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A collection of factsheets from the 2015-2018 period of the Concerted Action EPBD is available from the links below. Cost-effective and smart system monitoring for energy performance certificates Changes in EPC scales and layouts - Experiences and best practices Energy efficiency of heritage buildings Primary energy factors and Members States' energy regulations Innovative technologies NZEB-like educational buildings Impact of the EPC on the property value Building competences of construction professionals in NZEB ...

The first series of Thematic Reports from the Concerted Action EPBD 2015-2018 are available from the links below. CCT1 Technical Elements PDF CCT2 Policies and Implementation PDF CCT3 Compliance, Capacity and Impact PDF CoCa Synergy and Networking to maximise impact of the EPBD PDF CT1 New buildings & NZEBs PDF CT2 Existing Buildings & Systems PDF CT3 Certification, Control system and Quality PDF        ...

Members of the European Commission, representatives of national authorities, building industry experts and EU-funded projects, gathered together in Bucharest on 24 October 2017 at the workshop “Vocational skills for energy efficient buildings”, to present and discuss challenges and opportunities in relation to empowering skills to support the quality of building construction and the rate of building renovation towards NZEB. The event was also streamed live through the BUILD UP portal. The workshop slide presentations are accessible below. Video recordings will also be made available soon.     slides video Welcome and introduction Jens LAUSTSEN Concerted Action Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (CA EPBD)     I. The European perspective - energy efficiency skills challenges, needs and solutions     Keynote speech Eugenio QUINTIERI European Builders Confederation (EBC) PDF YouTube Improving the construction sector human capital basis – policy perspectives Roman HORVÁTH European Commission, Directorate General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) PDF YouTube The BUILD UP Skills initiative and its links with the energy efficiency policy Amandine LACOURT European...

With about 120 participants in Malta, and even more following the event via live webstreaming, the CA EPBD workshop with panel discussion "Smart Buildings for a greener Europe: Emerging Policy and Practice", organised on 14 February 2017, is considered to be a great success! The event panel included experts from industry, academia and the European Commission to discuss "What are smart buildings?" and "How can they help improve the energy efficiency of Europe's building stock?", as well as to answer a variety of questions raised by participants on site or via twitter/email. The workshop slide presentations and video recordings are accessible below. PART 1 slides video Welcome Jens Laustsen, CA IV EPBD Coordinator PDF Youtube The role of smart buildings for energy efficiency Doris Österreicher, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna PDF Youtube The emerging practice in Malta for smart buildings Greta Caruana Smith, Building Regulation Office, Malta PDF Youtube Smart buildings in the context of the EPBD Sylvain Robert, European Commission DG Energy PDF Youtube Q&A  Youtube Voluntary certification for automation...

The country reports of the CA3 Book can now be individually downloaded on the CAIV website, under the country information section. These provide the status of the implementation of the EPBD in each MS up to the end of 2014. A small meeting / reception was organised in the early evening of the 30th May (from 6pm) to mark this great achievement. Eduardo Maldonado, CA3 Coordinator, was invited to present the findings of this book, additionally, some representatives of the Core Teams, national teams and EASME were invited to say some words and present several highlights of the country reports. Please find a link to the publication here: https://www.epbd-ca.eu/ca-outcomes/2011-2015. Please note, the publication has been advertised on Twitter and BUILD UP....

STAKEHOLDERS MEETING EU Sustainable Energy Week, Brussels, 28/6/2013 Under the auspices of the Irish EU Presidency – represented by Mr. Fergus O’Dowd, T.D., Minister of State, Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government of Ireland – the 2012 Book ‘Implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive -  Featuring Country Reports’ was handed to Ms. Claudia Canevari, DG Energy, EC during the joint EC - Concerted Action EPBD stakeholders event on the 28th of June 2013. Panel discussions followed between several top experts in the field of the EPBD and the market. The first discussion triggered interest through visionary views on the progress in Building Energy Efficiency in the EU. The second focused on Driving the market transformation and dealt with Vision,Challenges, and Opportunities for  Delivering the Potential. The presentations  are available here: Eduardo Maldonado, CA Coordinator, Univ Porto, Portugal Claudia Canevari, DG Energy, EC Bengt Wånggren, World Green Building Council, Europe Regional Network - WGBC You may...

Automatic monitoring systems for heating, cooling, and other technical building systems are mentioned in the recast Directive 3 times. This encourages their adoption, and there is a strong incentive if it can be shown they are able to reduce the need for physical inspection. Monitoring has been discussed twice in technical sessions of CA-3. Those responsible for implementing the recast Directive were urged to allow for the possibility of introducing automatic monitoring later, even if such schemes are not yet ready. It is important not to close off the opportunity inadvertently, but the case for building it into legislation requires further development and convincing evidence. CA members requested this to be expressed in terms that can be presented to those responsible for introducing national legislation. Dr Ian Knight contributed the present paper, giving suggestions on how to do so. You may download the paper from here. (Right-click on the link and select Save...