Most of the barriers to energy renovation are non-technical, and financing is one of the main barriers. To deepen this issue, this year, at the Sustainable Places Conference (Cagliari, 5-7 June 2019) the topic of discussion was “Exploitation of Business Models for Deep Renovation” as a key issue for ensuring the future implementation of the project results.
Post date: 20 Sep 2019
District heating is one of the most energy efficient systems to deliver heat in urban environments. Despite this fact, energy market requires a conversion of actual DH concept. This is the main objective of RELaTED concept, that will provide an innovative system of decentralized Ultra-Low Temperature (ULT) network solution that can pave the way for expanding and modernizing existing district heating networks.
Post date: 19 Sep 2019
The 4th and last call for applications for H2020 PROSPECT is now open! Is your city/region trying to secure financing to achieve ambitious energy and climate objectives? Or do you have projects/activities in sustainable financing that you would showcase at the European level?
Post date: 7 Sep 2019
Statistically, 40 percent of energy consumption and 36 percent of emissions come from buildings.
Although this has prompted energy efficiency to become one of the EU’s top priorities and led the EU to acknowledge that buildings are key to achieving its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95 percent by 2050, it is not always easy to encourage deep renovation.
Post date: 22 Iul 2019
ASSIST is a 3-year H2020 project that started in 2017. It is implemented in six countries: Italy, Spain, UK, Poland, Finland and Belgium.
The idea is to contribute to tackle energy poverty through operators with integrated competencies.
Post date: 15 Iul 2019
The eTeacher project is reaching the final stage of developing the ICT empower tools (What-if-Analysis and eTEACHER app).
What-if-Analysis is a software tool that aims at providing building users with tailored racommendations on how they can reduce building energy consumption and energy costs.
Post date: 5 Iul 2019
The PARENT project’s final conference brought together political actors, researchers and civil society organisations concerned with energy and sustainability in Brussels on 4-5 June.
Post date: 18 Iun 2019
From January 2021 all new construction in the EU must achieve the nearly-zero energy buildings standard, and existing buildings will have to be renovated at a faster rate. While the carbon emissions from buildings in operation should be reduced, their actual energy consumption relate to a more complex combination of factors.
Post date: 26 Apr 2019
eTEACHER is a European project that aims to reduce energy consumption through more conscious energy behaviour of energy end-users in a wide range of buildings. eTEACHER wants to raise the energy awareness of building users by tailored methods and strategies.
Post date: 16 Apr 2019
NEWCOM is a European-wide project developing on the one hand training schemes to enable construction workers and building professionals to build the nearly zero-energy building standard and on the other hand creating a basis for the mutual recognition of the developed training schemes.
Post date: 19 Mar 2019