Refurbishment of the Public building stock towards nZEB
RePublic_ZEB, an Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) project, was focused on the energy and CO₂ emissions associated with existing public buildings and their refurbishment towards nZEB, because of the huge potential for energy savings. Republic_ZEB spanned across the South-Eastern European region with eleven partners located in target countries and one outside.
Post date: 7 Aug 2017
Energy efficient and Cost competitive retrofitting solutions for Shopping buildings
The EcoShopping project aims to build a holistic retrofitting solution for commercial buildings to reduce primary energy consumption down to less than 80kWh/m2 per year and increase the share of RES (Renewable Energy Sources) more than 50% compared to the state of the art.
The approach will be systemic by developing:
Post date: 1 Aug 2017
European project LEARN-EER, Mutual Learning for Energy Efficient Retrofitting, will undertake this challenge through an innovative learning platform that will answer to professional’s skill needs from the participating countries as to future professionals from building and energy sector.
Post date: 18 Jul 2017
REMOURBAN (REgeneration MOdel for smart URBAN transformation) is a lighthouse Horizon 2020 project whose ultimate goal is to design and validate an urban regeneration model in the cities of Nottingham (UK), Valladolid (Spain) and Tepebasi/Eskisehir (Turkey), while maximising its replication potential in two follower cities, Seraing (Belgium) and Miskolc (Hungary).
Post date: 19 May 2017
Updated: 11 September 2017
The 'Empowering smart solutions for better cities' conference, organised by the Smart Cities Information System (SCIS), will take place on 2 and 3 October 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. A mix of classic sessions and interactive methods, this event will bring together key stakeholders from cities and regions, smart cities & energy efficiency projects, industry, business, European Commission and smart cities initiatives.
Post date: 5 May 2017
People spend up to 90% of their lives indoors, so it is perhaps not surprising that the quality of the environment created has a significant impact on their health and well-being. What is perhaps even more surprising is that the indoor air quality of some buildings, including modern low energy buildings, has been shown to be poorer than urban outdoor air quality.
Post date: 20 Mar 2017
A range of breakthrough eco-building solutions which tackle the emerging problem of indoor air quality have been presented by the ECO-SEE project at the Ecobuild construction fair in London.
The solutions include novel insulation, coating and panel products which improve air quality by passively regulating humidity, capturing VOCs, and removing indoor organic pollutants through photocatalysis. External and internal wall panels have also been developed, in addition to design tools to support end users.
Post date: 16 Mar 2017
Upon the request of Habitat for Humanity International, Metropolitan Research Institute (MRI) has completed an in-depth research of energy efficiency renovation subsidy schemes in Central European countries (Hungary, Poland,
Post date: 14 Mar 2017
In line with the REELIH project, Habitat for Humanity worked with its long time partner Metropolitan Research Insitute (MRI) to conduct a study on Central and Eastern European countries having an experience with large scale renovations of multi-apartment buildings. The aim of the study was to analyse the main national subsidy schemes aiming to assist the energy efficient renovation of multi-family buildings in Central and Eastern Europe.
Post date: 8 Mar 2017
Reducing Energy Poverty by Energy Efficiency Projects in Residential Buildings: The Case for Eastern Europe
Post date: 20 Feb 2017