New study on health benefits from increased energy efficiency

Angela Symons writes on the Euronews website about a study published  inthe journal The Lancet Planetary Health showing the health effects from increased energy efficiency.   Could insulating your home make you live longer? New study shows surprising energy efficiency gains Reaching net zero emissions could prolong people’s lives significantly, new research reveals. More than … Continue reading New study on health benefits from increased energy efficiency

New energy performance requirements for large buildings in Türkiye

A regulation that came into force as of Jan. 1 ushers in a new era in energy efficiency in buildings in Türkiye. Latest developments are in a news item on the Hürriyet Daily News website.   New era begins in energy efficiency for buildings According to the regulation, all buildings to be constructed larger than … Continue reading New energy performance requirements for large buildings in Türkiye

Blog from Jane Marsh: How to retrofit a building for climate change

Global warming is creating suitable conditions for climate change. In response, worldwide industries have sought ways to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and overall carbon footprint. Retrofitting buildings has proven effective in enhancing energy efficiency and reducing environmental impact. Across the board, green innovations have enabled the optimization of existing structures for the United States … Continue reading Blog from Jane Marsh: How to retrofit a building for climate change

New financial support to address energy poverty in Ireland

Kira Taylor writes on the Euractiv website about new support for people at risk of energy debt and to retrofit low-income homes.   Dublin approves plan to tackle energy poverty The government approved on Tuesday its plan to tackle energy poverty and to help the poorest households adequately heat their homes amid cold snaps and … Continue reading New financial support to address energy poverty in Ireland

A citizens panel learned how to eliminate carbon emissions from homes and helped design solutions they thought would work for owner-occupiers

Jacob Ainscough, Senior Research Associate in Environmental Governance, Lancaster University and Rebecca Willis, Professor in Energy and Climate Governance, Lancaster Environment Centre at Lancaster University write on The Conversation website about the views of tenants in a study they undertook. A panel was set up. Participants spent 25 hours over seven sessions, both online and … Continue reading A citizens panel learned how to eliminate carbon emissions from homes and helped design solutions they thought would work for owner-occupiers

Blog from Erik Gudbjerg: How do we turn this energy crisis to our advantage?

Some of us are old enough to remember the oil crises of 1973-74 and again of 1979. It wasn't funny. No driving on Sundays, lights out in stores outside business hours, turned off street lights and lower temperatures everywhere. The thing is, today we can be happy about the oil crises. If it was not … Continue reading Blog from Erik Gudbjerg: How do we turn this energy crisis to our advantage?

We have a lot of work cut out for us to get the energy efficiency improvements we need

Minimum energy performance standards for buildings coupled with generous tax rebates for renovations – 110% in Italy – could unlock the energy service company market in Europe. Sonja van Renssen discusses the main issues with Jessica Stromback in an article on the Energy Monitor website.   Expect a “seismic shift” on energy efficiency – Jessica … Continue reading We have a lot of work cut out for us to get the energy efficiency improvements we need

New EEA briefing on how circular economy principles can enhance the benefits of building renovation

Building renovation is a key contributor to improving energy efficiency and to achieving a climate neutral European Union (EU) by 2050. A European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing, published this week, investigates how circular economy principles can enhance the benefits of building renovation. It finds that, through 2050, circularity can significantly reduce the use of materials … Continue reading New EEA briefing on how circular economy principles can enhance the benefits of building renovation

Update on timetable to upgrade minimum energy standards for rental properties in UK

Last week, EiD posted “Landlords in UK face challenge to upgrade their properties.” It mentioned that planned deadline for newly let properties is 2025. For all existing lets, the deadline will be 2028. It turns out this is misleading as can be seen by the following news item from the May issue of Energy in … Continue reading Update on timetable to upgrade minimum energy standards for rental properties in UK

Landlords in UK face challenge to upgrade their properties

Three million buy-to-let landlords will have to pay thousands to upgrade homes. Owners will have to pay to upgrade their properties to meet a minimum Energy Performance Certificate rating of "band C". The planned deadline for newly let properties is 2025. For all existing lets, the deadline will be 2028. Of the 5.6 million rental … Continue reading Landlords in UK face challenge to upgrade their properties