Entries by Diana Galatus

Energy Efficient Mortgages: A greener future for Europe

Brussels, 3 December 2018 – For immediate release The Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEM) Initiative is, today, unveiling its definition of an energy efficient mortgage which is the result of extensive cross-sectoral, market consultation of the lending institutions piloting the energy efficient mortgage framework and of the EEM Advisory Council. Today’s announcement coincides with the start […]

Colibri Hypotheken joins the Energy Efficient Mortgages Pilot Scheme, bringing the number of participating banks to 40

Brussels, 27 November 2018 – For immediate release The Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEM) Initiative is delighted to announce that Colibri Hypotheken has decided to participate in the Energy Efficient Mortgages Pilot Scheme. As of today, 40 European banks are taking part in the Pilot Scheme, launched last June, and have committed to test the implementation […]

Energy Efficient Mortgages Initiative strongly welcomes first strategic partnership to be launched under the Energy Efficient Mortgages Pilot Scheme

The Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEM) Initiative strongly welcomes today’s announcement that E.ON and BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK will work together to develop and pilot an Energy Efficient Mortgage product, in the first strategic partnership of its kind to be launched in the context of the Energy Efficient Mortgages Pilot Scheme. Under the partnership, BNP […]

Building a greener society: Ecology Building Society joins the Energy Efficient Mortgages Pilot Scheme

PRESS RELEASE Brussels, 20 September 2018 – For immediate release The Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEM) Initiative and Ecology Building Society are delighted to announce that Ecology Building Society will participate in the Energy Efficient Mortgages Pilot Scheme. The EEM Initiative is aimed at delivering a mortgage financing mechanism, according to which borrowers are incentivised to improve […]

Energy Efficient Mortgages: From a Data Perspective

By Vincent Mahieu, Senior Associate, Hypoport In the second week of June 2018 we saw a successful launch of the Energy Efficient Mortgages Pilot Scheme  (in collaboration with 37 European banks, 23 supporting organisations and EU and international political institutions). The EeMAP and EeDaPP are part of the Energy Efficient Mortgages Initiative that aims to […]

Energy Efficient Mortgages can unlock Europe’s first fuel

By Marco Marijewycz, International Market Manager B2C, E.ON Improving the energy efficiency of Europe’s building stock is one of the greatest infrastructure challenges facing our generation. Europe has one of the oldest concentration of building stock in the world, with about 35% of the continent’s buildings over 50 years old. Moreover, buildings account for 40% […]

SUSTAINABLE BOND ISSUANCE AND ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS

The case of Caja Rural de Navarra: A practical experience for the retail banking sector by Miguel Garcia de Eulate Martin, Caja Rural de Navarra   Caja Rural de Navarra (CRN) updated in 2017 its Sustainable Bond Framework in order to include Energy efficient buildings within its eligible use of proceeds. This was a relevant […]

Energy Efficient Mortgages Initiative: The Dawn of a New Asset Class?

By Luca Bertalot, Secretary General EMF-ECBC, Coordinator EeMAP&EeDaPP Introduction: Interest in energy efficiency finance has increased in recent years, driven largely by the successful conclusion of COP21 and the ambitious efforts being undertaken at EU level as a result. For its part, the EU has set itself an overall 20% energy savings target by 2020 […]