energy refurbishment / renovation / retrofitting

By Roberta d’Angiolella and Marine Faber– BPIE (Buildings Performance Institute Europe)   
Post date: 19 Sep 2017
Type: News

Energy efficiency is the ‘no regret’ solution to reduce the European Union’s dependence on energy imports and fight climate change, while featuring multiple benefits. Yet, its potential is underexploited. The EU’s 30% energy efficiency target foreseen for 2030 could only be reached as a result of effective multi-level governance between local, regional and national authorities.
Post date: 19 Sep 2017
Type: Event

The “how-to” guide on renovating shopping centres launched by CommONEnergy during a high-level event in Brussels   The CommONEnergy project, funded by the FP7 programme, developed new strategies and solutions to retrofit existing shopping centres to reduce consumption, increase energy efficiency and comfort. The project, coming to an end soon, presented its landmark publication, Guidelines on how to approach the energy-efficient renovation of shopping centres and awarded innovative shopping centres during a full day event in Brussels.
Post date: 14 Sep 2017
Type: News

EmBuild template for public sector renovation strategies. A guide for public authorities   This guidance and template aims to be a useful tool to support public authorities in developing renovation strategies, with a particular focus on the renovation of public buildings. Such strategies should encourage renovation of all buildings, but as a minimum, renovation of the buildings owned by public authorities, which have a key role to play in stimulating the market energy efficiency improvements in the entire building stock.  
Post date: 14 Sep 2017
Type: Publication

Panel buildings built by industrialised technology are an illustrative problem of Hungary and Eastern Europe. These multi-family buildings do not meet current standards because they have huge maintenance cost, out-of-date heating-system, mouldy walls and draughty windows, as well as social problems.   The main objective of the MLEI-SOLANOVA project is the integrated energy retrofit of 14 panel buildings using the SOLANOVA technique.  
Post date: 8 Sep 2017
Type: Link

Advancing knowledge in deep retrofit – Remo team attends Sustainable Places during EUSEW (2017) in June   If we are to heed to the message from a WSB2014 report stating “It is impossible to reach desirable climate change scenarios with the current building sector”, then retrofitting must sit squarely on the agenda. But what does it really take to uphold near-zero energy criteria on a district level?
Post date: 7 Sep 2017
Type: News

Achieving a decarbonised building stock by 2050 will require renovation at a faster pace and considerable investment, estimated at around €60-100 billion annually up to 2020, and more thereafter. Public funding alone cannot meet this requirement, therefore it needs to be used in a way that maximises private investment. In this new policy factsheet, BPIE illustrates examples of financing schemes that debunk the myth that attracting private investment in building renovation is difficult. Public funding can play a key role in leveraging private investment.
Post date: 6 Sep 2017
Type: Publication

Download the complete journal here:   04/2017 (PDF) or read and download individual articles.   EDITORIAL 05 Active REHVA involvement at policy level in Europe and beyond Jaap Hogeling ARTICLES
Post date: 6 Sep 2017
Type: Publication

The “Dante Alighieri” school gymnasium sets an example of best practices in public building renovation through a well thought-out and careful design based on a sustainable bioclimatic study of the site and by applying a simple construction method on the existing gymnasium.  The building has achieved high performance results in terms of the use of renewable energy as well as a lower production of CO2.     Location   Via Gattoni, 13, 61121 Pesaro PU, Itàlia   Project team  
Post date: 4 Sep 2017
Type: Case

The European ETICS Forum has established as a high-level European platform for information and communication about thermal insulation of buildings. The 4th edition will take place on 5 October 2017 in Warsaw.  
Post date: 4 Sep 2017
Type: Event