Yerevan schools are dilapidated, but a big renovation grant from European donors for 150 Armenia kindergartens will make them more energy efficient—and safer for the children.
Public administrations participating in the 50000&1 SEAPs project are improving their energy performance, saving resources and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Their energy consumption in public buildings, street lighting and vehicle fleet has been reduced with the implementation of Energy Management Systems in conjunction with Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs).
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.
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.
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.
The European Commission, in partnership with the UN Environment Finance Initiative, is organising a webinar on the new Practitioner’s Guide on Energy Performance Contracts on 04 July 2018, from 11.00 to 13.00 Central European Time.