Financing, socio-economics

By Zoran Radosavljevic (EURACTIV)     The European Parliament approved on Tuesday (June 13) the introduction of new energy labels for household appliances, which MEPs and industry experts said should enable consumers to save money and cut energy consumption while helping the bloc reduce overall carbon emissions.    
Post date: 23 Jun 2017
Type: Note

On 13 June 2917, the European Parliament’s and Council’s negotiators agreed that a new, tougher, A to G scale showing the energy efficiency of household appliances should be introduced to keep pace with technological progress.     With the new scale, customers will be able to choose more efficient products in order to reduce energy consumption and their energy bills, while manufacturers will be encouraged to innovate and invest in more energy efficient products.    
Post date: 23 Jun 2017
Type: News

Using Better Energy Better   Energy productivity is all about maximising every single unit of energy to generate greater economic output - in other words, doing more with less.   Businesses have a crucial role to play in reducing their climate impact - and the EP100 initiative is how the world's biggest companies including H&M, SwissRE and others are demonstrating their energy productivity leadership. Ready to join them?  
Post date: 23 Jun 2017
Type: Event

IEA EBC Annex 57 - Evaluation of Embodied Energy and CO2 equivalent for Building Construction: Guidance to Support Educators  
Post date: 23 Jun 2017
Type: Publication

The EU funded BRISKEE project (Behavioural Response to Investment Risks in Energy Efficiency) aims to provide evidence-based input to the design and evaluation of energy efficiency policy in the EU residential sector.   BRISKEE addresses household decision-making and its implications at three levels:  
Post date: 22 Jun 2017
Type: Link

 
Post date: 22 Jun 2017
Type: Publication

At the end of 2016 the Commission launched the Smart Financing for Smart Buildings initiative as part of the Clean Energy for All Europeans Package. The initiative promotes more effective use of public funds through innovative financing solutions, provides assistance for project development and supports activities aimed at de-risking energy efficiency investments. The Commission and EEFIG worked closely to change the perception of risk regarding energy efficiency investments.
Post date: 22 Jun 2017
Type: News

On 14 June 2017, the European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EuroACE) organised a workshop in Madrid, Spain, on ‘Energy Renovation of Buildings in Spain’. Over 50 participants from the industry, the financial sector, the European Commission, Spanish national and local authorities gathered in the Official College of Architects Madrid (COAM) to discuss the crucial role of building renovation in the Spanish Energy Transition and for the Spanish economy.    
Post date: 21 Jun 2017
Type: News

The EU funded BUILDINTEREST Project (Improving the attractiveness of investments in energy efficiency and sustainability in buildings) aims to structurally reduce uncertainty and increase trust in investments in sustainable energy in buildings. This is achieved mainly through reinforcing the trust of investors in sustainable energy and energy efficiency projects, and by reinforcement of the links and creation of a structural, long-term dialogue between public policies, investors and innovative companies.   The project will:  
Post date: 20 Jun 2017
Type: Link

Heating consumption in the residential sector in Europe is around 2300 TWh/y, Domestic Hot Water (DHW) consumption reaches 500 TWh/y, while cooling consumption is less than 100 TWh/y.   The EU funded BuildHEAT Project (Standardised approaches and products for the systemic retrofit of residential Buildings, focusing on HEATing and cooling consumptions attenuation) aims to drive change in the construction sector, bring information and coherence onto the market, facilitating the decision making and planning processes through:  
Post date: 20 Jun 2017
Type: Link