Main Objectives and targeted audience To foster political support to integrate behavioural insights in energy efficiency policy making and programme designing; To facilitate the exchange of innovative ideas, field experiences, and scientific studies among researchers, practitioners, and government officials regarding the application of behavioural insights for accelerating and upscaling energy efficiency improvement; To disseminate good practices and latest knowledge on […]
This webinar is part of the training modules offered by the District Energy in Cities Initiative. It provides key insights of business models to ensure the viability of district energy projects for both heating and cooling systems. Among other aspects, the webinar covers projects that require leveraging state funding, financing models with a price cap, business models structuring when there are substitutes […]
Incorporating Energy Service Companies in Nationally Determined Contributions – Book Launch (Webinar)Read more
Despite the high benefits and low cost of energy efficiency as a major solution for mitigating climate change, a large number of energy efficiency opportunities remain untapped due to multiple barriers. ESCOs, which combine technical expertise and financing, are businesses that can play an important role in boosting private investments in energy efficiency implementation and thus also climate change mitigation. […]
A sustainable solution in Energy Poverty now and the future is quality housing coupled with green financing. This SMARTER webinar features different expert viewpoints from sustainable architecture, banking and social inclusion, focusing on SMARTER initiative’s actions in hybrid funding, setting up a municipal platform, financial products and case studies.
Evaluación de la brecha de habilidades y conocimientos en Eficiencia Energética en el sector de la Construcción en Argentina (Webinar)Read more
El Webinar se va a hacer en Español Este webinar presenta el proceso y resultados obtenidos del proyecto “Evaluación de la brecha de competencias y conocimientos en eficiencia energética en edificios (EEB)”, desarrollado en Argentina durante el último año. A través de una breve exposición, se describirán los principales hallazgos y la perspectiva de los actores, principalmente del sector educativo, […]
Many energy efficiency opportunities are profitable, and private investment plays a key role in energy efficiency implementation. It requires technical expertise to identify and assess energy efficiency opportunities and design actions and projects. Perceived risks and lack of access to finance is another barrier to energy efficiency investment. Energy performance contracting (EPC) is one of the tested business models for […]
Recent developments of behavioural sciences offer valuable insights on human thinking and choices. They indicate the existence of many common human biases; the context and considerations other than personal utility maximization often affect human decisions. Hundreds of governments around the world are integrating these findings into the designing of their policies and measures. The advantage of gentle nudging for scaling […]
Unlocking energy efficiency in municipalities: water-energy nexus in existing water supply systems (Webinar)Read more
Water availability is a main driver for sustainable development. Interdependencies between water and energy sectors are very strong and need to be addressed as a whole to be able to tackle resource stresses caused by climate change, commonly known the water-energy nexus. On the other hand, high electricity demand can lead to unsustainable costs of operation of water supply systems […]
Stakeholder Coordination in District Energy Systems. The Case of Combined Cooling, Heating and Power in Zhuhai (Webinar)Read more
This Webinar has been designed for national and local authorities, including project managers and sponsors, technical experts, as well as local energy utilities, with the aim of providing fundamental knowledge to initiate and promote the development of district energy projects.
This webinar offers an overview and help navigate in various modalities for energy efficiency upgrades in buildings at the municipal level. Buildings account for 40 percent of global energy consumption and nearly the same share of CO2 emissions. Consequently, reducing the energy consumption of buildings will be a key priority for any country or community striving to lower energy expenses […]