Post date: 16 Mar 2012
Post date: 16 Mar 2012
The European Economic Recovery Plan encourages measures promoting the energy efficiency of buildings. This Regulation offers a framework for public investments in this area. National investment plans should be developed at the most appropriate territorial level (national, regional or local). Cohesion policy funding should support the measures taken by the poorest households.
Post date: 25 Nov 2011
Upward trend continues but is losing steam
KfW Indicator Own Home Construction decreased by 0.7 percentage points in December compared to previous month
Good situation on the labour market, increasing wages, low interest rate level and consumer's need for investment security bolster housing construction
Post date: 26 Oct 2011
Post date: 4 Oct 2011
At least 20% of future ERDF dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy: This is the proposal for the EU long-term budget 2014-2020. A greater proportion of ERDF dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy (from 4,5% today to at least 20% in the next programming period) as well as sustainable urban development.
Find out more here: http://www.housingeurope.eu/news/1940
Post date: 11 Jul 2011
The project will guarantee 40% reduction in real energy consumption and will cut greenhouse gas emissions by a factor of 4.
Worth 9 million euros (4 million euros of energy renovation works and 5 million euros of internal renovation of the accommodation), the project qualifies for optimised funding through State financial mechanisms to aid social housing, specifically the decree concerning the share-out of energy savings. Works will be launched early in 2011, and are scheduled to last 24 months.
Post date: 15 Dec 2010
Housing projects need to be energy efficient. Currently, there is a lack of attention to the social dimension of energy efficiency in housing. Energy efficiency refurbishments should be made affordable for people on low incomes.
Due to the large differences within national housing markets, Members States should ensure that housing policies are addressed at the lowest national level.
Post date: 24 Nov 2010
With the Climate Train HSB wants to affect the behavior of the public and property owners as well as raise awareness in the media, policymakers on energy use in homes and buildings. By providing concrete answers on how to reduce consumption, we facilitate real action and changed behavior.
See the short introduction film on youtube with English subtitles http://www.youtube.com/hsbisverige#p/u/0/qjDyi6YF1ig.
Post date: 11 Oct 2010
Over the weekend of September 11th and 12th you are invited to visit some of these homes, benefit from the householders experience and find out more about how these changes have been achieved. The 52 open homes are clustered in various neighbourhoods around Bristol. Each neighbourhood has a designated hub such as a cafe, faith centre or library where maps and more detailed information on the homes will be available.
Post date: 10 Sep 2010