The report demonstrates the urgent need to increase the pace and scale of investment into the energy efficiency and resilience of UK residential buildings and sets out a portfolio of financial solutions to catalyse take-up on a national scale, with the potential to contribute substantially to a post-Covid-19 green and inclusive economic recovery.
Post date: 4 Ιουν 2020
Energy Performance Certificate (EPCs) are one of the best available sources of information on Europe’s building stock, and if improved, can support the launch of a Renovation Wave in Europe.
The EPC is one of the EU’s main existing instruments to facilitate the long-term decarbonisation of the building stock; however, to exploit its full potential, we need to overcome some hurdles, such as inadequate data gathering, lack of compliance, low reliability, different definitions and calculation methods.
Post date: 29 Μάιος 2020
On the 1st of May, Denmark's Social Democratic Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, made a crucial announcement that relieved many public housing companies in Denmark: a proposal to activate 30 billion DKK from the Landsbyggefonden (the National Building Fund) to renovation of social housing during 2020-2026. Of these, 18.4 billion DKK (2.4 billion €) will be used to renovate the 72,000-social housing in the fund's support queue. The remaining 11.6 billion DKK (1.5 billion €) will serve future renovations until 2026, with the focus on the green transition.
Post date: 25 Μάιος 2020
The renovation of the residential complex of Via Brescia is one of the interventions developed within the FP7 Smart City project SINFONIA.
The building is divided in 5 staircases with 7 floors and 21 apartments each, with an overall surface of around 32,000 m3 and it is managed by IPES-WOBI, the social housing Institute of the Province of Bolzano.
Post date: 21 Μάιος 2020
Due to the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.
-> "will not be able to keep the original plan for Heritage 2020.
For the first time since we started this Conference, back in 2008, we are forced to change plans.
Post date: 20 Μάιος 2020
On 20th April EBC Vice-President Philip van Nieuwenhuizen joined a follow-up call with EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton and other construction stakeholders to discuss about the COVID-19 impact on the construction sector. In particular, participants focused on the situation in the construction market, the current and future economic consequences across the value chain, and the needs for policy intervention for the exit and recovery strategies.
Post date: 5 Μάιος 2020
The current health crisis and the subsequent socio-economic crisis the EU is facing are going to put the One-Stop-Shop (OSS) urban regeneration projects in a new scenario that can seriously affect their development. We have a series of particularly important challenges ahead, but also great opportunities.
Post date: 4 Μάιος 2020
The EU H2020 funded project BuildHEAT, aims to drive change in the construction sector, bring information and coherence onto the market, facilitating the decision making and planning processes.
Post date: 3 Μάιος 2020
An important public building in the most populated city of Zagreb county, Velika Gorica, this kindergarten was in need of energy renovation as it was expensive to run and uncomfortable for its occupants. Having become an eco-school, the management realised that energy renovation was essential to underpin the new ethos of the school.
Post date: 30 Απρ 2020
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Historic cities and towns all face similar challenges to prosper in a world of climate change and environmental breakdown. Taking the example of Limerick, an 800-year-old Irish city, we look at how we can regenerate and rebuild healthy, climate resilient, carbon positive places.
Post date: 29 Απρ 2020