On 19 March 2014, the members of the POWER HOUSE Warm/Mediterranean Climates TaskForce met in Marseille to present to the management and technical staff of the Association Régionale Hlm PACA & Corse the TaskForce’s findings and exchange information about Mediterranean bioclimatic architectural principles.
Post date: 25 May 2015
Incentivising and implementing nearly Zero-Energy strategies in Divided/Cooperative ownership, particularly in multi-apartment buildings with mixed tenures, requires an adapted financial, legal and organisational framework as well as a good communication and marketing plan.
In the framework of the POWER HOUSE nearly Zero-Energy Challenge initiative, the members of the Divided/Cooperative ownership TaskForce have recently finalised the following three documents based on the outcomes of the monitored case studies:
Post date: 10 Feb 2015
The Second POWER HOUSE nZEC Symposium held in Versailles represented an excellent opportunity to assess the issues that cities of tomorrow will be facing in the near future and to discuss with local authorities’ representatives and housing experts about how Public, Cooperative and Social Housing providers should contribute to address these challenges and secure a ‘fair energy transition’.
Post date: 13 Jan 2015
Across Europe a green building revolution is under way. Germany and Austria, home of the passive house standards, may be leading the process but there is a reassuring pan-European feel to Powerhouse Europe challenge - a project that aims at boosting the number of "nearly zero energy" homes across the continent by sharing ideas and expertise between social housing professionals.
The project has provided several interesting lessons such as how to build and renovate homes at nearly zero energy standards.
Post date: 31 Oct 2014
In Divided and Cooperative property buildings, the role of tenants or owners is crucial for the decision making process, especially for what concerns the retrofitting of existing buildings. Furthermore, Member States have different legal frameworks in place, in some cases with special rules for energy efficient renovation.
Post date: 22 Sep 2014
Módulo Avanzado de Edificios de CONSUMO de ENERGÍA CASI CERO (NZEB) organizado por AVS ( Asociación española de promotores públicos de vivienda y suelo), federcasa, Powerhouse nearly zero energy challenge y apoyado por Intelligent Energy Europe
B Soluciones pasivas
C Sistemas activos. Energías renovables
D Metodología del coste óptimo
E Estudio de casos en el marco
POWER HOUSE NEARLY ZERO ENERGY
Post date: 25 Jul 2014
The task of future proofing homes for European citizens is being taken in hand by CECODHAS Housing Europe members. Public, Cooperative and Social Housing providers are working to meeting the challenge of balancing social and ecological goals. While the situation varies throughout the Union, in some cases, the cost of constructing housing which meets ambitious energy performance requirements exceeds the cost price standard in the sector; higher costs prices are a result of more complex building concepts and systems, use of alternative materials, procurement procedures.
Post date: 10 Jul 2014
The Members of the Divided/Cooperative ownership Taskforce met on 12-13 June 2014 in Tallinn for the third Workshop organised under the aegis of the IEE-funded project “POWER HOUSE nearly-Zero Energy Challenge”.
Post date: 21 Jun 2014
Users' perspectives play a key role in low-energy building. Experts agree that the feedback from people living in energy efficient buildings could help to optimise their overall usability.
Those who live in low-energy buildings are not experts. But energy professionals have been aware of the importance of meeting their needs, right from conception stage. Nevertheless the most effective strategy for reducing energy and emissions remains to change the energy-consuming behaviour of users.
Post date: 29 May 2014
On the 13th of February 2014, members of the nearly-Zero Energy Challenge Warm/Mediterranean Climates TaskForce met in Barcelona to discuss the tools available for financing energy efficiency in social housing.
Post date: 28 May 2014