Funds may support urban development, energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
Post date: 30 Ago 2012
The construction sector plays an important role in the European economy. It generates almost 10% of GDP and provides 20 million jobs, mainly in micro and small enterprises. Construction is also a major consumer of intermediate products (raw materials, chemicals, electrical and electronic equipment, etc.) and related services. Because of its economic importance, the performance of the construction sector can significantly influence the development of the overall economy.
Post date: 13 Ago 2012
The main elements of the strategy include:stimulating favourable investment conditions;boosting innovation and improving worker's qualifications by promoting mobility;promoting mutual recognition of sustainable construction systems in the EU;providing standard design codes of practice to construction companies;fostering the global position of European construction enterprises to stimulate good performance and sustainable construction standards in third countries.
Post date: 31 Lug 2012
This brochure from the European Commission gives a brief overview of the ecodesign methodology by looking into the ecodesign of energy-related products as well as the objectives and contents of the Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC and its implementing regulations.
Post date: 6 Lug 2012
To read the European Commission Press release, please click here.
Post date: 6 Lug 2012
Brussels, 4 July 2012The aim of this event is to inform multipliers and potential applicants about the content and main legal as well as procedural conditions of the above-mentioned calls. There will also be sufficient time to answer any questions and to get in contact with other potential proposers and project partners.A number of energy-related Calls for Proposals under FP7 are planned to be published on 10 July 2012. Of particular interest are the following:
Post date: 22 Giu 2012
Objective of the consultationIntelligent Energy – Europe II (IEE II) is one of the three pillars of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) and the main EU instrument for non-technological support in the field of energy. Its objective is to contribute to removal of market barriers that hamper the efficient use of energy and increased use of renewable energy sources.
Post date: 21 Giu 2012
In an open global economy, competitiveness relies on the capacity of businesses to create high valueadded goods and services. A move towards innovation-based sustainable growth is therefore at the heart of the EU’s response to globalisation. In June 2010, the EU Heads of State and government endorsed the Europe 2020 strategy that aims to get the European economy back on track. At the heart of Europe 2020 is the conviction that we need R&D and innovation to create smart, sustainable growth and get Europe out of the current economic crisis.
Post date: 24 Apr 2012
GreenBuilding promotes improved energy efficiency through several measures such as thermal insulation, efficient heating and cooling, intelligent control systems and solar panels. The programme currently has 364 partners with 616 buildings, which achieved energy savings of 514 000 MWh in 2011. The winners are awarded in both new and refurbished buildings categories.GreenLight, which promotes highly efficient lighting, has currently 710 partners, who achieved total energy savings of 304 000 MWh in 2011.
Post date: 20 Apr 2012
People’s well-being, industrial competitiveness and the overall functioning of society are dependent on safe, secure, sustainable and affordable energy. The energy infrastructure which will power citizens’ homes, industry and services in 2050, as well as the buildings which people will use, are being designed and built now. The pattern of energy production and use in 2050 is already being set.
Post date: 2 Apr 2012