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When will energy standards for buildings meet all expectations?

9 December 2019 eric morel 0

Until now, the building energy standards that have prevailed in Europe have been technical specifications recommending the implementation of technologies and solutions to achieve a partial technical performance. For example, this is the case in Switzerland with the Minergie standard, in Germany with the Passivhaus […]

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Energy efficiency: a changing concept

5 November 2018 eric morel 0

Initially, energy efficiency was conceived as energy savings. Although sobriety remains at the heart of energy efficiency, new conceptions of energy efficiency have developed and give very contrasting images of this notion. Why so many different points of view and why this evolution? Energy efficiency […]

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Energy efficiency: obligation or no obligation?

17 September 2018 eric morel 0

What lies behind this innocuous question? For some proponents of liberalism, energy efficiency should not be an obligation, free to everyone to commit to it: it is clear that few actors feel concerned and the progress we must make will be achieved in almost no […]

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An energy audit is not a guarantee of performance

23 July 2018 eric morel 0

Many countries have made energy audits mandatory, especially for larger consumers, as part of their energy efficiency policy. But is this provision effective? Is it the first step in the desired energy transition for all consumers? In cases where consumers have little risk of being […]

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Energy efficiency: priority n ° 1 of the energy transition?

2 April 2018 eric morel 0

In many circumstances, the development of renewable energies is presented as a fundamental pillar of the energy transition. The professional associations representing the players in the wind and solar sectors have gained strength and are fighting a fierce battle for the development of the sectors […]

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