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Spanish building community calls for greater ambition on energy renovation of buildings

On 14 June 2017, the European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EuroACE) organised a workshop in Madrid, Spain, on ‘Energy Renovation of Buildings in Spain’.

High Iimpact Opportunities For Energy Efficiency in China

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This report, High Impact Opportunities for Energy Efficiency in China, presents six High Impact Opportunities (HIOs) for improvements to energy efficiency in China in the transport, building, industry and power sectors.

Enhancing Energy Efficiency in China: Assessment of Sectoral Potentials

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This report, Enhancing Energy Efficiency in China: Assessment of Sectoral Potentials, uses energy and economic models to assess the potential for further energy-efficient improvements in the transport, building, industry and power sectors.

Uganda: Hoima Faces Pressures of Being an Oil-Bearing Town

[Observer] In the central part of Hoima, new storeyed buildings are being erected, eating into the green spaces that once covered parts the town.

The results are in: here are the most energy-efficient utilities in the US

Energy Efficiency Brief, Tbilisi-Georgia

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Georgia will soon be releasing its first National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP), which covers a comprehensive set of policies and cross-sectoral measures in power, transport, industry, buildings and services.

Healthy Homes Barometer 2017 examines the impact of housing on Europeans’ health

On Wednesday May 31, the VELUX Group launched the 2017 edition of the Healthy Homes Barometer during an event dedicated to Healthy Buildings which took place at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.


Mitigation Update: Building Sector Must Reach Net Zero Carbon by 2050

A report by the World Green Building Council finds that, in order to keep the global temperature rise below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, all new buildings must operate at net zero carbon by 2030 and all existing buildings must be renovated to operate at net zero carbon by 2050.

CommONEnergy policy factsheet: Cost-competitive deep renovation of shopping centres, a driver for EU policies

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The European project CommONEnergy, aimed at re-conceptualizing shopping centres through deep retrofitting, prepared a policy paper to highlight the important role these commercial buildings could have to reach European sustainability goals if properly included in the EU Directives.

CommONEnergy Economic Assessment Tool

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The EU funded project CommONEnergy developed a tool, the Economic Assessment Tool, to estimate the energy saving potential and economic benefits of retrofitting shopping centers, together with a tutorial video, to explain how to use the tool.


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