The heat is on

Warm and energy efficient homes for our future.

In April 2012, over 20 specialists on alternative heating systems, energy efficiency, housing and community development, financial services, and business development representing the private sector, banking, NGOs, government administration and UNDP (as the organizer of the event) discussed and developed technical solutions and commercially viable and replicable business models addressing rural residential heating. Considering that almost 50% of total building stock is used by residential single family houses, this is a vast but often overlooked market. [Read more…]

EBRD housing development projects and energy efficiency

Since its establishment in 1991, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has become the largest financial investor in its region of operations, which stretches from central Europe and the Western Balkans to central Asia ( The EBRD helps the countries in the region to become open, market economies. In response to recent political developments in the Middle East and North Africa, the EBRD is currently in the process of extending its geographic remit to include countries in the southern and eastern Mediterranean region. [Read more…]