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New briefing from BPIE: Policy Innovation for Building Renovation – How can policy innovation scale up the decarbonisation of the building stock in Europe?

New briefing from BPIE: Policy Innovation for Building Renovation – How can policy innovation scale up the decarbonisation of the building stock in Europe?

This year with the Clean Energy Package in Europe now at the stage of implementation it is important that there are fresh ideas leading to more effective action. The Buildings Performance Institute Europe has just published an important new briefing arguing that accelerating deep renovation requires a systemic transformation of the construction sector, which can … Continue reading

New study on improving the health, well-being and productivity of European citizens through people-centric renovations for offices, schools and hospitals

New study on improving the health, well-being and productivity of European citizens through people-centric renovations for offices, schools and hospitals

Investing in the renovation of offices, schools and hospitals would greatly improve the health, well-being and productivity of European citizens, according to a new study launched today by Buildings 2030 and conducted by the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE). Three building types – hospitals, schools and offices – account for nearly half of the total … Continue reading

Possibility of new Tesla product: smart homes

Possibility of new Tesla product: smart homes

Elon Musk is in the news regularly.  Known for his electric cars, energy storage and many other products, there are hints he may also be considering smart homes.  Fred Lambert explains in an article on the electrek website   Elon Musk hints at a ‘Tesla Smart Home’ with more efficient air conditioning Tesla CEO Elon … Continue reading

New report published on Zero Energy Building definitions and policy activity

New report published on Zero Energy Building definitions and policy activity

The International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation’s Buildings Energy Efficiency Task Group (BEET) has just released its seventh publication on energy efficiency in the buildings sector, BEET 7, which focuses on zero energy or emissions buildings (ZEBs). While the precise term varies, ZEBs generally refer to highly efficient buildings that use renewable technology to produce … Continue reading

One person’s challenge to lower energy bills

One person’s challenge to lower energy bills

Christopher Pickup has given his home an energy smart make-over including solar panels and a smart battery. It is worth nothing what he did.  Claudia Tanner writes about his efforts in an article on the i news website. It is curious that there was no effort mentioned to improve the energy performance of the building … Continue reading