Environmental issues related to buildings

The European Commission, in partnership with the UN Environment Finance Initiative, is organising a webinar on Participatory Financing for Sustainable Energy on 4 April 2019, from 11.00 to 13.00 Central European Summer Time.  
Post date: 20 Mar 2019
Type: News

REScoop MECISE is a Horizon 2020 PDA project that aims to mobilise citizens and municipalities in the transition to a more sustainable and decentralised energy system. With support from the EASME, a consortium of established energy cooperatives developed projects for renewable energy and energy efficiency. The project also set-up a financial facilitation service for energy communities and foster collaborations between energy cooperatives and local municipalities.  
Post date: 20 Mar 2019
Type: Link

BIMEET (BIM-based EU -wide Standardized Qualification Framework for achieving Energy Efficiency) project aims to leverage the take-up of ICT and BIM through a significant upgrade of the skills and capacities of the EU construction workforce.  
Post date: 19 Mar 2019
Type: Link

ATC Turin (ATC) is a public agency providing social housing in the Italian province of Turin. It has been improving the environmental and energy performance of its properties since 1996.  
Post date: 19 Mar 2019
Type: Case

To complement their peer-learning initiative, the PROSPECT programme has released 5 thematic handbooks (tackling Public buildings, Private buildings, Transport, Public lightning and Cross-sectoral initiatives) aimed at referencing and explaining innovative financing schemes for cities’ sustainable energy and climate plans.  
Post date: 19 Mar 2019
Type: Publication

The PROSPECT learning programme enables peer-to-peer learning in regional and local authorities in order to finance and implement their sustainable energy and climate action plans. The programme builds upon successful financing schemes implemented in cities and regions in the European Union.   It will help local and regional authorities to benefit from the lessons learnt and the experience of their peers in order to launch their own investment programme.  
Post date: 19 Mar 2019
Type: Link

Cities are key to a sustainable future of our planet. Massive changes are necessary to fight climate change and social inequalities. So far, much is talked about technological solutions.   We believe, that what is most important for solving the urban challenges are the people driving positive change.  
Post date: 19 Mar 2019
Type: Event

HOUSEFUL proposes an innovative paradigm shift towards a circular economy for the housing sector. The main goal is to develop and demonstrate an integrated systemic service (HOUSEFUL Service) composed of 11 circular solutions co-created by stakeholders in current housing value chain. The HOUSEFUL Service will aim at the circular management and efficient use of water, waste, energy and material resources for all stages of European building’s life-cycle.   
Post date: 18 Mar 2019
Type: Link

This book draws on the author’s experience over almost three decades in hundreds of energy and resource-efficiency programmes for large multinationals, public institutions and small organizations around the world, illustrating why some programmes fail and to help readers avoid the most common mistakes.   This book sets out proven ideas and methods which will enable organizations to achieve Energy and Resource Efficiency without the tears.  
Post date: 14 Mar 2019
Type: Publication

A large part of the stock of Italian educational buildings have undertaken energy retrofit interventions, thanks to European funds allocated by complex technical-administrative calls. In these projects, the suggested retrofit strategies are often selected based on the common best practices (considering average energy savings) but are not supported by proper energy investigations.  
Post date: 14 Mar 2019
Type: Publication