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Final report on the technical support to the development of a smart readiness indicator for buildings

Smart technologies in buildings can be a cost-effective means to assist in creating healthier and more comfortable buildings with a lower energy use and carbon impact and can also facilitate the integration of renewable energy sources in future...

Final report on correlation analysis between energy efficiency and risk (D5.7)

In the last decade, energy efficiency (EE) has been considered as one of the major tools for addressing climate change, as it allows to reduce energy consumption (depending mainly from imported fossil fuels) and, therefore, also greenhouse gas (GHG...

RESULTS OF THE X-TENDO SURVEY FOR NEW ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATES

RESULTS OF THE X-TENDO SURVEY SHOWS THAT BUILDING LOGBOOKS, FINANCING OPTIONS AND COMFORT ARE THE MOST RELEVANT FEATURES FOR NEW ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATES, ACCORDING TO END-USERS FROM FIVE COUNTRIES
Understanding end-user perspectives is crucial for the development and roll-out of new features for energy performance certificates (EPCs).   Without a full insight into what end- users want and need for the next generation of EPCs it will...

European Commission publishes report on developing an EU framework for a Digital Building Logbook

The lack of a common repository for all relevant building data amounts to additional costs and inefficiencies, stifled innovation, increased risk and low investor confidence. A Digital Building Logbook could overcome this through...

Walloon Region: Sustainable Bonds allocation and impact analysis report

In 2019, the Walloon Region successfully issued its first sustainable bonds for financing its environmental and social projects, in compliance with Agenda 2030 for sustainable development. 1 billion euros were raised.  ...

Sustainable finance in focus

As part of the Institute of International Finance's new line of sustainability-themed research, it is launching a series of short “back-to-basics” notes, aiming to bring some clarity to the complex ecosystem of climate data, risk...

#2 Aligning finance for the net zero economy: New ideas from leading thinkers

#2 Transformations required for 1.5°C alignment and global sustainability
The IPCC Special Report released in late 2018, highlighted the urgency of minimising global temperature rise to 1.5°C and emphasised the need for systems transitions that can be enabled by investments in climate change mitigation and...

#1 Aligning finance for the net zero economy: new ideas from leading thinkers

#1 achieving alignment in finance
The IPCC Special Report released in late 2018, highlighted the urgency of minimising global temperature rise to 1.5°C and emphasised the need for systems transitions that can be enabled by investments in climate change mitigation and...

Active Building Energy Performance Contracts: an overview of policies and measures in place in Belgium, Spain, Italy and Portugal

AmBIENCe – Actively Managed Buildings with Energy Performance Contracting- is an H2020 project that aims to extend the concept of energy performance contracting for active building and making the model available and attractive to a wider...

The Circular Facade - Building a sustainable financial reality with Facades-as-a-Service

This white paper explores Facades-as-a-Service as a method to battle waste and increase the circularity of buildings.   The Facades-as-a-Service will provide a customisable, dismantable facade that provides a building with ventilation,...