Residential buildings

The EU funded CITYOPT project (Holistic simulation and optimization of energy systems in Smart Cities) aims to make cities smarter through applications and guidelines supporting efficient planning, detailed design and operation of energy systems in urban districts. The specific target is to engage users with the new CITYOPT applications, create new partnerships connecting city leaders and stakeholders and create new business models for decision support systems for energy efficient neighbourhoods.  
Post date: 23 Jun 2017
Type: Link

The EU funded CHEETAH project (CHanging Energy Efficiency Technology Adoption in Households) supports the market uptake of Energy Efficiency Technologies (EETs) in the EU residential sector by providing evidence-based input to energy efficiency policy design and evaluation. It contributes to the work programme by addressing the interrelations between microeconomic factors, sectoral energy demand and macroeconomic effects, relying on a consistent methodological framework.   The project:  
Post date: 23 Jun 2017
Type: Link

The EU funded BRISKEE project (Behavioural Response to Investment Risks in Energy Efficiency) aims to provide evidence-based input to the design and evaluation of energy efficiency policy in the EU residential sector.   BRISKEE addresses household decision-making and its implications at three levels:  
Post date: 22 Jun 2017
Type: Link

Heating consumption in the residential sector in Europe is around 2300 TWh/y, Domestic Hot Water (DHW) consumption reaches 500 TWh/y, while cooling consumption is less than 100 TWh/y.   The EU funded BuildHEAT Project (Standardised approaches and products for the systemic retrofit of residential Buildings, focusing on HEATing and cooling consumptions attenuation) aims to drive change in the construction sector, bring information and coherence onto the market, facilitating the decision making and planning processes through:  
Post date: 20 Jun 2017
Type: Link

The European Commission, in partnership with the UN Environment Finance Initiative, is organising a series of webinars in the frame of the Sustainable Energy Investment Forums project.   The first of these will be on the topic of Financing Energy Efficiency: The Key Role of Standardisation & Benchmarking and will take place on Wednesday 28 June 2017, from 11.00 to 12.30 Central European Summer Time.  
Post date: 16 Jun 2017
Type: Event

The Request2Action (R2A) project final webinar   The challenges around urban retrofit, in particular the ones faced by private dwellers have long been in debate at EU level.   How to foster energy retrofit activities? Can a dwelling energy performance certificate help? How to promote the information in the EPC and support the dweller’s retrofit decision process? What are the barriers hindering a dweller´s decision to adopt energy efficiency retrofit measures?  
Post date: 15 Jun 2017
Type: Event

Free webinar on Monday 19 June – 11:00-11:45 (CET)   Many pitfalls lie in wait for the unwitting district renovator, especially if the retrofitting design methodology is skewed from the start. Not only is it crucial to be cost-effective and environmentally sustainable, but you have to involve stakeholders and take on board the social aspects, too. Many variables. Many wrong turns are possible. It is important to plan carefully and then adjust throughout the project.  
Post date: 14 Jun 2017
Type: Event

A smarter way to delivering large-scale change: the CITyFiED Methodology for Sustainable Urban Renovation at district level   Sustainable urban renovation is complex, particularly with respect to the decision making process, where a number of key stakeholders and several aspects need to be considered simultaneously. Evaluating and selecting alternative scenarios or measures to be implemented can be a substantial use of time and resources for cities.   
Post date: 14 Jun 2017
Type: News

This webpage of the French agency’s ADEME website, informs on financial incentives provided by energy suppliers in France, in respect to the energy renovation of residential buildings, in the framework of the White Certificates scheme. 
Post date: 14 Jun 2017
Type: Link

This brochure explains which subsidies can be provided by the French agency Anah (Agence nationale de l'habitat) for the energy renovation of residential buildings, in the framework of the programme "Habiter mieux". Subsidies can be given to low income homeowners and to homeowners who lease their home to low-income tenants. 
Post date: 14 Jun 2017
Type: Publication