refurbishment / renovation / retrofitting

The Juncker Plan is also known as The Investment Plan for Europe.   It was proposed by the European Commission in November 2014, following the European Council's call in June 2014 for the low levels of investment in the EU to be addressed in order to boost growth and employment.  
Post date: 11 Dec 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

The EU funded ABRACADABRA H2020 project, is developing three toolkits; one focusing on regulatory challenges and opportunities for boosting energy retrofitting of buildings, another one on financial aspects, and the one described here - the technical toolkit.  
Post date: 8 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

Το Εργαλείο Οικονομικής Αξιολόγησης (CERtuS SE²T) αναπτύχθηκε στο πλαίσιο του προγράμματος CERtuS . Είναι ένα φιλικό στη χρήση του και κατατοπιστικό εργαλείο πάνω σε ζητήματα χρηματοδότησης, το οποίο απευθύνεται κυρίως στις αρχές τοπικής αυτοδιοίκησης καθώς επίσης και σε ιδιοκτήτες κτιρίων οι οποίοι επιθυμούν να ανακαινίσουν ενεργειακά το κτίριό τους εκ βαθέων, προκειμένου αυτά να χαρακτηριστούν κτίρια σχεδόν μηδενικής ενεργειακής κατανάλωσης (ΣΜΕΚ).
Post date: 7 Dec 2017
Type: Tool

Denne standard beskriver anvendelsen af commissioning-processen til bygninger.   Commissioning-processen er et værktøj til at sikre at krav til et byggeri opfyldes i alle byggeriets faser og ind i driftsfasen.   Standarden er beregnet til brug i forbindelse med byggeri og ved større ombygninger herunder energirenoveringer. Større ombygninger omfatter bl.a. ombygninger, der medfører revision af det fremtidige energi- eller driftsbudget eller som har et højt indhold af teknisk indhold, som fx:  
Post date: 6 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

by Christine Marlet (Eurogypsum aisbl)   Europe is the most urbanised continent outside of the Americas, with 73% of the current population living in urban environments; this is expected to rise to 80% by 2050. The largest challenge for the vast majority of European cities is their capacity to adapt to the evolving needs of the inhabitants who face scarcity of housing with the resultant increase in cost of living.  
Post date: 5 Dec 2017
Type: Note

  Building Energy Efficiency for Massive market UPtake     BEEM-UP was a Public Private Partnership collaborative project that aimed to demonstrate the economic, social and technical feasibility of retrofitting initiatives for drastically reducing the energy demand in existing residential buildings, and lay the ground for massive market uptake of such initiatives.  
Post date: 21 Nov 2017
Type: Link

  Individual Building Renovation Roadmaps - My path towards an energy efficient home     iBRoad project, funded by the Horizon 2020 European programme, aims at exploring, designing, developing and demonstrating the concept of individual Building Renovation Roadmaps. With the innovative approach proposed, the project aims to become a real driver for deep renovation.  
Post date: 15 Nov 2017
Type: Link

There is still much to be done and the pace of energy renovations must be urgently stepped up, as the COP23 Building Action Symposium summit prepares to open in Bonn on November 9, says Adrian Joyce, Renovate Europe Campaign Director.    
Post date: 6 Nov 2017
Type: Note

The energy renovation of 48 apartments in a social housing estate in Montignies-sur-Sambre (Belgium) forms part of the global neighbourhood rehabilitation project of  "La cité du Centenaire" which is located in the city of Charleroi on the easterly periphieral. This housing estate was designed by the architect Victor Bourgeois in 1957 and was based on the model of a garden city, but over the last decades it had become impoverished and the natural landscape blighted.  
Post date: 26 Oct 2017
Type: Case