Financing Schemes

The Club of Rome’s first report and early whistle-blowers’ calls from the late 1960s on the Earth’s environmental stress, are today backed by concrete facts and data on the need for change. A significant 40 % of energy use relates to construction and buildings, a key element of the equation. The current energy demand of existing building stock needs to be drastically reduced.
Post date: 23 Nov 2018
Type: News

The clean energy transition represents a key opportunity for public authorities, investors and businesses to unlock financing for Smart Buildings and address the needs of European citizens while driving the energy transition forward.  
Post date: 20 Nov 2018
Type: Publication

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
Type: Link

Within H2020 guarantEE project, 14 experienced partners will develop innovative business and financing models for performance-based ESCO (Energy Service COmpanies) projects. For rented facilities, the aim is to develop and test solutions adequately sharing costs and benefits between user, building owner and ESCO (triple-win approach).  
Post date: 20 Nov 2018
Type: Publication

Dublin City Council awarded its first Energy Performance Contract (EPC) project to Noel Lawler Green Energy Solutions in July 2016, working closely with Dublin’s Energy Agency Codema in procuring this contract to upgrade three of its Sports and Fitness Facilities. The project was supported under the SEAI National Energy Services Framework, as well as the European project EESI2020, co-funded under H2020.  
Post date: 20 Nov 2018
Type: Case

What are ‘green mortgages’? At the moment, there is no universal definition of green mortgages, but they usually refer to mortgages on energy efficient homes. It might be useful to expand this definition to include climate resilience as well as energy efficiency. The reasoning behind promoting green mortgages is that owners of energy-efficient homes might be less likely to default on their payments. Since energy efficiency lowers energy use, energy-efficient homes should have lower bills.
Post date: 6 Nov 2018
Type: News

This event is aiming to present and discuss EU energy efficiency policy and different ways to finance energy efficiency investments. It will present opportunities for unlocking the potential for energy efficiency in Germany, France and Austria. Best practice from projects addressing energy efficiency in the buildings, industry and sustainable transport sectors will be shared. Speakers will focus on practical experience in developing, structuring and financing energy efficiency investment programmes. The event will allow time for debate.  
Post date: 26 Oct 2018
Type: Event

On Friday 28 September, the European Commission, in partnership with the UN Environment Finance Initiative, has organized a webinar to illustrate the Investor’s Perspective in Financing Energy Efficiency 2018.   During the webinar have been examined the proficient relations between banks, investors, building owners, and asset managers in order to reach the 2030 climate and energy targets through an extensive involvement of the private sector.  
Post date: 24 Oct 2018
Type: News

Securing funds for renovating hospitals, schools and other large public buildings to reduce their energy consumption is not easy for public authorities in the Mediterranean area. Indeed, public bodies cannot afford the high costs of deep renovation so they need to attract private investors. However, the poor financial prospects of such projects - long payback time and low internal rates of return (IRR) – makes the investment unappealing for the private sector.  
Post date: 24 Oct 2018
Type: Tool

The EPBD targets are tough but clear enough and it’s now up to member states to enforce these commitments. The risk of the directive being ineffective is high if countries and local authorities do not enforce it correctly.   “The EPBD was only the first step on the road to make our European building stock better,” said the Parliament’s rapporteur on the EPBD, Bendt Bendtsen, during REDay2018, passing symbolically the mantle from EU policymakers to national authorities in charge of implementing it.  
Post date: 24 Oct 2018
Type: News