Sustainable Public, Cooperative and Social Housing

Case

The Beehive (France)

Low Carbon winner - Green Solutions Awards 2018

Project type : New Construction   Building Type : Collective housing < 50m Number of Dwelling : 11 Dwelling Net Floor Area : 950 m2 Climate zone : [Cfb] Marine Mild Winter, warm summer, no dry season. Construction cost : 1 450 000 € The...
Publication

The financing of renovation in the social housing sector

The renovation of social housing is the most obvious example of how environment and social justice considerations can be combined. Making renovation affordable for low-income social housing residents is the key...

If one wants to have a short look back at how the European policymakers have dealt with the topic of renovation of housing over the last few years, 2010 would probably be a turning point. That year, on the one hand, the...
Publication

SAVES2 PROJECT: Analysis of current trends in the rental accommodation market for students

SAVES2 project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 754203.

Between November 2017 and January 2018 we carried our research into the provision and selection of privately rented student housing across the seven SAVES 2 countries - Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, Romania and the UK....
Publication

Financing the inclusive city: a case study of the Danish model of affordable and social housing

Normally, the task of providing affordable and social housing falls to local governments and their administrations. Municipalities must single-handedly work out how to deliver and finance affordable and social housing in a city context...
Event

Conference - Innovative approaches to sustainable urban planning: cities at the heart of the energy transition

Building on the experiences of pioneer cities involved in large scale energy efficiency projects, the conference will bring together urban planners, local policy makers, researchers, entrepreneurs and energy efficiency...
News

World tallest passive-house Bolueta tower completed in Bilbao

With its 28 stories wing, VArquitectos’social housing (361) apartments tower promoted by Visesa for Bolueta neighborhood in Bilbao, Spain, is the world’s tallest Passive House certified building and is now completed! Air tightness achieved an n50...

Case

Navarra constructs over 500 energy efficient homes for social housing

The region of Navarra is building over 500 nearly zero-energy building (NZEB) units to provide affordable and energy efficient homes for their citizens. Nearly zero-energy buildings have very low energy consumption due to their design and...
Note

Affordable solutions to overcome the challenges in urban housing

by Christine Marlet (Eurogypsum aisbl)   Europe is the most urbanised continent outside of the Americas, with 73% of the current population living in urban environments; this is expected to rise to 80% by 2050. The largest...