Legislation, regulations, standards

Are Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) always the best solution for energy efficiency plans of public buildings in the MED area? How to increase their diffusion? STEPPING’s partners past experience and results of MED projects developed under previous programmes, show that it is necessary to adapt this investment scheme to the conditions of the MED area, which are not comparable to those of northern and central EU countries.  
Post date: 25 Mar 2019
Type: Link

Many project promoters lack the skills and capacity to set up, implement and finance ambitious low-energy and clean energy building projects. This is why the European Commission has set up several tools to help project promoters finance the energy refurbishment of buildings. The ManagEnergy and FEDARENE webinar will focus on two of them: Project Development Assistance (PDA) and Home Renovation Services, both funded under Horizon 2020.  
Post date: 25 Mar 2019
Type: News

On 22 February, WorldGBC Europe responded to a consultation from the technical expert group on sustainable finance (TEG) on the development of the 'taxonomy' - an EU-wide classification system for environmentally sustainable economic activities. This follows on from the Commission's legislative proposal on an EU taxonomy in May 2018.  
Post date: 25 Mar 2019
Type: News

The goal of the first seminar, “What can cities, companies and citizens do?”, is to set the scene for the future work of the Chair. What is circular economy? Which advantages can circularity bring to both citizens and companies? How can companies transition and be effective change agents?   When? 27th of March 2019, from 14h until 18hWhere? Victor Horta room, FEB, Rue Ravenstein 4, 1000 Brussels   Moderated by prof. Tom Bauler (ULB – Igeat)  
Post date: 25 Mar 2019
Type: Evento

QualitEE is hosting a free public workshop to explore the development of quality assurance in the Energy Efficiency Services (EES) industry. Expert speakers will discuss the untapped opportunities in the international market, by exploring the introduction of financial guidelines and the bankability of EES projects.  
Post date: 21 Mar 2019
Type: Evento

CEN-CE is a 2-years long H2020 project started in June 2018 developing an EU-wide common large-scale training and qualification scheme for building professionals. The core of the scheme is the set of CEN EPB Standards related to the Energy Performance of Buildings, mandated (M480) by the European Commission for supporting the implementation of EPBD recast (Directive 2010/31/EU).
Post date: 19 Mar 2019
Type: Link

To complement their peer-learning initiative, the PROSPECT programme has released 5 thematic handbooks (tackling Public buildings, Private buildings, Transport, Public lightning and Cross-sectoral initiatives) aimed at referencing and explaining innovative financing schemes for cities’ sustainable energy and climate plans.  
Post date: 19 Mar 2019
Type: Publication

By the end of 2019, Member States are required to notify their policies and measures and explain how they add up to meeting the energy savings requirement set out by Article 7, as part of their integrated national energy and climate plans (NECPs). Over the period from 2021 to 2030, the total amount of energy to be saved in the EU under Article 7 equates to more than three times the annual energy consumption of France, meaning that it will be a key contribution to meeting the EU 32.5% energy efficiency target and to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  
Post date: 15 Mar 2019
Type: Publication

On 11 of March, the Commission has today adopted the final format and visual identity of new energy efficiency labels for 6 product groups: -5 product groups of household appliances with "rescaled" labels: dishwashers; washing machines and washer-driers; refrigerators, including wine storage fridges; lamps; electronic displays, including televisions monitors and digital signage displays.
Post date: 15 Mar 2019
Type: News

The ALDREN project (Alliance for Deep Renovation in buildings) is the extended development and the implementation of a common European Voluntary Certification Scheme (EVCS) for non-residential buildings based on the EPBD Art. 11 (9) and CEN / ISO standards.  
Post date: 14 Mar 2019
Type: News