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This is EFFECT4buildings magazine   EFFECT4buildings project is providing building owners and managers with a set of financial tools and instruments to support the implementation of more energy efficiency measures, developed, and improved in real cases.   The main target group is building managers in charge of public or privately owned building portfolio.  
Post date: 20 Jan 2021
Type: Publication

Multi service contracts is a method used for energy efficiency contracting to add other co-benefits such as lighting, indoor air quality, temperature, noise, esthetical values and well-being issues in the investments.   These co-benefits are included somehow in agreements (in 57% of the answers), but not in a systematical way.  
Post date: 20 Jan 2021
Type: Tool

Taking care of many measures simultaneously in energy investments is difficult, but bundling can make it easier. It enables one to combine many small measures into one package, which can increase the profitability of an investment and make it look more attractive to potential investors.   One of various ways of approaching bundling is combining Total Concept Method (TCM) and Total Tool, which can help illustrate the economic profitability of individual measures.
Post date: 19 Jan 2021
Type: Tool

Energy efficiency toolbox for buildings is ready to use and available   EFFECT4buildings project has published a toolbox with financial tools and instruments for energy efficiency in buildings. The toolbox with different supportive tools is available to all building managers to help produce desired energy efficiency long term goals.  
Post date: 13 Jan 2021
Type: Vijesti

A King’s College London research study seeks to determine whether and how real estate companies are complying with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, the role of the real estate sector in achieving the European Union’s climate impact portfolio, and the environmental outputs for European buildings complying with the EPBD.  
Post date: 12 Jan 2021
Type: Vijesti

Funding is a crucial element for implementing energy efficiency activities. Different funding sources exist in all EFFECT4buildings project countries.   Based on the results of interviews 70% of the respondents inform that they have received external funding to implement energy efficiency measures. Within this tool we present different external funding sources for EE investments available for public building owners and managers.  
Post date: 21 Dec 2020
Type: Tool

Convincing decision makers tool is about how to convince decission makers to invest in energy efficiency. The main message is that convincing decision makers needs really strong arguments and facts.   This means clear numbers and visual charts (like pay-back time), which are simple and easy to understand. Beautiful words are not enough alone, but of course verbal arguments are needed to reach positive decision for energy efficiency investment.  
Post date: 21 Dec 2020
Type: Tool

Reaching energy and climate goals requires involving building users, to let them understand what energy savings can be achieved thanks to changes in their behavior.   Green lease contracts (GLCs) offer a model providing a structural platform for cooperation between building owners and tenants.  
Post date: 21 Dec 2020
Type: Tool

As part of the BIMzeED project, a number of training modules on the topics of BIM and NZEB have been developed and are available to use for FREE.   These online modules will be of interest to people in Higher or Vocational Education, or private trainers. By becoming a trainer on the BIMzeED course, you will gain access to a wealth of information that you can use in your own professional capacity as a training provider.  
Post date: 8 Dec 2020
Type: Vijesti

Europe needs to reach a minimum 3% annual deep renovation rate to achieve a strengthened GHG reduction target and a boost for renewable heating and cooling.  
Post date: 3 Dec 2020
Type: Vijesti