Sustainable Public, Cooperative and Social Housing

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Housing: an essential piece of the ‘Next Generation EU’ puzzle

The Coronavirus pandemic has put the spotlight on Europe’s housing crisis, exposing the shortcomings of our housing policies that have increased inequalities and destabilized our societies. Now that the “Stay at home” guidelines pushed us more than...

Green recovery for Denmark: a new renovation scheme for the social housing sector

On the 1st of May, Denmark's Social Democratic Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, made a crucial announcement that relieved many public housing companies in Denmark: a proposal to activate 30 billion DKK from the Landsbyggefonden (the National...

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...

How to encourage investment in solar energy

Within the PV Financing project, Housing Europe has contributed to highlight the specific nature and potential of the sector as beneficiary of the investment in solar energy. European guidelines to help investors, public authorities and...

First pilot projects for Transition Zero in France

At the recent French monitoring committee for the project Transition Zero, the social housing provider Vilogia in Northern France has announced that, with the support of Greenflex (coordinating the activities of the EU...

Isobio project workshop results: Bio-based building systems creating a bio-economy

Beyond research, towards the market   ISOBIO is emerging from the research phase and taking its first steps towards its target market. Bringing innovation and research outcomes to the attention of experts and...

Housing Europe calls governments to put social housing back at the centre

Housing Europe has its own voice at the Habitat III, the global conference shaping the New Urban Agenda for the next 20 years, which takes place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 to 20 October 2016. On the first day of the event, Housing Europe...