Tagged with energy efficiency

Some things just sneak up on you

Some things just sneak up on you

Evidence is showing every day how energy efficiency really is first! Julie McNamara, an energy analyst writes on the Union of Concerned Scientists website about some important new evidence.   While You Weren’t Looking, Energy Efficiency Became One of Our Nation’s Top Energy Resources Here’s a fact I bet you didn’t know: in 2015, energy … Continue reading

Energy Advice Exchange co-organising important roundtable discussion June 20th: Think local first: a building policy to deliver on EU renovation challenge

Energy Advice Exchange co-organising important roundtable discussion June 20th: Think local first: a building policy to deliver on EU renovation challenge

The Energy Advice Exchange is pleased to be co-organising an event in Brussels on June 20th. Consumers, local authorities and energy advisory services are the three leading forces, whose combined actions will enable Europe to deliver on its 2050 renovation challenge. Their manifold collaboration on the ground, in cooperation with other private and public stakeholders, … Continue reading

Developing an affordable ambitious renovation

Developing an affordable ambitious renovation

There are more and more efforts to go for more and more ambitious energy renovations of buildings. Patrick Sisson writes a good article on the curbed website about a project at Harvard University to create a new proto-type of ultra-efficient existing building that requires almost zero energy. How do you think it compares to other … Continue reading

Efficiency isn’t always sufficient

Efficiency isn’t always sufficient

One of the problems of focusing on energy efficiency is that as buildings or products get larger, the impact is affected. Last week EiD had a related post. This week Susan Edmunds writes on the stuff.co.nz website about another example where the gains were cancelled. What is your experience?   Growing house size cancels out … Continue reading

It is hard to be against a 40% energy savings target

It is hard to be against a 40% energy savings target

A timely report released this week by OpenExp provides evidence that all the arguments against 40% energy savings target are irrelevant! The report entitled “Clean Energy for All Europeans – Do the Commission’s Impact Assessments Assign the Right Role to Energy Efficiency?” is based on the Commission’s modelling results included in the EED and the … Continue reading