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mercredi 19 avril 2017

The Union of Communities of Armenia joins Energy Cities !
By Blandine Pidoux | 267 visits
We are very happy to welcome the Union of Communities of Armenia (UCA) as a new collective member of Energy Cities. The Union, established in 1997, represents the unified voice of the local self-governmental (LSG) bodies of Armenia and gathers all the municipalities of the Country.
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Friday 31 March 2017

#Stuttgart2017 Final programme online!
By Blandine Pidoux | 979 visits
Hundreds of energy transitionners will gather in Stuttgart on 26-28 April for the most important event of the year of our network.
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Tuesday 28 March 2017

Energy Renovation Match-making Forum in Paris
By Floriane Cappelletti | 485 visits
A Match-making Forum on energy retrofitting was held on 27 February in Paris as part of the ACE-Retrofitting project. Here are some highlights of this main event for co-owners and professionals of the energy renovation sector.
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Thursday 16 March 2017

Launch of the Efficient Buildings thematic community 'MEDNICE'
By Miriam Eisermann | 513 visits
In the Mediterranean area cooling (and heating) as well as low building standards induce high consumption and expenses. And this, even though a wealth of natural resources and a conducive climate do provide excellent conditions for greening residential and public buildings.
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Tuesday 7 March 2017

100%RES - Recommendation 3 : Funding renewable energy production and energy efficiency
By Béatrice Alcaraz | 507 visits
For cities and metropolitan areas, embarking on a 100% renewable energy path involves changing scale and supporting the development of renewable energy production in their own and surrounding areas. This support requires new tools. Capital contributions to renewable energy production projects enable the local authority to improve project viability by increasing the amount of equity, depending on the investment resources available to it.
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Tuesday 21 February 2017

Just released! Two new guidebooks on financing the energy renovation of public and residential buildings
By Blandine Pidoux | 1334 visits
Learn how to develop and implement three innovative financing schemes that have been tested by 11 European cities and regions !
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Wednesday 25 January 2017

Site visit - Condominium energy retrofitting in Paris : It takes trust, entrepreneurship and ambition!
By Floriane Cappelletti | 847 visits
On the occasion of the kick-off meeting of ACE-Retrofitting - Interreg North-West Europe, the Paris Climate Agency (Agence Parisienne du Climat - APC) organised in cooperation with Energy Cities a full-day event on the energy retrofitting of condominiums, on 18 January 2017 in Paris. Besides the ACE-Retrofitting project partners, the event gathered local players from the renovation sector in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, the United-Kingdom, Germany and Slovakia.
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jeudi 24 novembre 2016

The low-carbon future starts in buildings: Display® Campaign presented at COP 22
By Ian Turner | 700 visits
While last week’s COP22 highlighted the need for stronger North-South cooperation, Energy Cities presented in Marrakech the ADEME-supported Display® Campaign to cities within the Maghreb. During this side event titled ‘Display®, let your buildings talk’ Ian Turner provided a background of the Display® campaign and the success that it has achieved in Europe over the last decade. He explained how hundreds of cities across Europe have been able to interact with public buildings users’ to sensitise and communicate the importance of energy efficiency and water conservation in public buildings.
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jeudi 27 octobre 2016

First Net Zero Energy Buildings in Hadera (Israel), an example to follow
By Béatrice Alcaraz | 537 visits
Hadera, our first member in Israel, is known in its country as an energy city because it hosts critical energy infrastructures such as two national power stations and the world's biggest desalination plant. But recently, Mayor of Hadera Tzvika Gendelman decided to build an innovative type of building : the "KAYMA" kindergarten is the first Net Zero Building (NZEB) in Israel.
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Tuesday 5 July 2016

High-performance renovation of schools : a toolkit to do much better
By Blandine Pidoux | 657 visits
It's time for summer holidays and school buildings' renovation! Did you know that thanks to an holistic approach, you can reduce their energy consumption by 75%?
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Friday 1 July 2016

