Effective policies for improving energy efficiency in buildings
This book contains the Proceedings of the JRC Workshop on Scientific Technical Reference System on Renewable Energy & Use Efficiency: "Effective Policies for Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings", Krakow, Poland, 12-14 September 2007. The overall aim of the workshop was to contribute to the implementation of the new energy efficiency measures and policies in New Member States, Candidate Countries and Neighbouring countries in the building sector and to foster a real market for energy efficiency, with a particular focus on the implementation of Directives and the European Commission... Action Plan for Energy Efficiency for achieving a 20% reduction in energy consumption by 2020. To the success of the workshop contributed around 60 participants from 18 European Countries, representing national ministries and local administrations, energy agencies and energy services companies, universities, local energy companies, International, European and national financing groups and banks, commercial companies and industry associations. The presentations from these Proceedings covered instruments and solutions for financing energy efficiency, multilateral and local banks experience, the use of the carbon market and particular flexible mechanisms, National energy efficiency Action Plans, ESCO projects, status of electricity consumption in enlarged EU, European Commission initiatives (GreenLight, GreenBuilding and Motor Challenge programmes).