Sustainable Public, Cooperative and Social Housing

World tallest passive-house Bolueta tower completed in Bilbao

Building renovation in Sweden: Efficient, Cheap and Green

Reducing CO2 emissions is not only about adapting new technologies, but ensuring that these technologies are also being accepted by the public.   Only when they are accepted, or better even embraced by the people, they can be implemented swiftly...

World tallest passive-house Bolueta tower completed in Bilbao

Building renovation in Sweden: Efficient, Cheap and Green

Reducing CO2 emissions is not only about adapting new technologies, but ensuring that these technologies are also being accepted by the public.   Only when they are accepted, or better even embraced by the people, they can be implemented...

Dutch social housing stock CO2 neutral by 2050

Sustainability is one of the main topics of the Housing and the Innovation Agenda that Aedes- the Association of Dutch social housing corporations- members agreed upon before the summer. In the coming years, they will make their dwellings...

Investment Plan for Europe: EIB to finance construction of 2,198 rented social housing units in Barcelona

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide a EUR 125m loan to the Barcelona Municipal Housing Board (a public entity under the responsibility of the City Government), with the aim of building 2,198 homes for public rental to low-...

Getting our homes future ready: workshop summary

Essential skills and innovative solutions for a fair energy transition - An initiative of Housing Europe as part of the PROF/TRAC project.    Achieving a clean energy transition in the housing sector is a hard nut to crack. Any viable...

How to reach real energy efficiency of buildings in a cost-effective way?

In order to stimulate the dialogue in relation to the revision of the EED and the EPBD, MEPs, Jakop Dalunde and Fredrick Federley, in collaboration with Housing Europe, the European Property Federation (EPF) and International Union of...

Smart Buildings for a greener Europe – Live Stream videos available

          On February 14th, the Concerted Action on the Energy Performance of Building Directive (CA EPBD) held a livestreamed workshop on ‘Smart Buildings for a greener Europe: Emerging Policy and Practices”.   For your convenience, we...

Thermally efficient social housing for young adults

When young people move out of supported accommodation the leap to independent living can be tough. A new project in the north west of England is converting a former sheltered housing block for elderly people into managed...