On 8 February 2018 the Energy Efficient Mortgages Initiative was presented at the Roundtable on Sustainable Finance & Energy Efficiency in Singapore in collaboration with the National University of Singapore’s School of Design and Environment. The Roundtable is a strong sign of the growing global interest in energy efficiency financing and it brought together Singaporean government representatives and participants from the European and Asian financial, building performance and construction industries.
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Brussels, 19 January 2018 – For immediate release
Dutch banks meet for first EeMAP roundtable in the Netherlands
Today, the Energy Efficient Mortgages Initiative, which brings together two Horizon 2020 funded Projects, the Energy Efficient Mortgages Action Plan (EeMAP) and the Energy Efficient Data Protocol & Portal (EeDaPP), takes another important step forward with the third in a series of national Roundtable events, this time focussing on the Netherlands.
The event, organised in Amsterdam and hosted by ING, brings together representatives from the Dutch banking industry for an exchange of views on the practical implementation in the Dutch market of the Initiative, which seeks to scale-up mortgage financing for energy efficient buildings at European level and collect and analyse related data.
The outcomes of today’s discussions will feed into the EeMAP Pilot Phase, which will test the framework for energy efficient mortgages produced by the EeMAP project’s technical committees. The Pilot Phase is expected to begin in June 2018 with a view to delivering a final framework for an energy efficient mortgage product in the final stage of the EeMAP Initiative in 2019.
The first EeMAP national case study, with a focus on Italy, was launched on 13 November 2017 in Milan; the second, with a focus on Belgium, took place on 15 November 2017. A series of other national Roundtable events are in the pipeline for later this year.
Luca Bertalot, EeMAP Coordinator, commented:
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to discuss our Energy Efficient Mortgages Initiative with the Dutch banking community. Exchanges of this kind with local stakeholders are invaluable for identifying and incorporating national best practices into the framework at European level and, ultimately, for the long-term success of the Initiative.”
EeMAP Initiative Coordinator