Energy poverty as a concept has a long tradition, and energy subsidies for low-income households have been a major part of social policy in West and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as well as former Soviet Republics (CIS). Due to different political and economic circumstances, such as the higher homeownership rate in multi-family apartment buildings (MFABs) and the worse performing building stock, energy poverty rates in Eastern Europe and the CIS are much higher than in Western Europe.
Post date: 2 Jun 2021
New publication alert!
Another EnDuCrete project paper was published in the Designs journal by MDPI!
Post date: 20 May 2021
On January 27th , the Government of Ukraine approved a resolution on "Affordable Mortgages": the interest rate on loans was set at 7% per annum, which will operate under the program "Affordable Loans 5-7-9%".
The mechanism provides that the Business Development Fund will compensate the interest rate to 7% per annum on mortgage loans provided to borrowers to purchase housing, in order to reduce its value.
Post date: 6 May 2021
This brochure developed by the SmartBuilt4EU project provides a portfolio of synthetic factsheets on EU-funded projects, which have been identified and selected for their particular relevance with the Smart Building topic.
Post date: 27 Apr 2021
Accessible, easy and sufficient funding is key to speed up renovations in the EU. The EU Renovation Wave strategy, published in 2020, estimates the additional investment to double current renovation rates at around €90 billion per year. Public capital can cover some of the additional financing, but private capital must also be mobilised. This is where innovative financing schemes become essential.
Post date: 21 Apr 2021
To fully unlock the potential and benefits of EPCs, the existing certification regimes at Member State level have to be properly implemented and endorsed, supported by well-functioning management, control and monitoring mechanisms.
Post date: 21 Apr 2021
The construction phase digital twin model (COGITO) is a project that started in November 2020 with funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
Post date: 12 Apr 2021
The purpose of the report is to present an overview of the underlying programs and procedures that have been created and integrated in order to provide functionality to the ZERO-PLUS monitoring schema.
For the monitoring purposes of the ZERO-PLUS case studies data were collected from many monitoring devices and aggregated in the Web-GIS platform.
Post date: 17 Mar 2021
ZERO-PLUS is a comprehensive, cost-effective approach for the design, construction and monitoring of Net Zero Energy Settlements (NZESs).
Post date: 19 Feb 2021
The ePANACEA report "Common framework for a modular methodology: Inventory of smart and novel technologies
" describes the process followed for the development of an inventory of smart and novel technologies which have an impact on the building energy performance.
Post date: 18 Feb 2021