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The largest Public-Private Partnership for energy efficiency in South-East Europe is now operational

In April last year, the City of Ljubljana agreed a public-private partnership (PPP) with a consortium of GGE and Petrol for the energy retrofitting of public buildings in the municipality. The EUR 14.9 million project will deliver energy...

IMPULSE: a European pilot project for the energy upgrading of Public Buildings

IMPULSE introduces an integrated support system concerning energy upgrading projects for Public Buildings.   The Project is coordinated by the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES) and is implemented in the context of the...

IPCC climate change report: a global and urgent call to action

The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5º C was approved by the IPCC on Saturday in Incheon, Republic of Korea. It will be a key scientific input into the Katowice Climate Change Conference in Poland in December, when governments review...

IAQVEC 2019: Updates

It is our pleasure to write to you and to present the conference IAQVEC 2019: Healthy nearly Zero Energy Buildings. IAQVEC is a premier international conference series, held once every three years, and hosted in different...

Join the PROSPECT peer-to-peer learning programme

The PROSPECT learning programme enables peer-to-peer learning in regional and local authorities in order to finance and implement their sustainable energy and climate action plans. The programme builds upon successful financing schemes...

The iBRoad project video is here

The iBRoad project video has been completed with shots in Berlin and Athens, describing what is the building logbook (iBroad-Log) and the individual building renovation roadmap (iBRoad-Plan), and how they will enable a building’s deep...

#EUREGIONSWEEK is coming: meet us next week in Brussels

A very busy agenda from 8 to 11 November in Brussels: 170 sessions, 6.000 participants, officials from EU institutions and national and regional organisms and other relevant stakeholders. Hence, at least, this is a unique moment to make...

Participate in the STUNNING survey on barriers for energy-efficient refurbishments

The EU-funded, Horizon 2020 project STUNNING, which promotes knowledge exchange and interaction in the field of energy-efficient building renovation, is conducting a survey on barriers for energy refurbishments to seek out...

PUBLENEF Final Conference

A new Energy Efficiency Directive has been agreed upon and Europeans now have their new target: 32,5% for 2030. Public authorities through their energy efficiency strategies will be the main drivers for implementing the necessary measures...

iBRoad publishes "The logbook data quest- Setting up indicators and other requirements for a renovation passport"

The iBRoad project works on developing an Individual Building Renovation Roadmap for single-family houses. This tool provides a customised renovation plan over a long-term period of time (10-20 years).   The renovation roadmap is...

STARDUST Meets the Dragon

On September 5, the city of Tampere was awarded a prize for its work in the STARDUST project to become carbon neutral by 2030. Organized by the Foundation Prospective & Innovation together with the European Commission and the China...

Tackling the barriers that keep nature off the cities

The URBAN GreenUP analysis on obstacles hampering the implementation of Nature-Based Solutions and the related countermeasures is now available   Making our cities more sustainable and less harmful for the environment is one of...

The first-ever ESCO project signed in Cyprus

  The ESCO (Energy Services Company) market focuses on improving energy efficiency within client premises and production facilities. All the necessary technology and know-how have been developed for four years by RE-Pro and its Cyprus-...

Energy Performance of Buildings Directive: the consolidated version is available

The consolidated version of revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive has been published in 23 languages on EURLex.   Consolidation consists of the integration in a legal act of its successive amendments and corrigenda....

Webinar on DEEP RENOVATION AND PREFABRICATED SOLUTIONS: the EU H2020 project 4RinEU

This Webinar, organised by Eurac research and in collaboration with the BUILD UP team, is focused on teaching you all about deep renovation and prefabricated solutions and the H2020 project 4RinEU.   A big part of Europe...

European Energy Efficiency Conference 2019. Call for papers open until 10 October 2018

The European Energy Efficiency Conference 2019 will take place from 27 February to 1 March 2019 in the context of the annual World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED) conference. Each year, experts from all over the world come together in Wels/...

BPIE workshop: Building Renovation Passports: the journey to better renovation

This workshop, supported by the EU-funded project iBRoad, will present the concept of the Building Renovation Passport (BRP) and its usefulness in supporting buildings renovation in the EU. In addition, the event will aim at assessing the...

Green Solutions Awards 2018: be there on December 6 at COP24 in Katowice for the international winner gala!

Save the date! On December 6 in Katowice, in Poland where COP24 will take place, the 9 international winners of the Green Solutions Awards 2018 will be revealed. Join us at the University of Silesia to know which buildings, districts and...

One Planet Summit 2018: Europe sustains its leadership on climate action

Europe is committed to leading the fight against climate change. To underline its leadership, the Commission presented a comprehensive set of 10 transformative initiatives, the Action Plan for the Planet, at the inaugural One Planet Summit...

EBRD starts consultations on its draft energy sector strategy

  The EBRD Energy Sector Strategy covers the Bank’s activities in two areas: electricity generation, transmission, distribution, storage and supply; and hydrocarbon extraction, processing, transportation, distribution, storage, and supply...