The Energy Union Framework Strategy includes energy efficiency as one of its five dimensions and states it is to be considered as an energy source in its own right. The ambitious Paris climate agreement also underlines the importance of energy efficiency. To realise its full potential, public funds will not suffice and private financing will have to be unlocked on a large scale.
Post date: 4 sep 2017
The International Energy Research Centre (IERC) has been selected by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 initiative to coordinate a €2m research project on the development of new business models in energy efficiency and demand response programmes.
Post date: 30 aoû 2017
This report focuses on the main barriers to deep renovation that municipalities in Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia have to face.
The barriers are divided into six groups which correspond to the categories identified by BPIE as the main topics that should be given serious consideration to facilitate a successful planning and delivery of national renovation strategies and their renovation potential:
Post date: 18 aoû 2017
The Horizon 2020 funded project PRODESA (Energy Efficiency Project Development For South Attica) aims to assist seven major municipalities in Athens Metropolitan Area to launch showcase energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, utilising innovative financial tools and attracting private investments.
More specifically the project’s objectives include:
Post date: 15 aoû 2017
Zagreb - Energy Efficient city (ZagEE) is a 4 years project (2013-2017) developed under the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme with the overall aim to implement energy efficiency measures and renewable energy sources in buildings owned by the local public authority (City of Zagreb).
More specifically, the the project aims to:
Post date: 10 aoû 2017
A study from the German Energy Agency-Dena, based on a survey among decision makers of 20 important office building investors and 20 major renters of office areas in Germany has resulted in sustainability and energy efficiency becoming more and more important; yet the main decision criteria are still economic. The investors aim at high building values and low operation costs and high renting demand. These are the main reasons for the energy renovation of their buildings.
Post date: 8 aoû 2017
This event, which will take place on 28 September 2017 in Dublin, Ireland, aims to engage policymakers and stakeholders in an informed discussion on ways to upscale energy efficiency investments. This includes sharing best practice on how to reach out to and engage Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in thinking about energy efficiency investments and presentation of the opportunities for unlocking the potential for energy efficiency investments in Ireland and the UK.
Post date: 31 juil 2017
Ce document présente le rapport final de l'étude pour une évaluation complète de niveau macro-économique et sectorielle des impacts des politiques d'efficacité énergétique. Le rapport est une première tentative pour appliquer ce cadre à faire une complète évaluation quantitative de ces multiples avantages et leurs inconvénients. Il montre que l'amélioration de l'efficacité énergétique en Europe au-delà de 27% de la cible à l'horizon 2030 pourrait a conduit à de fortes sociaux, économiques et environnementaux des effets.
Post date: 20 juil 2017
The Horizon 2020 funded RentalCal project (European Rental Housing Framework for the Profitability Calculation of Energetic Retrofitting Investments) aims to improve market transparency for energy efficiency investments in the rental housing industry. It does so by providing a benchmarking tool for transnational profitability assessments of such investments. With the development and dissemination of this tool, the project follows three distinct scopes:
Post date: 14 juil 2017
This brochure, released by the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), provides an overview of the Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (NZEB) campaign.
The NZEB campaign promotes commitments by national authorities, subnational governments, and buildings sector stakeholders to advance NZEB.
The campaign includes several operational actions:
Post date: 10 juil 2017