Within the eCentral project, which aims to enhance the energy efficiency of public buildings by supporting public authorities to define efficient renovation measures and financial instruments, a survey on these topics has been launced in order to understand the level of knowledge of these instruments from public administrations (e.g. owners) and from practitioners.
Post date: 20 oct 2020
The European Commission has published its Renovation Wave Strategy to improve the energy performance of buildings. The Commission aims to at least double renovation rates in the next ten years and make sure renovations lead to higher energy and resource efficiency.
This will enhance the quality of life for people living in and using the buildings, reduce Europe's greenhouse gas emissions, foster digitalisation and improve the reuse and recycling of materials.
Post date: 15 oct 2020
The administration building of the “Dachverbandes der öster. Sozialversicherung”in Wien, built at the end of the Seventies, has recently undergone a general renovation.
Post date: 15 oct 2020
On September 16, the president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen pushed everybody's energy efficiency hopes a little further: she increased the emission reduction target from 40 to 55% in a laudable attempt to turn the European continent into the leader of the new circular economy.
Those of us who work in the energy efficiency sector are celebrating this sign of a long-term commitment; at last! What's more, the necessary resources are available to EU member countries.
Post date: 12 oct 2020
Rhodoshop projects is an initiative of 6 pioneering municipalities from the Rhodope Region (Banite, Devin, Zlatograd, Nedelino, Smolyan and Chepelare) aiming to assist the local authorities in building technical, economic, legal and administrative expertise for energy efficiency measures by creation of One-stop-shop for investment projects implementation.
Post date: 9 oct 2020
HANDIHEAT will focus on energy performance in rural housing and public infrastructure challenges in peripheral and arctic regions.
The overall objective of Handiheat is to develop a set of resources; implementation toolkits, decision making guides and a roadmap for the rural community housing sector. Pilots will provide visible proof and an enduring guide to what can be achieved.
Post date: 8 oct 2020
Fine words renovate no building. But President Ursula von der Leyen’s State of the Union speech was a political knockout. The bottom line: the European Union cannot meet 55% by 2030 emissions reduction target without at least doubling building renovation rates. That is why the green recovery needs to start at home, literally.
Post date: 6 oct 2020
Smart technologies in buildings can be a cost-effective means to assist in creating healthier and more comfortable buildings with a lower energy use and carbon impact and can also facilitate the integration of renewable energy sources in future energy systems. One of the focal points of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) is to better tap this potential of smart technologies in the building sector.
Post date: 2 oct 2020
Join PROSPECT’s final workshop on October 22nd and learn from some of the most experienced cities, regions and energy agencies about innovative financing mechanisms.
Financing local authorities’ sustainable energy and climate projects is hindered primarily by the lack of internal capacity to identify and implement innovative financing schemes and investment programmes.
Post date: 30 sep 2020
HP4ALL is led by the Limerick Institute of Technology and formed by six other partners from five different countries
HP4ALL has received almost €1 million funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
Post date: 29 sep 2020