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Green Recovery in Spain and Italy: Accelerating Home Renovation after COVID-19

As two of the worst-hit countries in Europe by the COVID-19 pandemic, helping communities recover and stimulating the economy is fundamental for a successful recovery in Italy and Spain. Looking to a forge a “green recovery” largely means...
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What is a Thermal Bridge?

A thermal bridge ‘free’ design is one of the 5 fundamental principles of Passive House design and construction. But, what even is a thermal bridge? Why are they important? And how do we go about reducing or eliminating them? We hope to...
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"We are building a Passive House" Video reading of a children's book

Looking for something to keep the little ones busy?   Check out this video reading the International Passive House Association made of the children's book "We are Building a Passive Solar House" by Martina Feirer and Alexandra Frankel.  
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|Online course| Safe operation of buildings and HVAC systems during the COVID-19 pandemic

This online course (~6 hours) covers key topics on how to resume activities, safely operate buildings and specifically use densely occupied indoor spaces during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The course is based on the REHVA COVID-19...
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The ePANACEA project website is now live!

ePANACEA is a project funded under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme, aimed at developing generation energy performance assessment and certification for buildings. The vision is for ePANACEA to become a relevant instrument in the European...
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ePANACEA HORIZON 2020 project

This project has received funding from the European Union’s HORIZON 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 892421

ePANACEA is a project funded under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme, aimed at developing a holistic methodology for energy performance assessment and certification of buildings. The vision is ePANACEA becoming a relevant instrument in the...
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A guidebook to European building policy – key legislation and initiatives

European building policy has been under development since the 1990s. Under the leadership of the European Commission building standards and policies have gradually improved, taking into account issues such as financing solutions, renewable...

The guide focuses on the key EU legislation aimed at transforming and decarbonising the European building stock. This includes an overview of:   The Clean Energy Package for all Europeans – a comprehensive set of legislation that defines...
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Forget about the price tag! Let’s talk about the social value of housing

Housing Europe's Annual Conference | Online | #nopricetag Online, 15 October 2020   Over the last few years, more and more cities around the globe have become unlivable for a big part of their population due to the...