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...

EIB announces new loans to support energy transition in France

On 7 December 2015, the European Investment Bank (EIB) confirmed that it will finance a number of large-scale projects in France, involving housing, energy efficiency of buildings, support for SMEs and midcaps, and biomass. All these...

Building retrofits critical to Europe’s low-carbon pathway

New near zero energy buildings are increasingly springing up around Europe, though their impact on reducing the region’s energy consumption will remain a drop in the ocean without a drive to take new technologies to existing...

Public consultation on the Review of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive

The European Commission invites for feedback on the preparation of the EED Review, foreseen for the first half of 2016.   On 4 November 2015, the European Commission launched a public consultation, the objective of which...

Public consultation on a new EU Renewable Energy Directive

 Commission asks for feedback for the preparation of new renewable energy rules for the period 2020-2030. On 24 November 2015, the European Commission launched a public consultation, inviting stakeholders to provide their...

Start at Home - Housing Europe presents its contribution to the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, COP21

30 November. The European Federation of Public, Cooperative and Social Housing presented its contribution to COP21, offering a measurable overview of the development of the affordable housing sector in Europe over the last five years....

Eurostat releases a range of indicators monitoring progress made in the EU to tackle climate change

On the occasion of the publication of the 2015 Energy, transport and environment statistical book and with regard to the forthcoming COP21 in Paris, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, publishes a small selection of...

World's first Passive House Premium building opens its doors

 The House of Energy, one of the world’s most sustainable buildings located in Bavaria is the first of its kind, a mixed residential and commercial project that has met the criteria for a Passive House Premium certification. On 14 and 15...

How to raise the number of nZEBs in Europe? - Interview with experts providing their insight - part 7

As part of the DIRECTION projects outreach activity aimed at maximising replicability potential, Spanish-based partner DRAGADOS held a workshop in June with various experts about the future of nZEBs across our continent.   Rafael...