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How to record energy performance contracts in national accounts

Publication date: 22 September 2017

Today the Eurostat published a guidance note about the accounting treatment of energy performance contracts.

TRUST EPC SOUTH@EUROPEAN UTILITY WEEK 2017

Publication date: 14 September 2017

Trust EPC South project will be presented during the next European Utility Week (EUW) that will take place in Amsterdam, from 3-5 October 2017.

Energy Efficiency News

Understanding energy efficiency in the European Commission’s Clean Energy Package

Publication date: 14 September 2017

Eceee today published a new “Steering through the maze” guide that focuses on energy efficiency aspects within the so-called Winter Package.

National Market News

BPIE launches factsheet on attracting investment in building renovation

Publication date: 12 September 2017

A new factsheet published by the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) debunks the myth that attracting private investment in building renovation is ...

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TRUST EPC@CLIMATE CHANCE SUMMIT 2017

Publication date: 11 September 2017

Climate Chance is the world summit of non-state actors involved in climate change actions. More than 2000 participants from over 80 countries are expected. B...

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TRAINING MATERIALS NOW AVAILABLE ON TRUST EPC WEBSITE

Publication date: 28 July 2017

If you are looking for training materials about EPC basics, the Green Rating tools and financing solutions, you can now find them on a dedicated section on t...

TRUST EPC SOUTH@THE 2nd HAEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Publication date: 27 June 2017

The 2nd HAEE International Conference was held in Athens, Greece, between 18 and 20 May 2017. The Technical University of Crete attended the meeting and pres...

Energy Efficiency News

Regional conference on financing energy efficiency in Spain and Portugal

Publication date: 21 June 2017

On June 15th 2017, Trust EPC participated to the Regional conference on financing energy efficiency in Spain and Portugal held in Madrid, Spain.

National Market News

Investor Days Madrid 2017

Publication date: 15 June 2017

On Monday 10 July 2017, the Investor Day workshop will take place in Madrid.

Energy Efficiency News

Horizon 2020 Energy Info Days 2017

Publication date: 8 June 2017

The Energy Information Days will take place from Monday 23 to Wednesday 25 October 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.

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EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW 2017)

Publication date: 8 June 2017

The EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017 (EUSEW 2017) will take place from 19 to 25 June 2017, with Energy Days being organised during the whole month of June al...

National Market News

TRUST EPC SOUTH PRESENTED IN IEEES-9 CONFERENCE IN CROATIA

Publication date: 31 May 2017

Trust EPC South was present at the 9th International Exergy, Energy and Environment Symposium (IEEES-9) which was held in the historical city of Split, Croat...

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TRUST EPC SOUTH 5th PROJECT MEETING IN CRETE

Publication date: 30 May 2017

On May 2017 the Trust EPC project consortium had a fruitful 3 days meeting in Chania (Crete) to discuss the overall status of the project.

Energy Efficiency News

European Commission: Good practice in energy efficiency

Publication date: 26 April 2017

In November 2016, the European Commission presented the Clean Energy for all Europeans package.

National Market News

EASME Workshop – Financing Energy Efficiency in Central Europe

Publication date: 26 April 2017

The EASME Workshop aims to share best practice from across Central Europe and further on how energy efficiency investments can be financed.

National Market News

ENERGY EFFICIENCY OBLIGATION SCHEME IN GREECE

Publication date: 20 April 2017

Τhe Ministry of Environment and Energy of Greece has officially published the Regulation for the operation of Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme (National G...

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Green RatingTM White Paper on EPC Assessment and Verification

Publication date: 28 March 2017

A White Paper on the Green RatingTM approach for the assessment and verification of Energy Performance Contract (EPC) investment opportunities is now availab...

Energy Efficiency News

EU SUSTAINABLE ENERGY WEEK

Publication date: 23 March 2017

EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW 2017) will take place in Brussels from 19 to 25 June 2017, with Energy Days being organised during the whole month of June ...

