European Commission


THAT Overused “40%” Building Energy Consumption Statistic Investigated!

February 24th, 2023
Smart Cities

EU Plan To Reduce Energy Dependence on Russia Benefits Green Buildings

May 26th, 2022
Smart Cities

Policy Not Technology Stands in the Way of Greener Buildings

Net-zero feels like the ultimate green goal for our buildings to reduce their collective impact on the environment. Currently responsible for 39% of global carbon emissions, the decarbonization of the buildings sector has long been seen as one of the most effective ways to mitigate the worst effects of climate change. The reality, however, is […]

Smart Buildings

Strategic Change for Leading BMS Integrator in the Nordic Region

This article was written by Daphne Tomlinson, Senior Research Associate at Memoori. Nordomatic, the Nordic region’s largest independent building management systems (BMS) integrator has been acquired by a new majority owner. Trill Impact is a private equity firm targeting mid-sized companies in Northern Europe with the potential to accelerate value creation while contributing to UN […]


Future Funding of AI Technology Will Become More Targeted

PitchBook’s 1Q 2018 Analysis of the Investment in Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML) market confirms that investment in AI Technology will not restrict its growth but will become more targeted. The report identified the following key issues; As a general-purpose technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have potential use cases in […]

Smart Buildings

New Energy Performance Directive Aims to make EU’s Building Stock “Nearly Zero Emissions” by 2050

A new year, a new energy directive for buildings. Over the festive period a political agreement on new rules for improving the energy performance of buildings was reached between negotiators from the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission. The new Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) aims to renovate Europe’s entire building stock by […]

Smart Buildings

Building Efficiency Creates Opportunity to Match US Shale Gas Revolution

Shale gas is not a wonder solution to solve all energy concerns in Europe. This is what a recently published document of EASAC (European Academies Science Advisory Council) has stated. The stance taken matches the beliefs of many researchers around the European Union (EU), all of them warning about the uncertainties that may be caused […]

Smart Cities

Tesla Smart Home Battery Systems set for Europe and Beyond

Tesla’s Powerwall smart home based energy storage device will go on sale in the United States later this year, and the company has suggested it will roll out the product internationally some time next year. Germany, for example, is seen as a key market for the product because it has among the highest take-up of […]

Smart Buildings

70% of EU’s Existing Buildings are Highly Inefficient, says Commission

On February 25, 2015, the European Commission adopted the Framework Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union along with the Forward-Looking Climate Change Policy. The purpose of the framework, which is one of the key priorities of President Juncker’s political term, is to outline the Europe’s vision of an Energy Union and the main actions that […]

Smart Buildings

New EU Energy Targets Create Huge Opportunity for Smart Buildings

On the October 24th 2014, the EU approved its long awaited targets for emission cuts, energy savings and clean energy. The announcement has been met with significant criticism from the environmental lobby, for their less than ambitious targets, but those within the energy efficiency industry can see the big opportunities the new goals could bring. […]

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