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19.11.2018 - GREEN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT IN ITALY
Green Public Procurement (GPP) in Italy is regulated by the Department of Environment. The National Action Plan on Green Public Procurement (GPP NAP) sets rules and requirements as well as goals for public procurement in Italy…
- Italian 

12.11.2018 - COFFEES WITH MAYORS IN HUNGARY TO PROMOTE ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Many settlements already have strategic goals for raising energy efficiency, but most municipalities need support in funding and investment decisions. The eCentral project seeks to overcome these shortcomings and directly learn about the needs of local governments through ‘Coffees with Mayors’…
- Hungarian

5.11.2018 - GREEN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT (GPP) IN EUROPE
Europe's public authorities are major consumers. By using their purchasing power to choose environmentally friendly goods, services and works, they can make an important contribution to sustainable consumption and production. This is called Green Public Procurement (GPP) or green purchasing…
- English 

29.10.2018 - SUSTAINABLE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT IN AUSTRIA
In 2018, the Austrian Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism announced to update the national green procurement action plan, firstly developed in 2010. The action plan will be extended and modernized (e.g. inclusion of e-mobility)…
- German

18.06.2018 - PPP: AN ALTERNATIVE FINANCING SCHEME
Public Private Partnership (PPP) is an alternative financing scheme which will be used in the renovation process of public buildings within the eCentral project in Croatia, financed by Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE programme...
- English 

11.06.2018 - EPC: AN ALTERNATIVE FINANCING SCHEME
Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) is an alternative financing scheme for capital improvement, which allows funding energy upgrades from cost reductions. Under an EPC arrangement, an external organization (ESCO) implements a project…
- English

04.06.2018 - 3° ECN CROWDCAMP, 28-29 JUNE 2018, BOLOGNA
The 3rd edition of CrowdCamp will take place in Bologna at the Library of the National Research Council (CNR) and will focus exclusively on the renewable energy sector. Experiences and real applications of Crowdfunding will be presented, its applicability, replicability and potential, as well as invited platforms and relevant stakeholders in the selected sector...
- Italian

28.05.2018 - ASSESSMENT TOOLS FOR COST-EFFECTIVE REFURBISHMENT
This report provides an overview of 13 used tools for assessing cost-effective refurbishments of buildings. For the analysis, a survey was created by Energy Agency of Styria. The project partners of eCentral evaluated two to four tools according to the survey...
- German

21.05.2018 - A FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR THE UNIVERSITY FOR LIFELONG LEARNING BUILDING
Following the prepared feasibility study, Municipality of Velenje and the energy agency KSSENA (Slovenia) agree on investment measures for renovation of the building used by University for lifelong learning. In the next few months, we will test the crowdfunding model as well...
- Slovenian 

14.05.2018 - PILOT NZEB INVESTMENT IN BUDAPEST 18TH DISTRICT
Deep refurbishment of a small kindergarten is possible with ESCO-model – shows the feasibility study developed in the frame of eCentral project. The Vackor kindergarten in Budapest could achieve BB-AA+ instead of G energy performance classification after renovation...
- Hungarian

07.05.2018 - CROWDFUNDING: AN ALTERNATIVE FINANCING SCHEME
Crowdfunding approach is an alternative method, used within eCentral project, to support key stakeholders to realize benefits of nZEB financing the energy performance renovation of one pilot case study...
- English

30.04.2018 - THE  CROATIAN PILOT ACTION IN SVETA NEDELJA
Pilot action for the construction of new kindergarten building in Sveta Nedelja will test feasibility of Public-Private Partnership model and will also analyse different technical configurations for reaching nZEB...
- Croatian

20.03.2018 - THIRD LAUNCH CONFERENCE IN SVETA NEDELJA - EVENT
On the 20th March 2018 the City of Sveta Nedelja with REGEA is hosting the launch conference of the district's pilot action within eCentral project...
- English

01.02.2018 - SECOND LAUNCH CONFERENCE IN BUDAPEST - EVENT
This Thursday, on 1st February 2018, the Municipality of 18th District of Budapest together with Energiaklub is hosting the launch conference of the district’s pilot action within eCentral project...
- English

18.01.2018 - FIRST LAUNCH CONFERENCE IN VELENJE - EVENT
On 18 of January 2018, Municipality of Velenje and the KSSENA will organise the First Launch Conference to inform the public about the project and to communicate the possibilities to get involved in eCentral project through Regional Working Groups...
- English

18.12.2017 - FINANCING THE ENERGY RENOVATION OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS THROUGH INTERNAL CONTRACTING
The project INFINITE studies the Internal Contracting, which is an innovative financial scheme for implementing energy efficiency measures in public buildings. The scheme allows financing energy savings measures without the external figure of an ESCO...
- English

11.12.2017 - EPB STANDARDS: PAST AND FUTURE
The Energy Performance of Buildings standards, approved in January 2017, have been prepared and revised by 5 Technical Committees. These standards may be useful for professionals of the energy market, would be a key driver for technological innovation and would support EU in achieving energy efficient building stock...
- English

04.12.2017 - TOWARDS NZEBS IN EUROPE: A FOCUS ON RETROFIT IN NON-RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS 
Aim of the recent published paper of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, Transport and Climate is to provide an overview of the status of implementation of nZEBs in Europe with a focus on retrofit...
- English

27.11.2017 - LAUNCH OF THE  CROATIAN PILOT ACTION IN SVETA NEDELJA
Local launch event with a peer review workshop will take place in Sveta Nedelja on 20th March 2018. The event will be used to openly discuss results of nZEB feasibility studies and to make a decision on the optimal technical solution of the investment...
- Croatian

20.11.2017 - LAUNCH OF THE  SLOVENIAN PILOT ACTION IN VELENJE
Energy Agency of Savinjska, Šaleška and Koroška Region (KSSENA) and Municipality of Velenje will renovate the building used by University for lifelong learning as part of the nZEB pilot project within the eCentral project. Local peer review workshop will be organized in Velenje on the 18th January 2018...
- Slovenian

13.11.2017 - KLIMAAKTIV-BUILDING STANDARD FOR NZEB BUILDINGS IN AUSTRIA
Klimaaktiv is the Austrian climate protection initiative and part of the Austrian Climate Strategy. The klimaaktiv-building standard is comparable to the international European nZEB-standard and since more than 10 years very successful...
- German

06.11.2017 - LAUNCH OF THE  HUNGARIAN PILOT ACTION IN BUDAPEST
The ‘Energy Efficient Public Buildings in Central Europe (eCentral)’ project has started; its Hungarian implementing partners kindly invite all stakeholders interested to the launch conference in Budapest, on the 1st February 2018...
- Hungarian

30.10.2017 - PREPAC FUNDING: GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS RENOVATION
The Ministerial Decree of 16th September 2016, called PREPAC (Program for the energy requalification of buildings of the Central Public Administration) is a strategic program, that aims to finance the energy renovation of public buildings...
- Italian