Topic of the Month

What is Topic of the Month?


In Build Up we want that everyone feels involved. That is what the Topic of the Month is for, so all the community can contribute with articles, events and much more under the same topic. 


These months of July and August our topic is ‘Financing energy efficiency of buildings’.


Which content is related to the topic?

  • Financial schemes to support energy Efficiency (both renovations and new builidngs) and effectiveness at EU level
  • EPC models
  • Crowdfunding approach
  • Green and energy efficiency mortgages
  • EU funds (ELENA, H2020 and others)


Here you have the remarkable contributions of this month:


Overview Articles


theodore.jpgBIMplement training program in France: current status and follow-up One of the objectives of BIMplement’s project is to create a new generation of professionals and craftsmen, qualified to deliver high quality nZEB-projects by using technical, cross-trade and BIM skills and competences. To this end, training sessions will be carried out in 50 construction sites located in France, Spain... 





WEBINAR | On-Bill Financing Quality Assurance Providers. PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric Company) is demonstrating how standards and simplified process based on consistent certification through GBCI (Green Business Certification Inc.) and a network of QA (Quality Assurance) providers can deliver deal flow and lower transaction costs for all parties.




Webinar: Cut through the clutter and confusion of building data. For those involved in the energy management of a building or group of buildings, understanding the data collected can be a minefield. There are many different sources, formats, time series, as well as different platforms & logins.






Webinar on ExcEED project Database: from data to information to knowledge. The scope of ExcEED is to create a European database for measured and qualitative data on beyond the state-of-the-art buildings and districts. The project answers the need for transparency and comparability of energy performance calculations.






theodore.jpgSustainable finance: New EIT Climate-KIC supported report proposes basis for a future EU taxonomy in legislation. The European Commission has welcomed the publication of the three new important reports by the Technical Expert Group (TEG) on sustainable finance, including key recommendations on the types of economic activities that can make a real contribution to climate change mitigation or adaptation (see official press release).



theodore.jpgBuilding renovations: social aid to accept the change. When energy-saving measures are planned in social housing buildings, the environmental aim is combined with the scope of reducing inequality. In Zaragoza, Spain, a team of social workers is helping the tenants of a multi-family building to accept a challenging refurbishment





PRÉSENTATION DE LA STRATÉGIE RÉNOVATION AUX HORIZONS 2030-2050 À BRUXELLES. Alors que le secteur résidentiel et les bureaux représentent 74% de la consommation énergétique de la Région bruxelloise ; alors que 85% des 573.276 logements bruxellois ont été construits avant les années 60 ; alors que 30% des bâtiments ne sont pas isolés du tout à Bruxelles






Manual of mechanisms and business models for energy efficiency. This manual was conducted by BASE (Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy), as part of the project “Pilot Asia-Pacific Climate Technology Network and Finance Centre” (CTNFC).CTNFC is an initiative of UN Environment and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).



resalta.jpgTaxonomy technical report. This document sets out the results of the work to date undertaken by the Technical Expert Group (TEG) on Sustainable Finance in relation to the development of an EU classification system for environmentally sustainable economic activities (hereafter ‘Taxonomy’). 




resalta.jpgTokyo Declaration on Improving the Visibility and Energy Performance of Asset Investments by Financial Institutions. As one of the relevant outcomes  of the G20 in the field of energy efficiency, held the last June 12th in Tokyo, over 150 high-level delegates and participants concluded a shared declaration on improving the visibility and energy performance of asset investments.





theodore.jpgThermomodernization of Nursery in Chmielnik. This full energy renovation of a public building is certainly beneficial in the local context, and in Poland where coal is still widely used for heating, it is an important good practice with a lighthouse effect. The main beneficiaries of the project are children with their parents.




theodore.jpgWorld's tallest Passive House: high-rise Bolueta (Bilbao-Spain). The developers and architects of this project have set very high goals. With the Bolueta building, they wanted to set a new Passive House record and at the same time ensure the quality of the building through certification. Bolueta is now the tallest Passive House building in the world.







The QUEST Project. The main goal of QUEST is to promote investments in Sustainability and Energy Efficiency by identifying and empirically risk-grading factors that influence performance. QUEST will develop a simple toolkit to evaluate these investments. It may be easily applied to all types of Sustainability and Energy Efficiency investments and covers project design-construction-operation risks.




CitizEE H2020 Project Launched: Scaling up Public Sustainable Investments via Citizen Financing Schemes. CitizEE is a new Coordiantion and Support Action at European level, funded under the Horizon 2020 programme. The project has been launched in May 2019, with a kick-off meeting held by WIP Renewable Energies in its facilities in Munich (Germany), on May 7th-8th.


theodore.jpgIs a Dual Revenue Stream EPC Bankable for European investors?. As part of the NOVICE project, Joule Assets Europe conducted a research study measuring the appeal and financial viability of the NOVICE dual revenue stream Energy Performance Contract (EPC), which looks to combine Energy Efficiency (EE) and Demand Response (DR).At the outset, the NOVICE consortium hypothesized that combining DR and ER in a single contract—the NOVICE dual revenue stream EPC




Get ready for September 's Topic of the Month 'Digitalisation of the Building and Construction sector' and prepare your next publications.


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