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
The management of the German plus energy residential buildings programme -Effizienzhaus Plus - has been moved from the Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development (BMVBS) to the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit- BMUB).
Post date: 9 Mar 2015
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Post date: 10 Feb 2015
A residential energy-saving retrofitting program adopts strategies to convince local inhabitants of its benefits.
Post date: 23 Jan 2015
Building typologies have proved to be a useful instrument for an in-depth understanding of the energy performance of certain building types and categories. In the framework of the IEE project TABULA, residential building typologies have been developed for 13 European countries following a common methodological structure. Each national typology consists of a classification scheme grouping buildings according to their size, age and further energy-relevant parameters, and a set of exemplary buildings representing the respective building types [IWU 2012a].
Post date: 13 Jan 2015