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Financing Energy Efficiency: The Key Role of Standardisation & Benchmarking

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The European Commission, in partnership with the UN Environment Finance Initiative, is organising a series of webinars in the frame of the Sustainable Energy Investment Forums project.


The first of these will be on the topic of Financing Energy Efficiency: The Key Role of Standardisation & Benchmarking and will take place on Wednesday 28 June 2017, from 11.00 to 12.30 Central European Summer Time.


A detailed agenda for the event and practical information about how to join will be sent to registered participants closer to the time of the event.

  • The webinar will be opened by Diana Barglazan from DG Energy who will introduce the topic and introduce the speakers,
  • two recognised experts in the field: Steve Fawkes (ICP-Europe and EnergyPro) & Peter Sweatman (EEFIG rapporteur and Climate Strategy and Partners).
  • The event will be moderated by the European Commission Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises (EASME).



Steve Fawkes will address the key role of standardization and aggregation for the development of long-term large scale energy efficiency financing solutions, including the standards, protocols and tools developed by the Investor Confidence Project (ICP-EU). This will include the role of Investor Ready Energy Efficiency certification in defining a clear roadmap for developing projects, determining savings estimates, and documenting and verifying results from energy efficiency improvement projects.



Peter Sweatman will showcase the benchmarking data and Europe-wide analysis possible through the De-risking Energy Efficiency Platform (DEEP) and its comparison tools. He will also offer an overview of the risk and underwriting guidance from the Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) that will be launched during June 2017.



This event will be a timely opportunity to hear the latest updates on how progress on standardisation and aggregation for energy efficiency in buildings projects is being supported by the EU. The webinar will be of particular interest to stakeholders from the financial sector, building portfolio owners and asset managers, and consultants in this field interested in using the standards and guidance to support their work.


The webinar will be conducted in English.


You can register before 23 June 2017, by clicking here or by visiting the webinar webpage.



We are keen to encourage wide participation in the event, in particular from stakeholders from the financial sector and those involved in project origination who may be interested to learn more about the use of these standards. With that in mind, we would be grateful if you could raise awareness about the event via your own organisation's event calendars and by circulating these details around your networks.


For further background information on the project and to see the agenda and presentations from previous and upcoming events, visit the Sustainable Energy Investment Forums webpage.

Sustainable Energy Investment Forums project
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