energy refurbishment / renovation / retrofitting

The grant will be implemented through KfW via financing agreements to be signed by the end of 2019. The period of implementation is four years.   It is expected that approximately 40 buildings will be renovated, while about 15% of the funds will be used for accompanying services, such as the implementation consultant, design work, supervision, detailed energy audits, and building energy certification, KfW told Balkan Green Energy News.  
Post date: 6 Dec 2019
Type: News

“From our perspective it’s clear that if we want to go to a decarbonised economy by 2050, the heating sector will have to make a very important contribution,” said Robert Nuij, an official in the European Commission’s energy directorate. “One of the flagships of the new Commission will be an action on building renovation”.  
Post date: 6 Dec 2019
Type: News

The HARP project has launched a survey to understand what motivates customers to switch to a more efficient heating system: is it the prospect of saving money? reducing CO2 emissions? an improved indoor air quality?   Knowing this will help us develop an online application that will motivate as many individuals as possible to retrofit their heating systems, promoting the benefits and advantages that matter most.
Post date: 5 Dec 2019
Type: News

The report aims to identify, analyse and extract lessons learnt and guidelines from several promising home renovation services in Europe with a focus on: target group audience; offered service; relations between involved stakeholders; data required for operating the service; financial model; number of supported renovation projects and triggered investment.  
Post date: 4 Dec 2019
Type: Publication

Aerogels are open-porous, high-performance thermal insulation materials that can be used for very thinbuilding insulation. So far, the application conditions of these materials and their potential in heritagebuildings have not yet been described comprehensively. This review shows the technical properties ofcommercially available aerogel materials – such as blankets, boards and renders – and their use scenariosin heritage buildings, taking into account the heritage criteria of authenticity, integrity, reversibility andcompatibility.  
Post date: 25 Nov 2019
Type: Publication

BUILDING DESCRIPTION  
Post date: 11 Nov 2019
Type: Case

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

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

Historic buildings are the trademark of numerous cities, but they will only survive if maintained as living spaces. This means that we need to find renovation approaches and solutions that are compatible with their conservation and allow protecting their historic and aesthetic values while increasing comfort, lowering energy bills and minimizing environmental impact.  
Post date: 24 Oct 2019
Type: Tool

The project is restoring what was once known as one of the most magnificent Writer’s Palaces in Europe, a unique example of national romanticism in Latvia. A total budget of over EUR 5 million has been made available for the work, of which the ERDF is contributing more than EUR 1.3 million.  
Post date: 22 Oct 2019
Type: News