Marco Koot is an accounting partner of Vanhier, a middle-sized accounting firm in the Netherlands.
Vanhier is participating in a project which is co-funded by the EU. This project, called REVALUE, aims to lead the development of appraisal norms and standards that recognise Energy Efficiency (EE) value in social and private residential real estate.
Post date: 25 Jan 2019
Over the next three months, the EIB will engage with a wide range of stakeholders, including shareholders, industry associations, civil society, and the private sector to develop a new energy lending policy that supports EU 2030 energy policy and climate targets.
Dialogue with stakeholders will reflect on recent EIB support for energy investment and consider key trends and investment challenges currently facing the sector.
Post date: 24 Jan 2019
"Effective and trustworthy delivery and distribution systems will be central to ramping up energy efficiency investment and meeting increasingly urgent climate targets. Time to mainstream energy efficiency: it’s a seat belt, not a GPS system" writes Peter Sweatman (@ClimateSt).
Post date: 17 Jan 2019
ABRACADABRA is a coordination and support action that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 696126.
Post date: 16 Jan 2019
If one wants to have a short look back at how the European policymakers have dealt with the topic of renovation of housing over the last few years, 2010 would probably be a turning point. That year, on the one hand, the Global Financial Crisis and the various attempts to launch economic recovery plans at the EU and national level effectively put the housing sector and in particular the renovation of the existing stock at the centre of political concern because of its growth-enhancing role.
Post date: 14 Jan 2019
The Horizon 2020 funded RentalCal project (European Rental Housing Framework for the Profitability Calculation of Energetic Retrofitting Investments) aims to improve market transparency for energy efficiency investments in the rental housing industry. It does so by providing a benchmarking tool for transnational profitability assessments of such investments.
Post date: 14 Jan 2019
The REVALUE project partners have delivered recommendations for key stakeholders on how best to ensure energy efficiency is included in the valuation process.
There are long-term risk implications for low energy performance properties and the lending industry is beginning to recognise this. Here is a short video summarising the main risks and recommendations.
Post date: 8 Jan 2019
The Sustainable Energy Investment Forums are a series of workshops and seminars, organised under a contract managed by the European Commission’s Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME).
Post date: 19 Dec 2018
In 2016, Obvion issued Europe's first 100% green RMBS (Residential Mortgage Backed Security); meaning the assets backing the bond are green residential mortgages, ie. linked to energy efficient homes, and that the proceeds of the bond issuance will finance those green residential mortgages.
Part of Green Storm 2016, the pool contains a mix of energy efficient homes, as well as houses that have been refurbished to improve energy performance.
Post date: 13 Dec 2018
The concept of EuroPACE is inspired by the success of an on-tax financing model called PACE, launched in California in 2008. In the US, in the past four years, the PACE market reached over $4.7 billion in funded projects, including the retrofit of over 200,000 homes, which resulted in more than 42,000 new local jobs and the creation of hundreds new companies.
Post date: 11 Dec 2018