Energy Efficiency News

EUROSTAT: Share of renewables in the EU still on the rise to almost 17% in 2015

Publication date: 23 March 2017

On 14 March 2017, EUROSTAT, the statistical office of the European Union, issued a press release on the share of renewables in the EU Member States (MS)

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EASME Sustainable Investment Forum

Publication date: 23 March 2017

The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) holds the third event in the series of Sustainable Energy Investment Forums (SEIF) on 30 ...

Energy Efficiency News

World Sustainable Energy Days 2017

Publication date: 13 February 2017

The World Sustainable Energy Days 2017 (WSED17) will take place on 1-3 March 2017 in Wels, Austria, offering a wide platform of events on sustainable energy....

Energy Efficiency News

Trust@EASME ENERGY EFFICIENCY MARKET PLACE

Publication date: 25 January 2017

Creara and Bureau Veritas, coordinator and partner of the Trust EPC project, have participated to the ‘Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place’ conference he...

Energy Efficiency News

TRUST PRESENTS A NEW RISK ASSESSMENT AND BENCHMARKING TOOL TO SCALE UP INVESTMENTS...

Publication date: 25 January 2017

A new investment assessment and benchmarking tool, based on the existing Green Rating™ methodology developed by Bureau Veritas, is now available to support t...

National Market News

The SEAF Investor Forum Milan – March 8th 2017

Publication date: 25 January 2017

The next SEAF Investor Forum will be held in Milano on March 8th 2017 and will provide a forum in which investors and contractors can learn from each other i...

Energy Efficiency News

European Commission 2030 Energy Strategy

Publication date: 30 November 2016

Today, the European Commission has released its long-awaited winter energy package, gathering legal proposals on energy policies.

National Market News

TRUST EPC SOUTH PRESENTED AT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE ASSOCIATION OF BALKAN CHA...

Publication date: 30 November 2016

Trust EPC South project was presented on the 17th of November 2016, at the General Assembly of the Association of Balkan Chambers.

Energy Efficiency News

Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place

Publication date: 28 November 2016

The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) is organising the Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place on the 18 and 19 January 2017, i...

Energy Efficiency News

European Utility Week

Publication date: 7 November 2016

The European Utility Week conference and exhibition will take place on 15-17 November 2016 at Fira Barcelona Gran Via, in Barcelona, Spain.

Energy Efficiency News

Microfinance event in Athens on the 24th of October

Publication date: 2 November 2016

On the 24th of October in Athens the European Investment Fund (EIF) and the Pancretan Cooperative Bank signed for microfinance guarantee eur 15 million of lo...

Energy Efficiency News

CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP IN GREECE

Publication date: 2 November 2016

The Capacity Building Workshop for the tertiary sector in Greece was implemented with great success on the 4th of October 2016 at the Athens Chamber of Comme...

National Market News

Capacity Building workshop in Zagreb

Publication date: 26 October 2016

On October 21st, the first Capacity Building workshop was organized in Zagreb by the Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar in collaboration with the Croatian Employe...

Energy Efficiency News

Trust@the Engineering for Sustainable Development Forum

Publication date: 25 October 2016

On September 29th, Creara and Bureau Veritas, partners of the Trust EPC South project, participated to the “Engineering for Sustainable Development Forum”, o...

Energy Efficiency News

Building renovation passports: one step closer towards better homes and deep renov...

Publication date: 24 October 2016

The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) provides an insightful research on building renovation passports, an evolution of Energy Performance Certif...

Energy Efficiency News

Survey by the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction before the COP22

Publication date: 24 October 2016

The Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction is conducting a survey before the international conference on Climate Change in Marrakesh, in November 2016.

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Trust EPC South project meeting in Zagreb

Publication date: 10 October 2016

The 4th meeting of the Trust EPC South project took place in Zagreb on October 6/7.

