Belgium must reach the climate goals!
Belgian energy use is 70% above European average – You can already tell that improvement is not only possible, it is vital. BE REEL! and its partners support these ambitious plans, aspiring a renovation rate increase for which the most appropriate structural measures are developed, test, evaluated, refined and demonstrated.
Post date: 27 Feb 2019
This series of bi-weekly webinars is intended to bring you up to speed with what nZEB means for the residential sector. Sign up for a single webinar or for the series and find out all you need to know without leaving your desk. Ask questions of the experts wherever you are.
Session 1 – Introduction to nZEB Residential – Thursday 4 October | 1pm – 2pm
Presenter: Emmanuel Bourdin, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government and Orla Coyle, SEAI
Post date: 21 Nov 2018
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
“We will co-finance the procurement and installation of biomass boilers and heat pumps by individuals with HRK 12 million. Depending on the location of the house, it is possible to get co-financing of between 40% and 80% of the project value, but not more than HRK 35,000 including VAT, to install a biomass system or up to HRK 45,000 for heat pump systems,” FZOEU Director Dubravko Ponoš said.
Post date: 6 Nov 2018
The Energy Efficient Home program entails at “attractive” and sustainable financial mechanism aimed at implementing household energy efficiency measures. The Ministry of Economy has secured EUR 120,000 to subsidize interest rates and fees charged by banks when processing applications for loans to finance the purchase and installation of heating systems using modern types of biomass (pellets, briquettes), thermal insulation, and energy efficient windows and doors.
Post date: 15 Oct 2018
This Report was commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate General for Energy, Energy Efficiency Unit, to provide an overview of the drivers of recent trends in final energy consumption and a first indication of the short-term future trends and efforts needed to reach the EU 2020 targets.
Post date: 25 Sep 2018
by Marine Faber (BPIE)
Post date: 12 Dec 2017
SEasonal PErformance factor and MOnitoring for heat pump systems in the building sector
The IEE project aimed at overcoming market barriers to a wider application of heat pumps, namely the lack of robust data on the conditions "in real installations" influencing reliability and seasonal efficiency, i.e. the seasonal performance factor (SPF) of heat pump systems across Europe. The objective was to get a broader acceptance of heat pump systems and improved quality assurance for heat pump systems in the building sector.
Post date: 16 Nov 2017
We are pleased to invite you to attend the conference "Jump-Start REE": Financing Models for Residential Energy Efficiency in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which will take place on 2 November 2017 at the Novotel Sarajevo Bristol hotel starting at 9:30.
Post date: 25 Oct 2017
The Energy Union Framework Strategy includes energy efficiency as one of its five dimensions and states it is to be considered as an energy source in its own right. The ambitious Paris climate agreement also underlines the importance of energy efficiency. To realise its full potential, public funds will not suffice and private financing will have to be unlocked on a large scale.
Post date: 24 Oct 2017