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3rd Roundtable in Croatia
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Study providing analytical support to facilitate investment in the energy sector
“Study providing analytical support for the financial instruments and programmes to facilitate investment in the energy sector: the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). The study aims to assess the expected impact of the RRF, through the energy related measures included in Member States’ Recovery and Resilience Plans (RRPs), on supporting the clean energy transition and…
European Commission – Important News
New EU energy efficiency directive sets 11.7% reduction target by 2030 European Commission has just published an article announcing the provisional agreement reached this morning with the European Parliament and the Council to reform and strengthen the EU Energy Efficiency Directive. This is a significant development that marks a further step in the completion of…
GREEN ASSIST: Green Advisory Service for Sustainable Investments Support
The Green Advisory Service for Sustainable Investments Support (Green Assist) is a new advisory initiative under InvestEU, funded from the LIFE programme. It aims at building up a pipeline for green investment projects that have a high impact. These projects target sectors of the natural capital and circular economy, but also non-environmental sectors. Project promoters,…
Learning event on HOW TO ACCELERATE ENERGY EFFICIENCY INVESTMENTS IN THE MULTIFAMILY HOUSING SECTOR in POLAND AND GERMANY
The learning event was organised within the framework of RoundBaltic and its sister project GREEN Home (Horizon 2020). GREEN Home focuses on support to achieve the goals of integrated National Energy and Climate Plans (NECP) while RoundBaltic focuses on enabling financing of energy efficiency in the Baltic Sea Region.
The role of Real Estate Investment Trusts in financing building renovation in Europe
Webinar 12 January 2023, 10.00 – 12.00 CET More info and registration here
Η πράσινη μετάβαση επαναπροσδιορίζει την ελληνική οικονομία
SENSEI final conference
Pay-for-performance to drive energy efficiency financing in Europe: SENSEI final conference January 24, 2023 @ 09:00 – 13:45 CET
Πρόγραμμα «Ηλέκτρα»: Σε λειτουργία η πλατφόρμα για την αναβάθμιση κτιρίων του Δημοσίου
“Electra” program: The new platform for the upgrade of public buildings is online. More… Περισσότερα…
Νέα χρηματοδοτικά εργαλεία από την Ελληνική Αναπτυξιακή Τράπεζα
New Financial instruments from the Hellenic Development Bank, focused on SMEs and investors 1. «Development Loan Financial Instrument» 2. «Green Guarantee Fund for Sustainable Development» 3. «Digital Guarantee Fund for Sustainable Development» More… Περισσότερα…
Sustainable Places 2022
Integrating Tried-and-Tested Solutions for Deep Renovation of the EU Building Stock Wednesday September 7th, 2022 | 14:45h – 16:15h | Workshop | Online Complex problems call for innovative, holistic solutions. Improving energy efficiency of European buildings requires interventions across the whole value chain, and the mobilisation of all sectors –government, private enterprises, research/academia and civic…
Save the date for the next Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum – Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place!
The 2022 edition of the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum – Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place, will take place in Brussels on 18 October 2022 (09:00 to 18:00). The conference is organized by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy, Directorate-General for Climate Action, and the European Climate, Environment and Infrastructure Executive Agency (CINEA), in collaboration…
Results of the 2nd Croatian Round Table
SMAFIN published the new fact sheet of the 2nd Croatian Round Table. You can download the: English verion
The budget for the Greek building renovation programme is doubled down
During the conference “Green Deal Greece 2022”, Greek Minister of Environment and Energy Kostas Skrekas, announced the intention of the Ministry to increase the budget of the “Exoikonomo 2021” program, in order to cover up to all the requests. photo: YPEN
Results of the 2nd Greek Round Table
SMAFIN published the new fact sheet of the 2nd Greek Round Table. You can download the: English verion
Results of the 2nd Romanian Round Table
SMAFIN published the new fact sheet of the 2nd Romanian Round Table. You can download the: English verion
Results of the 2nd Bulgarian Round Table
SMAFIN published the new fact sheet of the 2nd Bulgarian Round Table. You can download the: English verion Bulgarian version
Explore the Interactive Triple-A Database. Learn about key aspects of energy efficiency financing!
