ES-SO newsletter December 2014

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ES-so newsletter december 2014

News and topics this month


New Commission must prioritise building renovation

Renovate Europe Day held on 5th November showed buildings crucial for energy security, jobs, climate and growth. With this message the European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EuroACE) urged the European authorities to open their eyes for the huge advantages of deep renovation of the European building stock.


"Capturing the multiple benefits of energy efficiency"
by Nina Campbell, IEA



"When the building sector works, everything works"
by Yamina Saheb, EC DG Joint Research Centre (JRC)

For all presentations of Renovate Europe Day, download here



Towards a resilient Energy Union

nldec15-3Last October the EU Heads of State and Government agreed the headline targets on climate and energy for 2030. The cornerstone is the cut in greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030, an EU-wide binding target for renewable energy of at least 27%; however for energy efficiency only an indicative target of at least 27% could be reached.
In the Juncker Commission 2014-2019 energy efficiency is part of the new portfolio 'Climate action and energy' of new Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete. His actions will be aligned to those of Vice President EU Commisison Maroš Šefčovič who's responsibility it is to reform and reorganise Europe's energy policy into a new resilient European Energy Union.
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New ES-SO study to arrive

As scientific reports keep on demonstrating energy efficiency is the first fuel in energy security, ES-SO reaffirms strongly its ambitions to its energy efficiency commitments. In its next Newsletter ES-SO will report on its latest scientific study on "Cost Efficient Solar Shading Solutions in High Performance Buildings".



ES-SO seminar day at R+T 2015 Stuttgart, Thursday 26 February 2015

nldec15-4ES-SO will celebrate its 10 years' existence with a full day seminar at R+T Stuttgart, the world leading fair of roller shutters, solar shading systems, doors and gates.

Surf to R+T


Practical: ES-SO seminar Thursday 26 February 2015 - Room C4 at the R+T-2015 Fair, Messepiazza 1, 70629 Stuttgart-Germany, programme download here

In the morning session lectures of scientific guest speakers from Europe and U.S. will deal with topics on "From solar shading to solar control: solutions for energy efficiency, daylight management and healthy comfort in high performance buildings".
In the afternoon session experts will present the latest "News on CEN standards for the solar shading industry".
Both sessions are free to participate - contact



ES-SO's involvement in the IEE- Intelligent Energy Europe Projects

Qualicheck : this new project (2014-2017) focusing on "improved compliance and quality of the works for better performing buildings", organised a first conference on 30 September 2014 in Brussels. ES-SO presented its views from the solar shading industry on quality of EPC data and compliance issues. The presentations can be downloaded here


Venticool :
The venticool platform, launched in October 2012 aims to increase communication, networking and awareness about ventilative cooling to mobilize the untapped potential in terms of energy savings and improved comfort. ES-SO is a partner in this project and contributed to the Venticool position paper.
Download the position paper here



WGBC – World Green Building Council

nldec15-5The new WGBC report on "Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices" presents overwhelming evidence that office design significantly impacts the health, wellbeing and productivity of staff. The report finds that a range of factors – from air quality and lighting, to views of nature and interior layout – can affect the health, satisfaction and job performance of office workers. Shading is part of the design of a green building office.


The report is to be found here



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