Legislation, regulations, standards

Based on needs assessments and good practices analysis, the PUBLENEF partners developed policy roadmaps in 12 cities and regions from across Europe to implement energy efficiency pathways towards sustainability. In the frame of the European Week of Regions and Cities, a dedicated conference explored the capacity of local and regional authorities to lead the transition to an energy efficient society.
Post date: 14 Nov 2018
Type: Publication

Funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, the QualitEE project aims to increase investment in energy efficiency services in the building sector within the EU and improve trust in service providers. This will be achieved by developing quality assessment criteria and implementing quality assurance schemes. QualitEE builds upon the Transparense project, which established the European Code of Conduct for Energy Performance Contracting in 2014.
Post date: 14 Nov 2018
Type: Publication

On 13th November European Parliament completed the parliamentary approval of half of the eight legislative proposals in the 2016 Clean Energy for All Europeans package, following the Energy Performance in Buildings Directive, which came into force on 9 July.
Post date: 14 Nov 2018
Type: News

The countdown to transpose the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) has started!  
Post date: 8 Nov 2018
Type: News

“We will co-finance the procurement and installation of biomass boilers and heat pumps by individuals with HRK 12 million. Depending on the location of the house, it is possible to get co-financing of between 40% and 80% of the project value, but not more than HRK 35,000 including VAT, to install a biomass system or up to HRK 45,000 for heat pump systems,” FZOEU Director Dubravko Ponoš said.  
Post date: 6 Nov 2018
Type: News

The first International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Climate in African Municipalities (SECAM 2019) will be held at the ENSTP (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Travaux Publics) during the week of 22nd to 25th of October 2019, in Yaoundé, Cameroon with the theme "Increase access to quality, affordable housing for every household in the municipality.”  More information about this event, please visit: www.secam-conference.org.  
Post date: 2 Nov 2018
Type: Event

The Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) 2012/27/EU defines deep renovation as a “refurbishment that reduces both the delivered and the final energy consumption of a building by a significant percentage compared with the pre-renovation levels, leading to a very high energy performance”.
Post date: 31 Oct 2018
Type: News

Girona Provincial Council’s BEenerGi programme provides the necessary technical, legal and financial assistance for municipalities that have signed the Covenant of Mayors. The aim is to mobilise investments to promote energy efficiency in public lighting and in municipal buildings (which includes creating heating networks).  
Post date: 29 Oct 2018
Type: Link

A key question for energy planners is whether today’s investments in energy infrastructure should be based on traditional fossil fuels or on energy efficiency and savings and renewable energy technologies?  
Post date: 26 Oct 2018
Type: Publication

This report is an introduction to the issue of effective government policy with respect to energy efficient retrofit in the private rental secto, and to some of the evidence that relates to the topic.   It is intended to be relevant to both the development of energy retrofit policy in the private rental sector in Scotland, and to anyone with a general interest in the topic.  
Post date: 26 Oct 2018
Type: Publication