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Passive houses can be “affordable”

Passive houses can be “affordable”

In the 1980s, Canada was one of the pioneers in ambitiously efficient housing, with its R-2000 programme that was showcased globally. It certainly got a lot of attention at the International Energy Agency and in countries such as Russia, after the demise of the Soviet Union. After some lea years, it is good to see … Continue reading

This week’s briefs

This week’s briefs

This week there are some items that should be of interest to you. First, the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (eceee) provides an explanatory note on why the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, that is currently under revision, must focus on energy needs. Second, there is a good article on how to minimise … Continue reading

New report on building energy efficiency renovations

New report on building energy efficiency renovations

The International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) has been active promoting energy efficiency since its founding in 2009. Its membership now includes 17 of the Group of 20 (G20) economies, which represent over 80% of global energy use and over 80% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions IPEEC’s Buildings Energy Efficiency Task Group (BEET) … Continue reading

Scaling up energy efficiency projects

Scaling up energy efficiency projects

Daniel Hill writes a good article on the Sustainable Brands website about scaling up investments in energy efficiency for commercial buildings. What is your experience?   Making Large-Scale Energy Efficiency Easier (and More Affordable) Energy efficiency is a simple, quick and cost-effective method to reduce both costs and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. That’s why companies … Continue reading

Blog from Catrin Maby – A Passport to a better building future? Putting the Building Renovation Passport in context

Blog from Catrin Maby – A Passport to a better building future? Putting the Building Renovation Passport in context

It’s good to see the growing support for the concept of the ‘Building Renovation Passport’, defined by BPIE in their 2016 study as ‘a document – in electronic or paper format – outlining a long-term (up to 15 or 20 years) step-by-step renovation roadmap for a specific building, resulting from an on-site energy audit fulfilling … Continue reading