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The building sector accounts for 40% of the total energy use and for 36% of Europe’s CO2 emissions. It generates 9% of the total EU 27 GDP and 8% of the total employment. The building stock, in particular the housing sector, plays indeed a major role in achieving the “20-20-20” strategic targets. There are many advantages in reducing the environmental footprint of buildings that should be carefully considered. The CE project GovernEE has some good practices to build on.

Delivered under the URBACT II Programme of the EU, promoting sustainable urban development, the activities of URBACT’s Capitalisation Workstream 6 “Building Energy Efficiency” (EE) will receive inputs from GovernEE’s transnational work on good governance in EE. The Workstream capitalizes on the main European initiatives in the field of energy efficiency in the built environment as well as the work in progress in the URBACT Networks dealing with related topics. An important step of this process will be the organisation of a Thematic Workshop at the URBACT Annual Conference in Copenhagen 3-4 December 2012. Francesco Tutino, Responsible of the Energy Unit at the Municipality of Bologna, will represent GovernEE  at the Conference and will hold a presentation of main achievements during a witnesses hearing session followed by Q&A from the public.

Last Updated (Wednesday, 12 December 2012 16:38)

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7th October 2012, Udine - From 29 September 2012 to 7 October 2012 the 59° edition of the Fiera Della Casa Moderna - Modern House Fair, in Udine (Italy) will welcome the GOVERNEE project with representation of CETA.

Udine’s yearly event is dedicated to the modern houses, the building sector, new innovative materials, design, renewable energy resources for housing use (photovoltaic, thermal solar, heat pumps, boilers and domestic biomass plants) and energy efficiency together with solutions supporting the concept of bio-housing and ecological housing.

Last Updated (Wednesday, 12 December 2012 16:38)

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CETA organizes GovernEE project’s 2nd Local Focus Group meeting at the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Handcraft of Udine

Udine, 9th October 2012 - The programme of the event was articulated around the presentation of Dr. Alessia Vecchiet from CETA (Bologna) on the GovernEE project, the partnership, the aims of the project and also the activity in progress with some results already obtained. A presentation by Eng. Elisa Nuzzo, external expert of CETA, for EE and energy audit of the buildings and sustainability protocols, described the tool developed in the ambit of the project under the work package “Monitoring system and financial evaluation framework to assess and evaluate energy efficiency programs related to public heating”. Ms Nuzzo presented the guidelines for public administrations, via a case study.

Last Updated (Wednesday, 12 December 2012 16:39)

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Good Governance, Intelligent Monitoring, Renewables: Energy monitoring and governance was in the heart of the EU - Central European (CE) Programme  GovernEE’s project partnership meeting in Prague. The 4th Transnational Workshop organized on 11-13 September looked into the after-project opportunities and present the conclusions of GovernEE’s external experts report on the project’s advancement, allowing an overview of the latest project outputs, results and their future use.

Prague, 13th September 2012 – Before the release of the final project outputs, the cross-sectoral Strategic Toolkit and the ensuing Policy recommendations for good governance in energy efficiency (EE), GovernEE is now entering the final phase of preparation of the pilot actions which will be tested by partners in the following period.

Each pilot has been defined as to highly contribute to the goals of the project and the CE Programme to make sure that good governance in energy efficiency will be fully implemented in the public sphere. Local tests will be driven by partners for intelligent energy monitoring (ICT measurements), efficient use of RES in heating historic buildings by testing photovoltaic panels & insulation to boost EE in public historic buildings and also training & coaching to strengthen the public sphere’s responsibility and improve local decision-makers’ competence. Pilots’ ’transnational added value shall be useful for both project partners and external stakeholders throughout entire CE region where similar problems are dealt with at a macro regional level.

GovernEE’s conference also hosted presentations of main project findings such as the guidelines and benchmarks for feasibility studies related to EE and the use of renewables (RES) for effective tendering related to public heating, monitoring system and financial evaluation framework to assess and evaluate energy efficiency programs related to public heating and ex-ante analysis of energy efficiency in public buildings of partner cities. Also on the agenda, a summary of an international survey on innovative alternative energy sources in district heating (DH) presented by its author, the Italian partner institute, CETA. Functioning as a heat energy broker, DHC collects wasted or unused local heat and fuel sources from CHP plants, industrial processes and to moderate heat production in efficient and balanced way. DHC systems allow RES to penetrate the heating market and electricity sectors and would be an excellent resource for the public building sector.

Designing and implementing a sustainable energy policy is a challenging and time-demanding process that has to be systematically planned and continuously managed. GovernEE’s Italian municipal partner the city of Bologna has prepared comprehensive guidelines for a Energy Efficiency Action Plan that was shared with the partners. The Action Plan highlights the collaboration and coordination process among various departments in the local administration and identifies the challenges of a successful implementation laying on an integrated approach.

The structure and the functioning of the GovernEE knowledge network and the competence centre, working under the responsibility of CERE institute from Vienna was also debated by partners upon specific guidelines for the incorporation of energy awareness into municipal policies suggested by CERE, the knowledge institute from Vienna

Last Updated (Friday, 14 September 2012 22:02)

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