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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The ENERFUND tool was presented by Mrs Elpida Polychroni, CRES, during a national stakeholders meeting of iBroad project in Athens, Greece on the 13 March 2018. A fruitful discussion regarding the use of the tool and its capabilities took place among the 20 participants.
Mr. Orestis Kyriakou, member of the ENERFUND team, has presented the ENERFUND Project and Tool on Thursday, 15 of March during the Workshop ‘Energy Renovation Opportunities & Solutions for Buildings’ that was organized by the Cyprus Energy Agency in Nicosia, Cyprus.
An open discussion was followed and feedback questionnaires were distributed at the Workshop. Also, the participants found the tool very interesting and user friendly.
On Tuesday, 20 March, Mr. Andreas Androutsopoulos presented for the ENERFUND tool to the vice-mayor Mr. George Apostolopoulos, responsible for the urban infrastructure, construction and building works, and personnel of the municipality of Athens, in the headquarters of the Environmental dept. in the city centre. A round table discussion followed regarding the possible use of the tool from the municipality to monitor buildings energy renovation actions.
More information: #Enerfund, http://app.enerfund.eu/
#Energy efficiency, #deep renovation
On Wednesday, 7 March, Mr. Orestis Kyriakou has participated at the ‘Financing RES & Energy Saving Projects’ Workshop that was organized by the Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation (OEB) and the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) in Nicosia, Cyprus.
Mr. Orestis has presented the ENERFUND Project and its main characteristics. Also, a presentation regarding the use of the ENERFUND tool, information on building data and the capabilities of buildings comparison features was carried out.
For more information visit: http://www.oeb.org.cy/dialexi-oeb-chrimatodotisi-ergon-ape-ke-exe-apo-trapezika-idrymata-schedio-exikonomo-anavathmizo-stis-katikies/
A paper prepared by Alexandros G. Charalambides, Christos N. Maxoulis, Orestis Kyriacou, Erik Blakeley & Laura Soto Frances, entitled “The impact of Energy Performance Certificates on building deep energy renovation targets” is now published in the International Journal of Sustainable Energy. The paper presents the results of the 2 online web-based surveys, which were conducted in the course of the ENERFUND project.
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effect of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) on the renovation of buildings. Thus, through the European project ENERFUND, 2 online web-based surveys were conducted in 12 countries of the European Union. It was shown that the results varied significantly both between countries and age groups and, that, on average, EPCs did play a role both in renovation decisions and whether to rent/buy a certain flat. In addition, this paper presents major key drivers and parameters related to energy renovation investment mobilisation and suggests actions that can contribute to the promotion of investments for deep energy renovation of buildings. Furthermore, it highlights potential benefits and effectiveness of using retrofitting online tools, such as the ENERFUND tool, pinpoints market failures in the building sector and provides suggestions on increasing the deep energy renovation market in Europe.