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

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

Concept   The Paris Agreement commits us to making this transition, and long-term strategic planning shows that many of the decisions and actions needed to get us on track must be taken imminently.   Reports in the series are intended to create a basis for discussion with stakeholders and policy-makers on Net-Zero decarbonisation.  
Post date: 16 Jul 2019
Type: Link

Concept   ASSIST (Support Network for Household Energy Saving) is an European project funded by the European Commission under the H2020 programme.   Its aim is to fight energy poverty by actively engaging consumers in the energy market, generating a positive change of behaviour in relation to energy consumption and to influence the design of energy poverty-oriented policies.  
Post date: 16 Jul 2019
Type: Link

ASSIST is a 3-year H2020 project that started in 2017. It is implemented in six countries: Italy, Spain, UK, Poland, Finland and Belgium.   The idea is to contribute to tackle energy poverty through operators with integrated competencies.  
Post date: 15 Jul 2019
Type: News