Residential buildings

One-stop-shops (OSS) are easily accessible tools for overcoming market fragmentation on both demand and supply side.   They can offer holistic renovation solutions for building owners, covering evaluation of energy use, advice on interventions and access to finance and contractors.  
Post date: 2 Aug 2019
Type: Event

This new residential complex in Tirol, completed in 2018, is a passive house construction with 20 condominiums, 19 underground parking spaces and 8 carport spaces. The structure is U-shaped and is divided, due to the slope, in a basement with underground parking, a ground floor and 4 other above-ground floors.   The outstandingly low levels of energy demand and consequential CO2 emissions have made it achieve the Bronze status of the Austrian klimaaktiv criteria.  
Post date: 26 Jul 2019
Type: Case

The Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) aims to encourage landlords to improve the energy efficiency of social housing in Scotland.   This supports the Scottish Government's vision of warm, high quality, affordable, low carbon homes and a housing sector that helps to establish a successful low carbon economy across Scotland.  
Post date: 25 Jul 2019
Type: Publication

The purpose of the EU-funded ExcEED project builds on the statement that there is a lack of structured and comprehensive set of buildings data which can be used to elaborate useful information and knowledge for market players and policy makers.  
Post date: 24 Jul 2019
Type: News

Unique view and idyllic location, this project in the heart of Vienna consists of 117 privately financed condos. Its planned completion is foreseen for 2019.   The building presents a promising living space in a prime location - right next to the Otto-Benesch-Park and the recreational area near the Wienerberg pond.   
Post date: 23 Jul 2019
Type: Case

Statistically, 40 percent of energy consumption and 36 percent of emissions come from buildings.   Although this has prompted energy efficiency to become one of the EU’s top priorities and led the EU to acknowledge that buildings are key to achieving its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95 percent by 2050, it is not always easy to encourage deep renovation.  
Post date: 22 Jul 2019
Type: News

This case study represents a rehabilitation and energy renovation of a 1970 condominium. It consists of a small joint ownership of 23 lots in Sevran (in Paris suburbs) as part of the "OPAH Quartier Rougemont" with the operator OZONE.  
Post date: 19 Jul 2019
Type: Case

The Passive House standard was defined and put into practice for the first time in Darmstadt in 1991 almost three decades ago. Next October 2019, the 23rd International Passive House Conference will take place for the first time outside Europe, in Gaobeidian, China. Before that, in May this year the passive-house pioneering city of Heidelberg hosted the Better Building!
Post date: 17 Jul 2019
Type: News

Concept   The environmental concept of NBS has recently been identified by the E.U. as a strategic frame to help the development of sustainable cities.   Nature4Cities is one of the two research program selected and funded by the European Union  in order to build a common ground for “NBS & Re-Naturing Cities”, through the H2020 Research and Innovation Programme.   Objectives and Mtehodology  
Post date: 16 Jul 2019
Type: Link

Concept   The DGNB – German Sustainable Building Council was founded in 2007 by 16 initiators from a variety of specialist backgrounds in the construction and property industry who wanted to do more to promote sustainable building in the future.   A registered association, the DGNB currently has around 1,200 members throughout the world.  
Post date: 16 Jul 2019
Type: Link