April 15, 2014
by Angela Sanchini (ARES)

Energy efficiency, green light to the transposition of the Directive 2012/27/Ue in Italy

The Italian Council of Ministers on 4 April approved a draft decree transposing  on energy efficiency, which changes Directives 2009/125/EC and 2010/30/EU and repeals Directives 2004 / 8/EC and 2006/32/EC. The decree introduces innovative measures aimed at promoting energy efficiency … Continue reading

September 3, 2013
by Bertrand Denis (defi'nergie)

How to support energy saving actions and change behavior ?

In rural territories, particularly in the Pyrenees-Orientales, municipalities have difficulties to realize renovation operations for energy savings, even after realizing energetic audits. Rural municipalities have a lack of technical support and funding to develop energy saving operations. The support suggested … Continue reading

July 1, 2013
by Etienne Vienot (RAEE)

Financials tools for sustainable buildings

Mountee partners have studied 18 financials tools implemented in various european regions. Three main types of tools are used: Optimization of services, tools and instruments: used to optimize the costs during the conception phase, such as advisory services, assessment tools, … Continue reading

June 11, 2013
by Laurent Portafaix (SYDEL 66)
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A solution to promote white certificates

In order to develop energy savings and to involve energy suppliers, a financial tool was created by the government in 2005 (loi POPE du 13 juillet 2005): white certificates. This regulatory tool imposes to the energy suppliers (electricity, gaz, petrol, … Continue reading

March 5, 2013
by Åke Persson (Dalarna Länsstyrelsen)

EPC – Energy Performance Contract

Managers in public housing are increasingly concerned about the fact that increasing energy costs dig huge holes in the government finances. Often due to tight operating budgets, maintenance is neglected and there are large, deferred investment needs in e.g. changes … Continue reading

February 7, 2013
by Wolfgang Mehl (Nenet)

Barriers for sustainable building and how to overcome: MountEE survey in 5 European mountain regions

Following the European Energy Performance of Building Directive, by January 2021, all new buildings including existing buildings undergoing major renovation will have to meet NZEB nearly zero energy building standard. For many municipalities the transition to a new sustainable and … Continue reading