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iBRoad Report "Stepwise and structured"

Surrounding policy instruments to support the iBRoad approach for building renovation take-off.   The Report “Stepwise and structured” investigates how surrounding policy instruments can be used to increase the...

The European Renovation Wave: From Words to Action

The building sector, as it stands today, is a major contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the European Union. It remains highly dependent on fossil fuels, has yet to embrace circularity, and is not seeing the renovation activity...

RESULTS OF THE X-TENDO SURVEY FOR NEW ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATES

RESULTS OF THE X-TENDO SURVEY SHOWS THAT BUILDING LOGBOOKS, FINANCING OPTIONS AND COMFORT ARE THE MOST RELEVANT FEATURES FOR NEW ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATES, ACCORDING TO END-USERS FROM FIVE COUNTRIES
Understanding end-user perspectives is crucial for the development and roll-out of new features for energy performance certificates (EPCs).   Without a full insight into what end- users want and need for the next generation of EPCs it will...

A Renovation Wave for Europe -greening our buildings, creating jobs, improving lives

Europe’s building stock is both unique and heterogeneous in its expression of the cultural diversity and history of our continent. But not surprisingly, it is also old and changes very slowly. More than 220 million building units,...

Renovation Wave - the European Green Deal

To reduce emissions by at least 55% in 2030 and build the foundations for a climate neutral Europe by 2050, the Renovation Wave aims to renovate 35 million inefficient buildings by 2030.   85-95% of buildings in the EU are expected to...

European Commission publishes report on developing an EU framework for a Digital Building Logbook

The lack of a common repository for all relevant building data amounts to additional costs and inefficiencies, stifled innovation, increased risk and low investor confidence. A Digital Building Logbook could overcome this through...

Walloon Region: Sustainable Bonds allocation and impact analysis report

In 2019, the Walloon Region successfully issued its first sustainable bonds for financing its environmental and social projects, in compliance with Agenda 2030 for sustainable development. 1 billion euros were raised.  ...

Sustainable finance in focus

As part of the Institute of International Finance's new line of sustainability-themed research, it is launching a series of short “back-to-basics” notes, aiming to bring some clarity to the complex ecosystem of climate data, risk...

#2 Aligning finance for the net zero economy: New ideas from leading thinkers

#2 Transformations required for 1.5°C alignment and global sustainability
The IPCC Special Report released in late 2018, highlighted the urgency of minimising global temperature rise to 1.5°C and emphasised the need for systems transitions that can be enabled by investments in climate change mitigation and...

#1 Aligning finance for the net zero economy: new ideas from leading thinkers

#1 achieving alignment in finance
The IPCC Special Report released in late 2018, highlighted the urgency of minimising global temperature rise to 1.5°C and emphasised the need for systems transitions that can be enabled by investments in climate change mitigation and...

Active Building Energy Performance Contracts: an overview of policies and measures in place in Belgium, Spain, Italy and Portugal

AmBIENCe – Actively Managed Buildings with Energy Performance Contracting- is an H2020 project that aims to extend the concept of energy performance contracting for active building and making the model available and attractive to a wider...

The Circular Facade - Building a sustainable financial reality with Facades-as-a-Service

This white paper explores Facades-as-a-Service as a method to battle waste and increase the circularity of buildings.   The Facades-as-a-Service will provide a customisable, dismantable facade that provides a building with ventilation,...

Final report on the technical support to the development of a smart readiness indicator for buildings

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...

Analysis of directives, policies, measures and regulation relevant for the Active Building EPC concept and business models

AmBIENCe – Actively Managed Buildings with Energy Performance Contracting- is an H2020 project that aims to extend the concept of energy performance contracting for active building and making the model available and attractive to a wider...

Directions for the commercial exploitation of the tools and methodology developed during the ZERO-PLUS project

An important output of ZERO-PLUS project has been published. The report titled “Sample Business Plan for Commercial-Scale implementation of the technologies and processes developed in the project” lays out potential directions for the...

EU renewable energy financing mechanism

Factsheet
The European Commission has established a new EU financing mechanism to support renewable energy projects, as foreseen under Article 33 of the Governance Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 of the Clean Energy for all European package. It becomes...

A review of EU Member States’ 2020 Long-term Renovation Strategies

This report assesses the compliance of the 14 available LTRS (as published on the website of the European Commission on 8 September 2020) against the provisions in Article 2a of the amended 2018 EnergyPerformance of Buildings Directive1 (...

Less energy more opportunities

LEMON project final release  
This document describes the results reached by the LEMON project, the tools - consultable on the website - and provides a series of useful suggestions to replicate the innovative deep retrofit process and avoid setbacks.   The tools...

Final report on correlation analysis between energy efficiency and risk (D5.7)

In the last decade, energy efficiency (EE) has been considered as one of the major tools for addressing climate change, as it allows to reduce energy consumption (depending mainly from imported fossil fuels) and, therefore, also greenhouse...

A nature-based Liverpool is on the way

The English city is renaturing itself, hence becoming more resilient to climate change and improving citizens’ quality of life. A decisive contribution comes from a series of nature-based solutions recently installed as part of the...