energy refurbishment / renovation / retrofitting

The new Horizon 2020 FIT-TO-NZEB project develops innovative training schemes for deep energy retrofit in Eastern and Southern Europe    
Post date: 25 Jul 2017
Type: News

Retrofitting to existing buildings for improved energy efficiency is technically possible but conditions vary in different regions in Europe. “Northern Europe” is spanning in north south direction equally long as the distance between Malmö and northern Tunisia. The challenge is to meet the varying climate for such a big area with one technical solution. The answer is modularity and moisture buffering materials.     Challenges  
Post date: 24 Jul 2017
Type: News

On 14 July 2017, the European Commission announced that the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Vonovia SE,  a German real-estate management company, have concluded a loan contract for EUR 300m.
Post date: 17 Jul 2017
Type: News

The Horizon 2020 funded RentalCal project (European Rental Housing Framework for the Profitability Calculation of Energetic Retrofitting Investments) aims to improve market transparency for energy efficiency investments in the rental housing industry. It does so by providing a benchmarking tool for transnational profitability assessments of such investments. With the development and dissemination of this tool, the project follows three distinct scopes:  
Post date: 14 Jul 2017
Type: Link

The Horizon 2020 funded Lemon project (Less Energy More OpportuNities) aims to provide technical assistance to public and private entities for the preparation of tenders for the energy retrofitting of 622 social housing units in the provinces of Reggio Emilia and Parma.  
Post date: 14 Jul 2017
Type: Link

The Horizon 2020 funded DREEAM project (Demonstrating an integrated Renovation approach for Energy Efficiency At the Multi-building scale) aims to show that renovating at a larger scale opens the opportunity for a better integration of renewable energy and is generally more cost effective. The project demonstrates a multi-building and single owner renovation approach that can achieve a 75% reduction of total energy demand.  
Post date: 14 Jul 2017
Type: Link

On June 9, the Energy efficient Mortgages Action Plan (EeMAP) Initiative was presented during a Kick-Off Stakeholder Meeting hosting over 100 participants and panellists. Key market players attended the meeting namely as European and international investors, issuers, lenders, property valuers, academics, energy suppliers, buildings experts and SMEs.
Post date: 28 Jun 2017
Type: News

A radical approach to using natural construction materials at scale     The ISOBIO project proposes an innovative strategy to bring bio-based construction materials into the mainstream.   A key innovation consists of the use of pre-treated bio-based aggregates for construction, which include insulation materials, hygrothermal and moisture buffering materials, binders, sol-gel and resins.     Objectives  
Post date: 28 Jun 2017
Type: Link

The Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) funded project Collaboration for Housing Nearly Zero-Energy Renovation (COHERENO), aimed to strengthen collaboration of enterprises in innovative business schemes for realising Nearly Zero-Energy Building (NZEB) renovations in single family owner occupied houses. The project focused on eliminating barriers for collaboration, providing enterprises with guidance on how to collaborate and on developing services for the different customer segments.   Major outputs of the project included:  
Post date: 27 Jun 2017
Type: Link

Energy efficient buildings: increased energy savings and better living conditions       On 26 June 2017, the EU Council agreed its position on a proposal for a revised directive on the energy performance of buildings. This agreement will allow for the start of negotiations with the European Parliament under the Estonian presidency.  
Post date: 27 Jun 2017
Type: News