Come and meet us at Smart Energy Expo

MR Energy Systems will take part in the Smart Energy Expo, 2014 edition (Verona fair – Italy)

On October 8th, Marco Zanetto will present an Industrial case study from Small Medium Enterprises on energy efficiency in Italy.

The EURAC workshop ‘Voluntary tools in the implementation of the European low carbon strategy in Italy: the Covenant of Mayors and other instruments for public – private partnerships at local level‘, will be held next Wednesday in the ‘Smart City & Communities’, from 10:00 to 15:00.


EED transposed into Italian Regulation

Directive 2012/27/EU was transposed into Italian Decree 102/2014.

Here follow a short review of the main news.

Renovation of public bodies’ buildings will be applied to minimum 3% of the whole area (about 400.000 m2 / year). With a public investment of 355 million euros in the period 2014-2020. The local authorities contribute to achieving the objective.

Purchasing by public bodies will follow the National Green Public Procurement Plan and other National regulations on high energy-efficiency performance of products, services and buildings.

Energy efficiency obligation schemes was set up, confirming the White Certificates as the main system to achieve  cumulative end-use energy savings target by 31 December 2020.

Large Enterprises and energy-intensive enterprises shall carry out energy audits or implement an energy management system. Public funding will be available for SME to voluntary carry out energy audits or implement an EMS.

Energy Performance Contracts are promoted and minimum items to be included are provided.

New buildings and renovation of existing buildings satisfying high energy efficiency standards can benefit from volume bonuses and derogations to urban standards.

The National Fund for Energy Efficiency was established for: a) energy efficiency in public buildings; b) the development of district heating and cooling; c) energy efficiency services and public infrastructure; d) energy efficiency of residential buildings and social housing; e) energy efficiency in the industrial sector.

With this Decree Italy finally gets in line with EED, and provides an allocation of 800 million euros from 2014 to 2020 for energy efficiency.


Energy Response at Construction21Expo!

The 14th and 15th of May 2014, do come and visit our Energy Response booth at the virtual fair ‘Construction Expo 21’, at the ‘North Sea’ pavillon.

The Energy Response team is waiting for you… or your avatar, for a virtual coffee and a real chat!

The first virtual expo for the green
building industry across Europe
WWW.CONSTRUCTION21EXPO.EU
DO BUSINESS MATCHING with real estate investors,
designers, consultants, project developers, technology,
materials and many other important stakeholders in
sustainable building.
ATTEND GREEN BUILDING DEBATES on the latest trends
and political issues of the international green building
community.
Attend livestream presentations, browse
exhibitors’ booths, swap business cards, make
Skype calls or chat with other participants, all
from your own computer with your own
avatar!


MR Energy Systems @ Greenbuild Expo 2013 – Philadelphia

MR Energy Systems is exibiting at GreenBuild Expo 2013, the most important Expo on Green Building worldwide, gathering venue for the international LEED community.

MR Energy Systems brings @ Greenbuild its experience in consulting engineering for sustainbale buildings including:

  • LEED – GBC Italia – consulting services
  • Energy Dynamic Symulations
  • Energy monitoring systems, Building Automation Systems, Energy Response Platform
  • Sustainbale materials consulting: LCA, Carbon Footprinting, EPD
  • Strategic consulting, policy analisys & development

Come and meet us together with the other Italian companies at the ICE-Italian Trade Promotion Agency booth # 1011 .
For more information, do not hesitate to contact us: info@mrenergy.it


Our Article on Qualenergia

Quale_Energia1Published on n.2/2013 of Magazine Qualenergia an article by Mauro Roglieri and Iris Visentin about LEED, GBC and more in general aboput the benefetis of adopting sustainability rating systems of buildings to reach CO2 reduction targets.

Full article in Italian: http://www.qualenergia.it/articoli/20130520-green-building-council-il-rating-edificio


Green future for Porto Marghera

The Ministry of Environment invests 9 million euros for the development of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in Porto Marghera and the Certosa Island. The agreement, signed on the 29th of December 2010, includes a number of measures among which an industrial initiative in Porto Marghera (“Marghera Ecodistretto”), and the sustainable renovation of the Certosa Island (natural park and touristic venue) in Venice.

 

Source: www.minambiente.it


Kyoto Rotation Fund

The Kyoto Rotation Fund will be finally active since the 15th of March, Ministry of Environment Corrado Clini commented during a conference in Rome. The Kyoto Rotation Fund has been awaited longly by operators. SMEs, PAs or individuals will now benefit from a 0,5% interest rate financial tool to realize their energy efficiency projects (including building sector), distributed generation (tri-generation in particular), or small renewable energy production plants. The initial size of the fund will be € 600 mil, while extra € 400 mil could be added after the auction of the 2013-2020 emissions trading allowances will be finalized (and debts with ETS new entrants since 2009 will have been paid off). Source: www.minambiente.it


Sustainability as a strategic asset

Why?

Emissions Trading

‘Zero impact’ does not exist. Human activities have always had an impact on the environment, since they involve the consumption of resources and energy. Over the centuries, industrial and technological development have dramatically improved our living standard and guaranteed us health, well being, protection from extreme events, food supply and boundless mobility. At which price. Our impact on the environment and climate has increased more and more, reaching today a level which is not sustainable anymore for our planet.

Policy Development

Governments around the world agree that there is an urgent need of a change in this trend. Many policies have been developed at national, European or international level aiming at the broad adoption of best practices which make our activities more sustainable.
Change is not easy though, because it requires us  to change our habits as producers and as consumers too. But we need to act, and we need to do it quickly.

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