DG Energy publishes a Market Study led by Trinomics on the Voluntary Common EU Certification Scheme for the Energy Performance of Non-Residential Buildings

Report: Building_certification_schemes (4 MB) In December 2014, Trinomics together with Ecofys and TNO (and several local subcontractors) finalised a market study on the voluntary common EU certification scheme for non-residential buildings, in accordance with EPBD Article 11(9), for DG Energy, European Commission. The study gave an overview of existing voluntary schemes and aimed at analysing…

Competitiveness of low-carbon energy technologies

Report: Competitiveness-of-low-carbon-technologiesFinal-report-V1.3a (5 MB) Trinomics and Ricardo-AEA have been asked by the European Commission’s DG Climate Action to look at the competitiveness of low-carbon energy technologies – conceptual work in light of innovation and industrial policy. The study looks at bottom-up concepts for the cooperative production, financing and use of low carbon technologies, such as…

Assessing the Implications of Climate Change Adaptation on Employment in the EU

Report: Climate Change Adaptation and Employment (4 MB) Trinomics led a study for DG CLIMA (together with TNO and Ricardo-AEA) on the impacts of climate change adaptation on employment and skills in the EU. The final report can be downloaded here. This study feeds into the EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change (2013) by defining the…

Pilot study on tracking mobilised private climate finance in the Netherlands

Report: Pilot Tracking Mobilised Private Climate Finance (1 MB) The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs has commissioned a pilot study to review its climate finance programmes on the ability to mobilise private climate finance. In close collaboration with a team of policy officers from the Ministry, Trinomics developed a methodology and performed a trial calculation…

Resource efficiency opportunities in the building sector

Report: Resource efficiency in the building sector (5 MB) On 1st of July 2014, the European Commission published its Communication on Resource efficiency opportunities in the building sector (COM(2014) 445 final), which is part of its Circular economy package. The main objectives of this Communication are to enhance the use of building materials in more efficient way and…

Cooperative production, financing and use of low carbon technologies


Report: Low Carbon Concepts (7 MB)


Report: Low Carbon Concepts (7 MB) The European economy is shifting to become more resource and energy efficient. Together with this shift, a related trend of decentralisation can be observed. Local initiatives and actors, such as (organised) citizens and local governments play an increasingly important role in this shift. These actors cooperate in new innovative…

Impact of Ecodesign and Energy/Tyre Labelling on R&D and technological innovation

Report: Impacts of Ecodesign & EL on R&D (3 MB) The Ecodesign and Labelling directives have the potential to not only deliver energy savings but also to positively impact the innovation activities and competitiveness of the manufacturers of the regulated products. With regard to the upcoming revision of the directives in 2014, it is therefore…

Green Growth: Definitions, Debate and Actions for a Green Economy

Report: Het Echte Groene Boekje (5 MB) Report: Het Echte Groene Boekje – Presentatie IenM (1 MB) Green growth and the green economy are in the centre of public interest in recent years. The popularity of these terms stems from their embodied and positive claim that economic growth and environmental improvement can be combined. But…

DG Environment, European Commission published study on “Nowcasting of and target setting for resource efficiency indicators”


Report: RE indicators (3 MB)


Report: RE indicators (3 MB) Indicators’ timeliness is vital for allowing quick and adequate policy response by policy makers. Early estimates and nowcasting are emerging techniques that are increasingly being used as a way to bridge the gap between the most recent reported observations of an indicator and its, as yet unreported, or even unmeasured,…

Economic impacts of shale gas in the Netherlands

Report: Economic Impacts of Shale Gas in the Netherlands – FINAL REPORT (2 MB) The rapid developments of shale gas particularly in North-America continue to stir up a lively debate about the pros and cons of shale gas worldwide, including in the Netherlands. Independent of the Dutch decision to allow for, or prohibit, exploratory drilling…