Energy Efficiency News

Financing energy efficiency in private housing

Publication date: 15 September 2016

The European Builders Confederation (EBC) and the International Union of Property Owners (UIPI) are organising a series of roundtables on the theme of “Finan...

Energy Efficiency News

H2020 Energy Efficiency Info Day 19 September

Publication date: 15 September 2016

The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) organises an Information Day on the energy efficiency funding opportunities for 2017 on 1...

National Market News

First National Discussion Platform Meeting in Croatia

Publication date: 13 September 2016

The Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar, national leader of Trust EPC activities in Croatia, held the first National Discussion Platform meeting at the beginning o...

Energy Efficiency News

The European Commission approves support schemes for renewable energy in Luxembour...

Publication date: 8 September 2016

The European Commission has found plans by Luxembourg and Malta to support power generation from renewable sources to be in line with EU state aid rules.

Energy Efficiency News

Investor Days: Working Together to Transform Energy Efficiency Across Europe

Publication date: 8 September 2016

The Sustainable Energy Asset Framework (SEAF) and the Investor Confidence Project (ICP), are hosting a series of conferences that bring together Energy Effic...

National Market News

TRUST EPC@the Engineering for Sustainable Development Forum

Publication date: 1 August 2016

On September 29th,the  Trust EPC  project will be presented during the “Engineering for Sustainable Development Forum”, organized in Granada -Spain. The Foru...

National Market News

TRUST EPC@the Covenant of Majors for Climate & Energy

Publication date: 1 August 2016

On June 3rd, Trust EPC was presented and discussed during the Covenant of Mayors webinar . The webinar covered two major issues, of relevance especially in S...

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EU Sustainable Energy Week 2016

Publication date: 1 August 2016

The EU Sustainable Energy Week 2016 (EUSEW 2016) took  place from 13 to 17 June with local Energy Days being organised across Europe during the whole month o...

FIRST WORKSHOP OF THE EPC MARKET STAKEHOLDERS IN GREECE

Publication date: 27 July 2016

The Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems Lab of the Technical University of Crete, the national leader of the European initiative Trust EPC South in Gree...

National Market News

First Training ON ENERGY PERFORMANCE CONTRACTS in Portugal

Publication date: 26 July 2016

On June 22nd 2016, TRUST EPC SOUTH project in collaboration with EPC+, successfully organized the First Training in Portugal focusing the establishment of En...

Energy Efficiency News

Europe will be 70% renewable by 2040

Publication date: 23 June 2016

Europe will be 70% renewable by 2040 hanks to a drop in production costs of windmill blades and solar panels.

National Market News

International Conference on Renewable Energy Sources & Energy Efficiency ...

Publication date: 26 May 2016

The 5th International Conference on Renewable Energy Sources & Energy Efficiency was held in Nicosia, on 5-6 May 2016, bringing together policy makers, ...

National Market News

Capacity Building Workshop – May the 30th, Rome

Publication date: 10 May 2016

The Capacity Building workshop is a seminar organized by Ambiente Italia in collaboration with Federesco, Officinae Verdi and LifeGate within the European Pr...

National Market News

Market Report Publication

Publication date: 20 April 2016

A specific report providing a synopsis of the insight on the current Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) market in the tertiary sectors of Croatia, France, Gr...

National Market News

Training on Energy Performance Contracts in Madrid

Publication date: 13 April 2016

On Thursday 7th of April, the first training on Energy Performance Contracts within TRUST South EPC Project, took place at the Chamber of Commerce and Indust...

National Market News

Key EPC market stakeholders meet in France

Publication date: 9 March 2016

ENERGIES 2050, France’s national leader of the consortium Trust EPC South, held the first meeting of the French national discussion platform in the 8th of Ma...

Green Rating News

The Green Rating™ tool

Publication date: 7 March 2016

One of the main outcomes of Trust EPC South is the upgraded Green Rating™ tool, developed as a sustainable energy investment assessment and benchmarking too...

