Topic of the Month

What is Topic of the Month?


In Build Up we want that everyone feels involved. That is what the Topic of the Month is for, so all the community can contribute with articles, events and much more under the same topic. 


These months of July and August our topic is ‘Financing energy efficiency of buildings’.


Which content is related to the topic?

  • Financial schemes to support energy Efficiency (both renovations and new builidngs) and effectiveness at EU level
  • EPC models
  • Crowdfunding approach
  • Green and energy efficiency mortgages
  • EU funds (ELENA, H2020 and others)


Here you have the remarkable contributions of this month:


Overview Articles


theodore.jpgBIMplement training program in France: current status and follow-up One of the objectives of BIMplement’s project is to create a new generation of professionals and craftsmen, qualified to deliver high quality nZEB-projects by using technical, cross-trade and BIM skills and competences. To this end, training sessions will be carried out in 50 construction sites located in France, Spain... 





Energy Efficient Mortgages Event - Venise. Another important step toward the objective of the Energy Efficient Mortgages Initiative, putting the spotlight on the 45 European lending institutions, joined by 32 supporting organisations throughout the EU and by 12 national European and International institutions of the Advisory Council.



WEBINAR | On-Bill Financing Quality Assurance Providers. PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric Company) is demonstrating how standards and simplified process based on consistent certification through GBCI (Green Business Certification Inc.) and a network of QA (Quality Assurance) providers can deliver deal flow and lower transaction costs for all parties.





Webinar on ExcEED project Database: from data to information to knowledge. The scope of ExcEED is to create a European database for measured and qualitative data on beyond the state-of-the-art buildings and districts. The project answers the need for transparency and comparability of energy performance calculations.





theodore.jpgSustainable finance: New EIT Climate-KIC supported report proposes basis for a future EU taxonomy in legislation. The European Commission has welcomed the publication of the three new important reports by the Technical Expert Group (TEG) on sustainable finance, including key recommendations on the types of economic activities that can make a real contribution 



theodore.jpg  Building renovations: social aid to accept the change. When energy-saving measures are planned in social housing buildings, the environmental aim is combined with the scope of reducing inequality. In Zaragoza, Spain, a team of social workers is helping the tenants of a multi-family building to accept a challenging refurbishment




PRÉSENTATION DE LA STRATÉGIE RÉNOVATION AUX HORIZONS 2030-2050 À BRUXELLES. Alors que le secteur résidentiel et les bureaux représentent 74% de la consommation énergétique de la Région bruxelloise ; alors que 85% des 573.276 logements bruxellois ont été construits avant les années 60 ; alors que 30% des bâtiments ne sont pas isolés du tout à Bruxelles






Manual of mechanisms and business models for energy efficiency. This manual was conducted by BASE (Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy), as part of the project “Pilot Asia-Pacific Climate Technology Network and Finance Centre” (CTNFC).CTNFC is an initiative of UN Environment and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).



resalta.jpgTaxonomy technical report. This document sets out the results of the work to date undertaken by the Technical Expert Group (TEG) on Sustainable Finance in relation to the development of an EU classification system for environmentally sustainable economic activities (hereafter ‘Taxonomy’). 



resalta.jpgTokyo Declaration on Improving the Visibility and Energy Performance of Asset Investments by Financial Institutions. As one of the relevant outcomes  of the G20 in the field of energy efficiency, held the last June 12th in Tokyo, over 150 high-level delegates and participants concluded a shared declaration on improving the visibility and energy performance of asset investments.





theodore.jpgThermomodernization of Nursery in Chmielnik. This full energy renovation of a public building is certainly beneficial in the local context, and in Poland where coal is still widely used for heating, it is an important good practice with a lighthouse effect. The main beneficiaries of the project are children with their parents.



theodore.jpgWorld's tallest Passive House: high-rise Bolueta (Bilbao-Spain). The developers and architects of this project have set very high goals. With the Bolueta building, they wanted to set a new Passive House record and at the same time ensure the quality of the building through certification. Bolueta is now the tallest Passive House building in the world.






The InvECAT Project. The InvECAT project aims to mobilize voluntary energy efficiency and sustainable energy investment by companies and financial institutions through the development of standardized frameworks and tools and outreach by critical convening and marketing powers (UNEP FI, and Bloomberg).





The ESI Europe Project. This proposal aims to replicate the successful Energy Savings Insurance (ESI) model in the three highest potential countries in Europe – Italy, Portugal and Spain, train key market stakeholders, and deliver an ESI Europe Toolkit alongside a long-term business model to enable the broader roll out of the ESI Europe model in other European countries.



theodore.jpgThe HousEEnvest Project. HousEEnvest aims to demonstrate the viability of the financing scheme, defined for the full energy renovation of multifamily houses in Extremadura, which will count on a combination of innovative tools for standardization, pooling, bundling and de-risking.



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