Financing, socio-economics

This report focuses on the main barriers to deep renovation that municipalities in Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia have to face. The barriers are divided into six groups which correspond to the categories identified by BPIE as the main topics that should be given serious consideration to facilitate a successful planning and delivery of national renovation strategies and their renovation potential:
Post date: 18 Aug 2017
Type: Publication

Roadmaps for Energy (R4E) is an EU funded project under the Horizon 2020 programme, aiming to develop a new type of energy strategy through visions and roadmaps for the 8 partner cities, in co-creation with relevant local stakeholders. The project focuses on three areas within the domain of sustainable energy that are closely linked to the municipalities main responsibilities: smart buildings, smart mobility, and smart urban spaces.  
Post date: 17 Aug 2017
Type: Link

EMPOWERING is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme which contributes to the shift of seven EU regions toward low-carbon society by enhancing the capacities of municipalities and regional representatives to shape integrated energy strategies and plans. The project contributes to bridge the gap of skills needed to plan energy measures in the new 2030 framework for Climate and Energy Policy in terms of GHG emission reduction, renewable energy and energy efficiency.  
Post date: 17 Aug 2017
Type: Link

Although Nearly Zero Energy Buildings will become a “must” for new buildings in Europe by the end of 2020 – no particular building concept exists, which would enable maximum use of daylight by a transparent glass façade and at the same time ZEB performance.   InDeWaG is an innovation action project funded under Horizon 2020, a Public Private Partnership on "BUILDINGS DESIGN FOR NEW HIGHLY ENERGY PERFORMING BUILDINGS".  
Post date: 17 Aug 2017
Type: Link

Final report     Ricardo Energy & Environment, CE Delft and DNV GL have evaluated initial results from Horizon 2020 projects under the responsibility of DG Energy. These projects fall in four areas:   Energy Efficiency Low Carbon Energy (grids and storage) Low Carbon Energy Renewable Energy System Market Uptake Smart Cities and Communities The evaluation has focused particularly on:  
Post date: 16 Aug 2017
Type: Publication

The Horizon 2020 funded project PRODESA (Energy Efficiency Project Development For South Attica) aims to assist seven major municipalities in Athens Metropolitan Area to launch showcase energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, utilising innovative financial tools and attracting private investments.   More specifically the project’s objectives include:  
Post date: 15 Aug 2017
Type: Link

The Horizon 2020 funded Project PENNY (Psychological, social and financial barriers to energy efficiency) applies a behavioural science approach to better understand individual behaviour in the domain of energy efficiency.   The project’s objectives are to:  
Post date: 14 Aug 2017
Type: Link

Innovative pre-fabricated components including different Waste construction materials reducing building Energy and minimising Environmental impacts     InnoWEE is a Horizon 2020 project that is looking for new innovative solutions within recycling Construction and Demolition Waste. Hence new way of recycling and also new geopolymer technology formulation is being investigated in terms of economic feasibility, performance and technological advancement.     Objectives  
Post date: 14 Aug 2017
Type: Link

The Interreg Europe FINERPOL project (Financial Instruments for Energy Renovation Policies) aims at supporting energy renovation of buildings with new policy and financial instruments using regional and national Structural Funds integrated with other funding such as EFSI (Juncker Plan 06/2015), European Investment Bank (EIB) tools (ELENA, Margarite Funds) or public-private partnerships.   For more information visit the project's website at the link provided below.   Project duration: 2016-04-01 to 2020-03-31
Post date: 14 Aug 2017
Type: Link

The Horizon 2020 funded Project SENSIBLE (Storage Enabled Sustainable Energy for Buildings and Communities) aims to develop, demonstrate and evaluate a storage-enabled sustainable energy supply for buildings and communities. The project is working towards achieving the 2030 target set by the European Union, namely to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% and create a sustainable energy supply.
Post date: 10 Aug 2017
Type: Link