Riga to support the energy renovation of 6,000 houses
By Jana Cicmanova | 1064 visits
6,000 houses (12M m2) should benefit from comprehensive energy renovation starting in the Latvian capital city. The municipality has created a revolving fund linked to a soft loan scheme which will provide loans at a low interest rate (up to 3% APR) to citizens and non-profit organisations via ESCOs and tenant cooperatives. The goal is to increase energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy and to reduce energy consumption in the housing sector.
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Wednesday 15 June 2016

Energy Efficiency and ESCO financing: Niš LE(A)DS the way
By David Donnerer | 666 visits
The Serbian city of Niš will achieve 23% energy savings on its public lighting using ESCO funding and technical assistance from the European Bank for Research and Development (EBRD).
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Tuesday 7 June 2016

Almada's Less Carbon Climate Fund becomes revolving
By Jana Cicmanova | 664 visits
After seven years of successful operation, Almada's Less Carbon Climate Fund is now being redesigned and upgraded - it will become a revolving fund.
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Tuesday 24 May 2016

How to make Europe number 1 in Energy Efficiency?
By Béatrice Alcaraz | 659 visits
Since 2011 and thanks to considerable progress in energy efficiency policies there are more new or improved energy efficiency policies but more effort is needed to achieve the 2020 target.
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mercredi 20 avril 2016

Energy efficiency implemented too slowly in Europe: a status report from “Energy Efficiency Watch3”
By Béatrice Alcaraz | 721 visits
More than 1.100 experts from all 28 EU Member States were consulted about the relative progress in energy policies of their own countries in the last 3 years. The aim of the survey was to learn from stakeholders and experts how they see the "real-life" progress of energy efficiency policies and their implementation across different sectors in their respective country.
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Thursday 31 March 2016

Energy performance label: Finnish cities support the Display label and call for clearer rules for the voluntary EU scheme
By Rémi Collombet-Gourdon | 673 visits , By Ian Turner | 673 visits
The EU campaign Display, launched as early as in 2004, is an information tool to raise the public awareness. Designed by energy experts from European cities and based on operational rating and easy to understand, the certificate displays the energy, water and climate performance of a building. This Display poster combined with further awareness-raising activities involving building users has proven very successful in increasing behaviour change of building users and stimulating renovation in both public and privately-owned buildings.
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Thursday 31 March 2016

In Stuttgart, private home owners can enjoy 'care-free' energy renovation package
By Floriane Cappelletti | 906 visits
Our member city of Stuttgart, Germany, is developing a tailor-made contracting support service for private house owners.
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Thursday 17 March 2016

Energy-renovation of houses : In Bordeaux Metropole, 85% of households fit requirements for a dedicated bank loan !
By Floriane Cappelletti | 620 visits
Private housing accounts for 80% of Bordeaux Metropole’s housing stock and thus has been made a priority of its buildings’ energy-retrofitting policy. The objective of Bordeaux Metropole (Bordeaux Urban Community) is to implement several financing mechanisms that would ease energy-efficient renovation of the housing stock.
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Thursday 11 February 2016

Portuguese city of Águeda sets up a local Fund for Energy and Water Efficiency
By Jana Cicmanova | 685 visits
Known for its colourful streets, the small Portuguese town of Águeda undertakes a number of actions from environmental education to technological innovation and energy efficiency with the objective to become the first ‘Smart City’ in the country. It does not lag behind the front-runner European cities when it comes to innovative financing either. The municipality has just created a local Fund for Energy and Water Efficiency based on the model used by the city of Stuttgart (Germany).
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Tuesday 9 February 2016

Review of Energy Efficiency Directive: strengthen the local energy savings potential
By David Donnerer | 801 visits
In 2016, the EU Energy Efficiency Directive is bound to be revised. Energy Cities recently responded to a public consultation of the EU Commission on the Energy Efficiency Directive. See here the main points of our response.
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