Energy Efficiency News

Towards a smart, efficient and sustainable heating and cooling sector

Publication date: 4 March 2016

European Commission on February 16th presented the first strategy to optimise buildings’ and industries’ heating and cooling, a sector accounting...

Energy Efficiency News

Global green building expected to double by 2018

Publication date: 3 March 2016

Global green building is expected to double by 2018, according to a new study from Dodge Data and Analytics and United Technologies Corporation, on which the...

National Market News

Energy Efficiency specialists discuss the EPC market in Spain

Publication date: 26 February 2016

Creara, as national leader of Trust EPC activities in Spain, held the first National Discussion Platform meeting at the beginning of February in Madrid. The ...

Energy Efficiency News

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

Publication date: 18 February 2016

In recent years sustainability risks and drivers have had a transformational impact on the way in which equity investors approach direct real estate investme...

Financing News

Results of investments in Energy Efficiency

Publication date: 22 December 2015

The new book Energy Efficiency Market Report 2015 reveals that energy efficiency improvements since 1990 in Iea member countries avoided 870 million tonnes o...

Energy Efficiency News

Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction

Publication date: 9 December 2015

Ministers, international organisations, multinational CEOs and civil society leaders launch unprecedented alliance to combat climate change

Energy Efficiency News

Green Building Solutions Awards

Publication date: 9 December 2015

8 winners to inspire professionals worldwide To mark the COP21 Buildings Day on December 3, 2015,  Construction21, a social media dedicated to all profession...

Financing News

A way out of crisis

Publication date: 3 December 2015

New research from Greece, Italy, and Spain has shown renewable energy has huge potential in the Mediterranean region – and could also boost economies and cre...

National Market News

National Launch Day of Horizon 2020

Publication date: 20 November 2015

On November 9th Officinae Verdi took part to the convention organized by APRE for the National Launch Day of Horizon 2020 Proposals for 2016-17 in Rome. OV w...

Energy Efficiency News

UN platform to scale up Energy Efficiency

Publication date: 19 November 2015

In October 2015, the United Nations and the governments of France and Peru launched the Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform, established in the con...

Energy Efficiency News

Europe’s gas emissions fall to record low

Publication date: 13 November 2015

Greenhouse gas emissions in Europe have plunged to the lowest level ever recorded after the EU’s member states reported an estimated 23% drop in emissions be...

Energy Efficiency News

Wind and solar energy are cheaper than fossil fuels

Publication date: 19 October 2015

The cost of renewable energy generation is dropping and in some regions is now cheaper than building gas or coal-fuelled power stations. The cost of electric...

Energy Efficiency News

26% of the world will run on renewables by 2020

Publication date: 13 October 2015

The International Energy Agency (IEA) on Friday 2nd October released a report, Medium-term renewable energy market report 2015, which found that by 2020, 26 ...

Financing News

Europe’s investment in renewable energy

Publication date: 15 September 2015

Europe has spearheaded the drive to change from a system of power stations burning fossil fuels to one in which a significant proportion of electricy comes f...

Financing News

GRESB Introduces Green Bond Guidelines for the Real Estate Sector

Publication date: 15 July 2015

Amsterdam, June 3, 2015 – GRESB, the leading standard for sustainability performance measurement and benchmarking in the real estate industry, today released...

Energy Efficiency News

Data tools supporting improved energy performance of buildings: Evolution and pers...

Publication date: 15 July 2015

The evolution of data tools that are used to improve the energy performance of buildings follows the broader development of data management and processing, a...

New domestic battery by Tesla Motors to live off-grid

Publication date: 23 June 2015

By the summer, Tesla Motors will put Powerhall domestic batteries on the market. They will be used for charging cars, as well as having a constant power supp...

Vancouver will be powered by 100% renewable energy

Publication date: 23 June 2015

The number of cities choosing renewable energy is increasing. Vancouver has approved a motion for the city to use exclusively green energy. Vancouver City Co...