Latvia

Is your city, private company or association investing in energy efficiency, renewable energy or clean transport? Are you keen to gain EU recognition and visibility for your sustainable energy achievements?Share your contribution to the EU 2020 energy targets by submitting a project to the EU’s most important sustainable energy awards competition. 
Post date: 14 Mar 2014
Type: News

The Future of Rural Energy in Europe (FREE) initiative gives a voice to all those who believe that rural energy needs are important issues both for those who live in the countryside and for European society as a whole. We want to make sure that policy makers acknowledge that the following is true and plan accordingly.
Post date: 12 Feb 2014
Type: Link

Banking on energy savings Innovative business model pays for Soviet-era flats to become more energy efficient. Many of the Soviet era apartment blocks in Latvia are in poor technical condition, are corroding rapidly and highly energy inefficient, with little heat insulation and old-fashioned heating systems. But flat-owners in the cities of Valmiera and Cesis are achieving significant improvements to their properties without having to make any payment thanks to an innovative award-winning finance and renovation scheme that began in 2008.
Post date: 4 Feb 2014
Type: Caso

This presentation from the Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia offers a detailed overview of the transposition of the EPBD recast in this country (status September 2013).A new law on the Energy Performance of Buildings (LEPB) was adopted on 6 December 2012 and has been in force since 9 January 2013. Different regulations were then published:- regarding independent experts (No.382 of the 9th of July 2013)- regarding calculation of energy performance of buildings (No.348 of the 25th of June 2013)
Post date: 14 Gen 2014
Type: Publication

The CONCERTO Conference (Brussels, 22-23/10/2013): Energy solutions for Smart Cities and Communities has summed up many outcomes of the CONCERTO initiative.Overall OBJECTIVES of the CONCERTO initiative:In order to substantially improve the overall performance of energy systems in new and/or existing communities, CONCERTO projects should involve integrated demonstration actions, which are economically attractive for replication.
Post date: 28 Nov 2013
Type: Publication

CONCERTO cities and communities have shown that existing buildings can cut their CO2 emissions, at acceptable costs, by up to 50%. CONCERTO does this by implementing renewable energy sources, innovative technologies and an integrated approach.CONCERTO projects and sites demonstrate energy solutions for smart cities and communities.CONCERTO projects and sites are role models for energy efficiency in buildings and communities. Their functional, sustainable solutions act as source of inspiration for innovative replication in other continents.
Post date: 28 Nov 2013
Type: Link

The CONCERTO APP Experience the impact of sustainable construction and renewable energy sources.
Post date: 21 Nov 2013
Type: News

CONCERTO shows the way to Smart CitiesPractitioners and policy-makers involved in urban development at local, national or EU level from across the EU have explored solutions to the major challenges facing EU cities in the years ahead.
Post date: 20 Nov 2013
Type: News

"If you can’t measure it .... you can't manage it" – this might be an old management saying, but it's one that Volker Stelzer would agree with. As a scientist at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology's Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Stelzer is responsible for developing recommendations for construction professionals from the many individual CONCERTO project experiences in the CONCERTO Premium meta-project.
Post date: 20 Nov 2013
Type: News

"If you can’t measure it .... you can't manage it" – this might be an old management saying, but it's one that Volker Stelzer would agree with. As a scientist at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology's Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Stelzer is responsible for developing recommendations for construction professionals from the many individual CONCERTO project experiences in the CONCERTO Premium meta-project.
Post date: 20 Nov 2013
Type: Tool