Building Deep Energy Retrofit: Using Dynamic Cash Flow Analysis and Multiple Benefits to Convince Investors
Deep energy retrofit (DER) of the existing building stock is a meaningful strategy to reduce fossil fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. However, the investment volumes required to undertake DER are enormous. In Europe, cumulative demand for DER is estimated at close to 1,000 billion EUR until 2050. Public expenditures and political measures can help to stimulate DER, but substantial private investments are required to achieve significant results.
Post date: 21 Nov 2017
Energy efficiency is one of the most cost-effective ways to reach the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement and the European Union’s climate and energy objectives. Buildings represent the largest economic potential for energy efficiency. While the most developed economies need to accelerate the decarbonisation of their existing building stock, emerging economies need to move towards the construction of zero emission, efficient and resilient buildings.
Post date: 26 Oct 2017
This event, which will take place on 30 November 2017 in Warsaw, Poland, aims to share best practice from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Lithuania and further on how energy efficiency can be financed. This includes the use of private funds and innovative financing instruments, notably in the building and industry sectors. Speakers will focus on practical experience in developing and structuring and financing energy efficiency investment programmes. The event will allow ample time for debate.
Post date: 16 Oct 2017
Supporting investment momentum in the EU
Current levels of investment in sustainable energy are not enough to meet the EU's climate and energy goals for 2030. The use of private finance will be increasingly needed to deliver the required investments in energy efficiency and small-scale renewables, in particular in buildings and businesses.
Post date: 13 Oct 2017
Delivering the energy transition for jobs, growth and investment
This high-level conference, which will take place on 7 November 2017 in Brussels, Belgium, focuses on how to finance clean energy as well as create jobs and boost economic growth.
Post date: 11 Oct 2017
REFURB Conference 2017 will take place on 10 October 2017 in Brussels, Belgium, organised by the REFURB project in coordination with Renovate Europe. The event focuses on how to activate house owners towards investing in deep energy refurbishment, as well as on the extent at which deep energy refurbishment of existing buildings can be an important part of the green transition.
Post date: 9 Oct 2017
Affordable warmth, clean growth - Action Plan for a comprehensive Buildings Energy Infrastructure Programme
Post date: 5 Oct 2017
Green buildings represent a major global investment opportunity, with buildings making up the largest segment of the US$ 231 billion energy efficiency market. In the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)’s countries of operations, buildings also represent a challenge. Currently, building renovation rates and practices in these countries are far below Paris Agreement targets.
Post date: 29 Sep 2017
This report, released by the Institute of Environmental Economics-Efficient Poland Initiative (IEE-EP) focuses on investment needs among owners of single-family buildings (SFBs).
The report summarises a survey research performed in 2017 among owners of single-family Houses, and was inspired by the declaration of Polish Government that it will develop a national programme supporting thermal-modernisation of SFBs. The document provides answers to issues related to the structure of the programme to be developed.
Main findings include:
Post date: 25 Sep 2017
Energy performance contracts in the public sector offer a practical solution to make public buildings and other public infrastructures more energy efficient, as the initial investment can be covered by a private partner and repaid by guaranteed energy savings. However, frequently this type of contract simultaneously contains elements of a rental, service, lease, purchase or loan agreement, making its recording complex.
Post date: 21 Sep 2017