Funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, the QualitEE project aims to increase investment in energy efficiency services in the building sector within the EU and improve trust in service providers. This will be achieved by developing quality assessment criteria and implementing quality assurance schemes.
Post date: 23 Jan 2019
The Horizon 2020 funded RentalCal project (European Rental Housing Framework for the Profitability Calculation of Energetic Retrofitting Investments) aims to improve market transparency for energy efficiency investments in the rental housing industry. It does so by providing a benchmarking tool for transnational profitability assessments of such investments.
Post date: 14 Jan 2019
For HRE4, it is the closing event where the final low-carbon heating and cooling strategies will be presented and their implementation at the national level will be discussed.
The complementary ReUseHeat workshop will focus on mapping of urban excess heat sources, business models and bankability of such projects.
Post date: 8 Jan 2019
HRE4 provided new capacity and skills for lead-users in the heating and cooling sector by developing the data, tools, methodologies and results necessary to quantify the impact of implementing more energy efficient measures on both the demand and supply side of the sector.
Post date: 20 Dec 2018
The concept of EuroPACE is inspired by the success of an on-tax financing model called PACE, launched in California in 2008. In the US, in the past four years, the PACE market reached over $4.7 billion in funded projects, including the retrofit of over 200,000 homes, which resulted in more than 42,000 new local jobs and the creation of hundreds new companies.
Post date: 11 Dec 2018
The Global Status Report documents the status and trends of key indicators for energy use, emissions, technologies, policies, and investments to track the buildings and construction sector, globally and in key regions. Central findings of this report include:
Post date: 10 Dec 2018
The Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEM) Initiative is unveiling its definition of an energy efficient mortgage which is the result of extensive cross-sectoral, market consultation of the lending institutions piloting the energy efficient mortgage framework and of the EEM Advisory Council.
The announcement coincides with the United Nations Climate Change Conference – COP24 – taking place in Katowice, Poland until 14 December.
Post date: 4 Dec 2018
The Horizon 2020 project “guarantEE” is promoting and further developing Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) in the building sector in 14 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain) in the years 2016-19.
The project fosters the use of EPC in both the public and the private sector across Europe by especially:
Post date: 27 Nov 2018
ENERINVEST aims to become the Spanish National Platform for financing Sustainable Energy Projects. A reference platform for consulting, meeting and dialogue among the main stakeholders in sectors involved. Technical, legal and financial solutions are offered to energy efficiency projects and renewable energies, promoted by both the public and private sectors.
Post date: 26 Nov 2018
ELENA provides grants for technical assistance focused on the implementation of energy efficiency, distributed renewable energy and urban transport projects and programmes.
The grant can be used to finance costs related to feasibility and market studies, programme structuring, business plans, energy audits and financial structuring, as well as to the preparation of tendering procedures, contractual arrangements and project implementation units.
Post date: 20 Nov 2018