The updated legislation, voted through with 546 for, 35 against and 96 abstentions, requires member states to develop national long-term strategies to support cost-saving renovation of public and private buildings, with a view to reducing emissions in the EU by 80-85% compared to 1990 levels.
This event aims to share best practices from Greece and Cyprus as well as further countries on how energy efficiency investments can be financed. This includes the use of private funds and innovative financing instruments, notably in the building and industry sectors. Speakers will focus on practical experiences in developing and structuring investment programmes and the event will allow time for debate.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a loan of up to EUR 100 million to co-finance projects under the Casa Eficiente 2020 programme, promoted by the Portuguese Republic to support investments of individuals and small companies implementing residential energy and water efficiency refurbishments schemes.
The EU bank is supporting the five-year investment plan of the University of Bologna with an overall financial commitment of EUR 130m. This covers over half of the planned works, which total EUR 222m. The European Investment Bank (EIB) loan signed today in Bologna will go towards modernising and expanding the university’s campuses, with a series of works ranging from earthquake protection to the energy efficiency of buildings and the upgrading of classrooms, research laboratories and sports facilities.
Nordbygg is Northern Europe´s largest and most important construction industry event hosted in Stockholm from 10-13 April 2018. On 11-12 April, Enterprise Europe Network organises B2B meetings during the “Nordbygg Business Forum” for all buyers and sellers of products and services in the construction sector.
The agenda includes items in energy & climate and environment, transport, trade, food & drink and digital policy.
Many historic buildings in Europe are not energy efficient. Now, EU-funded researchers are developing a web tool on how to install internal thermal insulation in historic buildings that maintains their heritage value and reduces their energy consumption, with an acceptable safety level against deterioration.
Today, in the context of the European Union’s High Level Conference on Sustainable Finance, and three months after the One Planet Summit in Paris, further progress of the Global Urbis partnership and two new calls to cities and financial investors were announced.
17 projects are harnessing ICT’s potential to save energy and trigger more energy efficient behaviour in buildings. They aim at demonstrating energy savings without compromising the occupants’ comfort as well as making energy usage data accessible to consumers and third parties.