Take part in the ongoing call for contributions to unlock the potential of energy efficiency in buildings as a global asset. Open until 2 October 2015. Note that the most recent ICP Europe Technical Forum web meeting took place on Thursday 24th September.
Post date: 23 Sep 2015
During BUILD UP Skills Pillar I, a “Roadmap for Training Workforce in Lithuanian Construction Sector in order to meet energy efficiency targets 2020” was introduced. The second pillar of BUILD UP Skills was initiated in July 2014 with the ENERGOTRAIN project – Improving competences and skills of the building workforce in Lithuania related to nearly zero energy buildings.
Post date: 14 Sep 2015
This report from the ZEBRA2020 project aims to set up a clear methodology for the definition of nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (nZEBs) in the context of market tracking, both in new constructions and in (deep) renovations.
Post date: 4 Sep 2015
Student Switch Off (SSO) is an inter-dormitory energy-saving competition run in 475 dormitories managed by 17 different university housing providers, housing 24,976 students in five countries over the academic years 2014/15 and 2015/16 (49,952 students in total over 2 years). SSO is part of the SAVES project, a project funded by the EU.
Post date: 31 Aug 2015
In August 2015, AB Šiaulių bankas and the European Investment Bank (EIB) signed a EUR 68 million operational agreement under the JESSICA II fund, for the refurbishment and modernisation of around 350 multi-apartment buildings in Lithuania. In addition, Šiaulių bankas agreed to provide EUR 30 million of own funds for the refurbishment of a further 125 multi-apartment buildings.
Post date: 17 Aug 2015
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
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
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
On April 2015, NIB and the Republic of Lithuania signed a loan agreement, totalling EUR 100 million, with a maturity of 20 years, to improve energy efficiency in public and residential buildings.The long-term loan will finance the renovation of apartment buildings with a total surface area of 4 million square metres and 49 public buildings, mainly hospitals, health centres and community centres.
Post date: 15 May 2015
The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and the Republic of Lithuania have signed a loan agreement, totalling EUR 100 million, with a maturity of 20 years, to improve energy efficiency in public and residential buildings.
The long-term loan will finance the renovation of apartment buildings with a total surface area of 4 million square meters and 49 public buildings, mainly hospitals, health centers and community centers.
Post date: 15 May 2015