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The low-carbon future starts in buildings : Display® Campaign presented at COP 22

24 novembre 2016, by Béatrice Alcaraz, Ian Turner | 25 Visits

While last week’s COP22 highlighted the need for stronger North-South cooperation, Energy Cities presented in Marrakech the ADEME-supported Display® Campaign to cities within the Maghreb.

During this side event titled ‘Display®, let your buildings talk’ Ian Turner provided a background of the Display® campaign and the success that it has achieved in Europe over the last decade. He explained how hundreds of cities across Europe have been able to interact with public buildings users’ to sensitise and communicate the importance of energy efficiency and water conservation in public buildings.

Thierry Meraud from the French Energy Agency ADEME opened up the session with an introduction to his Agency and the role that they play in promoting the energy transition in France and the Maghreb.

Councillor Daniel Guillotin illustrated how within the city and metropole of Rennes, Display® has played an important tool over the last decade in helping combat climate change. Within the area of Rennes each year they organise a friendly competition between the towns. Each town competes against the other to reduce the energy and water consumption of their buildings. Display is used to show the savings achieved per building category.

Adnane Al Ghazi from the Morrocan city of Oujda (450,000 inhabitants, Morocco) provided a quick overview of the Sustainable Energy Action plan (SEAP) . As new Display users, the city will be able to now visualise the energy and water usage of their public buildings. The very first Display® poster of the city hall revealed a poor water performance of the building and triggered investigations on the reasons and planning solutions. Oujda will now be working with their twin city Lille, with Display® as a common working tool.

The presentations were followed by fruitful debate with participants around future possibilities of making Display® more smart by linking the poster to smart metres.

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Energy performance label : Finnish cities support the Display label and call for clearer rules for the voluntary EU scheme

8 avril 2016, by Béatrice Alcaraz | 15831 Visits

The EU campaign Display, launched as early as in 2004, is an information tool to raise the public awareness. Designed by energy experts from European cities and based on operational rating and easy to understand, the certificate displays the energy, water and climate performance of a building. This Display poster combined with further awareness-raising activities involving building users has proven very successful in increasing behaviour change of building users and stimulating renovation in both public and privately-owned buildings.

A petition to support the Display label
In a petition addressed to the European Parliament last week, the cities of Helsinki, Tampere and Espoo as well as the Finnish Association of Local Authorities call for the recognition of the Display label as a valuable EU energy performance certificate that is fully in line with the EPBD directive. This label “meets the requirements of the directive. It is quick and inexpensive to make (…), visually familiar and impressive (...) and known in the majority of EU member states” they explain.

The petition is also an opportunity for European cities to support Display to become the common voluntary European energy certification for non-residential buildings. In the 2010 recast of the Directive on the energy performance of buildings (EPBD), the European Commission was required to design a common voluntary European energy certification for non-residential buildings. However, its introduction by 2016 still remains uncertain as Member States to date have not reached an agreement on a common scheme.

The shortcomings of the EPBD for public authorities
The European Performance of Buildings Directive, adopted in 2002, and that entered into force over the last decade, introduced energy performance certificates for the sale, rental and construction of residential and commercial buildings in order to make energy consumption more visible and stimulate energy efficient building renovation. The public sector was expected to take the lead by displaying energy certificates in "prominent" places in public buildings. First this was done by hundreds of European local authorities thanks to the Display campaign and then, when national governments were ready, via the official national or regional certificates. However, as each country or region was responsible for choosing their methodology, no common calculation method was designed resulting in diverse methods, costs and reliability.

For the City of Helsinki, “Display city” from the very beginning, for example, to implement their National methodology would mean approximately €2-2.5 million of additional costs.

Supporting the petition
Energy Cities invites European cities and stakeholders in the building sector to sign the petition (soon to be published on the petitions portal of the European Parliament). For more information, you can contact Peter Schilken from Energy Cities (peter.schilken@energy-cities.eu) and Ulla Soitinaho from the city of Helsinki (Ulla.Soitinaho@hel.fi).























Display® in the Maghreb

25 février 2016, by Béatrice Alcaraz | 832 Visits

Thanks to the support from the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) Display® is being promoted in the Maghreb.

At the beginning of February Ian Turner and Sylvie Lacassagne were invited to Algeria as part of an international conference co-organised by ADEME and their Algerian equivalent APRUE.

As the event focussed on energy efficiency in buildings this was an ideal opportunity to introduce Display® to the Algerians working with buildings. The Display® team was able to meet with city representatives from Algiers centre and Boumerdès and present the tools and poster which are now available in Arabic. There is still some work to go to see the first Display® poster unveiled in public but there is a lot of interest to ensure that Display® is adapted to the cultural needs of the region.







Display: what now?

11 December 2015, by Tom Alexander | 1186 Visits

The time has come for us to find out which services are still being used, and what aspects of Display are in need of an update.

