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...

European Responsible Housing Awards 2016

Confronted with growing economic, social and environmental challenges, more and more public, cooperative and social housing organisations are enhancing and demonstrating their capacity to innovate. The core of responsible housing...

REMOURBAN project: lighthouse city Nottingham working on sustainable energy future

Sneinton district of Nottingham, England, showing the way for a sustainable energy future in Europe   REMOURBAN lighthouse city Nottingham is showing how sustainability can be integrated into the regeneration of our...

European buildings: securing a near zero / positive energy future

Securing a near zero and positive energy future for buildings in Europe   The Zero Plus project and the contribution of OPAC38   Buildings are central to the EU's energy...

TRIME Project: energy savings for social housing residents

Housing Europe on the advisory board of the TRIME Project   What if saving energy at home could be really simple, help you save money and live a healthier lifestyle? TRIME is a pan-european project that...

French President announces additional zero-interest loans for social housing and energy renovation of public buildings

President François Hollande announced on January 12 2016 that a budget of €3 billion will be mobilised by the public financial institution Caisse des Dépôts by 2017. The objective will be to devote significant additional resources for the...

Raising number of nZEBs | Experts' insight: DIRECTION project Bolzano

Fabio Viero - How to raise the number of nZEBs in Europe? Experts provide their insights into probing questions DIRECTION’s second replication workshop took place in September, organised by Eurac in Bolzano, Italy. This is...

EC JRC Webinar recordings | Energy Renovation Trump Card

The Trump Card for the New Start for Europe   On 20 May 2015, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (EC) hosted a webinar to disseminate the learnings and main conclusions of its most recent report on...

KfW bank publishes evaluation report of renewable energy promotion programmes 2013/2014

The evaluation report of the German renewable energy promotion programmes managed by the KfW bank shows that the programmes support 44% of the newly installed electrical power generated by renewable energy sources, and thereby contributes...