Passivhaus, zero carbon & health
The Welsh Government has set ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions (80% by 2050). Passivhaus offers a robust way to radically reduce energy consumption in the built environment whilst also eliminating fuel poverty and improving occupant health outcomes. This event aims to explore:
Post date: 17 Apr 2019
ATC Turin (ATC) is a public agency providing social housing in the Italian province of Turin. It has been improving the environmental and energy performance of its properties since 1996.
Post date: 19 Mar 2019
The Sans-Souci project is remarkable for its scope and for its scale of intervention: the plot is about 300 meters long and 100 meters wide, which is equivalent to the area of 3 classical-small-size city blocks of the Brussels.
Post date: 17 Gen 2019
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 Global Financial Crisis and the various attempts to launch economic recovery plans at the EU and national level effectively put the housing sector and in particular the renovation of the existing stock at the centre of political concern because of its growth-enhancing role.
Post date: 14 Gen 2019
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 that is often dominated by a free market paradigm.
Post date: 3 Dic 2018
Post date: 26 Set 2018
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 the materials used in their construction and reduce energy consumption by 75% compared to standard buildings. The project will also contribute towards social integration and urban regeneration through the provision of affordable rental housing.
Post date: 9 Ago 2018
Intelligent Energy Saving Measures for Municipal housing in Central and Eastern European Countries
Post date: 17 Nov 2017
Reducing CO2 emissions is not only about adapting new technologies, but ensuring that these technologies are also being accepted by the public.
Only when they are accepted, or better even embraced by the people, they can be implemented swiftly without any major delays. In the past, retrofitting projects have sometimes created a strong opposition as inhabitants were never asked if they were in favour of any building improvements. Worse, they were just presented with a bill for the renovation costs.
Post date: 31 Ott 2017
Training for Renovated Energy Efficient Social housing
This IEE project aimed to incorporate energy efficiency into further education for architects and social housing managers. Educational material includes techniques, tools and case studies, developed and reviewed by a group which includes teachers themselves. Workshops were held to gather feedback and to prepare for inserting the material into courses.
Post date: 24 Ott 2017