As Europe contends with the Covid-19 pandemic, exposure to indoor air has been rising, with people spending up to 90% of time indoors. Indoor air quality is a crucial element of resilience against respiratory disease. Insufficiently burned fuel in old stoves and mold often pollute the air making buildings unhealthy to live in. These households are often the most vulnerable to price increases and decreasing job opportunities during the pandemic.
Post date: 12 May 2021
Want to know how financing can drive a clean energy future? Join us for the 13th Energy Efficiency Finance Forum (EEFF) — the premier conference for industry leaders like you — to explore the vital role that financing will play in cutting-edge initiatives and major opportunities to finance projects that save energy, reduce costs, and create jobs.
Post date: 29 Apr 2021
The Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy – Europe, H2020 projects C-Track 50 and PentaHelix are joining forces for a unique joint event series for local/regional public authorities and their stakeholders, entitled “GET READY FOR 2050”.
Post date: 22 Apr 2021
Accessible, easy and sufficient funding is key to speed up renovations in the EU. The EU Renovation Wave strategy, published in 2020, estimates the additional investment to double current renovation rates at around €90 billion per year. Public capital can cover some of the additional financing, but private capital must also be mobilised. This is where innovative financing schemes become essential.
Post date: 21 Apr 2021
Europe’s buildings have the potential to play a key role in our future energy systems. Making them more efficient reduces the need for expensive power plant capacity, defers the costly upgrading of network infrastructure, and enables this infrastructure to be used with more flexibility. The fact that energy efficiency is not adequately compensated for these benefits (SENSEI, 2020) acts as a barrier to its deployment. It deprives it of valuable funding and means that we all pay more to ensure the adequacy, reliability and security of our energy systems.
Post date: 20 Apr 2021
VEF Virtual Series “Products Track”
Financial Mechanisms for Energy Efficiency and Buildings
21 April 2021
The Vienna Energy Forum is going online with the launch of the VEF Virtual Series—a sequence of online consultations to assist countries around the world align their recovery efforts with an Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development.
Post date: 9 Apr 2021
March 25, 2021 | 11:00 – 12:00 CET
This webinar will explore the mechanisms by which cities and regions can kick-start their renovation wave by facilitating collaboration between the public and private sector.
Post date: 16 Mar 2021
When investing in energy efficient building projects, the actual energy performance of the buildings regularly turns out to be worse than what was predicted pre-construction.
This puts investments at risk as the return on investment is lower due to higher energy costs.
Post date: 24 Feb 2021
Home Building Finance Ireland (HBFI) has launched a new green loan product offering a discount of up to 0.5% on loans to homebuilders for developments certified with Irish Green Building Council’s Home Performance Index certification.
Post date: 18 Feb 2021
12 February 2021 10:00 - 12:30
In its role as the Coordinator of the Energy Efficient Mortgage Initiative (EEMI), the European Mortgage Federation – European Covered Bond Council (EMF-ECBC) is proud to host the Official Launch Event for the Energy Efficient Mortgage Label (EEML).
Post date: 10 Feb 2021