16 Feb 2017

Green Mortgages: Private Financing to Bridge Investment Gap in Building Energy Efficiency

European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen to address EMF-ECBC Energy Efficient Mortgages Initiative Stakeholders in Brussels

Today, the European Mortgage Federation - European Covered Bond Council (EMF-ECBC) welcomes Jyrki Katainen, European Commission Vice-President responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness to deliver a Keynote Speech at its Second Stakeholder Meeting on Energy Efficient Mortgages in Brussels. The event will be opened by Paul Hodson, Head of Unit for Energy Efficiency at European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy.

The Energy Efficient Mortgages Initiative, launched by the EMF-ECBC - and other partners among which SAFE - in September 2016, explores ways to mobilise private mortgage financing to boost energy efficient building renovation in Europe. The aim of the project is to create a suitable framework for a standardized Energy Efficient Mortgage product, which mortgage lenders in Europe can offer to borrowers seeking to purchase and retrofit an energy efficient property.