People do not seek urban regeneration. This is because they do not see it as a necessity.Miguel Ángel García is an architect and expert in energy efficient buildings and cities at the CARTIF Technology Centre, an applied research institute, located in Valladolid, Spain. He is also the coordinator of the European REMOURBAN project, which will be completed in 2020. It aims to have developed a sustainable and replicable urban regeneration model. To do so, the project is focusing on three showcase districts in the cities of Valladolid, Spain, Nottingham, UK, and Eskisehir, Turkey.
Post date: 6 Mag 2015
Individual EU Member States are to follow distinctive paths in meeting their obligations under the Renewable Energy Directive (including their legally binding 2020 targets) in accordance with their different available resources and their own unique energy markets. Their national renewable energy (RES) action plans map out these distinctive paths, covering:
Post date: 3 Mag 2015
The Low Energy Apartment Futures (LEAF) project developed a set of resources to support stakeholders such as building managers, housing associations, local authorities/municipalities, energy agencies, charities, residents’ associations and private landlords to improve the energy efficiency of apartment blocks. This set consists of a technical toolkit and an engagement toolkit, designed to be used together as a step-by-step guide to retrofit.
The Technical Toolkit
Post date: 28 Apr 2015
On 13 April 2015 step 1 of the first call for proposals of the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme closed. 620 light applications have been received. Up to 80 million Euros of co-financing are available for public and private organisations that want to cooperate beyond borders on innovation, low-carbon strategies, natural and cultural resources or transport through this Programme. The co-financing rates available are up to 85 percent depending on the country of origin of applicants.
Post date: 16 Apr 2015
The European Commission is referring Hungary to the Court for failing to transpose the Energy Efficiency Directive. Under this directive EU Member States must meet certain energy savings targets from 1 January 2014 until 31 December 2020. They have to do this by using energy efficiency obligations schemes or other targeted policy measures to drive energy efficiency improvements in households, buildings, industry and transport sectors. Member States had to transpose the obligations of the Directive by 5 June 2014.Other requirements include:
Post date: 13 Apr 2015
17 February, 2015. The European project REMOURBAN held its kick-off meeting in Valladolid, Spain. It marks the first step towards producing a model for turning our towns and cities into smart urban spaces for the future. Five cities, five countries, the same drive to integrate infrastructure and future-proof their urban spaces against a backdrop of environmental challenges that go well beyond their municipal boundaries.
Post date: 25 Mar 2015
Article 2 of the EPBD recast defines a nearly zero-energy building as “a building that has a very high energy performance, as determined in accordance with Annex I [of the Directive]. The nearly zero or very low amount of energy required should be covered to a very significant extent by energy from renewable sources, including energy from renewable sources produced on-site or nearby
Post date: 10 Mar 2015
FEDARENE is pleased to announce the launch of the 1st edition of the Roger Léron Award. The purpose of this Award is to acknowledge persistency and a proactive approach, bringing a successful contribution to sustainable energy at the regional and / or local level in Europe.
Post date: 9 Mar 2015
Final deadline to apply for the Sustainable Energy Europe Awards has been extended to 16 March 2015. The Sustainable Energy Europe Awards are the EU reference prize for sustainable energy projects in Europe.
Post date: 3 Mar 2015
The 3rd edition of the Green Building Solutions Awards
powered by Construction21 promises to be exceptional, especially with the International Conference for Climate coming up in December in Paris. And, in addition to the 9 countries currently covered by the network*, the competition will open to new partners from around the world.
Post date: 2 Mar 2015