Iceland

National/Regional schemes for Non-Residential Buildings and other Facilities

In this category you will find a list of the existing national and regional funding mechanisms that promote energy efficiency and renewable energy in non-residential buildings and facilities, such as commercial and office buildings, public buildings, industrial facilities etc. These funds are available in the form of non-repayable investments and/or favourable loans (often a combination of both). 
Post date: 14 Apr 2013
Type: Scheme

National/Regional schemes for Residential Buildings

In this category you will find a list of the existing national and regional funding mechanisms that promote energy efficiency and renewable energy in new and existing residential buildings, regardless of who the owner, developer or tenant is. 
Post date: 14 Apr 2013
Type: Scheme

National/Regional schemes for Municipalities, Social Housing, Companies, Enterprises

In this category you will find a list of the existing national and regional funding mechanisms that are aimed at legal persons, e.g. companies, SMEs, municipalities, homeowners associations etc. These schemes have greater diversity than those aimed at natural persons, because they range from relatively small, single-building interventions to large, neighbourhood-scale projects. The funds can be available in non-repayable investments and/or favourable loans (often a combination of the two). 
Post date: 14 Apr 2013
Type: Scheme

National/Regional schemes for Individuals (homeowners & tenants)

In this category you will find a list of the existing national and regional funding mechanisms that are aimed at natural persons, usually in the form of an owner or tenant of a residential building or apartment. 
Post date: 14 Apr 2013
Type: Scheme

Through the EEA and Norway Grants, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway contribute to reducing disparities in Europe and to strengthening bilateral relations with 16 European countries in central and southern Europe. The three countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). 
Post date: 2 Apr 2013
Type: Link

The Solar Thermal Technology Panel (ESTTP) of the European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC-Platform) developed this document on promising research topics. Prepared with contribution from experts in the research, industry and public sectors across Europe, this document covers solar technologies for nearly-zero energy residential buildings, public and commercial buildings, district heating systems, industrial applications and solar assisted cooling systems. 
Post date: 1 Mar 2013
Type: News

This book discusses six environmental and three purely energy based certification systems along with four briefly discussed certification systems:• the British BREEAM Assessment Method• the US LEED Rating System• the German DGNB Certification System• the Australian Green Star Rating System• the Swedish Miljöbyggnad system• and the French HQE system• the European Green Building Programme• the Swiss Minergie Building Standard• and the German Passive House (Passivhaus) Standard• the Japanese CASBEE assessment system
Post date: 31 Jan 2013
Type: Publication

‘In 2011, for the first time, European investments in renewable energies were higher than for conventional fuels. Europe already produces over 3.8 GW from wind power alone!’ said Oettinger, adding that there would be ‘no sustainable economic growth without sustainable energy’. The Commissioner promised ‘more jobs in renewable energy, on top of the million we have already created’.
Post date: 30 Jan 2013
Type: News