Supporting the creation of Green Homes through a credible, cost-effective certification program represents an opportunity for residential investors & developers to differentiate the quality and environmental performance of their construction projects while educating consumers about the financial and other benefits. Financial institutions – through the issuance of Green Mortgages tied to certified Green Homes – can significantly reduce their mortgage default risk and raise the asset valuation of homes they finance and can, therefore, offer a lower cost of financing.
Post date: 18 Apr 2017
This report of the French Association for Heat Pumps (AFPAC) concerns heat pump solutions for the production of domestic hot water in dwellings. These solutions are now little known and little used. In a context where domestic hot water has become an issue for reducing the energy consumption of residential buildings, this document aims at presenting a synthesis of the systems available, as well as a number of examples where they are used.
Post date: 6 Apr 2017
Although many cities and regions have engaged in an energy transition, financing sustainable energy measures remains a great challenge. Project investment costs are high and it seems difficult to cover them using the municipal budget and traditional financing methods only. Local and regional authorities have to be resourceful and open-minded to invent and test new financing mechanisms, business models, organisational structures and partnerships to make their sustainable energy projects happen.
Post date: 27 Mar 2017
Ekonomikas ministrija un Attīstības finanšu institūcija Altum informatīvās kampaņas „Dzīvo siltāk” ietvaros 2017. gada februārī uzsāk semināru ciklu par pieejamo valsts atbalstu energoefektivitātes pasākumu īstenošanai daudzdzīvokļu ēkās.
Post date: 23 Mar 2017
The MLEI PDA project PSEE Alsace has produced a number of short videos on the integrated home renovation service Oktave, to help homeowners get acquainted with this service.
Post date: 21 Mar 2017
In this series of white papers on the electrical installations of houses, flats and residential units, Leonardo Energy aims to stimulate carefully considered design, taking into account how the occupants live and their needs and wishes. These white papers are mainly targeted to architects, specification writers, decision makers, installers and students.
Post date: 20 Mar 2017
An Independent Review of Consumer Advice, Protection, Standards and Enforcement for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Post date: 6 Mar 2017
Building America: ResStock – Evaluating Home Performance Upgrades Across the U.S. Residential Building Stock
Post date: 3 Mar 2017
In 2013, a collaborative effort to evaluate the impact of ventilation system flow rates on interior comfort conditions, space-conditioning energy consumption and condensate generation as well as concentrations of certain indoor air contaminants was initiated by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), the Florida Solar Energy Centre (FSEC), and the Florida Home Energy and Resources Organisation (Florida HERO).
Post date: 3 Mar 2017
These guidebooks are good examples of learning how to develop and implement three innovative financing schemes that have been tested by 11 European cities and regions.
Although many cities and regions have engaged into the energy transition, financing sustainable energy measures remains a great challenge. Some project investment costs are high, and covering them by using only municipal budget and traditional financing mechanisms is difficult.
Post date: 1 Mar 2017