The project, which was awarded the special “BusinessART” prize, makes it possible to plan, implement and operate public buildings with a high level of sustainability and in a way that is optimized for subsidies. Sustainable, public buildings are supported with a subsidy. The basis for this funding is the municipal building certificate (KGA). The Sustainable:Building in the Municipality
Understanding end-user needs and expectations on the next-generation energy performance certificates scheme
Understanding end-user perspectives is crucial for the development and roll-out of new features for energy performance certificates (EPCs). Without a full insight into what end- users want and need for the next generation of EPCs it will be difficult to make effective use of these new features. The H2020 project X-tendo has conducted a survey with (potential future) building owners and occupants
The Mure database, that includes policies and measures in EU28 countries countries and Norway, Switzerland and Serbia and aims at the improvement of energy efficiency in the end-use sectors for households, industry, transport and services, has been updated with most recent policies and measures. The Mure database has been also redesigned to improve its user-friendliness and functionalities.
The Covid-19 pandemic is having a major impact on energy systems around the world, curbing investments and threatening to slow the expansion of key clean energy technologies. Dave Turk and George Kamiya (IEA- International Energy Agency) examine 10 key themes in a recent article available at https://www.iea.org/articles/the-impact-of-the-covid-19-crisis-on-clean-energy-progress.
How can the Paris climate goals be achieved in rural areas? In May 2019, 14 Vorderwald households with 64 people spent four weeks trying to get as close as possible to the climate goals decided by the international community in Paris. The results of the climate experiment The greenhouse gas emissions of the participants were already below half the Austrian average before the trial. As part of the