Latvia

FORCE is the second pillar of the BUILD UP Skills Latvia. The action aims at creating preconditions for overcoming barriers and identifying skills gaps in the various professions, in order to meet the 2020 targets in the building sector related to increased energy efficiency of buildings. 
Post date: 14 Sep 2015
Type: Link

Under the European Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU, EU countries should set up an energy efficiency obligation scheme. This scheme requires energy companies to achieve yearly energy savings of 1.5% of annual sales to final consumers.In order to reach this target, companies have to carry out measures which help final consumers improve energy efficiency. This may include improving the heating system in consumers' homes, installing double glazed windows, or better insulating roofs to reduce energy consumption.
Post date: 13 Aug 2015
Type: Publication

360optimi tools help you to identify the life-cycle cost (LCC) of your choice while controlling environmental performance through life-cycle assessment (LCA), both in new construction and renovations. LCA can be used to compare designs, strengthen bids and to achieve credits in certification systems. 
Post date: 3 Jun 2015
Type: Tool

European Parliament Press release - ETS market stability reserve: MEPs strike deal with Council 
Post date: 29 May 2015
Type: News

New analysis by the Coalition for Energy Savings of national reports on the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) reveals that central governments have not shown leadership in ending the waste of energy in their own buildings. 
Post date: 22 May 2015
Type: News

The European Commission has asked Austria, Croatia, Ireland, Latvia and Romania to ensure the full transposition of the Energy Efficiency Directive. Under this Directive Member States must achieve energy savings over the period from 1 January 2014 till 31 December 2020.
Post date: 14 May 2015
Type: News

Individual EU Member States are to follow distinctive paths in meeting their obligations under the Renewable Energy Directive (including their legally binding 2020 targets) in accordance with their different available resources and their own unique energy markets. Their national renewable energy (RES) action plans map out these distinctive paths, covering:
Post date: 3 May 2015
Type: Link

On 20 March 2015, Green Building Councils across Europe launched BUILD UPON, an innovative two year project, aimed at helping European countries design and implement strong, long-term national strategies for the renovation of their existing buildings.  
Post date: 23 Apr 2015
Type: News

Article 2 of the EPBD recast defines a nearly zero-energy building as “a building that has a very high energy performance, as determined in accordance with Annex I [of the Directive]. The nearly zero or very low amount of energy required should be covered to a very significant extent by energy from renewable sources, including energy from renewable sources produced on-site or nearby”.
Post date: 10 Mar 2015
Type: Publication

FEDARENE is pleased to announce the launch of the 1st edition of the Roger Léron Award. The purpose of this Award is to acknowledge persistency and a proactive approach, bringing a successful contribution to sustainable energy at the regional and / or local level in Europe. 
Post date: 9 Mar 2015
Type: News