Financing, socio-economics

German Energy Agency (dena) Report on Buildings: Refurbishment rate still far too slow  
Post date: 27 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

An English summary of the second BPIE report ¨Supporting renovation of single-family houses in Poland¨ on the renovation of the Polish building stock.   In 2016, BPIE held two workshops on the topic of improving the framework conditions for the deep renovation of the Polish building stock. These workshops explored issues ranging from the current and future funding levels and sectoral breakdown of renovation activity, to technical and legislative matters.  
Post date: 24 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

  Sustainable renovation models for smarter cities     EU-GUGLE (European cities serving as Green Urban Gate towards Leadership in sustainable Energy), funded under the EU 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Innovation, aims to demonstrate the feasibility of nearly-zero energy building renovation models in view of triggering large-scale, Europe-wide replication in smart cities and communities by 2020.  
Post date: 22 Feb 2017
Type: Link

This workshop, which will be held on 26-27 June 2017 at the Technical Chamber of Corfu, on Corfu island, Greece, aims to discuss important aspects of Nearly-zero Energy Buildings: technologies, business models, policies, financing, definitions and best practice examples from South European countries' other EU supported projects.   The discussion among the event’s speakers and audience could lead to a municipal and regional policy to enhance the transition towards sustainable tourism and city development to accommodate potential visitors, through nZEB and ZEB approaches.
Post date: 22 Feb 2017
Type: Event

On 27 April 2017, just one day before the Passive House Conference 2017, experts from at least three Smart City projects will hold a joint workshop in Vienna, Austria, to share results and experiences on smart and sustainable refurbishment solutions for apartment buildings, with a particular focus on social housing.  
Post date: 22 Feb 2017
Type: Event

Accelerating Market Transformation for High-Performance Building Enclosures - State of market, policy developments, and lessons learned from the Passive House movement  
Post date: 21 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

  On 21 February 2017, Energy Cities announced the release of two new guidebooks aiming to provide information on how to develop and implement three innovative financing schemes that have been tested by 11 European cities and regions.    
Post date: 21 Feb 2017
Type: News

Infinite Solutions Guidebook - Financing the energy renovation of public buildings through Internal Contracting    
Post date: 21 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

Infinite Solutions Guidebook - Financing the energy renovation of residential buildings through soft loans and third-party investment schemes     Financing the energy retrofitting of buildings is a great challenge. With investments ranging from €200 to €1,200 /m² (CITYnvest study, 2015), access to attractive and long-term financing is perceived as the primary barrier to carrying out ambitious energy retrofits, in particular those aiming at achieving 50-75% energy savings.  
Post date: 21 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

By Frankie Downy, Manager of C40’s Private Building Efficiency Network     When stepping off a train or plane to visit a city for the first time, you wonder: will it live up to expectations, will it look like it does in the movies? Then the towering skyline of New York City, Hong Kong or Tokyo hits you and it takes your breath away. As a tourist it’s exciting; however, viewed through the lens of a policy maker with the task of making those buildings energy efficient, it’s a daunting prospect.  
Post date: 21 Feb 2017
Type: Note