residential buildings / dwellings

iBROAD, the new Horizon 2020 project aiming to explore, design, develop and demonstrate the concept of individual Building Renovation ROADmaps, kicked off  on 3-4 July 2017 in Athens, Greece.   These building renovation roadmaps will serve as a tool outlining deep step-by-step renovation plans with customised recommendations for individual buildings (iBROAD-Plan), combined with a repository of building-related information (logbook, iBROAD- Log).  
Post date: 4 Jul 2017
Type: News

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

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

L’article 18 bis de l’annexe IV au Code Général des Impôts est le texte réglementaire français qui liste les équipements, matériaux et appareils éligibles pour le bénéfice du crédit d'impôt sur le revenu en 2017. Ce crédit d'impôt est accordé au titre des dépenses d’équipements en faveur de la transition énergétique, supportées par les contribuables dans leur habitation principale. Le texte indique les critères de performance exigés pour chacun de ces équipements, matériaux et appareils pour bénéficier du crédit d’impôt.   
Post date: 14 Jun 2017
Type: Link

This brochure from the French Agency ADEME describes the French financial public incentives related to the improvement of the energy performance of residential buildings that are available in 2017. They include: tax credits, zero interest loans, reduced VAT, subsidies, etc. 
Post date: 13 Jun 2017
Type: Publication

The TESSe2b consortium would like to invite you to the Workshop on the subject „Thermal Energy Storage System for Energy Efficient Buildings“, which is part of the EU-supported project TESSe2b.
Post date: 30 May 2017
Type: Event

  This technical memorandum released by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) provides a domestic overheating risk assessment methodology. It can be applied to dwellings, care homes and student residences. The methodology is intended for use by designers in order to influence building design for the better. It could be used at the planning stage to assess risk, as well as at later stages of design.   Contents include: Introduction  
Post date: 17 May 2017
Type: Publication

dena – the Germany Energy Agency- in partnership with the energy service provider ista, the German Tenants’ Association and the Federal Ministry of Construction habe carried out a nation-wide field test of consumption transparency in buildings in the project “Saving Money through Clever Heating”. The key outcome of the project was that tenants who receive monthly information on their heating consumption can reduce it by an average of 10 per cent.   For further information please visit the relevant dena webpage at the link provided below.
Post date: 4 May 2017
Type: News

QUALICHeCK FACT SHEET #54: Ductwork airtightness in France: Regulatory context, control procedures, results  
Post date: 27 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

Supporting the creation of Green Homes through a credible, cost-effective certification program represents an opportunity for residential investors & developers to differentiate the quality and environmental performance of their construction projects while educating consumers about the financial and other benefits. Financial institutions – through the issuance of Green Mortgages tied to certified Green Homes – can significantly reduce their mortgage default risk and raise the asset valuation of homes they finance and can, therefore, offer a lower cost of financing.
Post date: 18 Apr 2017
Type: Publication