This scheme is now closed.
Post date: 15 Feb 2016
Italy: the energy efficiency way of the washing-machine shaped dwellings in Genoa A social housing district with poor insulation, a municipality that is meeting a long-standing demand by residents while transforming the area into a model for eco-sustainability San Pietro is a peripheral neighbourhood overlooking the city of Genoa, North-West of Italy. It is also known as Lavatrici (washing machines), because of the concrete slabs with empty circles that characterise the façades of its buildings.
Post date: 4 Dec 2015
Life cycle energy and cost analysis of embodied, operational and user-transport energy reduction measures for residential buildings
Post date: 30 Nov 2015
The tool allows users to view statistical data related to the energy performance of residential buildings. The tool shows the characteristics of the current state of the housing stock for 20 countries and the determined modernisation trends based on monitoring pilot actions of the energy refurbishment progress for 6 countries resulting from the EPISCOPE project. It allows comparing countries and provides policy information, such as the definitions for Nearly-Zero Energy Buildings.
The tool displays detailed information on several aspects:
Post date: 27 Oct 2015
Making the energy-refurbishment processes in the European housing sector transparent and effective is a crucial step towards achieving the EU’s climate mitigation targets.
Post date: 5 Oct 2015
Housing Europe is the European Federation of Public, Cooperative and Social Housing, established in 1988. It is a network of 43 national and regional federations gathering about 43.000 public, social and cooperative housing providers in 23 countries. Altogether, these providers manage over 26 million homes, about 11% of existing dwellings in the EU.
Post date: 31 Jul 2015
This paper addresses a range of parameters that are vital for buildings and their inhabitants in respect to indoor air quality (IAQ), thermal comfort and daylight requirements in Belgium–Brussels Region, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom – England and Wales. The results of the analysis shows that all studied Member States (MS) have at least a basic reference to IAQ included in their building codes.
Post date: 17 Jun 2015
The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and the Republic of Lithuania have signed a loan agreement, totalling EUR 100 million, with a maturity of 20 years, to improve energy efficiency in public and residential buildings.
The long-term loan will finance the renovation of apartment buildings with a total surface area of 4 million square meters and 49 public buildings, mainly hospitals, health centers and community centers.
Post date: 15 May 2015
Over the years, the demand for flexible and functional electrical installations for houses and apartments has grown on a daily basis. Changing living conditions and habits, evolving housing needs, the availability of new technologies and the awareness of the importance of efficient energy use provide the impetus for an in-depth analysis of the electrical installation.
Post date: 12 May 2015
The overall strategic objective of the EPISCOPE project of the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) is to make the energy refurbishment processes in the European housing sector transparent and effective. This will help to ensure that the climate protection targets will actually be attained and that corrective or enhancement actions can be taken in due time, if necessary.
The scope of the project includes:
Post date: 11 May 2015