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PROCURA+ European Sustainable Procurement Network

Initiated and co-ordinated by ICLEI, Procura+ is a network of European public authorities and regions that connect, exchange and act on sustainable and innovation procurement. The combined knowledge and experience allows to provide advice, support...
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European Energy Poverty Index (EEP I)

Tracking progress in the delivery on the right to energy services for all is crucial for making Europe’s energy transition a just transition. The European Energy Poverty Index (EEPI) allows, for the first time, assessing progress...
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The Procura+ Manual: a Guide to Implementing Sustainable Procurement

In the nine years since the last edition of the Procura+ Manual was published, much has changed. Sustainable procurement has continued to develop and spread amongst public authorities both in Europe and the rest of the world, so that it now forms...
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South-East Europe parliamentarians prepare Joint Declaration on future of energy efficiency in Energy Community

The Joint Declaration, consolidating inputs by Members of parliament from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, North Macedonia, and Serbia was also presented at the Energy Community Parliamentary Plenum, which was held back to back...
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New ways for prosumers to interact with energy market, grid operators

The consumer’s behaviour regarding their own energy needs will change in the future. Energy users won’t just be simple electricity, gas or heat consumers anymore but prosumers who produce energy through, for example, photovoltaic panels (a.k.a:...
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Energy for heating and cooling from renewable sources

In 2017, renewable energy accounted for 19.5 % of the total energy used for heating and cooling in the European Union. This is a significant increase from 10.4 % in 2004. Increases in industrial sectors, services and households contributed to this...
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Combined seismic and energy upgrading of existing buildings using advanced materials

Of the current EU building stock, 80% was built before the 90's, while 40% are pre-60's and a considerable amount being even older and classified as cultural patrimony, thus requiring preservation techniques if we want to maintain this cultural...
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OVERVIEW | Decarbonising the non-residential building stock

The building stock in the EU Member States is relatively old, on average 21.6% of the building stock was built before 1945, 45.4% was built before 1969 and 75.4% before 1990. With the exception of Cyprus, Ireland,...
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Webinar on STUNNING: Innovative business models and smart financing for the deep renovation of European buildings

The annual rate of home and commercial building renovation is well under the 3% required to achieve European climate and energy goals. There is a need to accelerate investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions to boost cost-...
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Webinar on STUNNING: Innovative business models and smart financing for the deep renovation of buildings

The annual rate of home and commercial building renovation is well under the 3% required to achieve European climate and energy goals. There is a need to accelerate investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions to boost cost-...