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 […]

Developing technical due diligence for valuers: towards additional information for lenders

By Sarah Sayce professor of University of Reading and Zsolt Toth, External Affairs & EU Liason Manager, Europe RICS Valuers act in accordance with the instructions they receive and the requirements of their professional body. As energy efficiency is likely to present a lower risk in terms of value moving forward, it is therefore a […]

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% […]

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 […]

EeMAP Market Consultation: Over 500 Stakeholders Show Strong Support for Pilot Proposals

By Stephen Richardson, World Green Building Council Between February and April of this year, the EeMAP consortium undertook a mammoth, market consultation exercise to gather detailed feedback on our draft proposals for the pilot scheme. Spearheading this process, national Green Building Council’s (GBCs) from the Europe Regional Network (ERN) of World Green Building Council hosted […]

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 […]