Financing, socio-economics

  In April 2017, the Ministry of Environment and Energy of Greece has officially published the Regulation for the operation of Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme (National Gazette 1242Β/11-4-2017), in accordance with the stipulations of the Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU), a development considered important for the energy efficiency sector.  
Post date: 22 May 2017
Type: News

Local water harvesting, demand reduction and wastewater treatment measures at a building scale can help manage water resources around the Mediterranean.   This study conducts a life cycle water, energy and cost analysis of rainwater and condensate water harvesting, water conservation, wastewater treatment and three combinations of these measures over 50 years, using an apartment building in Sehaileh, Lebanon. The measures’ performance is further investigated through a comprehensive sensitivity analysis that extends the applicability of findings.  
Post date: 22 May 2017
Type: Publication

The major banks in Greece offer a series of loans for energy efficiency in buildings.   These include refurbishment works, installation of renewables and purchase of energy efficient appliances and systems.   Links to the programmes that these banks offer are found below.
Post date: 19 May 2017
Type: Link

According to a new report published by the Adaptation and Resilience in the Context of Change (ARCC) network UK homes are experiencing poor indoor air quality (IAQ) at a scale and magnitude that needs immediate national-level attention and action.  
Post date: 18 May 2017
Type: News

by Heike Erhorn-Kluttig (Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics)  
Post date: 17 May 2017
Type: News

Follow the live streaming of this event by clicking here: https://webcast.ec.europa.eu/ppps-impact-workshop  
Post date: 17 May 2017
Type: Event

13th Webinar: From innovation to final product in enterprise presented by UBRUN   In this webinar, UBRUN described the transition of innovative concepts to final product in enterprise via active collaboration between academia and industrial sections. The webinar contents are summarised below: - The bottleneck of the blue sky research - Industry vs academia perspectives - Successful pathway for collaboration - Case study 1: GEMSTONE technology
Post date: 17 May 2017
Type: News

11th Webinar: Optimised operation of smart grids presented by AEA and TUC   1st part by AEA: The main objective of this webinar was to underline the need for optimised operation of smart grids. The webinar contents are summarised below: - Unstable production and consumption and new actors: storage systems and prosumers - What the market is proposing - How to optimise  
Post date: 17 May 2017
Type: News

7th  Webinar - Smart Communities organised by UoA and CyI   The main objective of the Smart Communities Webinar, presented by the UoA, was to underline the development of Smart and NZEB for Europe, analysing the major problems and setting a roadmap with involving future quantitative and qualitative targets. The methodology applied in this webinar is summarized in the steps described below:   - Presentation of The Development of Smart and NZEB protocols for Europe - Objectives
Post date: 17 May 2017
Type: News

The challenge to develop smart cities is not only a technological challenge but also a regulatory, financial and social one. In fact, some non-technical issues may be more challenging to resolve than the technological barriers and the success of a project can depend on this.  
Post date: 16 May 2017
Type: Event