BPIE is deeply saddened by the news of Aleksander Panek’s passing, a pillar of the energy efficiency community in Poland and esteemed member of our Strategy Advisory Group since 2012. He will be missed by all.
Dr. Panek was President and co-founder of the Polish National Energy Conservation Agency and Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology. He was active in the International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment, the International Framework Committee of the Green Building Challenge. He was the President and co-founder of the Polish Association of Energy Auditors.
We send our sincere condolences to his family and colleagues.
Oliver Rapf, Executive Director, BPIE
BPIE is involved in several IEE and FP7 European Projects
BPIE is partnering in several IEE and FP7 projects, such as COHERENO, EPISCOPE, CommONEnergy, ENTRANZE and EASEE.
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From January 2014, Member States have to renovate each year 3% of the total floor area of heated and/or cooled buildings owned and occupied by their central government. Six months after the deadline to submit a formal notification of article 5 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED, 2012/27/EU), BPIE’s latest research synthesizes in a factsheet the current status of implementation. This factsheet is the first in a series that will focus on policy implementation and other aspects of Europe’s building stock.
Alleviating Fuel Poverty in the EU (2014)
In 2012, 10.8% of the European population were unable to keep their home adequately warm, increasing to 24.4% when referring to low-income people. Energy subsidies and direct financial support for household heating cannot provide a long-term solution to this problem. However, vigorous energy renovation measures for fuel poor homes can give a sustainable answer to fuel poverty. The study describes the current situation and makes some recommendations on how to achieve the social, environmental and energy goals set by the EU for 2020.