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The H2020 project ComAct launches its toolbox of financing models

The H2020 project ComAct 'Community Tailored Actions for Energy Poverty Mitigation', has just launched its toolbox of financing schemes for energy-poor households. The ComAct project aims to lift citizens in CEE and CIS...

The New European Bauhaus must transform beauty into public good

To realise its potential to help Europeans live “beautifully, sustainably, together,” the Commission needs to prioritise beauty as a European public good supported by adequate investment, maximum societal participation and a comprehensive policy...

The H2020 project ComAct launches its toolbox of financing models

The H2020 project ComAct 'Community Tailored Actions for Energy Poverty Mitigation', has just launched its toolbox of financing schemes for energy-poor households. The ComAct project aims to lift citizens in CEE...

The New European Bauhaus must transform beauty into public good

To realise its potential to help Europeans live “beautifully, sustainably, together,” the Commission needs to prioritise beauty as a European public good supported by adequate investment, maximum societal participation and a comprehensive...

Stepping up for energy poverty through the SMARTER Municipal Platform

As Europe contends with the Covid-19 pandemic, exposure to indoor air has been rising, with people spending up to 90% of time indoors. Indoor air quality is a crucial element of resilience against respiratory disease. Insufficiently burned...

Slovenia plans refurbishment for 74% of single-family homes, 91% of multiapartment buildings by 2050

The energy renovation of buildings until 2050 envisages a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 70% in the next ten years, and of CO2 emissions by 75% through 2050 from the 2005 levels.   The Government of Slovenia adopted a long-term...

First 100 households in Sarajevo get subsidies to abandon coal in heating

Within a pilot project for incentives for households in Sarajevo Canton to abandon coal and other solid fuels in heating, 77 beneficiaries were selected for subsidies to install certified units that use wood pellets and 27 applicants will...

Consumers will only renovate their homes if it’s easy and affordable

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....

The ALDREN “Building Renovation Passport, BRP” is delivered to six Spanish hotels to advise them during their renovation process

On the Mediterranean coast of the Valencian region in Spain, the hotels "Poseidón Playa", "Flamingo Oasis", "Les Dunes Comodoro", "Dynastic", "Benidorm Center" and "RH Bayren & Spa", collaborated in the European research project...

No more uncertainties - measuring retrofit performance across portfolios of buildings

A next generation energy efficiency meter named eensight has been created. The eensight tool is based on machine learning and will contribute to the much-needed advancement of the automated measurement and verification (M&V) methods...