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The Horizon 2020 Green Deal Call, with the aim to support research and innovation projects on the European Green Deal, has closed.   Published last September, the call is structured in eight thematic areas reflecting the key work streams of the European Green Deal and two horizontal areas on strengthening knowledge and empowering citizens.   We received 115 proposals for the Call Topic 4: Building and Renovating in an Energy and Resource Efficient Way.
Post date: 3 feb 2021
Type: Nyheder

Level(s) is a new European approach to assess and report on the sustainability performance of buildings, throughout the full life cycle of buildings.   Using existing standards, the Level(s) framework with its indicators provides a common language for building sustainability, which can be used directly on building projects and portfolios, or as a basis for other initiatives, policies, schemes and actions, to include life cycle thinking and circularity.  
Post date: 3 feb 2021
Type: Publication

42 projects will receive €70M of funding to support the clean energy transition under the final H2020 Energy Efficiency Call.   The final H2020 Energy Efficiency Call for proposals closed last September and a record–number of 352 project proposals were submitted in the 10 different topics targeting the buildings, finance, consumer and public authorities sectors.  
Post date: 29 jan 2021
Type: Nyheder

The European Commission has provided fresh funding to continue the work of the European Local Energy Assistance (ELENA) facility, implemented by the European Investment Bank (EIB).   Under the new agreement, the initiative will support projects across its sustainable energy (€30 million) and sustainable transport (€5 million) portfolios.
Post date: 29 jan 2021
Type: Nyheder

The European Commission has asked advisors to rework the EU’s green finance taxonomy rules after member states rejected draft implementing guidelines, unhappy about the exclusion of gas as a “transition” activity towards net-zero emissions.   “On Wednesday, 20 January, we requested the Platform on Sustainable Finance to provide further input on the taxonomy framework,” said Aikaterini Apostola, an EU Commission spokesperson.  
Post date: 29 jan 2021
Type: Nyheder

The concept of the circular economy promotes a more efficient use of resources and the reduction of waste.   The construction sector is one of the most resource and waste intensive economic activities, generating 30% of all waste in the EU.  
Post date: 27 jan 2021
Type: Publication

Over the 2010-2019 period, Czech Republic’s GDP increased by 22.6%, totalling CZK5,182.8 billion (EUR 198.2 billion) in 2019.   This is an annual growth of 2.4% compared to the 2018 levels. Czech’s economy performed well in 2019, primarily driven by strong private consumption and steady wage increase, partially offsetting weak exports growth and ongoing geopolitical tensions.  
Post date: 20 jan 2021
Type: Publication

This CORDIS Results Pack specifically introduces you to 10 EU-funded projects that have been working to develop tools and solutions that will help to accelerate the financing of energy efficiency investments, as well as offering concrete demonstrations that these solutions have been extensively tested, are ready and can be scaled up further.
Post date: 19 jan 2021
Type: Publication

This study provides the basis for the development of an EU framework for Digital Building Logbooks.   The definition of Digital Building Logbook has been created as part of this study, based on a thorough stakeholder consultation, interviews with experts and detailed analysis of 40 existing Building Logbook initiatives across Europe and beyond.  
Post date: 14 jan 2021
Type: Publication

The Commission officially launched a new, revamped website for the EU-UN initiative Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG), which aims at addressing the investment gap on energy efficiency.   The objective of the new website is to keep stakeholders in the financial sector better informed on EEFIG activities, including synergies between the existing EEFIG structures and new EU initiatives foreseen under the European Green Deal, notably in the renovation wave initiative.  
Post date: 3 jan 2021
Type: Nyheder