industries.  Consequently, it will enhance competitiveness of EU industries and the economy as a whole. Saving energy can help reduc...
    Posted 20-12-2012 By: Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 2
  • The need for more energy-related renovation

    To achieve targets set by the EU for the building sector, we need to get a clearer picture of what is needed for Europe’s non-residential stock. To allow designing suitable policies for the building sector, it is essential not just to know the current status of the building stock, but also entirely ...
    Posted 13-08-2012 By: Sven Schimschar Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 0