Firstly, thank you for your loyalty. Display has been active for over a decade now and due to your efforts has seen much success. The campaign has always relied on your participation and we would now like to find out how the service could be optimised for your improved enjoyment.

Therefore we ask you to spare a few minutes to fill out the following short survey, so we can provide a more efficient and effective service for the current and future Display users.

Please follow the link below and help improve Display:

The Display Survey

Thank you, we will keep you updated with any new developments!







Consultation on the Energy Performance Buildings Directive

13 October 2015, by Tom Alexander | 4600 Visits

Energy Cities is happy to announce that we have been officially invited, by the European Union Commission, to take part in the consultation process for the Energy Performance Buildings Directive (EPBD). The objective of this consultation is to consult stakeholders on the review of the EPBD and evaluate whether the Directive has met its aims.

Of the seventy-nine questions provided by the Commission, Energy Cities have extracted three where we would appreciate the direct input from Displayers:

Area A: Overall Assessment of the EPBD;

Context:

Currently, about 35% of the EU’s buildings are above 50 years old. Buildings are responsible for 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the EU, and consume, on average, about 25 litres of heating oil per square metre per year. Some buildings even require up to 60 litres.

Question 1: Has the EPBD helped to increase renovation (more than 25% of the surface of the building envelope) rates?

Area B : Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Buildings and Creation of Markets;

Context:

The EU has been supporting the improvement of the energy performance of buildings for many years with a range of financial support programmes.

Question 2: What are the best financing tools the EU could offer to help citizens and Member States facilitate deep renovations?

Area 3 : Energy Poverty and Affordability of Housing;

Context :

Energy poverty affects living conditions and health. It has many causes, including a combination of low income and general poverty conditions, energy-inefficient homes and a housing tenure system that fails to encourage energy efficiency.

Question 3: Has tackling energy poverty been a requirements when constructing new buildings and renovating existing buildings in Member States?

If you have an answer to any of the three questions above, please do not hesitate to respond. Furthermore please feel free to add any relevant feedback regarding the three consultation areas that you feel should be included in our review of the EPBD.

The public consultation runs until the end of October. We therefore ask that you send any answers or relevant information to the project manager, Peter Schilken (peter.schilken@energy-cities.eu), by the 28th of October 2015.







Displayers renovate from G to A !

17 décembre 2014, by Laura Guérin | 2094 Visits

The European Energy Efficiency Directive, applicable in December 2012, requests
Member States to renovate their buildings with a rate of 3% per year.
The initial proposal of the European Commission targeted all public buildings, an objective that Energy Cities, coordinator of the European Display® Campaign, has always supported. Indeed, a 3% rate implies the renovation of the entire building stock by 2050.

Energy Cities continues to encourage local authorities and associations of local authorities in all European countries to commit to achieve this 3% goal, together with their governments. For this reason, Energy Cities joined the Renovate Europe Campaign, a European campaign for the renovation of buildings. Display® is one of the communication tools to publicly communicable the reduction of energy consumption thanks to renovation measures.

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Thanks to contributions from Displayers, be inspired in the new publication of the Display® campaign by renovation best practices from European local authorities, including detailed measures and their cost, based on the « building statistics Display® poster ». These Displayers are showing the way towards deep renovation of public buildings at large scale !

Read the publication :
Displayers renovate from G to A ! Actions and costs for the renovation of public buildings in cities participating in the European Display® campaign

This publication has been prepared with the support of the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy.







Les Displayers rénovent de G à A !

10 décembre 2014, by Laura Guérin | 1931 Visits

La directive européenne sur l’efficacité énergétique, entrée en vigueur en décembre
2012, impose aux Etats membres de rénover leurs bâtiments à un rythme de 3 % par an.
La proposition initiale de la Commission européenne visait tous les bâtiments publics, mesure qu’Energy Cities, coordinateur de la campagne européenne Display®, a toujours soutenue. En effet, 3 % par an revient à rénover l’ensemble du parc bâti d’ici 2050.

Le 30 octobre 2012, des présidents d’associations françaises de villes et d’intercommunalités, tous signataires de la Convention des Maires, se sont engagés dans une déclaration commune à « rénover 3 % de leurs bâtiments les plus énergivores par an ».

Energy Cities continue à encourager les villes et les associations d’autorités locales de tous les pays européens à s’engager, avec leurs gouvernements, sur l’objectif des 3 %. Pour cette raison, Energy Cities a rejoint « Renovate Europe », une vaste campagne de rénovation des bâtiments (publics) à l’échelle européenne. Display® en est l’un des vecteurs de communication avec un affichage public des réductions de consommation énergétique obtenues grâce aux mesures de rénovation.

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Grâce aux contributions des Displayers, vous trouverez dans la dernière publication de la campagne Display® des bonnes pratiques de rénovation en France ainsi que dans d’autres pays en Europe, avec le détail des actions réalisées et de leurs coûts et sur la base du poster « Display® évolution ». Il s’agit d’exemples à suivre pour une rénovation profonde à grande échelle !

