New Energy Performance in Buildings Directive comes into force on 9 July 2018

The revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EU) 2018/844 has today been published in the EU Official Journal (L156) and will enter into force as of 9 July 2018. EU countries will have to transpose the new elements of the Directive into national law within 20 months.

Official Journal (L Series): Directive (EU) 2018/844 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2018 amending Directive 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings and Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency

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Amendments: EP ENVI Committee on deployment of infrastructure for alternative fuels in the European Union: Time to act!

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Press Release: Clean energy from building façades

A loan supported by the InnovFin-EU finance for innovators initiative under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme and extended by the European Investment Bank (EIB) is enabling German firm Heliatek to boost production of an organic solar energy-generating film that can be used on office blocks.

Press Release: European energy saving project wins international award for student leadership

The 2018 winner of the Student Leadership Category in this year’s International Sustainable Campus Network Excellence Awards has gone to the EU-funded project SAVES2. The award was announced at the ISCN Awards ceremony in Stockholm this week.

Event: Accelerating the clean energy transition: The strategic contribution of zero emission buildings and neighbourhoods’ (Brussels, 27 June 2018)

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Speech by Commissioner Arias Cañete at the Climate Action EU for Talanoa Conference

Press Release: EIB approves EUR 4.4 billion for small business, social housing, transport and energy investment

Meeting in Luxembourg today the Board of the European Investment Bank approved a total of EUR 4.4 billion of new financing for 30 projects located across Europe, Asia and Africa. This includes financing to roll-out ultra-high speed internet across Germany, upgrade the Cairo metro, expand and rehabilitate forests in China, and improve access to off-grid solar power in Africa.

Agenda: Energy Council (11 June 2018)

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Press Release: EU Sustainable Energy Week in Armenia – EIB and multi-donor fund E5P spearhead the rehabilitation of kindergartens in Yerevan

The European Investment Bank (EIB) signed today with the multi-donor fund E5P and the Municipality of Yerevan a pioneering grant agreement of EUR 5m to support an unprecedented upgrading of public buildings in the Armenian capital, Yerevan. The Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership, or E5P, is a EUR 200m fund supporting municipal investments in energy efficiency and environmental projects in the Eastern Partnership countries*.

Stakeholder Report: Zero Emission Construction Sites: the possibilities and barriers of electric construction machinery

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Comitology Meeting: Energy Performance of Buildings Committee (12 June 2018)

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Press Release: Regional economic benefits of energy transition are often overlooked, says EESC

On 31 May, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held a hearing on Energy Transition in Europe’s Regions to shine a spotlight on the regional economic benefits of the shift to decentralised and low-carbon energy supplies, a topic which has remained largely unexplored despite the fact that the transition has a distinctly regional dimension.

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings and Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency

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Work programme of the incoming Presidency

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UPDATED – Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (2 & 4 May 2018)

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Event: Scotland and Europe working together for a sustainable energy transition (Brussels, 04 June 2018)

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Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency

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Event: Leveraging Behavioural Change for Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings (Brussels, 04 June 2018)

The Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE 2014-2020 “TOGETHER – Towards a Goal of Efficiency Through Energy Reduction” aims at encouraging the CENTRAL EUROPE Public Administrations to improve Energy Efficiency in their buildings also by involving users in energy management, and to change their atomistic vision into a holistic vision of the buildings as a whole of functions and relationships between physical space, technological devices and users’ needs-behaviour.

Press Release: First EIB support for nearly-zero-energy-buildings in Denmark

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is has signed a EUR 100 million loan agreement with Fastighets AB Balder, for the development of two residential complexes with nearly-zero-energy-building (NZEB) standards. The project comprises a total of six buildings which together will provide 660 new apartments in the Copenhagen Metropolitan Area.

Voting Result: Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings and Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency (first reading)

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UPDATED – Agenda: General Affairs Council (14 May 2018)

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