In order to achieve the European Commission’s long-term energy vision for 2050, yearly energy investments in the EU need to almost double and of these, energy efficiency improvements in residential buildings represent more than half. Deep retrofits will thus be critical, but, as they can be expensive, new and innovative ways of financing are vital.
Post date: 12 Sep 2019
This new residential complex in Tirol, completed in 2018, is a passive house construction with 20 condominiums, 19 underground parking spaces and 8 carport spaces. The structure is U-shaped and is divided, due to the slope, in a basement with underground parking, a ground floor and 4 other above-ground floors.
The outstandingly low levels of energy demand and consequential CO2 emissions have made it achieve the Bronze status of the Austrian klimaaktiv criteria.
Post date: 26 Jul 2019
The Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) aims to encourage landlords to improve the energy efficiency of social housing in Scotland.
This supports the Scottish Government's vision of warm, high quality, affordable, low carbon homes and a housing sector that helps to establish a successful low carbon economy across Scotland.
Post date: 25 Jul 2019
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
Steven Borncamp (talking about the project) says: "We are trying to shift buyers’ mind-set from just looking at the home’s sales price to think about the total cost of ownership, including energy, health costs and also repair costs.
Post date: 12 Jul 2019
Within the framework of the achievement of both 2030 energy efficiency targets and the 2050 EU building stock decarbonisation goal, the pressure put on the shoulders of the actors involved in the energy renovation value chain is undeniably high.
And while many EU funded projects aim at the same goal, namely bridging the gap between the supply and demand in the energy retrofit market, how market-responsive are they?
Post date: 10 Jul 2019
This is the first block of housing certified in Spain built in 2017 under the Passivhaus standard, and therefore has a demand for heating below 15kWh / m2a, and a heating load of 10W / m2.
This implies that a floor of 75m2 will have a heating load of only 750W, so with a hair dryer there would be enough to heat two houses.
To achieve this the following principles have been applied:
Post date: 1 Jul 2019
When energy-saving measures are planned in social housing buildings, the environmental aim is combined with the scope of reducing inequality. In Zaragoza, Spain, a team of social workers is helping the tenants of a multi-family building to accept a challenging refurbishment
If energy-saving measures came knocking at the door, wouldn’t it be reassuring to have someone on hand to help you navigate the benefits and inconvenience, someone to help dispel your doubts?
Post date: 20 Jun 2019
The building was built in 2018 and it hosts 1300 students in food and body-care professions. The floors develop a useful surface around 9,000 m² distributed in two wings flanking a central courtyard:
On the street side, the reception wing, of general and scientific education: The construction integrates the soft natural environmental technologies of the site with the will to be applied pedagogical support and lived of the sobriety for the energy transition.
Post date: 19 Jun 2019
Scenia (phase II) is a new built collective residential complex, with 26 exclusive homes and garage with a total of 13,576 m2 located in one of the best areas of Zaragoza, Valdespartera-Montecanal with common garden area, pool and paddle court.
Post date: 17 Jun 2019