EC - European Commission

 
Post date: 18 Apr 2016
Type: News

  A Handbook on green public procurement – 3rd edition   This handbook by the European Commission is designed to help public authorities successfully plan and implement Green Public Procurements (GPP). It explains the possibilities offered by European Union law in a practical way, and looks at simple and effective approaches to greening contracts. The handbook follows the logic and structure of a procurement procedure. It also gives many real examples of green purchasing by public authorities across the EU.  
Post date: 18 Apr 2016
Type: Publication

  On 29 March 2016, the European Commission launched a public consultation to gather the experience, views and opinions of stakeholders and the public on the impact of current EU legislation on the construction sector, with a questionnaire targeted at key procedures and issues affected by these legal instruments. The results will feed into the Fitness Check for the Construction Sector undertaken by the  Commission, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.  
Post date: 15 Apr 2016
Type: News

This evaluation is a direct follow up to the European Commission's Communication on an Energy Union, which foresees a review and possible revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) by the end of 2016. The results of this evaluation will provide the basis for the Impact Assessment of policy options in the framework of the EPBD review.
Post date: 21 Mar 2016
Type: Publication

On 25 February 2016, in its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission sent a reasoned opinion to SPAIN, requesting full compliance with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).  
Post date: 25 Feb 2016
Type: News

On 3-4 February 2016, Joule Assets Europe successfully hosted the kick-off meeting for its newest project, the Sustainable Energy Asset Evaluation and Optimisation Framework (SEAF) Tool, which will improve access to funding for energy efficiency projects, spurring job creation and the growth of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) service providers.  
Post date: 23 Feb 2016
Type: News

On 16 February 2016, the European Commission unveiled a package of energy security measures to equip the EU for global energy transition. The package sets out a wide range of measures to strengthen the EU's resilience to gas supply disruptions, including moderating energy demand, increasing energy production in Europe (including from renewables), further developing a well-functioning and fully integrated internal energy market, as well as diversification of energy sources, suppliers and routes.
Post date: 16 Feb 2016
Type: News

Towards a smart, efficient and sustainable heating and cooling sector   The EU Heating and Cooling Strategy, announced in February 2016 by the European Commission in its relevant Communication, is the first EU initiative addressing the energy used for heating and cooling in buildings and industry, which accounts for 50% of the EU's annual energy consumption.  
Post date: 16 Feb 2016
Type: Publication