Residential buildings

The team of the EU Horizon 2020 project CoNZEBs has completed a follow-up activity to the identification of potential technical solution sets that could reduce investment costs for NZEBs.
Post date: 4 Nov 2019
Type: Publication

Every year, Klimahouse inspires 36,000 visitors from all over Europe. Klimahouse informs - featuring 450 exhibitors from the construction sector and an event program with more than 150 appointments in four days. Klimahouse promotes innovation and new ideas, giving ample space to fledging startups and young companies. And last but not least: Klimahouse connects – suppliers, demanders, experts and not – all those who believe in sustainable building for a better and more comfortable life.  
Post date: 4 Nov 2019
Type: News

The aim of this 4-year project is to show that it is possible to transform nearly-zero energy buildings into positive energy buildings (PEBs). This means that a building which is producing the majority of the renewable energy it uses itself, after refurbishment, will be producing more energy than it actually needs. The technologies will be tested in 4 climatic zones, EnergyVille/VITO investigates the scale-up of buildings into PEBs and is involved in the Belgian demo set up together with Cordium, the social housing company in Hasselt.  
Post date: 31 Oct 2019
Type: News

Historic buildings account for more than one quarter of Europe’s existing building stock and are going to be crucial in the achievement of future energy targets. Nevertheless, some alteration in the climate is already certain. For instance, the global surface temperature is expected to increase up 2°C by the end of the 21st century and extreme climate events are expected to be more frequent. The length, frequency and intensity of heat waves will increase in large parts of Europe, Asia and Australia [1].  
Post date: 31 Oct 2019
Type: Publication

The Rainhof is one of the most precious rural buildings of the Gsiesertal valley (IT), at 1.500 m above sea level. Built with solid stone masonry walls and the vernacular “Blockbau” (solid wood) construction, the building presents many traditional features, such as windows with deep reveals, decorated painted frames around the windows, and vaulted ceilings. The project was awarded the 1st prize at the Bauern(h)auszeichnung - ITAS-Preis 2016 for the best renovation of a farmhouse in Südtirol.  
Post date: 30 Oct 2019
Type: Case

Procredit Bank Macedonia will on-lend funds to local households, housing associations and service providers planning to invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, the EBRD said on its website.   Possible investments will include green technologies such as boilers, windows and lighting. The building stock in North Macedonia is in urgent need of refurbishment, and the introduction of insulation, for example, is expected to lower costs and improve comfort.  
Post date: 28 Oct 2019
Type: News

This technical report accompanies the 'Net Zero' advice report which is the Committee's recommendation to the UK Government and Devolved Administrations on the date for a net-zero emissions target in the UK and revised long-term targets in Scotland and Wales. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland each have an important role to play in delivering a UK net-zero emissions target.
Post date: 23 Oct 2019
Type: Publication

ENERFUND is a tool that rates and scores deep renovation opportunities. The tool is based on a set of parameters such as the Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) rating, year of construction of the building, cost of retrofitting in the said area, and others. During this workshop, the step by step process of how a user can filter and select buildings within the ENERFUND database will be shown.  
Post date: 22 Oct 2019
Type: News

The EU-funded EU-Korea Climate Action project supports Climate Partnerships between Korean and European non-state entities who commit to implement climate actions in priority areas such as renewable energy, energy efficiency in buildings, sustainable mobility, circular economy and best low-carbon business practices.  
Post date: 21 Oct 2019
Type: News

ZEPHIR: ricostruiamo il CLIMA!   Il 14 Novembre una nuova e più grande conferenza Passivhaus ti aspetta nel primo salone internazionale della riqualificazione: RESTRUCTURA!  
Post date: 21 Oct 2019
Type: Event