Improving energy efficiency opens up the opportunity to make sports operations more sustainable and makes perfect business sense: it saves money, enhances corporate reputation and helps everyone in the fight against climate change. But how can you get started? What is best practice in measuring the energy performance of your operations and how can you select which energy systems should be upgraded? What is key when looking at renewable energy use?
Post date: 5 Dec 2018
A new guidebook on "How to develop a Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP)" has just been released by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.
Now aligned with the 2030 Covenant of Mayors target, the guidebook has been enriched with information on climate change adaptation, which is one of the three pillars of the movement in Europe.
The guidebook is divided into three parts:
Post date: 5 Dec 2018
Implementation of energy efficiency measures in schools and kindergartens, besides leading to energy savings and reduction of environmental pollution, would also improve the conditions in which children spend much of their time. More so, it would also develop their awareness of the importance of energy efficiency and sustainable development, making them future leaders of the energy transition process, was the message conveyed at the 6th meeting of the Serbian Parliamentary Energy Policy Forum (PFEPS), held under the title Energy Transition for Serbia.
Post date: 4 Dec 2018
BiH has around 7,600 public buildings, including 2,908 in Republika Srpska and 4,419 in the Federation of BiH (FBiH), which are estimated to require energy efficiency investments of between EUR 350 million and EUR 510 million.
Energy efficiency investments under the project refer to retrofits of school and hospital buildings across BiH to secure cleaner and more efficient heating, improved thermal insulation, better lighting, and an overall improvement of conditions in the buildings, the World Bank said.
Post date: 6 Nov 2018
Le projet RenoWatt vise l'amélioration de l'efficacité énergétique de bâtiments publics. La phase pilote à Liège (entre 2014 et 2017) a permis la rénovation de 136 bâtiments, impliquant 12 autorités locales. Ce projet a permis de réaliser 33% d'économie d'énergie, une diminution de 7.545 tonnes de CO2/an, une mobilisation de 322 emplois directs et 780 emplois indirects.
Post date: 25 Oct 2018
In 2010, the energy efficiency of housing had been improving significantly in Lithuania over the previous ten years in part as a result of the JESSICA I program to implement energy efficiency renovations.
Post date: 24 Oct 2018
Adopted in the context of the Communication on “A renewed European Agenda for Research and Innovation – Europe’s chance to shape its technological leadership” and the input to the Leaders’ informal dinner in Sofia on 16 May 2018, this guidance document presents in a concise manner the fundamental aspects of innovation procurement: why it is important, who has interest in it and how it can be done.
Post date: 22 Oct 2018
IMPULSE introduces an integrated support system concerning energy upgrading projects for Public Buildings.
The Project is coordinated by the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES) and is implemented in the context of the European Programme Interreg MED 2014-2020 with the co-funding of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). In Greece, the Project’s pilot implementation is realised by the Municipality of Heraklion through the Department of European Programmes, while the Regional Development Fund of Crete (RDFC) is an associated partner.
Post date: 10 Oct 2018
Low carbon economy is a key issue for territorial sustainable development and for EU objectives. In the Mediterranean area, the challenge is to develop solutions adapted to various regional contexts from densely urbanised areas with dense transport networks to remote areas and islands with more limited access to energy resources.
PrioritEE will Prioritize energy efficiency measures in public buildings and will create a decision support tool for regional and local public authorities
Post date: 25 Sep 2018
Have you ever thought about using the POWER of the PUBLIC (visitors, users etc,) to reduce POWER consumption of a PUBLIC building? If not, then a good idea might be to attend the workshop entitled "Leveraging Behavioural Change for Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings" which will take place on June 4th 2018 at the Brussels premises of the Veneto Region (67, Avenue de Tervuren) within the framework of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2018.
Post date: 29 May 2018