This guidance was developed under the framework of the project Our Buildings funded by the European Climate Initiative (EUKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).
Post date: 5 Mar 2020
A new concept for adding flexibility in the Energy Performance Contracting model is currently being developed at a European level. This approach aims to support building owners and investors by promoting comfort and energy-cost savings through active demand response solutions. Additionally, it will have a beneficial effect on the environment as it helps reducing overall emissions.
Post date: 19 Feb 2020
At today's renovation rate of around 1% of buildings per year, a timely transition of the EU building sector towards climate-neutral levels by 2050 cannot be ensured. To accelerate energy efficiency investments in this area, the European Commission has intensified its efforts in recent years, with specific calls to strengthen the existing financial framework, increase funding levels, diversify types of financial models and explore new supporting mechanisms.
Post date: 4 Feb 2020
The European Union is the first to become carbon neutral by 2050 in the world. The European Green Deal's Investment Plan - the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan - will mobilise public investments and unlock public funds through EU financial instruments which will lead to at least €1 trillion of investments.
Complementing other initiatives announced under the Green Deal, the European Green Deal Investment Plan is based on three dimensions:
Post date: 4 Feb 2020
The objective of the Horizon 2020 RenOnBill project is to scale up investments towards deep energy renovations of residential buildings, by promoting the development and implementation of on-bill schemes, based on the cooperation between energy utilities and financial institutions. On-bill schemes are a method of financing energy renovation investments in buildings that draws on utility bills as repayment vehicle.
Post date: 15 Jan 2020
The SISMA tool is a guidance for local public authorities for better planning investments on deep renovation in public buildings, without the need of deep technical expertise and without submission of huge amounts of data.
Register here and a message will pop up for you to download the tool for free. It is available in Bosnian, English, French, Greek, Italian, Slovenian and Spanish.
Post date: 11 Dec 2019
18 February, 13:00-18:30
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The conference will include plenary sessions with high-level representatives from the Covenant of Mayors initiative, the investment community, and the European Commission. It will also include a showcase of successful projects on:
Post date: 10 Dec 2019
Join the webinar on 26. November 2019
Post date: 13 Nov 2019
In order to achieve the European Commission’s long-term energy vision for 2050, yearly energy investments in the EU need to almost double and of these, energy efficiency improvements in residential buildings represent more than half. Deep retrofits will thus be critical, but, as they can be expensive, new and innovative ways of financing are vital.
Post date: 12 Sep 2019
The 4th and last call for applications for H2020 PROSPECT is now open! Is your city/region trying to secure financing to achieve ambitious energy and climate objectives? Or do you have projects/activities in sustainable financing that you would showcase at the European level?
Post date: 7 Sep 2019