Cyprus

Miguel Feliz, ADENEHere in Portugal, the ESCO market in [government owned] public buildings is practically nonexistent. Until recently, the procurement rules for public authorities were not geared towards these kinds of contracts, which made it difficult. The economic conditions of the last few years don’t help either.The private sector has a few successful cases, in buildings and industry, namely in the hotel & leisure sector and in partnership with industry associations.Market size
Post date: 21 Mar 2013
Type: News

The 2012 Sector Study commissioned by the Architects’ Council of Europe shows that the profession is still suffering from the economic downturn. Although rates of decline are falling, architects have had to adapt to this on-going situation.
Post date: 14 Mar 2013
Type: Publication

Σχέδιο Παροχής Χορηγιών για την ενθάρρυνση της χρήσης των ΑΠΕ (τελική χρήση) στον οικιστικό τομέα   The grants scheme is aimed at providing economic incentives in the form of government grants and/or subsidies for the realisation of RES investments in the residential sector. The Scheme covers investments relating to purchasing and installing new equipment, and where necessary, the cost of design. The investments must pertain to established technologies, and not to those that are still at a research and development stage.  
Post date: 13 Mar 2013
Type: Link

The Solar Thermal Technology Panel (ESTTP) of the European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC-Platform) developed this document on promising research topics. Prepared with contribution from experts in the research, industry and public sectors across Europe, this document covers solar technologies for nearly-zero energy residential buildings, public and commercial buildings, district heating systems, industrial applications and solar assisted cooling systems. 
Post date: 1 Mar 2013
Type: News

Σχέδιο Παροχής Χορηγιών για εξοικονόμηση ενέργειας στον οικιστικό τομέα (υφιστάμενες κατοικίες) για την περίοδο 2011 ‐2020  
Post date: 28 Feb 2013
Type: Link

This book discusses six environmental and three purely energy based certification systems along with four briefly discussed certification systems:• the British BREEAM Assessment Method• the US LEED Rating System• the German DGNB Certification System• the Australian Green Star Rating System• the Swedish Miljöbyggnad system• and the French HQE system• the European Green Building Programme• the Swiss Minergie Building Standard• and the German Passive House (Passivhaus) Standard• the Japanese CASBEE assessment system
Post date: 31 Jan 2013
Type: Publication

‘In 2011, for the first time, European investments in renewable energies were higher than for conventional fuels. Europe already produces over 3.8 GW from wind power alone!’ said Oettinger, adding that there would be ‘no sustainable economic growth without sustainable energy’. The Commissioner promised ‘more jobs in renewable energy, on top of the million we have already created’.
Post date: 30 Jan 2013
Type: News

This project has various work packages which contain general information on energy efficiency, good practices applicable in low income housing together with various e-learning courses in order to raise public awareness about EE in building sector.
Post date: 30 Jan 2013
Type: Link