ENERFUND final conference: New technologies and open data levers to achieve climate and energy goals

ENERFUND final conference: New technologies and open data levers to achieve climate and energy goals

The final conference of the ENERFUND project took place on Monday 21st of January 2019 at the House of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) in Brussels, Belgium. The conference was very sucessful, and the presentations were of high interest and highlighted some of the needs for future developments in the field of energy and the use of big data and new technologies as instruments to achieve energy and climate goals of the EU.

Alexandros Charalambides from the Cyprus University of Technology, ENERFUND project coordinator kicked-off the event, by presenting the ENERFUND project and the speakers to follow.  Dimitrios Athanasiou and Amandine De Coster – Lacourt from the European Commission presented the Financing Schemes for Energy Efficiency for Smart Buildings, while Horia Petran (The National Institute for Research and Development URBAN-INCERC) focused on the development of skills and competences of key stakeholders towards nZEB-levels.

Daniele Antonucci (Senior researcher – EURAC research center, Institute of Renewable Energy) presented various projects which utilize data technologies to display energy performance and consumption, while Oriol Pujoldevall (Head of Business Development at the Energy Web Foundation), presented the work of the Energy Web Foundation on decentralizing solutions and applying blockchain technology to the energy sector.

Zeno Winkels (Building Technologies Accelerator-BTA, Climate KIC) followed, presenting the work of Climate KIC related to buildings and their energy efficiency. Lukas Kranzl (Senior Researcher, Technische Universität Wien) focused on “Hotmaps,”  an open source mapping and planning tool for heating and cooling experience.

Finally, Alexandros Charalambides (Cyprus University of Technology, ENERFUND project coordinator) presented the ENERFUND app and highlighted some required policies in the field of energy efficiency of buildings.

The presentations can be found here

New features and updates on the ENERFUND app!

New features and updates on the ENERFUND app!

In addition to the Valencia region and Catalunya, new areas and cities in Spain include:

    • Albacete
    • Araba
    • Bizkaia
    • Ciudad Real
    • Cuenca
    • Gipuzkoa
    • Gualajara
    • Toledo

Also, Slovakia is now the new country to join the ENERFUND app!

Another brand new ENERUND feature, allows users to filter by heating fuel type in Ireland. This feature will be also added to other countries where such data is available!

More features and additions are coming soon, so stay tuned!

On 7th of June 2018, Mr. Oliver Rapf, Executive Director of BPIE – Buildings Performance Institute Europe has presented at the conference ‘Energy Performance Contracts to Foster Energy Efficiency in the Public Sector – How to Turn Difficulties into Success?’ which took place in Brussels, in EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW).

During the presentation, Mr. Rapf presented the ENERFUND tool.

    

Presentation of ENERFUND Tool in the context of EeMAP in Spain

Presentation of ENERFUND Tool in the context of EeMAP in Spain

On 22nd of March 2018, the Green Building Council Spain, GBCe, hosted a national workshop to bring together expert stakeholders to debate EeMAP’s proposals and how to launch efficiency mortgage pilots in the Spanish market. The event will provide the opportunity to explore the formation of a national hub for green mortgages in Spain.

In the workshop ENERFUND tool – EU database of EPCs and other building data – was presented by Valencia Institute of Building (IVE) as a crucial resource for green mortgages.

IVE, as a partner of ENERFUND, will collaborate on the planned plan for the efficient mortgage group that will continue to advance in the development of financial tools, thus enhancing the synergies between these two initiatives H2020.

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