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  By joining the scheme, the two banks will adopt standards which are currently being tested as part of an EU-backed pilot programme involving banks and financial institutions representing a combined lending power of over €3 trillion, equal to around 20% of the EU’s GDP. The pilot scheme aims at trialling new criteria for energy efficiency mortgages for homebuyers. The proposed standards will provide lenders with the critical information they need to understand how energy use and efficiency improvements impact on mortgage risks.
Post date: 24 Sep 2018
Type: News

ENERFUND is a tool that rates and scores deep renovation opportunities. The tool is based on a set of parameters such as Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), number of certified installers, governmental schemes running, etc.
Post date: 13 Sep 2018
Type: Tool

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland, RVO.nl) supports the greening of real estate, the implementing of energy legislation, working with EPCs and making use of EPC Facilitators from the European guarantEE project, a collaboration of 14 European partners co-financed by the European Commission through Horizon 2020.
Post date: 12 Sep 2018
Type: Publication

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a loan of up to 600 million dinars (around 5.1 million euros) to UniCredit, the second-largest bank in Serbia, to enhance its financing of the green economy. The loan is part of the EBRD’s 85 million-euro Green Economy Financing Facility for the Western Balkans, implemented in partnership with the Secretariat of the Energy Community. The initiative is designed to help local households, housing associations and service providers invest in energy efficiency measures and renewable energy projects.
Post date: 12 Sep 2018
Type: News

The European Commission, in partnership with the UN Environment Finance Initiative, is organising a webinar to discuss the Investor’s Perspective in Financing Energy Efficiency on Friday 28 September 2018, from 11.00 to 13.00 Central European Summer Time. This webinar participants will hear 2 presentations:
Post date: 27 Aug 2018
Type: Event

Energy Efficient Mortgages Pilot Scheme Meeting will take place the 26 and 27 September 2018 in Venice, Italy. Please find a preliminary programme below. 26 September 2018: Energy efficient Mortgages Action Plan Welcome Dinner 27 September 2018: Energy Efficient Mortgages Pilot Scheme Meetings, at Don Orione (Room Goldoni), Zattere Dorsoduro 909/A, Venice. Focus on: Energy efficient Mortgages Action Plan, Energy efficiency Data Protocol and Portal 27 September 2018: Energy efficiency Data Protocol and Portal Networking Dinner
Post date: 27 Aug 2018
Type: Event

This publishable report integrates all the knowledge gained from the CERtuS project in an easy-to-use hand book that aims to inform the CERtuS target groups and the wider public about the Project achievements. It is addressed principally to Municipalities and the public sector, but it may be equally useful to the ESCOs, financing entities, policy makers and to all parties interested in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy systems integration in the building sector.  
Post date: 8 Aug 2018
Type: Publication

The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) were established in 2008 to provide scaled-up climate financing to developing countries to initiate transformational change towards a low carbon, climate resilient development. Channelled through the multilateral development banks (MDBs), the CIF encompass two funds: the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and the Strategic Climate Fund, which includes three targeted programs – the Forest Investment Program (FIP), the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) and the Program for Scaling up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries (SREP).
Post date: 30 Jul 2018
Type: Publication

FINERPOL project partners identified around 100 best practices around the world of financial instruments for energy efficiency and renewable energy and evaluated them according to criteria developed together by the partnership. These criteria included what each initiative aimed to achieve, who was involved, its financial performance, and impact on reducing carbon emissions. Finermap is an useful and intuitive tool because:
Post date: 27 Jul 2018
Type: Link