Sustainable Public, Cooperative and Social Housing

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Co-creating in Austria and Catalonia

The EU project HOUSEFUL has completed its first set of workshops with housing sector experts from Austria and the Barcelona area. The goal? To identify, discuss and demonstrate a number of ideas for the uptake of circular buildings.   What does it...

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...

POWER HOUSE Warm/Mediterranean climates TaskForce Seminar & Study Visits in Marseille: Video clip now available online!

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...

Coalition for Energy Savings Report: Energy waste in buildings - Central governments do not lead by example

New analysis by the Coalition for Energy Savings of national reports on the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) reveals that central governments have not shown leadership in ending the waste of energy in their own...

New smart energy districts and social acceptance: a lesson from Spain

Torrelago, one of the largest residential districts in Europe, is experiencing a green revolution which is expected to be a model in Europe. This district is located in the Spanish city Laguna de Duero (near Valladolid) and has more than 4...

Nordic Investment Bank to provide long-term loan to Lithuania for buildings renovation

On April 2015, NIB and the Republic of Lithuania signed a loan agreement, totalling EUR 100 million, with a maturity of 20 years, to improve energy efficiency in public and residential buildings.The long-term loan will...

EU and South and East Mediterranean partners step-up energy relations

In early May 2015, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, and the Moroccan Minister for Energy, Abdelkader Amara, unveiled three new Euro-Mediterranean platforms on gas, the regional electricity market,...

£224 million national scheme to help tackle fuel poverty for Scotland’s vulnerable households

As many as 28,000 fuel poor and vulnerable Scottish households will receive help to make their homes easier and cheaper to heat. The Scottish Government will launch a new national scheme in September, worth up to £224 million over seven...

Financing energy transition of Slovak and Czech cities

On 24-25 March 2015, Energy Cities together with the Slovak Union of Towns and Cities, and its interest association CITENERGO co-organised in Bratislava, Slovakia, a workshop on innovative financing and multi-level governance. Front-...

UK:Third release of popular Green Deal Home Improvement Fund fully allocated

The £70 million available through the third release of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) has been fully allocated. This has created a pipeline of energy efficiency work for the industry over the coming months, with households in...