Securing funds for renovating hospitals, schools and other large public buildings to reduce their energy consumption is not easy for public authorities in the Mediterranean area. Indeed, public bodies cannot afford the high costs of deep renovation so they need to attract private investors. However, the poor financial prospects of such projects - long payback time and low internal rates of return (IRR) – makes the investment unappealing for the private sector.
Post date: 24 Oct 2018
This Topic includes all content relevant to the Theme "National nZEB penetration and building stock renovation (transformation) plan"
Post date: 18 Oct 2018
The primary intent of this research project is to review the current state of knowledge and risks relating to the deep energy renovation of traditional buildings, which have different hygroscopic and thermal behaviors to buildings of modern construction, and which represent approximately 16% of the total housing stock in Ireland. One of the key characteristics of traditional buildings is that they are constructed of solid masonry walls that are ‘breathable’, i.e. the building fabric allows moisture to be absorbed and released cyclically.
Post date: 10 Oct 2018
In April last year, the City of Ljubljana agreed a public-private partnership (PPP) with a consortium of GGE and Petrol for the energy retrofitting of public buildings in the municipality. The EUR 14.9 million project will deliver energy savings of 8,245 MWh annually and a reduction of 2,956 tons of CO2 emissions each year.
Post date: 10 Oct 2018
By Egla Luca, Ivan Sulc and Edeltraud Haselsteiner
Post date: 2 Oct 2018
The event is hosted by P2ENDURE, a EU funded project that has received funding from the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 723391, and it is organised in conjunction with EENSULATE and ENVISION H2020 projects.
P2ENDURE aims to improve the availability and performance of energy saving solutions for deep renovation and transformation of vacant, obsolete or sub-optimal public buildings into dwellings. The project provides Plug & Play solutions which are:
Post date: 30 Aug 2018
The STUNNING Renovation Hub, a virtual platform for the interactive knowledge exchange in energy-efficient building renovation, was launched by the EU-funded, Horizon 2020 project STUNNING in September 2018. It enables stakeholders throughout the value chain to share knowledge and experiences with each other through articles on their innovative refurbishment packages, replicable business models and case studies on their successful implementation.
Post date: 27 Aug 2018
ROCKWOOL cooperated with BPIE and EIT Climate-KIC to produce the report “Upscaling urban regeneration: European frontrunner cases are leading the way”. The report highlights key learnings from successful urban regeneration projects across Europe combined with insights from experts in the field, including:
Post date: 16 Jul 2018
IEA IBC Annex 56 methodology provides the basis for the assessment and evaluation of energy related renovation options of residential building stock, first and foremost with respect to cost, energy use and carbon emissions. Furthermore, it allows also for a broader approach going beyond cost effective reduction of carbon emissions and energy use by taking into account co-benefits achieved in a renovation process.
Post date: 28 Jun 2018
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