Interview with Mr. Péter Pfliegler, deputy mayor of Miskolc, Hungary
Post date: 11 Apr 2016
The urban transformation gets real: REMOURBAN project meeting marks a turning point from theory to action
After stretching the imagination in search of innovation, analysing solutions and lining up the necessary human, technical and financial support, REMOURBAN is ready to get to work on some serious urban transformation.
Post date: 31 Mar 2016
Endowed with renewable resources, such as wind, sun, geothermal and hydro, the country is still relying on coal and other fossil fuels to produce its energy. Forward-looking public policies could make the difference and lead to sustainable and less polluted urban areas in the coming decades
Turkey’s energy production for urban areas could be 100% based on renewables within 30 years if appropriate public policy is implemented.
Post date: 24 Dec 2015
Investor Confidence Project (ICP) Europe is developing a suite of building energy renovation roadmaps - Energy Performance Protocols - that aim to reduce transaction costs by assembling existing standards and practices into a consistent and transparent process. These tools then enable a marketplace for building owners, project developers, utilities, public programmes and investors to trade in standardised energy efficiency projects.
Post date: 27 Oct 2015
On Thursday 22 October 2015, the European Commission, in its monthly package of infringement decisions, requested eleven Member States (Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, and Spain) to ensure the full transposition of the Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU).
Post date: 26 Oct 2015
Take part in the ongoing call for contributions to unlock the potential of energy efficiency in buildings as a global asset. Open until 2 October 2015. Note that the most recent ICP Europe Technical Forum web meeting took place on Thursday 24th September.
Post date: 23 Sep 2015
TRAINBUD is the second pillar of the BUILD UP Skills Hungary (BUSH 2011-2013) project. The BUSH project created a base for building energy efficiency and renewable energy into the vocational training of construction workers in Hungary.
In order to: a) create positive reinforcement for Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) skilled workers to invest trainings to gain practical skills related to sustainable construction and b) provide homeowners with reliable information on the skills and qualities of construction workers, TRAINBUD will try to:
Post date: 14 Sep 2015
Under the European Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU, EU countries should set up an energy efficiency obligation scheme. This scheme requires energy companies to achieve yearly energy savings of 1.5% of annual sales to final consumers.In order to reach this target, companies have to carry out measures which help final consumers improve energy efficiency. This may include improving the heating system in consumers' homes, installing double glazed windows, or better insulating roofs to reduce energy consumption.
Post date: 13 Aug 2015
Energy efficient renovations of apartment blocks in multi-ownership are difficult to realise, mostly because of difficult decision taking and other legal and financial boundaries. The LEAF Technical Toolkit enables organisations to identify and understand appropriate energy improvements for apartment blocks. This includes estimated costs and savings from measures, and potential subsidies. It also contains advice on the impact of resident behaviour, and how energy saving behaviour can be promoted.
The technical toolkit offers guidance on the following topics:
Post date: 21 Jul 2015
In the processes of building renovations, building owners will not only look for pertinent information but also evaluate the different alternatives that are available to them.
Post date: 9 Jul 2015