Involving citizens is the biggest challenge to finalise large-scale energy efficiency works in neighbourhoods. An emblematic story comes from Valladolid, Spain, where “no, we can’t” has become “yes, we can”
Thirty-one apartment buildings comprising 140,000 m2 of floor space: Europe’s most ambitious energy-saving renovation project is transforming Torrelago, a residential district of Valladolid in central Spain.
Post date: 3 Dec 2018
The human dimension plays a complementary role to technology and innovation in delivering the full energy efficiency potential required to achieve the world’s energy and environmental goals.
Post date: 30 Nov 2018
ENERINVEST aims to become the Spanish National Platform for financing Sustainable Energy Projects. A reference platform for consulting, meeting and dialogue among the main stakeholders in sectors involved. Technical, legal and financial solutions are offered to energy efficiency projects and renewable energies, promoted by both the public and private sectors.
Post date: 26 Nov 2018
ENLARGE aims to generate and disseminate knowledge on participatory governance -- with focus on sustainable energy -- through a process of dialogue and exchange involving policymakers, civil society actors and practitioners.
Post date: 20 Nov 2018
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
The overarching aim of SMART-UP project was to understand the impact that tailored energy advice can have on the active use of a smart meter and in‐home display to manage energy consumption in vulnerable households. It did so by developing a training program for installers, social workers and other frontline workers in contact with vulnerable consumers that would enable them to inform their service users about the benefits of smart metering and to advise them on how to get the most out of their smart meter and IHD.
Post date: 24 Oct 2018
Post date: 24 Sep 2018
The REMOURBAN project, in cooperation with the Action Cluster on Integrated Planning from the European Innovation Partnership on SCC and the Smart Cities Information System organised its first Study Tour in the lighthouse city of Nottingham, hosted by the Nottingham Trent University.
Post date: 28 Apr 2017
Effective development and implementation of building energy codes requires the involvement of stakeholders from various sectors (government, private sector, utilities, research institutions and industry associations) who can offer feedback resulting in more feasible code provisions.
Post date: 16 Nov 2016
Between 17 and 20 October, the northern lights were burning, albeit sustainably, in Stockholm as the Building Sustainability conference rolled out a series of in-depth sessions and key note speeches.
Post date: 10 Nov 2016