Consulter la publication :
Les Displayers rénovent de G à A ! Actions et coûts de rénovation des bâtiments publics des collectivités de la campagne européenne Display®

Cette publication a été réalisée avec le soutien du Ministère de l’Ecologie, du Développement durable et de l’Energie.







Revoir le webinaire du Club des utilisateurs Display en France

1er décembre 2014, by Laura Guérin | 2611 Visits

Ce webinaire organisé par Energy Cities avec le soutien du Ministère de l’écologie, du développement durable et de l’énergie a eu lieu le 28 novembre 2014.

>> Revoir le webinaire <<

Au programme :

  • Quoi de neuf ? Dernières nouvelles et perspectives pour la Campagne Display en Europe et au-delà – Energy Cities, Peter Schilken et Ian Turner - Voir la présentation
    • Renovate Europe Day 2014 (Participation Display)
    • Display en Chine
    • Display dans la législation du Canton de Neuchâtel
  • Point sur l’actualité réglementaire en France – DHUP, Niousha REZAÏ - Voir la présentation
    • Mise en place du DPE pour les bâtiments neufs
    • Rappel du calendrier pour l’affichage du DPE dans les bâtiments publics
  • Les Displayers rénovent de G à A ! – Etudes de cas des Displayers (Voir la présentation) et témoignage de la ville d’Echirolles par Emmanuel Foskolos, Directeur du service bâtiments et réseaux (Voir la présentation)






Club des utilisateurs Display en France : webinaire 28 novembre 2014

21 novembre 2014, by Laura Guérin | 7836 Visits

Participez au Club des utilisateurs Display en France :

Webinaire vendredi 28 novembre 2014 – 10.30-12.00
Organisé par Energy Cities avec le soutien du Ministère de l’écologie, du développement durable et de l’énergie

LIEN POUR ACCEDER AU WEBINAIRE

Au programme :

  • Quoi de neuf ? Dernières nouvelles et perspectives pour la Campagne Display en Europe et au-delà – Energy Cities, Peter Schilken et Ian Turner
    • Renovate Europe Day 2014 (Participation Display)
    • Display en Chine
    • Display dans la législation du Canton de Neuchâtel
  • Point sur l’actualité réglementaire en France – DHUP, Niousha REZAÏ
    • Mise en place du DPE pour les bâtiments neufs
    • Rappel du calendrier pour l’affichage du DPE dans les bâtiments publics
  • Les Displayers rénovent de G à A ! – Etudes de cas des Displayers et témoignage de la ville d’Echirolles par Emmanuel Foskolos, Directeur du service bâtiments et réseaux

Pour participer :

  • Merci d’indiquer au préalable votre participation à Peter Schilken.
  • Pour participer au webinaire, vous avez besoin d’un casque, si possible avec micro pour participer ensuite à la discussion.
  • Pour un webinaire de bonne qualité, nous vous conseillons de ne pas utiliser le wifi.
  • Nous vous invitons à vous connecter 15 min avant le début du webinaire pour tester vos paramètres audio.
  • Pour vous connecter, cliquez sur le lien et entrez en tant qu’invité en indiquant vos prénom, nom et structure.






Update of the classification scheme : Display moves forward

30 octobre 2014, by Laura Guérin | 521 Visits

Since the beginning of the Display campaign, the data base has been progressively updated so that the Display classification scheme is as closely as possible to reality. Display has now developed a unique database with consumption data for more than 18,000 buildings and close to 50,000 posters have been created for these buildings.

The Display team has just analysed the database of these buildings, especially the primary energy and CO2 indicators. For all building types, this analysis shows that the energy management has signficantly been improved since the beginning of the Display campaign, particularily for schools. Consequently the primary energy and CO2 benchmarks have been modified for 4 of the 16 building types :

  • Day nursery / Kindergarten
  • General school
  • Professional school
  • Individual house

Please see the changes in the tables below (in yellow). For "general schools", the classification scheme has become stricter : for primary energy, class A stops at 50 kWh/m² (instead of 75 kWh/m²) and the class range is now of 50 kWh/m² (instead of 65 kWh/m²) ! Besides, requirements have been lowered for "individual houses".

You can find these updated on the user guide.
The database has been saved before the modifications. All posters have then been recalculated so it can be possible to compare posters from two different years.

Should you have any question, please contact : Peter Schilken

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Last posts

24 novembre 2016
The low-carbon future starts in buildings : Display® Campaign presented at COP 22

8 avril 2016
Energy performance label: Finnish cities support the Display label and call for clearer rules for the voluntary EU scheme

25 février 2016
Display® in the Maghreb

11 December 2015
Display: what now?

13 October 2015
Consultation on the Energy Performance Buildings Directive

17 décembre 2014
Displayers renovate from G to A!

10 décembre 2014
Les Displayers rénovent de G à A !

1er décembre 2014
Revoir le webinaire du Club des utilisateurs Display en France


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