Residential buildings

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The project will develop new equipment and services that go farther than what is available today and that improve the management, comfort, and energy-efficiency of both residential and public buildings.  
Post date: 5 May 2021
Type: Link

Greening Europe’s homes and public spaces is a crucial element of the EU’s strategy towards climate neutrality, and one of the pillars of the European Green Deal. But to achieve its goals, the EU will need to come up with a comprehensive strategy for energy and resource efficiency while also ensuring that sustainable homes become an affordable solution for all citizens.  
Post date: 4 May 2021
Type: Publication

Consumers are willing and ready to play their part in the green housing transition, but they will need guidance and support along the way, writes Monique Goyens. Goyens is director general of BEUC, the European consumer organisation.   Europe’s building stock currently accounts for 36% of European greenhouse gas emissions. Addressing this will mean future-proofing our homes by thoroughly renovating them. But the complexity and expense of doing so is holding many people back.  
Post date: 4 May 2021
Type: News

The European commissioner for energy, Kadri Simson, on Tuesday 20 April underlined the importance of the ‘Renovation Wave’ strategy in combating energy poverty in the European Union, saying that sustainable, energy-efficient buildings should be “the new normal”.  
Post date: 4 May 2021
Type: News

e-SAFE is a recently launched four-year project funded under the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Union and aiming at developing and demonstrating fast, cost-effective and tailorable integrated solutions for an energy-efficient and anti-seismic deep renovation of existing non-historic buildings.
Post date: 3 May 2021
Type: Link

The U.S. Department of Energy's next Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit will take place May 17-20, 2021. This virtual, no-cost event will feature engaging and interactive sessions, as well as opportunities for attendees to network with their fellow industry peers and experts.   Register and check out the latest agenda and session details below.  
Post date: 30 Apr 2021
Type: Event

In its new analysis of the Renovation Wave, BPIE (Buildings Performance Institute Europe) urges the European Commission to intensify political coordination and coherence in the implementation phase of the Renovation Wave strategy, to ensure full decarbonisation of the EU building stock in line with EU climate goals.  
Post date: 30 Apr 2021
Type: News

The historic residential building is located in the city center of Bolzano. It was built in 1926, near the old town, and it has hardly been changed on the outside, thanks to well thought-out renovation measures from the inside which ensure a new level of comfort and a minimization of the energy demand of the building.  
Post date: 29 Apr 2021
Type: Case

UIPI conducted an online survey to assess European property owners’ capacity and willingness to renovate their homes. By approaching how the sector and households are adapting and making their properties more climate friendly, and how the Covid-19 has affected their objectives, we can now draw a more accurate picture of where property owners stand regarding renovation.  
Post date: 29 Apr 2021
Type: Publication

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
Type: Publication