Energy policies

PROMOTING ENERGY EFFICIENT PUBLIC BUILDINGS IN CENTRAL EU
Post date: 13 Dec 2018
Type: Link

With 80% of European citizens living in urban areas, cities have a crucial role to play in the transition towards a low-carbon economy. Faced with the challenge of ensuring the quality of life of their citizens while becoming more energy efficient, cities must look at the system level and develop integrated urban development strategies that will make them both sustainable and better places to live.    
Post date: 13 Dec 2018
Type: Link

CommONEnergy focuses on existing shopping malls to be refurbished and buildings with a different original function, redesigned to become shopping malls. Wholesales and Retail buildings represent 28% of the total non-residential ones (BPIE, 2010). Considering typical shopping malls high impact on modern society (ICSC, 2008), the project addresses their transformation as lighthouses of energy efficient architectures and systems as well as assessment transparency.    OBJECTIVES
Post date: 13 Dec 2018
Type: Link

In 2016, Obvion issued Europe's first 100% green RMBS (Residential Mortgage Backed Security); meaning the assets backing the bond are green residential mortgages, ie. linked to energy efficient homes, and that the proceeds of the bond issuance will finance those green residential mortgages.   Part of Green Storm 2016, the pool contains a mix of energy efficient homes, as well as houses that have been refurbished to improve energy performance.  
Post date: 13 Dec 2018
Type: Case

Today, over 20 countries from the World Green Building Council's Europe Network, (WorldGBC Europe) have signed an open letter urging the European Commission to recognise the vital role of the built environment sector in delivering a climate neutral Europe. The letter comes as European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, outlines the European Commission’s vision for a climate neutral Europe at COP24.  
Post date: 12 Dec 2018
Type: News

The countdown to transpose the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) has started!  
Post date: 11 Dec 2018
Type: News

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
Type: Link

The International Energy Agency-IEA’s newly-enhanced Tracking Clean Energy Progress provides a comprehensive and rigorous assessment of a full range of energy technologies and sectors that are critical in a global clean-energy transition. It includes the most up-to-date information for where technologies are today and where they need to be according to the IEA’s Sustainable Development Scenario, a pathway to reach the Paris Agreement well below 2°C climate goal, deliver universal energy access and significantly lower air pollution.  
Post date: 11 Dec 2018
Type: Tool

Having reliable data and indicators on how energy is used is key to informing and monitoring the effectiveness of energy efficiency policies. Highlighting the importance of such data, the IEA has updated its Energy Efficiency Indicators database with annual data from 2000 to 2016, with expanded geographical coverage and an interactive visualization tool that better shows country-specific final energy consumption patterns across all end uses.  
Post date: 11 Dec 2018
Type: Publication

If you are going to attend the World Sustainable Energy Days in Wels, Austria and you are interested in the topic of thermal energy storage, don´t miss the workshop called “Save today, use tomorrow”. On February 28th, 2019, there’s going to be a very special event where six H2020 research and innovation projects will be presented.  
Post date: 11 Dec 2018
Type: Event