Media Advisory: Environmental Defence Fund Europe/UK to Expand Energy Efficiency Initiative to Europe

Investor Confidence Project to Transform European Energy Efficiency Market

October 29, 2014
Panama Bartholomy, +31 681 02 4282,
Anita Jain, (212) 616-1285,

Environmental Defence Fund Europe/UK introduces Investor Confidence Project, an initiative that will increase financial market investment in energy efficiency renovations, to the European market.

This event will convene financial, engineering, and government sectors to address some of the most significant barriers to large-scale renovation project finance in the European building sector.

Investor Confidence Project Europe will be advised by some of the top organizations and companies in these sectors, including:

  • ING Bank
  • Green Investment Bank
  • Plus Ultra Asset Management
  • ARUP
  • European Association of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EuroACE)
  • RdA Climate Solutions
  • E.oN
  • Building Performance Institute of Europe
  • United Kingdom Department of Energy and Climate Change

The goal of Investor Confidence Project Europe is to transform the energy efficiency market by streamlining transactions and increasing the reliability of projected energy savings. Akin to audited financials, the Investor Confidence Project system standardizes how energy efficiency projects are developed and measured.

The potential for renovating existing buildings in Europe to mitigate climate change, generate financial savings, and create jobs is considerable – and largely untapped. Estimates say that energy efficiency on a large scale in Europe could reduce carbon emissions by 740 million tons, equivalent to taking 150 million cars off the road, and create between 1.1 million and 2 million new jobs in the building industry by 2050.

Wednesday, November 5th at 11:00AM Central European Time

Panama Bartholomy, Director, Investor Confidence Project Europe
Steve Fawkes, Senior Advisor, Investor Confidence Project Europe
Andy Darrell, Chief of Strategy, Environmental Defence Fund Europe/UK’s Climate and Energy Program

Thon Hotel EU (Room Amsterdam III), Rue de la Loi/Welstraat 75, Brussels, Belgium

Those planning to attend should RSVP here

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