Legislation, regulations, standards

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

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 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

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

The conference will include plenary sessions with high-level representatives from Covenant of Mayors initiative, the investment community, and the European Commission, a showcase of successful projects on:   - Innovative financing solutions; - Financing climate adaptation; - Financing urban mobility; - Financing Energy Efficiency in the public sector;  - Financing Home renovation; - Innovative sustainable energy planning.  
Post date: 11 Dec 2018
Type: Event

SAVE THE DATE!   New technologies and open data, levers to achieve climate and energy goals  
Post date: 10 Dec 2018
Type: Event

“It’s critical we have a big change over the next couple of years in how we do buildings and construction”, said Joyce Msuya, Deputy Executive Director of UNEP. “We only need to look at the current norms and quality of many buildings to see that we can do so much better,” she said, emphasizing that “we need to raise the bar in energy-efficient, green buildings and far better practice in construction.”  
Post date: 10 Dec 2018
Type: News