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...

How to raise the number of nZEBs in Europe? - Interview with experts providing their insight - part 6

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.   Miguel...

Energy Efficiency: Commission requests eleven Member States to fully transpose the EU Energy Efficiency Directive

On Thursday 22 October 2015, the European Commission, in its monthly package of infringement decisions, requested eleven Member States (Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland,...

How to raise the number of nZEBs in Europe? - Interview with experts providing their insight - part 5

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...

DIRECTION project’s penultimate progress meeting focuses on end-of-project outcomes

The DIRECTION project will conclude in March next year and all eyes are on how to engage in the all-important project outcomes geared to replicability and transferring these efforts to the marketplace. The Bolzano agenda featured a series...

Optimising energy management, energy trading and urban planning within energy positive neighbourhoods: IDEAS project

IDEAS provides tools for optimising energy management, energy trading and urban planning within energy positive neighbourhoods. THE IDEAS SOLUTIONIDEAS has developed a comprehensive service that supports the concept of...

Department of Energy & Climate Change: £2.2 billion worth of savings available to households in the UK if they simply switch their energy supplier

 On 9 October 2015, the Department of Energy & Climate Change of the United Kingdom (DECC) revealed new figures estimating that 11 million households still stand to save £200 or more by switching their gas and electricity supplier. ...

Housing is a key priority in the 2016 Budget Bill of the Swedish Government

On 21 September 2015, the Swedish Government presented its 2016 Budget Bill, which includes two housing-related proposals aiming to contribute in achieving the target of 250,000 new homes by 2020 in Sweden. These proposals are: investment...

Electronic E-PASS tool provides a quicker way to analyse buildings’ renovation needs

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a free electronic tool for the construction industry, housing associations and home-owners, which makes it easier to evaluate the impact of different kinds of energy improvements. VTT’...