Practices

Slovak Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (SlovSEFF)

In 21 case studies, the EUKI project BEACON evaluated national climate policies in European countries. The Slovak Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (SlovSEFF) was one of the first credit lines by the European Bank for...

Latvian Baltic Energy Efficiency Facility (LABEEF)

In 21 case studies, the EUKI project BEACON evaluated national climate policies in European countries. The Latvian Baltic Energy Efficiency Facility (LABEEF) is a company that was founded in 2016 to facilitate the deep renovation of the...

Towards a fossil-free energy in 2050

Building the infrastructure to decarbonise the EU’s energy system by 2050 through large amounts of green gas is projected to be up to 36% more expensive than through energy efficiency and smart electrification, even in European countries...

Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH): guidance for social landlords

Revised guidance for social landlords on the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH), February 2019.
The Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) aims to encourage landlords to improve the energy efficiency of social housing in Scotland.   This supports the Scottish Government's vision of warm, high quality, affordable, low...

BIM and ISO 19650 from a project management perspective

Using 3D modelling software, layering it with data, and working very closely with all partners in construction and engineering projects is critical if European companies are to survive in the challenging and rapidly changing market.  ...

Integrating digital innovations in the construction sector - The case of 3D Printing and Drones in construction

While most industries have been through fundamental changes over the past few decades, the construction industry has been hesitant to embrace digital innovation.   This does not mean that there is no innovation helpful for the sector....

Reaction of ETIP PV to EC’s ‘Clean Planet for All’ Communication on possible scenarios for 99% decarbonisation (or not) by 2050

ETIP PV is highly supportive of the EU’s interest in following a pathway that leads to a max -1.5°C warmer world and encourages it to put in place the policies that will achieve this as cost-effectively as possible. This means acting soon...

The future of the European built environment – A forward-looking description of Europe in 2030 and 2050

No one knows what the future exactly holds. Nevertheless, we look at trends and examine new developments today to define business strategies and to develop policies and regulations for tomorrow. In this report we present a forward-look on...

Osservatorio degli edifici a energia quasi zero in Italia

Dal 2021, tutti gli edifici nuovi o soggetti a una ristrutturazione importante di primo livello dovranno essere a fabbisogno di energia quasi zero (nZEB).   Negli stessi casi gli edifici pubblici daranno l’esempio, rispondendo ai requisiti...

Net zero by 2050: From whether to how

This report is based on a research seeking to explore the feasibility and implications for the EU of reaching net-zero GHG emissions by 2050 at the latest.   This report is based on the development and use of a simulation model of European...
More than 10 scenarios were modelled by the organisations who supported the model testing, while other scenarios were elaborated by the project team to explore the net-zero opportunities and trade-offs.   Out of these scenarios, three...

Financing a sustainable european economy: Report on climate benchmarks

The agreement reached by the European co-legislators on the regulation amending Regulation (EU) 2016/2011, as part of the Commission's Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth, resulted in two essential measures regarding investment...

Photovoltaic Solar Energy: big and beyond

The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP PV) envisions a world with 100% renewable electricity supply where electricity is accessible to all and where electricity makes major inroads into satisfying final...

Creating an energy efficient mortgage for Europe: The supporting role of the green building sector

The report Creating an Energy Efficient Mortgage for Europe: The Supporting Role of the Green Building Sector sets out roadmap for market development with potential to transform millions of buildings across Europe.   In order to grow the...

Science-based decarbonising of the EU commercial real estate sector

The document starts with a brief section listing the key outcomes of the Carbon Risk Real Estate Monitor (H2020 CRREM project).   Sections A provides an introduction to the CRREM project and background information on ‘stranding risk’....

Technical Expert Group Report: Proposal for an EU Green Bond Standard

On 18 June 2019, the Technical Expert Group (TEG) published its Report on EU Green Bond Standard. The TEG proposes that the Commission creates a voluntary, non-legislative EU Green Bond Standard to enhance the effectiveness, transparency,...
In June 2018, the European Commission set up a Technical Expert Group on sustainable finance (TEG) to assist in four key areas of the Action Plan through the development of the following: a unified classification system for sustainable...

European Energy Transition 2030: The Big Picture

Ten Priorities for the next European Commission to meet the EU’s 2030 targets and accelerate towards 2050 This report is on the fact that in 2018, the EU has decided upon a climate and energy framework up to 2030,...

Chancen aus der EPBD für das Gebäudeenergiegesetz 2019

This policy brief, available only in German, evaluates the draft law of the German “Energy in Buildings Act” and its compatibility with the amended EPBD.
The German government published, on May 28, a legislative proposal for the long awaited “Energy in Buildings Act”. The current draft law is not in line with the latest amendments of the EPBD from 2018.   This Policy Brief “Opportunities...

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...

Solutions for energy efficiency. 10 years of European Local Energy Assistance (ELENA)

&The European Local Energy Assistance (ELENA) is a successful joint initiative between the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Commission (Smart Finance for Smart Buildings).   It offers technical assistance for investments...

Policy paper: How to integrate indoor environmental quality within national long-term renovation strategies

Good IEQ is a cornerstone of ensuring health, comfort, wellbeing and productivity in buildings, while reducing the building stock’s climate impact is essential to the EU’s commitments under the Paris agreement.   The amended Energy...