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Peripheral areas often face poverty, crime, waste, pollution and decay. A new trend, however, considers suburbs the best places to develop green initiatives and energy efficiency interventions. Now a social housing building in Zaragoza, Spain, is piloting the regeneration of a suburb   Peripheral neighbourhoods are often spaces of poverty, unemployment and urban decay. But now many peripheral areas are becoming laboratories of innovation, hosting initiatives for a sustainable future.  
Post date: 1 Sep 2016
Type: News

Saving a Monster: Retrofitting of Social Housing   In Genoa, Italy, there are tenants who only pay as little as €50 in rent for a small apartment in a social housing estate, but this is only part of the story.  
Post date: 14 Jul 2016
Type: News

This leaflet, released by the Zero Carbon Hub, highlights some of the many technical and behavioural solutions, which can be used to avoid or reduce overheating, without automatically resorting to energy-using cooling systems. It is based upon the ‘Solutions to Overheating in Homes’ Review, prepared by BRE for the Zero Carbon Hub as part of its large-scale project ‘Overheating in Homes’. More specifically, contents include:  
Post date: 24 Mar 2016
Type: Publication

This leaflet, released by the Zero Carbon Hub provides an introduction to the range of overheating definitions and thresholds in use in the housing sector and also by health professionals. It is based on work carried out by the Zero Carbon Hub over the past two years as part of a large-scale project on ‘Overheating in Homes’, and draws specifically the detailed evidence review, ‘Defining Overheating’.   More specifically, contents include:  
Post date: 24 Mar 2016
Type: Publication

This leaflet, released by the Zero Carbon Hub, introduces the variety of methods being used by housing providers and building professionals to assess risk, including Standard Assessment Procedure –SAP [UK Government’s procedure for rating the energy performance of homes and demonstrating compliance with Part L1A of the Building Regulations] Appendix P [SAP Appendix P provides an “overheating check”, which can be used to demonstrate compliance with Criterion 3 (covers overheating risk and requires ‘appropriate passive control measures to limit the effect of heat gains on indoor...
Post date: 24 Mar 2016
Type: Publication

This leaflet, released by the Zero Carbon Hub, introduces current research and risk mapping methods, including outcomes presented at a city or regional level, and a national level. It is based on work carried out by the Zero Carbon Hub over the past two years as part of a large-scale project on ‘Overheating in Homes’, and specifically draws on the detailed evidence review, ‘Overheating Risk Mapping’, prepared by AECOM for the Zero Carbon Hub.   Contents include:  
Post date: 24 Mar 2016
Type: Publication

This leaflet, released by the Zero Carbon Hub, is intended for housing providers and building professionals. The document highlights and summarises some of the key impacts of overheating in homes. It is based on work carried out by the Zero Carbon Hub over the past two years as part of a large-scale project on ‘Overheating in Homes’, and draws specifically on a detailed evidence review of the ‘Impacts of Overheating’ prepared by AECOM for the Zero Carbon Hub.  
Post date: 24 Mar 2016
Type: Publication

Confronted with growing economic, social and environmental challenges, more and more public, cooperative and social housing organisations are enhancing and demonstrating their capacity to innovate. The core of responsible housing is to Provide affordable, good quality housing and services responding to the variety of needs and thus contribute to sustainable local communities, to the resident´s well-being as well as their quality of life and empowerment.  
Post date: 17 Mar 2016
Type: News

Securing a near zero and positive energy future for buildings in Europe   The Zero Plus project and the contribution of OPAC38  
Post date: 3 Mar 2016
Type: News

Housing Europe on the advisory board of the TRIME Project   What if saving energy at home could be really simple, help you save money and live a healthier lifestyle? TRIME is a pan-european project that is aiming to help social housing residents benefit from this win-win combination. Housing Europe, the European Federation of Public, Cooperative and Social Housing, is on the advisory board of a large consortsium within the project. This consortium has set up ambitious targets for 2017.  
Post date: 9 Feb 2016
Type: News