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The Executive Agency for Small & Medium-sized enterprises is launching an on-line consultation regarding the future implementation of the BUILD UP Skills initiative.   Launched in 2011, the main objective of BUILD UP Skills is to increase the number of trained and qualified building professionals across Europe, to deliver building renovations offering high-energy performance as well as new Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings.  
Post date: 25 Mag 2020
Type: News

The 2030 climate and energy framework includes EU-wide targets and policy objectives for the period from 2021 to 2030.   Key targets for 2030:  
Post date: 22 Mag 2020
Type: Link

Many fundamental challenges will remain after the unprecedented disruption caused by COVID-19 and the shift to clean energy is under threat, the World Economic Forum said in an annual report. It pointed to the volatility in energy prices, the drop in demand and the risks that socioeconomic costs prompt changes in the strategy for the sector. The World Economic Forum highlighted the improvements concerning the energy transition in 94 out of 115 states on its list but also expressed concern about environmental sustainability.  
Post date: 20 Mag 2020
Type: News

Looking to respond constructively to the COVID-19 pandemic, many architects have turned to what they know best: design and innovation. The new restrictions placed on society have been a catalyst to rethink much of what we take for granted in the built environment. The way the world has adapted to this new lifestyle may forecast new normals following the COVID-19 outbreak.  
Post date: 19 Mag 2020
Type: News

#4 newsletter is out!   Contents included are: Articles Rebound behaviours, nudges, competition: energy saving is a matter of mindset Nudging energy saving behaviours   News #eTEACHERatHOME: tips to save energy and money, lockdown or not How to stay energy-efficient, healthy and productive in times of lockdown How can ICT solutions contribute to the energy-behavioural change? (webinar) Last trends in energy-saving applications  
Post date: 18 Mag 2020
Type: News

12 energy topics under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme are now open for application. They make available EU funding of €112 million in total.   The topics relate to low carbon energy (check the link below for the full list of topics).   The projects will be selected for funding in a single-stage evaluation.  
Post date: 13 Mag 2020
Type: News

As recovery packages are developed at EU and national levels, local and regional authorities are urging for a systemic change, putting Climate Action at the core of the COVID 19 Recovery.   In an Open Letter published on May 5th, members of the Covenant of Mayors – Europe Board are calling upon EU decision makers to turn the current crisis into an opportunity for the acceleration of the energy transition towards climate neutrality.  
Post date: 11 Mag 2020
Type: Publication

The Covid-19 pandemic has tested all aspects of our society: families and individuals in confinement, communities in collective self-isolation and local, national and international authorities struggling to manage the omnipresent effects of the crisis. Now is not the time to give up on our planet. Now is the time to unite for a more sustainable future.  
Post date: 8 Mag 2020
Type: News

As businesses and investors having energy efficiency and energy demand reduction at the heart of our activities, we look forward to seeing Europe’s global climate leadership translated in green measures which will lead to a sustainable recovery through stimulus packages. We strongly believe that the Renovation Wave as part of the EU Green Deal is a great opportunity to promote a European based industry, with technologies and expertise able to serve the renovation demand locally.
Post date: 8 Mag 2020
Type: Publication

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Slovenia, as updated at the end of 2016.   The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), describing among other things:  
Post date: 6 Mag 2020
Type: Publication