As a part of peer to peer H2020 project PROSPECT, five handbooks were developed for examples innovative financing schemes in the following sectors:
- public buildings
- private buildings
- public lighting
- cross-sectoral (from energy production to climate change adaptation)
The Sustainco project aims to increase the visibility and understanding of the Near Zero Energy Building (NZEB) philosophy, with special emphasis on rural areas. This will be done by providing easy access to practical information on how to build or retrofit buildings to reach NZEB standards. SustainCo also aims to increase the visibility of front-runners, for both new-build and retrofits, with the aim of capacity- and confidence-building in the public sector. To find out more, check out our Toolkits and case studies, which you will find in the menu to the right.
TIMES (The Integrated MARKAL-EFOM System) is an economic model generator for local, national or multi -regional energy systems, which provides a technology-rich basis for estimating energy dynamics over a long-term. It is applied to the analysis of the energy sector, but may also applied to study in detail single sectors. Reference case estimates of end-use energy service demands are provided by the user for each region.
(Eco Business, 9 Nov 2017) Construction materials, buildings and transport are the main emitters of greenhouse gases at the city level - and their carbon footprint should be lowered, says a report.
Cities should try to slash the planet-warming gases pumped out beyond their own boundaries in the production of the vast quantities of goods and services they consume, researchers said.