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Financing the future of buildings in Central, Eastern and South-East Europe: a new study by BPIE

The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) published the analysis of the funding streams directed to energy efficiency in buildings in Central, Eastern and South-East Europe (CESEE). The analysis revealed that less than 3% of the funds that could be used to support energy efficiency investments in the region is dedicated to upgrading buildings.

Launch of the EU Energy Poverty Observatory (EPOV)

The creation of an EU Energy Poverty Observatory is part of the Commission's efforts to address energy poverty across EU countries. The Observatory aims to provide a user-friendly and open-access resource that will promote public engagement on the issue of energy poverty, disseminate information and good practice, facilitate knowledge sharing among stakeholders, as well as support informed decision making at local, national and EU level.

Save the date: C4E Forum 2018

C4E forum is a half-week interactive programme combining practical sessions, creative workshops and evening plenaries with high-level speakers and informal networking opportunities. Professionals and those interested in energy efficiency in buildings from government, industry, NGOs, think-tanks, financial institutions, etc. from across the CEE region all in one place.

Introducing Level(s): A common language to understand sustainability in European buildings

The European Commission demonstrated its sustainability leadership by unveiling the pilot phase of Level(s), the world’s first region-wide sustainable building reporting tool. Level(s) has high ambitions, aiming to transform the European building market from its current role as a major contributor to climate change, to one which has more positive impacts on both the environment and society.

REELIH Conference through the eyes of a young researcher

I could participate at the conference Reducing Energy Poverty by Energy Efficiency Projects in Residential Buildings: The Case for Eastern Europe organised by Habitat for Humanity with the support of USAID. The conference not only offered the audience a deeper insight in the most important outcomes of the REELIH project but it also presented the issue of energy poverty and energy efficiency in its whole complexity.