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
During the National Congress of Sanitary Technologies on Monday, June 19th, a wide selection of current sanitation subjects will be discussed. One of these subjects is Reducing pressure fluctuations at the inlet of shower mixers. It is known that undesired variation in water temperature is uncomfortable and, by a fright reaction, can even be dangerous. By adapting the design of the tap water system we could solve temperature fluctuations in the shower.
Post date: 29 May 2017
The present guide is a support tool to improve the quality control of the thermal aspects of buildings during all the stages of construction. It is specially oriented to housing developers, administrations, designers and coordinators of quality control programmes, project management, laboratories of quality control of constructions, building companies and other entities related with construction.
Post date: 7 Feb 2017
A pool of international experts has developed an innovative methodology to support the development of energy efficiency and sustainable energy investments in the tertiary sector.
Post date: 29 Dec 2016
The upgraded Green Rating™ tool, one of the main outcomes of the Trust EPC project, will be developed as a sustainable energy investment assessment and benchmarking tool addressing building and facility renovations, principally targeted to:
Banks and other financing institutions
Real estate asset managers
Tertiary sector stakeholders
Post date: 29 Dec 2016
This report presents the evaluation of the BUILD UP Skills Initiative Pillar I (elaboration of national roadmaps for blue collar construction skills) and identifies a methodology for the evaluation of the BUILD UP Skills Pillar II projects (which put the roadmaps into action). The report was commissioned by the European Commission's Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (EASME) under the Framework Contract SRD MOVE/ENER/ SRD.1/2012-409, Lot 3, Technical Assistance in the Field of Energy.
Post date: 23 Nov 2016
On 21 October 2016, the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) announced that the European Commission is looking for experienced professionals to evaluate and recommend proposals for funding under the H2020 Energy Efficiency Call for Proposals in the area of Heating and Cooling.
Post date: 24 Oct 2016
The public consultation on the Horizon 2020 programme mid-term assessment has been launched on 20 October 2016 and will remain open until 15 January 2017. The objective of the consultation is to collect information from a wide audience on different aspects of Horizon 2020 implementation.
The consultation is open to all citizens and organisations. Contributions are particularly sought from researchers, entrepreneurs, innovators and all types of organisations that have participated in Horizon 2020.
Post date: 21 Oct 2016
On 7 September 2016, the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) published the list of evaluators who select the most promising projects for the SME Instrument.
Post date: 9 Sep 2016
REMOURBAN maps key smart characteristics of over 40 cities in 18 countries
With a wealth of insight and practical principals being generated by this project, REMOURBAN has worked to characterise and identify the cities which would be best placed to replicate and accelerate smart city innovation.
Post date: 20 Apr 2016