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Housing Europe issued a report on 02/06/2015 about the role of Public, Cooperative and Social Housing Providers in the Fair Energy Transition. The report is focused on the EU energy savings targets defined by the Energy Performance Buildings Directive (EPBD) and the challenges on implementing the Directive in the public, cooperative and social housing.
Post date: 5 Jun 2015
Type: News

The Hungarian member LOSZ of Housing Europe held its annual GA in Budapest at the beginning of May. Housing Europe presented the work done at EU level on energy efficiency funding opportunities. 
Post date: 5 Jun 2015
Type: News

2015 might be a key year for the success or failure of EU climate and energy policies. The initiatives proposed within the framework of the Energy Union and the UN Climate Conference in Paris will decide the direction the EU will take regarding climate and the environment.  
Post date: 5 Jun 2015
Type: Publication

This report assesses the ability of Social, Public and Cooperative (SPC) Housing organisations to achieve both their own objectives and those of the European Union for the period towards 2020. The  report offers quantified insights into expected reductions in energy consumption and recommends policy actions to accelerate progress to the desired level in this sector. 
Post date: 19 May 2015
Type: Publication

POWER HOUSE Partners joined forces with the Solar Decathlon Europe, to hold the official launch of the Nearly Zero Challenge. Speakers at the launch were asked for their views on the project and its aims and if they had strategic tips on the best way forward for housing providers:
Post date: 11 Jan 2013
Type: News

Within the POWER HOUSE nearly Zero Energy Challenge project, 30 test cases of low and nearly Zero Energy Building in different European social and cooperative housing will be monitored. The aim is to show the real energy performance of buildings, and not only the estimated values. Monitoring will cover heating, cooling, production of hot water and building technical services, including ventilation and lighting. The production of in situ renewable energy systems will also be monitored, according to the requirements of the new EPBD directive.
Post date: 11 Jan 2013
Type: News

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has launched a public consultation as part of the review of its energy sector lending policy, open until the end of the year. The review process is expected to be finalised in summer 2013.Chaired by Cheryl Fisher, the new Director of Energy Department of ‘Europe’s Bank’ hosted an open workshop in Brussels on the 7th of December to hear first-hand views from stakeholders. The EIB delegation was not limited to the speakers but totalled about 15 experts from the bank working in all energy departments.
Post date: 11 Jan 2013
Type: News

The energy transition requires integrated local heating, cooling and energy efficiency planning. While energy efficiency is top priority for housing providers, they are also aware of the potential to use the buildings they manage to produce, consume and store energy. The Nearly Zero Energy Building Obligations set by the EPBD also require the production of renewable energy either on site or nearby all new buildings.It is vital to review which factors are slowing down the achievement of those objectives.
Post date: 11 Jan 2013
Type: News

A lack of a secure framework and also doubts about the possibility to use the funds due to budget deficit limits and the grey area of compliance with European Legislation such as the EPBD. Systems like the Jessica EIB funding scheme could be used to overcome the problem of budget deficit limits but are not yet in place.
Post date: 11 Jan 2013
Type: News

The launch of the Nearly Zero Energy challenge Project was an opportunity to present the first Social Housing Meets Solar Decathlon Europe 'Fair Energy Transition' Award.
Post date: 11 Jan 2013
Type: News