This Guide provides information on the structuring of
EPCs for public buildings and refers to additional sources
of good practice. Furthermore, the Guide is designed to
help readers address the challenges of reducing the energy
consumption and GHG emissions of public buildings while
transferring project risks to the private sector. This includes
Design, Build and Finance (“DBF”), and in some cases,
Operation and Maintenance (“O&M”).
Post date: 28 Jan 2013
One might ask why certify at all? The reasons vary from stronger branding with an environmental profile and ensuring a good indoor environment, to energy efficiency and “guaranteed” building quality leading to more tenants and higher occupancy rates which ultimately can give increased financial value of a building. All this leads to an important message which is to understand the certification systems and to be able to compare them on a good level.
Post date: 26 Jan 2013
Could you tell us about EPEC’s work, especially how it relates to investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy?EPEC was established in September 2008 as a unique cooperative initiative of the EIB, the European Commission and EU Candidate Countries and Member States. We have an international team of 18 professionals working on a range of PPP issues alongside Member States.
Post date: 26 Jan 2013
Mentioning a '20% increase in energy efficiency' as one of the main priorities set out in the Europe 2020 strategy for 'smart, sustainable and inclusive growth,' Hahn spoke firmly about the important role of cities in acheiving these ends:
'There has been much talk in Brussels in the past couple of years about these objectives and how to achieve them,' said Hahn. 'I can tell you one thing very clearly: we will never achieve them without Europe's cities.
Post date: 15 Jan 2013
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The main aim of REScoop 20-20-20, a new IEE-supported initiative (launched in April, 2012) according to Dirk Vansintjan, the project’s coordinator, ‘... is to bring to the surface all the renewable energy cooperatives around Europe; all the pioneers responsible for these initiatives, all their expertise, and all their experiences—both good and bad.’
Post date: 10 Jan 2013
Hannover, 22.11.2012 – More than half of the overall world population is living in urban areas - with rising tendency. The permanently increasing urbanization can be driven to more sustainability by ecological concepts for mobility, energy-efficient buildings and intelligent energy supply. Intelligent energy supply had also been the main subject of the well-attended “Sustainable Energy in Buildings and Urban Areas” Symposium (SEBUA 2012) which took place in Kusadasi near Izmir/Turkey from October 14 – 20, 2012.
Post date: 4 Dec 2012
Energy efficiency in buildings is at the forefront of this effort. Inter alia:
Post date: 8 Oct 2012
The 1st Call is open, on-line, from June 1st to July 31st of this year. Online submissions are invited from all product growers, producers and manufacturers, and from service providers that work with these products. Enterprises or practises must be based or have significant operations the Northern Periphery Programme area. This Programme area includes the west coast of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, the Northern part of Scandinavia and Greenland. A map of the Region and full details on eligibility can be found on the NEES website at neesonline.org, under the heading About NEES...
Post date: 25 Jun 2012
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