Campaigning and awareness raising

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The Commission officially launched a new, revamped website for the EU-UN initiative Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG), which aims at addressing the investment gap on energy efficiency.   The objective of the new website is to keep stakeholders in the financial sector better informed on EEFIG activities, including synergies between the existing EEFIG structures and new EU initiatives foreseen under the European Green Deal, notably in the renovation wave initiative.  
Post date: 3 Gen 2021
Type: News

On the 16th of December 2021, hundreds of people gathered online for the launch of the European Climate Pact, an EU-wide initiative inviting people, communities and organisations to participate in climate action and build a greener Europe.    The significance of the initiative was reflected in the diversity among participants, but also in the topics addressed.  
Post date: 3 Gen 2021
Type: News

CO2 emissions increased to 9.95 GtCO2 in 2019. The sector accounts for 38% of all energy-related CO2 emissions when adding building construction industry emissions. Direct building CO2 emissions need to halve by 2030 to get on track for net zero carbon building stock by 2050. Governments must prioritize low-carbon buildings in pandemic stimulus packages and updated climate pledges.
Post date: 2 Gen 2021
Type: News

The 3rd newsletter of EEnvest project is out!   The contents included in the issue are the following:
Post date: 2 Gen 2021
Type: News

The Passive House Standard offers a proven implementation of the nZEB with over 25 years of experience. It can be applied to any climate. Design tools, training and quality assurance are available to help ensure reliable performance –thus avoiding any “performance gaps”. The standard is public and available for anyone to use free of charge. This blog post details the important contribution the Passive House Standard makes to achieving nZEBs.
Post date: 23 Dic 2020
Type: Link

This will occur in a two-step approach: As a first step, the evaluation will assess the existing framework of the Directive since its entry into force in 2012, except for those elements already revised in 2018.  
Post date: 22 Dic 2020
Type: News

Newsletter #8 from Interreg MED Energy Efficient Buildings is out!   Here are the contents you can find in the new issue:   The road so far  
Post date: 22 Dic 2020
Type: News

BIM4REN project has published their #2 newsletter!   Here are the contents you can find in the issue:   Click, watch & learn   BIM4Ren ambitions to help achieve the EU’s energy targets for the European buildings!  
Post date: 22 Dic 2020
Type: News

#39 newsletter from RESTORE project is out!   Here are the contents you can find in the issue:   Looking back on an exciting RESTORE Final Conference   RESTORE final conference was held virtually on 3rd December  
Post date: 22 Dic 2020
Type: News

Funding is a crucial element for implementing energy efficiency activities. Different funding sources exist in all EFFECT4buildings project countries.   Based on the results of interviews 70% of the respondents inform that they have received external funding to implement energy efficiency measures. Within this tool we present different external funding sources for EE investments available for public building owners and managers.  
Post date: 21 Dic 2020
Type: Tool