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Yamina Saheb

Dr. Yamina Saheb is a senior energy policy analyst at OpenExp in Paris. Prior to that she was Policy and Scientific Officer at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (EC) and for two years a senior energy efficiency policy analyst at the International Energy Agency (IEA). Her work is dedicated to analyses of energy policies with a special focus on energy efficiency. Yamina holds a Ph.D in Energy Engineering, Master’s degrees on Landscape Architecture and Development Economics and an Engineering degree in Building technologies.
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Energy transition of Europe’s building stock: Implications for EU 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

Energy transition of the EU building stock, from being an energy waster to being highly energy efficient and an energy producer, is a prerequisite for Europe’s carbon neutrality, as well as for meeting Europe’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Achieving these targets requires shifting the emerging...
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Deep energy renovation: trapped in overestimated costs and staged approach

Analysis of energy renovation costs, as provided by the French Observatory for Low Energy Buildings.
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Energy renovation: it’s time for a paradigm shift in policy design!

The “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package confirms the pivotal role of the EU building stock in meeting EU 2030 climate and energy targets. In fact, the projected decarbonisation of the EU energy system is mainly based on the renovation of existing buildings and the...
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Energy Transition of the EU Building Stock: Unleashing the 4th Industrial Revolution in Europe

This publication is an analytical report aiming to support the on-going review/revision of EU climate and energy policy instruments. The first objective of the report is to contribute to making 2016 the year of delivery for EU instruments aiming to reduce buildings' energy consumption and...
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Governance For Efficiency First: "Plan, Finance, Deliver"

“Efficiency First” (E1st) is the fundamental principle around which the development of the EU’s energy system should be designed. It means considering the potential for efficiency (including energy savings and demand response) in all decision-making related to energy, and prioritising efficiency improvements when they are...