Germany's building stock shall be nearly climate-neutral by 2050. To achieve this, the rate of refurbishment has to be significantly increased since the average annual refurbishment rate of the entire building stock is currently less than one per cent. The European Union's energy efficiency directive calls for three per cent.
Post date: 4 Jan 2017
Meet the 20 finalists of the second edition of the European Responsible Housing Awards!
From transforming a disadvantaged district into a sustainable one to tackling energy precariousness and from working closely with tenants to using vocational training to integrate refugees... Public, cooperative and social housing providers across Europe generate various innovative response to the housing challenges of our time.
Post date: 13 Dec 2016
6,000 houses from Riga should benefit from funding for energy renovation
The municipality of Riga has created a revolving fund linked to a soft loan scheme which will provide loans at a low interest rate destined for citizens and non-profit organizations in order to increase energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy and to reduce energy consumption.
Post date: 4 Aug 2016
In the loop: community feedback part of the process at Europe’s largest deep renovation site
Significant improvements to energy efficiency often mean lengthy inconveniences to residents. In the Torrelago district of Valladolid, Spain, the CITyFiED project is embracing this and trying to engage with the community throughout the process
Post date: 4 May 2016
Interview with Mr. Péter Pfliegler, deputy mayor of Miskolc, Hungary
Post date: 11 Apr 2016
CITy Voices: Councillor Ramsey Milne
Interview with Councillor Ramsey Milne, Aberdeen, Scotland
Why did Aberdeen choose to participate in the CITyFiED project, and how does it fit in with your energy and environment strategy?
Post date: 20 Nov 2015
Leveraging local business and political ecosystems is a key component of projects like R2CITIES. Without the knock-on effect produced by ongoing engagement with localities, our core aim of replicability would be difficult to reach. Furthermore, the focus of R2CITIES is renovating residential districts, and so it is important to ensure that these end-users are able to learn about our work and how it will be beneficial in the longer term.
Post date: 18 Nov 2015
This report presents an overview of the main activities of the IEA Implementing Agreement on Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme.The IEA-EBC Programme is an international energy research and innovation programme in the buildings and communities field. It enables collaborative R&D projects among its 26 member countries. It provides high quality scientific reports and summary information for policy makers.
Post date: 2 Jun 2014
In the United Kingdom, 12 community energy projects are set to receive up to £500,000 as a boost from the Cabinet Office and the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC).The government is keen to support the development of community energy projects to show how social action can help people reduce their energy bills. The community energy sector is growing, with increasing numbers of new projects being developed. However, smaller energy groups often work in isolation, with no formal networks for skills sharing or mentoring with larger more established organisations.
Post date: 19 Mar 2014
The Reference Framework for European Sustainable Cities (RFSC) is an online toolkit launched at the initiative of EU Member States, the European Commission and European organisations of local governments to help cities promote and enhance their work on integrated sustainable urban development.
Post date: 17 Mar 2014