Researchers are developing low-cost technologies to tackle indoor air pollution that is a growing menace. A new generation of electrostatic filters can capture even the smallest particles of household pollutants, using a little amount of energy
Post date: 10 Mag 2019
Italy may be emblematic in the energy rehabilitation of buildings because of its red tape and ever-changing tax incentives
Post date: 13 Nov 2018
In the framework of the World Cities Day 2018, BuildHeat in collaboration with other 3 EU-funded like-minded projects invites you to discover innovative approaches, lessons learnt and results achieved in the retrofitting of multifamily houses at EU level.
Post date: 24 Ott 2018
BuildHeat is quickly leaving its research phase by moving towards the validation and the demonstration phase of the solution packages developed for the three project demo sites.
This step was marked in Madrid at the end of February 2018. The innovation partners of the project gathered for a two days’ progress meeting at Acciona premises where they had series of plenary discussions and reporting sessions regarding its project achievements.
Post date: 9 Apr 2018
To make new energy efficient buildings or to renovate the existing stock? That is the question. Experts from the construction sector, gathered in Rome and discussed solutions to make the second option worthwhile and cheaper.
Energy consumption in the construction sector is a key issue in the fight against climate change. It is often approached when planning new buildings, but there is little tendency to renovate the existing stock.
Post date: 13 Nov 2017
Making our homes greener and more energy efficient is crucial if Europe is to realise its environmental targets and ambitions. But securing financial fuel to retrofit existing properties is tough, with investors often wanting to inject their cash into projects that deliver relatively quick returns.
Just because your home was built in the 1950s or 60s doesn’t mean it can’t be green. Retrofitting – the process of modernising properties using the latest technologies – can save energy and reduce CO2 emissions.
Post date: 7 Ago 2017
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 Giu 2017
When young people move out of supported accommodation the leap to independent living can be tough. A new project in the north west of England is converting a former sheltered housing block for elderly people into managed accommodation for young adults, while also improving its thermal efficiency
Post date: 13 Gen 2017
Peripheral areas often face poverty, crime, waste, pollution and decay. A new trend, however, considers suburbs the best places to develop green initiatives and energy efficiency interventions. Now a social housing building in Zaragoza, Spain, is piloting the regeneration of a suburb
Peripheral neighbourhoods are often spaces of poverty, unemployment and urban decay. But now many peripheral areas are becoming laboratories of innovation, hosting initiatives for a sustainable future.
Post date: 1 Set 2016