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Decarbonising buildings for the benefit of climate, health, and jobs

As climate change continues to challenge temperature levels around the globe, there is an urgent need for substantial reductions in CO2 emissions to reduce human-induced global warming. In this blog, our partners at the Technical University of Denmark summarise the key takeaways of a recent report from the European Academies of Science Advisory Council (EASAC) …

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Challenges in building renovation: Interview with the Andalusian Energy Agency

In this interview with Joaquin Villar from the Andalusian Energy Agency, we discuss the role of EERAdata’s Decision-Support Tool in tackling the city’s challenges toward the efficient use of energy and rehabilitation of old buildings. What challenges are energy agencies currently facing within the energy sector? Andalusia has evolved from a centralized system of generation …

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Join our webinar – EERAdata goes public: Introducing the Decision Support Tool

We are delighted to announce our public webinar on 2 June 2021 at 11:00 CEST,  in which we will introduce the EERAdata Decision Support Tool (DST), a socio-economic assessment tool designed to help regional and municipal policymakers in planning building renovation activities and generating evidence of the impact of energy efficiency investments. The DST will, therefore, allow policymakers to …

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Energy Efficiency in Buildings – is the focus shifting from commercial to residential buildings?

The pandemic has caused a dramatic shift in energy demand and consumption from commercial to residential buildings. In this article, our partners at Trilateral Research discuss the need to prioritise research and investment to address Energy Efficiency in residential buildings. Energy efficiency, which can be described as producing the same output while using less energy, …

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Data-driven tools to assess Energy Efficiency: First EERAdata Workshop

In this blog, we discuss EERAdata’s first stakeholder workshop, which focused on the outputs of the EERAdata Decision-Support Tool at the administrative, strategical and technical level.  The EERAdata project is developing a Decision-Support tool (DST) enabling regional and municipal policymakers to plan and prioritise energy efficiency (EE) investments in buildings based on a holistic assessment …

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A post-COVID-19 outlook on building energy renovation: the Slovenia case study

In this article, our partner KSSENA explores the new challenges and additional complexity of post-COVID-19 energy renovation projects and the current and planned energy renovation strategies in Slovenia. In accordance with the recommendations of the EU and the agreements made between the member states, the European “Green New Deal” should provide the foundation for the economic …

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Wider benefits of building renovation before and after COVID19: the Spain case study

In this article, our partner the Official College of Architects of Málaga (Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Málaga) explores the pre- and post-pandemic benefits of building renovation, within the three pillars of sustainability: economy, social-health and environment. COVID 19 has forced governments in the world to issue decrees confining the population for weeks or months to their …

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Understanding the current energy efficiency measures and building renovation strategies in European municipalities

In this article, our coordinating partner, the Technical University of Munich, describes the purpose and first results of a  survey that was performed amongst EERAdata partner municipalities to better understand the status-quo regarding the municipal processes of building stock analysis, the planning and development of energy efficiency measures and building renovation strategies. The EERAdata project intends to bring …

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Elements of building performance and impact assessment methodologies

The EERAdata project is developing a decision-support tool (DST) enabling regional and municipal policymakers to plan and prioritise energy efficiency (EE) investments in buildings based on a holistic assessment of their building data. In this article, our partner the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) explores different methodologies to assess resource efficiency of buildings that will …

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