European Energy Efficiency Fund announces programme to drive investment for energy efficiency

European Energy Efficiency Fund announces programme to drive investment for energy efficiency

Investor Confidence Project is excited to let you know that their Investor Network partner, the European Energy Efficiency Fund (EEEF), managed by Deutsche Bank, is looking for talented contractors to support cities in their efforts to increase investment into energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

EEEF has announced a new tender process open to experts with a deadline for submitting proposals: Friday 23 December, 2016.

To learn more about the new programme and tender, please visit EEEF’s website here.

ENERFUND Tool Updates

ENERFUND Tool Updates

Over the last few months, Alexandros Charalambides (CUT), Ole Michael Jensen (AAU), Kyriakos Ktorides (ENERMAP) and their colleagues, have discussed in depth the key elements and main features of the ENERFUND tool to be developed. Moreover they exchanged ideas on the methodology, data used and data required and their potential sources in order to develop the ENERFUND tool.

If you are working towards a zero energy Europe, join the ENERFUND community network and be part of our development.

Photo: Working Group Meeting in Cyprus, August 2016

Round Table Discussion «Facilitating Energy Efficiency Investments»

Round Table Discussion «Facilitating Energy Efficiency Investments»

Some photos from the Round Table Discussion «Facilitating Energy Efficiency Investments» that was organized by the Τεχνολογικό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Ενεργειακό Γραφείο and the European Bank for

Reconstruction and Development, in cooperation with the Energy Service, Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism and ETEK.

At the Round Table Discussion, the ENERFUND project was presented to representatives from local banks, ESCOs and from the competent authorities.

 

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What is Enerfund?

What is Enerfund?

ENERFUND is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme and poses itself the ambitious objective to enhance funding investments for deep renovation of buildings, working on three components: public awareness and trust, funding schemes and incentives and trustworthy retrofitting opportunities. A comprehensive state of the art evaluation of existing barriers and needs in these fields will enable the development of the ENERFUND tool, which will address these shortcomings and expectations. The tool will then be promoted within the scope of the project and its impacts on deep-renovations will be monitored and measured.

The project consortium, led by the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), is composed of 15 interdisciplinary organisations representing 12 EU countries, including two Universities (CUT and the Aalborg University in Denmark), two companies experienced in database creation and EPC mapping (ENERMAP from Cyprus, and Energy Action from Ireland), the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration of Romania as well as ten energy agencies, NGOs, SMEs and Institutions: Centre for Energy Performance of Buildings (Romania), Cyprus Energy Agency, SERA energy & resources E.U (Austria), Energy Centre Bratislava (Slovakia), Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (Greece), Severn Wye Energy Agency (UK), Valencia Institute of Building (Spain), Sustainable Energy Development Agency (Bulgaria), Jozef Stefan Institute (Slovenia) and ENERGIES 2050 (France).

These organisations are united by the common intent to ease and stimulate investments in the target markets, which are offering great opportunities for buildings’ refurbishment. ENERFUND will specifically build upon partners’ knowledge and experience regarding energy efficiency and retrofitting to set up and promote the ENERFUND tool. Available online, this tool will facilitate stakeholders’ decision regarding renovation strategies, thanks to user-friendly materials including, among others, an interactive map of deep renovation opportunities to be used in the project’s participating countries.

The ENERFUND project was officially launched during the kick-off meeting organised last February in Limassol (Cyprus), within the premises of the Cyprus University of Technology and will run for 36 months. The project’s manager, Assistant Professor Alexandros Charalambides, noted that “By providing a rating for deep renovation opportunities – whether for private establishments or for public buildings – funding institutes can provide targeted loans, retrofit companies can identify sound opportunities, municipalities can promote targeted incentives and the public’s trust for retrofitting will be enhanced”.