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Could you tell us about EPEC’s work, especially how it relates to investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy?EPEC was established in September 2008 as a unique cooperative initiative of the EIB, the European Commission and EU Candidate Countries and Member States. We have an international team of 18 professionals working on a range of PPP issues alongside Member States.
Post date: 26 Jan 2013
Type: Vijesti

Mentioning a '20% increase in energy efficiency' as one of the main priorities set out in the Europe 2020 strategy for 'smart, sustainable and inclusive growth,' Hahn spoke firmly about the important role of cities in acheiving these ends: 'There has been much talk in Brussels in the past couple of years about these objectives and how to achieve them,' said Hahn. 'I can tell you one thing very clearly: we will never achieve them without Europe's cities.
Post date: 15 Jan 2013
Type: Vijesti

The main aim of REScoop 20-20-20, a new IEE-supported initiative (launched in April, 2012) according to Dirk Vansintjan, the project’s coordinator, ‘... is to bring to the surface all the renewable energy cooperatives around Europe; all the pioneers responsible for these initiatives, all their expertise, and all their experiences—both good and bad.’
Post date: 10 Jan 2013
Type: Vijesti

The analysis will serve as the basis for broad discussions with public and private stakeholders about current gaps, future needs and priorities. The discussions will lead to the elaboration and endorsement of a national roadmap of priority measures to up-skill the qualification of craftsmen, other on-site workers and system installers of buildings. The identified measures aim at supporting the construction of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) from 2020 onwards.
Post date: 9 Jan 2013
Type: Publication

The Status Quo reports analyse the current situation and trends of the labour force in the building industry. This analysis will serve as the basis for broad discussions with public and private stakeholders about current gaps, future needs and priorities. These discussions will lead to the elaboration and endorsement of a national roadmap of priority measures to up-skill the qualification of craftsmen, other on-site workers and system installers of buildings. The identified measures aim at supporting the construction of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) from 2020 onwards.
Post date: 13 Dec 2012
Type: Vijesti

The material and presentations of the meeting are now available here. 
Post date: 13 Dec 2012
Type: Vijesti

The goal of the initiative is to increase the number of qualified construction workers on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, so the sector will be ready to deliver high quality renovations and the new (nearly zero energy) buildings. 
Post date: 13 Dec 2012
Type: Poveznica

Building/Construction

Apart from energy assessors and inspectors, there is one more wide category of specialists that is essential in the achievement of energy efficiency in the building sector: That is the category of various craftsmen and other on-site construction workers and systems installers that will be relied upon in the construction of new buildings and/or the renovation of existing buildings. 
Post date: 12 Dec 2012
Type: Scheme

AimThe aim of campaign is to enable country-specific discussion and capacity building of the core stakeholders, which should enable better understanding of a business model based on investments financed by savings, address issues such as accounting of public deficit and debt, increase the confidence of the core stakeholders towards reliability and effectiveness of the EPC model, and help Member States with establishing an enabling legal and financial framework for the market with energy services.
Post date: 7 Dec 2012
Type: Vijesti

Hannover, 22.11.2012 – More than half of the overall world population is living in urban areas - with rising tendency. The permanently increasing urbanization can be driven to more sustainability by ecological concepts for mobility, energy-efficient buildings and intelligent energy supply. Intelligent energy supply had also been the main subject of the well-attended “Sustainable Energy in Buildings and Urban Areas” Symposium (SEBUA 2012) which took place in Kusadasi near Izmir/Turkey from October 14 – 20, 2012.
Post date: 4 Dec 2012
Type: Vijesti