Financing, socio-economics

With the ending of EUSEW came along a number of benefits. Exchange of experience, reconciliation of opinions of the different stakeholders, announcement of innovations and other news, discussions on how to improve the attained results and to accelerate the achievement of the targets EU2030 – EU2050.   There are many accomplishments in various directions, especially in the sphere of EE products innovations.  
Post date: 20 Aug 2019
Type: News

In 2018, the Smart Buildings for Smart Cities Summer Universities reached a new milestone. ​ In 2019, the expansion continues!   Thanks to the arrival of a new pillar, the Confederation Construction, and a new venue, the Square, located in the heart of Europe, this new edition will definitely be under the sign of internationalisation.   Another major new feature: a new format for more participants!  
Post date: 19 Aug 2019
Type: Event

The challenge The EC estimates that about 35% of the EU's buildings are over 50 years old, and almost 75% of the building stock is energy inefficient.   At the same time, only 0.4-1.2% of the building stock renovated each year (depending on the country) [1].  
Post date: 6 Aug 2019
Type: News

One-stop-shops (OSS) are easily accessible tools for overcoming market fragmentation on both demand and supply side.   They can offer holistic renovation solutions for building owners, covering evaluation of energy use, advice on interventions and access to finance and contractors.  
Post date: 2 Aug 2019
Type: Event

Draft Programme 08:00 - Registration and coffee   09:00 - Welcome   09:05 - Taking stock, looking forward: The legacy of Horizon 2020 Perspectives from Carlos Moedas, Commissioner, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission Followed by panel discussion   10:15 -  Coffee break  
Post date: 31 Jul 2019
Type: Event

Less than 2% of properties sold in Ireland between January 2017 and October 2018 were A rated – the highest energy efficient rating for homes – despite many technologies available to upgrade homes. And just 11% of dishwashers and 14% of fridges sold in 2018 in Spain were of the highest A+++ energy rating for appliances. The findings come from a project called CONSEED, which investigates what encourages people to buy energy efficient appliances, houses and cars.  
Post date: 31 Jul 2019
Type: News

In the 2050 EU Energy Strategy, the EU has set a long-term goal for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80-95% when compared to 1990 levels, in line with the efforts of the Paris Agreement to limit the temperature increase to 1.5° above pre-industrial levels. In order to achieve this ambitious goals, public authorities at all levels need the technical know-how and resources to develop long-term climate and energy actions.
Post date: 30 Jul 2019
Type: Event

In 21 case studies, the EUKI project BEACON evaluated national climate policies in European countries. The Slovak Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (SlovSEFF) was one of the first credit lines by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to encourage energy efficiency and renewable energy projects with private industrial companies and housing associations. With the support of local banks and obligatory technical assistance it channels financing to sustainable energy projects reducing GHG emissions.
Post date: 29 Jul 2019
Type: Publication

Concept   Partner States from 13 countries are working together in the transnational European Cooperation Programme for the Mediterranean area, The Interreg MED Programme 2014-2020.   The transnational setup allows them to tackle challenges beyond national borders, such as the rise of low carbon economy, the protection of natural and cultural resources and the strengthening of innovation.  
Post date: 29 Jul 2019
Type: Link

The Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) aims to encourage landlords to improve the energy efficiency of social housing in Scotland.   This supports the Scottish Government's vision of warm, high quality, affordable, low carbon homes and a housing sector that helps to establish a successful low carbon economy across Scotland.  
Post date: 25 Jul 2019
Type: Publication