Triple-A presents the Triple-A Web-based Database on Energy Efficiency Financing, a visual representation of the most critical aspects in energy efficiency financing, including the: risks that could endanger the successful implementation of an energy efficiency project, strategies that could mitigate these risks, preferences of investors on energy efficiency investments, financial performance of energy efficiency projects,…
The Greek Program for Fair Development Transition was approved
According to τηε announcement, this is the 1st Fair Development Transition Program approved at European level, a fact that most officially confirms the high level and quality of the national planning for the transition of Greece to a climate neutral economy. This initiative now makes it possible to finance projects and investments that will give…
Bonus-Malus in Greek public buildings
Maintenance and energy management in air conditioning and heating, reducing the use of street lighting and upgrading water supply are provided for in the government’s reward plan.
Regulatory Barriers for Energy Service Companies – Perspectives from National ESCO Associations This is a launch of a publication with the same name as the webinar. The publication reviews 12 countries and their regulatory environment, identifying and categorising ten types of regulatory barriers that ESCOs face to a smaller or greater extent in their line…
No green transition without green buildings. How renovation reduces energy Thu 12 May 2022 10:00 – 11:30 CEST Online, Microsoft Teams Join here
2nd Roundtable in Greece
⏳Counting down the days for the 2nd SMAFIN National Roundtable in Greece, on the 14th of April 2022! The topics of the 3 parallel sessions will be: ✅Financing energy efficiency in residential buildings ✅Financing energy efficiency in public buildings ✅ EU Taxonomy
2nd SMAFIN National Roundtable in Croatia
The 2nd SMAFIN National Roundtable in Croatia, organised on 13 & 14 of April, at 9.00-12.00 CEST, will consist of 3 parallel sessions aiming to discuss energyefficiency financing in different sectors & the New European Bauhaus. More information and registration
2nd Roundtable in Romania
The 2nd SMAFIN National Roundtable in Romania will be held on April 12th at 10.00-15.00 EET. The roundtable will consist of 3 parallelsessions: ✔️ Integrated renovation services for residential and public buildings ✔️ Energyefficiency in industry ✔️ Development and operationalization of financial instruments needed for the long-term renovation strategy. More information on the Agenda and…
Greek Ministry of Energy launches the new program for energy upgrade of public buildings
The total budget of the program amounts to 640 million euros, which together with leverage will mobilize funds up to 1 billion euros. The € 470 million will come from an investment loan from the European Investment Bank and the remaining € 170 million from the Recovery and Sustainability Fund. The program may include, but…
Learning event on how to accelerate energy efficiency investments
Development of ESCO market and EPC 10’th February 2022, 9am – 12pm CET Second Learning Event
A new JRC publication
Mobilising citizens to invest in energy efficiency
A new contract among EBRD and the Greek Recovery Fund
The contract of EBRD and the Recovery Fund for the National Recovery and Resilience Plan “Greece 2.0” was signed today, Monday, November 29, at the offices of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in Athens. The contract concerns the use of an amount of up to EUR 500 million aiming to mobilise private…
4th CENTRAL CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION – SREDIŠNJU KONFERENCIJU O ODRŽIVOJ GRADNJI
Thursday 25 November 2021 | Time: 14.00 – 16.30 (online event)
Tαμείο Απανθρακοποίησης των Νησιών
Tο νέο χρηματοδοτικό εργαλείο για τα νησιά
Γιατί και πώς να γίνει πράσινη η χρηματοοικονομική;
Σχετικά με τα Πράσινα ομόλογα
ONLINE STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOP – FRIDAY 5TH NOVEMBER 2021
MARKET GROWTH MODELS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY INVESTMENTS: THE ROLE OF REFINANCING MODELS
Webinar EU-backed Investment Platforms 9 November 2021, 14.00–16.00 CET
A tool to boost investments in energy efficiency
Κίνητρα φορολογικού περιεχομένου σε επαγγελματίες για επενδύσεις ενεργειακής αναβάθμισης
Tax incentives for professionals to invest in energy upgrades
Η Ευρωπαϊκή Επιτροπή ενέκρινε το νέο πλαίσιο για τα ευρωπαϊκά πράσινα ομολόγια.
Eκπτώσεις στη φορολογία εισοδήματος για την ενεργειακή αναβάθμιση κτιρίων
Νew tax incentives in Greece for energy upgrade in buildings
Εnergy upgrading projects in public buildings throughout Greece
A financing agreement amounting to EUR 375 million among EIB and the Deposit and Loan Fund, signed today in order to speed up the implementation of energy upgrading projects in public buildings throughout Greece, through the Electra programme.
Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) annual plenary
9 February 2021. EEFIG organized the annual plenary meeting via zoom platform. With a combination of keynote speeches and high-level panel discussants on current issues in energy efficiency finance, the EEFIG Plenary meeting 2021 was the occasion for participants to discuss the good results of the different work streams in 2020 and draw up possible pathways for EEFIG in 2021 and towards the 2030 target.
Seminar on Public Building renovation by ENEFFECT in Bulgaria
February 26th, 2021, Zoom Webinar
Public buildings renovation to energy class a according to the requirements of the recovery and resilience plan: what should we know?
Webinar: Integrated Home Renovation Services in Europe
26 February 2021 SEI Forums and the European Commission hosted a webinar on Integrated home renovation services in Europe on Friday 26 February 2021 from 10:00 to 12:00 CET. Speaker presentations and a recording of the event can be found on the page below
2021 International Conference on Green Building (ICoGB 2021)
Oslo, Norway June 26-28, 2021
2021 Energy Efficiency Finance Forum VIRTUAL
May 25 – 26, 2021
World Sustainable Energy Days 2021
21 – 25 June 2021 in Wels and online
Financing energy efficiency measures and deep renovation of public buildings in the Republic of Croatia
Financing energy efficiency measures and deep renovation of public buildings in the Republic of Croatia The roundtable was organised as a collaboration between Interreg MED Efficient Buildings Community (MED EBC) and SMAFIN (REGEA)on the 21st of January The event gathered around 40 participants from ministries, cities and energy agencies and we talked about the new…
WRAP UP OF THE ONLINE EVENT “SMART AND ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS”
WRAP UP OF THE ONLINE EVENT “SMART AND ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS” INZEB and GIZ organised on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 14.00, the online event “Smart and Energy Efficient Buildings”, in which the prospects and the framework for smart and energy efficient buildings in Europe, as well as strategies, political and technological developments in Greece were presented and discussed. The event was…
The SEI Forums
The SEI Forums The SEI Forums initiative has been active in 2020 despite the pandemic, moving all events, after the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum – Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place which took place in February, to an online format. 3 webinars on sustainable energy investment in Member State recovery plans (part I and II) and on…
Total energy use
Did you know that #buildings in the #EU represent 41% of the total energy use and 36% of the EU CO2 emissions in 2019?Πίσω μέρος χεριού με το δείκτη να δείχνει δεξιά#SMAFIN H2020 project aims to make #energyefficiency renovation attractive for investors and further mobilise private #financing for energy efficiency measures.
Energy efficient renovation market
How will the #energy efficient #renovation market arise?
The project #H2020 #SMAFIN will deal with this major challenge and will involve all relevant stakeholders through its complete roundtable methodology for enabling smart financing of #energyefficiency renovations.
Roundtable on financing energy efficiency in Croatia, 28-29 October 2020
Roundtable on financing energy efficiency in Croatia, 28-29 October 2020 The European Commission in cooperation with North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency – REGEA and under the auspices of the Croatian Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development is organising the first SEI Forums – National Roundtable on Financing Energy Efficiency in Croatia. The objective of the…
#SEIForums hand over to SMAFIN national roundtables, and #energyefficiency investments in building renovation find their way to smart financing in the region of Balkans with the #SMAFIN roundtable methodology.
Improvement of buildings’ energy performance
The improvement of buildings’ energy performance is a significant action of @EU_Commission #RenovationWave Strategy .SMAFIN has started working on this direction by connecting smart financing with Balkan buildings’ renovation with the first results to come the following months.
Combining investments with smart financing
Combining investments on #energyefficiency in the building sector with smart financing is complicated but possible, and #SMAFIN will reinforce and encourage this endeavour by setting up permanent national roundtables and connecting key stakeholders.
Thank you for the mention @EU_BUILDUP !
This project perfectly incapsulates our topic of the month: financing #EnergyEfficiency of buildings.
Improve access to smart finance
Interested to know more on how to improve access to smart #finance regarding #EnergyEfficiency on building renovations in #Greece, #Croatia, #Romania and #Bulgaria? Stay tuned with #SMAFIN @EU_H2020 @CRES_HELLAS @RegeaAgency @NzebPro @DragomirTzanev @CentrulEnero @inzebORG
SMAFIN kick-off meeting
A dynamic start is taking place today and tomorrow with #SMAFIN kick-off meeting, @EU_H2020 project to set up permanent discussion forums on #energyefficiency investments topics.#H2020 #Finance @CRES_HELLAS @RegeaAgency @NzebPro @DragomirTzanev @CentrulEnero @inzebORG