energy efficiency

On Tuesday 19 December 2017, the Estonian presidency reached a provisional agreement with the European Parliament on a revised directive on the energy performance of buildings. The outcome of the trilogue will be presented to EU ambassadors on December 20, with the final analysis and approval of the agreement expected to take place at the beginning of 2018.  
Post date: 20 Dec 2017
Type: News

On 12 December 2017, Green Tagging emerged as the new strategy for Europe’s leading banks to scale up financing of energy efficient housing and real estate, concluded a new report from Climate Strategy and the UN Environment Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System. The report was released in Paris alongside the One Planet Summit hosted by France’s President Emmanuel Macron.  
Post date: 16 Dec 2017
Type: News

Retrofitting public buildings: where public procurement and innovation have to shake hands   In recent years, the word “smart” has started rolling off the tongues and keyboards of policy makers in many areas of our global village. The building and construction sector is no stranger to this word as EU directives on energy efficiency specifically target the building stock old and new, under the heading “Smart Cities and Communities”.  
Post date: 15 Dec 2017
Type: News

The  E2VENT WORKSHOP which will be held within the BUDMA - International Construction and Architectural Fair in Poznan, Poland.  
Post date: 15 Dec 2017
Type: Event

Lighthouses at Barcelona – Remourban and fellow Lighthouse projects attend Smart City Expo World Congress   Empower cities. Empower people. That was the battle cry at this year’s Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) that took place between 13-15 November in Barcelona’s Gran Via.  
Post date: 13 Dec 2017
Type: News

This event, which will take place on 1 February 2018 in Bucharest, Romania, aims to share best practices from Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria as well as other countries, on how energy efficiency investments can be financed. This includes the use of private funds and innovative financing instruments, notably in the building and industry sectors. Speakers will focus on practical experiences in developing and structuring investment programmes and the event will allow time for debate. The event contributes to the new cooperation on energy efficiency initiated by the CESEC.
Post date: 12 Dec 2017
Type: Event

Previous experience of the Member States has shown that conventional financing is not enough for meeting their energy and environmental targets and access to attractive and adequate financing products from the market is needed.   Public and private sector stakeholders can learn from the success of already invented innovative financing schemes and either invent new schemes or replicate them in future projects. There are many sources of information on best practices and a large variety of already invented schemes to discover. Three such sources are described here.
Post date: 11 Dec 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

The ABRACADABRA H2020 project , based on the prior assumption that substantial increase in the real estate value of the existing buildings can play a key role in deep renovation, is developing a toolkit focusing on regulatory challenges and opportunities for boosting energy retrofitting of buildings.  
Post date: 7 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

The Energy Efficiency Indicators database contains annual data from 2000 to 2015, covering end use energy consumption for 8 energy products, end use energy efficiency indicators, and carbon intensity indicators for 4 sectors (residential, services, industry and transport) for the IEA member countries. The indicators are computed by using key sectorial activity data, for example, passenger kilometre energy intensity by mode/vehicle type (MJ/pkm).  
Post date: 7 Dec 2017
Type: Tool

This statistical report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), is designed to help understand what drives final energy use in IEA member countries in order to improve and track national energy efficiency policies. It is the second edition of a comprehensive selection of data that the IEA has been collecting each year, after its member states recognised in 2009 the need to better monitor energy efficiency policies. The report includes country-specific analysis of end uses across the largest sectors – residential, services, industry and transport. It answers questions such as:
Post date: 7 Dec 2017
Type: Publication