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EU needs mandatory targets and means to save energy

In its recent communication on the European Union climate target for 2030, the EU Commission described energy efficiency legislation and policies as essential instruments contributing to the achievement of the new 2030 greenhouse gas reduction.  ...
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Co-housing in the UK

The scope of the project is to promote, though architecture, the set-up of a collaborative community living in passive houses. In fact, the building has shared facilities, encouraging social contacts and individual space in a community managed the...
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Public consultations launched on reviewing the EU directives on energy efficiency and renewable energy

The Commission has launched 2 public consultations today on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive and the Energy Efficiency Directive.   The objective of these 12 week consultations is to seek a wide range of views on to what extent and how...
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City partnerships - call for application

The Efficient Buildings Community is supporting six city partnerships: municipalities from the South-Eastern shore of the Mediterranean sea will have the opportunity to connect with peers from the Northern sharing the challenges of energy transition...
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Solar-heated multi-family buildings gain popularity in Germany

Many new largely solar-heated houses in Germany are multi-family buildings, and their number is growing, according to Sonnenhaus-Institut (Solar House Institute), an alliance of about 300 architects, planners, building companies and system...
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Housing Europe's ambition to renovate 4 million affordable homes by 2030

European Social, Cooperative and Public Housing providers aim at refurbishing 400,000 homes per year or 4 million homes by 2030.   This will decrease the energy consumption of the refurbished housing units on average by 50% by 2030, cut emissions...
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How to cut carbon out of your heating

When it comes to heating, retiree Lucy Craig’s bungalow in north London is high tech. A self-professed gadget lover, when she refurbished eight years ago, she was keen to find the most carbon friendly methods for keeping her home warm. She settled...
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How can we balance urbanisation with protecting the environment and quality of life?

By 2050 around 80% of the world's population will be living in urban areas. Currently, they occupy 3% of the Earth's surface but produce around 72% of greenhouse gases.   Growing urbanization along with climate change will have a serious impact on...
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RESTORE Newsletter #38

November newsletter of project RESTORE is out!   RESTORE Online Final Conference as ZOOM Webinar: will take place on 3rd December with two keynote speeches by Joey Pringle on "Regenerative Sustainability" and Emmanuel Delannoy will...
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4RinEU deep renovation: the case of Mariënheuvel in Soest

The H2020 project 4RinEU, coordinated by Eurac Research, aims to define technologies, methodologies and business models to increase the uptake of deep renovation in the European building stock.   To ensure adaptability to a wide variety of contexts...