Local/regional/national authorities and facilitators

The EU’s buildings sector needs to develop and deploy more innovative solutions in order to enhance the building stock’s energy efficiency and help meet energy and climate policy targets. The European Union is therefore supporting projects that address design and construction processes as well as new technologies, with funding from the Horizon 2020 programme. The results developed by these projects address key challenges at each stage of the value chain for new nearly zero-energy buildings, deep renovation of existing buildings, and energy-smart buildings.
Post date: 19 Oct 2018
Type: Publication

UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and Finance for Tomorrow, an initiative of Paris EUROPLACE, are joining forces to stage three days of action on sustainable finance in the city where decisive action on climate change was finally taken in 2015.
Post date: 18 Oct 2018
Type: Event

The originality of the Sustainable Bio & Waste Resources project for Construction (SB&WRC) in the framework of the European Interreg Territorial Cooperation Program France (Channel) England lies notably in its method: designing prototypes of building materials based on existing common agricultural waste and co-products that are widely available and underutilized (in the area) within the defined perimeter. In this, the project is directly rooted in the geographic area and in a logic of cross-border cooperation.
Post date: 18 Oct 2018
Type: Link

SAVE THE DATE!   The countdown to transpose the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) has started!  
Post date: 17 Oct 2018
Type: News

The countdown to transpose the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) has started!  
Post date: 17 Oct 2018
Type: Event

Smart energy management systems wanted for a large housing provider in the UK; exploring solutions for future energy markets.  
Post date: 17 Oct 2018
Type: News

A workshop on validation of preliminary results of mapping of existing technologies to enhance energy efficiency buildings has been held under the auspices of the Joint Task Force on Energy Efficiency Standards in Buildings as the third meeting of the Joint Task Force.
Post date: 17 Oct 2018
Type: Publication

Energy efficiency is the best investment in sustainable energy that has multiple benefits. Yet, its vast potential is not realised. What are the challenges – as it’s seen by the industry? How can regional and local authorities can foster such investments? What are the financial hints and tricks to make a project attractive for those who finance it? This webinar aims to discuss these questions among others and assist those considering to draft and implement ambitious local and regional EE policies and actions. Agenda:
Post date: 17 Oct 2018
Type: Event

Conference organised as part of the Interreg NWE ACE-Retrofitting project.   The sustainable renovation of a condominium is a very complex challenge with many legal, social and financial obstacles to overcome. Numerous (highrise) condominiums date from the late sixties and are in need of deep renovation. The Interreg-NWE project Accelerating Condominium Energy Retrofitting (ACE-Retrofitting) wants to link the condominium co-owners and the building sector.  
Post date: 16 Oct 2018
Type: Event

The World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Index tool, produced in partnership with Oliver Wyman, ranks countries on their ability to provide sustainable energy through 3 dimensions: Energy security, Energy equity (accessibility and affordability), Environmental sustainability. The ranking measures overall performance in achieving a sustainable mix of policies and the balance score highlights how well a country manages the trade-offs of the Trilemma with "A" being the best. Use this interactive Index to assess the sustainability of national energy policies.
Post date: 15 Oct 2018
Type: Tool