Iceland

National/Regional schemes for Municipalities, Social Housing, Companies, Enterprises

In this category you will find a list of the existing national and regional funding mechanisms that are aimed at legal persons, e.g. companies, SMEs, municipalities, homeowners associations etc. These schemes have greater diversity than those aimed at natural persons, because they range from relatively small, single-building interventions to large, neighbourhood-scale projects. The funds can be available in non-repayable investments and/or favourable loans (often a combination of the two). 
Post date: 14 Apr 2013
Type: Scheme

National/Regional schemes for Individuals (homeowners & tenants)

In this category you will find a list of the existing national and regional funding mechanisms that are aimed at natural persons, usually in the form of an owner or tenant of a residential building or apartment. 
Post date: 14 Apr 2013
Type: Scheme

Through the EEA and Norway Grants, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway contribute to reducing disparities in Europe and to strengthening bilateral relations with 16 European countries in central and southern Europe. The three countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). 
Post date: 2 Apr 2013
Type: Link

The Solar Thermal Technology Panel (ESTTP) of the European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC-Platform) developed this document on promising research topics. Prepared with contribution from experts in the research, industry and public sectors across Europe, this document covers solar technologies for nearly-zero energy residential buildings, public and commercial buildings, district heating systems, industrial applications and solar assisted cooling systems. 
Post date: 1 Mar 2013
Type: News

This book discusses six environmental and three purely energy based certification systems along with four briefly discussed certification systems:• the British BREEAM Assessment Method• the US LEED Rating System• the German DGNB Certification System• the Australian Green Star Rating System• the Swedish Miljöbyggnad system• and the French HQE system• the European Green Building Programme• the Swiss Minergie Building Standard• and the German Passive House (Passivhaus) Standard• the Japanese CASBEE assessment system
Post date: 31 Gen 2013
Type: Publication

‘In 2011, for the first time, European investments in renewable energies were higher than for conventional fuels. Europe already produces over 3.8 GW from wind power alone!’ said Oettinger, adding that there would be ‘no sustainable economic growth without sustainable energy’. The Commissioner promised ‘more jobs in renewable energy, on top of the million we have already created’.
Post date: 30 Gen 2013
Type: News

Of particular relevance to BUILD UP:
Post date: 30 Gen 2013
Type: Publication

In the short term, many of the reductions in emissions will come from improved energy efficiency, but there are new incentives and co-ordination which is also proposed in the report. The report also mentions how Nordic countries will need to build on current policies.Of particular relevance to BUILD UP is chapter 6 of the report titled ¨Buildings¨.
Post date: 30 Gen 2013
Type: News

A number of common Energy Performance Contracts (EPCs) models - shared savings and variable contract terms - are explained and a number of short case studies are outlined. It also illustrates the EPC procurement stages and identifies contractual considerations that are of particular relevance to public sector organisations.
Post date: 28 Gen 2013
Type: Publication