European Commission


Building Energy Performance Codes Pushing Decarbonization Efforts

September 19th, 2023

Buildings will Play Crucial Role in Growth of EU Electric Vehicle Market

September 5th, 2023
Building Efficiency USA European Union

US & EU Tackle Building Efficiency with Significant Policy Developments

In the wake of the pandemic, the environmental movement keeps gaining momentum on the geopolitical stage. This month, the US General Services Administration (GSA) took a big step forward in its National Deep Energy Retrofit Program, issuing its largest-ever notice of opportunity by redirecting funds from the Inflation Reduction Act for a series of projects […]

Building Energy Consumption Statistics

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

“Buildings account for 40% of all energy consumption and represent 40% of all greenhouse gas emissions”. Yes, this is another article that starts with the same statistic you’ve heard for the past decade! Like a bad smell, it permeates every research report, media article and industry conference you’ve attended in recent memory. It must be […]

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 […]

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