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...

Nordic Investment Bank and Hypo finance energy efficiency improvements of Finnish homes

The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB), together with Finland’s mortgage lending institution Suomen Hypoteekkiyhdistys (Hypo), is launching a EUR 10 million loan programme to finance improvements to the environmental efficiency of residential...

European Commission - EUROSTAT: Early estimates of CO2 emissions from energy use In 2014, CO2 emissions in the EU estimated to have decreased by 5% compared with 2013

Eurostat estimates that in 2014 carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion decreased by 5.0% in the European Union (EU), compared with the previous year. CO2 emissions are a major contributor to global warming and account...

Heat metering, efficient heat cost allocation and billing - Challenges and Opportunities: Housing Europe

Experiences from public, cooperative and social housing The regulatory framework (in particular the EED) should be supportive and give the national and local level the possibility to find the most appropriate solutions for...

OVERVIEW | Financing Schemes: Funds for an Energy Efficient Urban Environment (updated)

The BUILD UP Financing Schemes section aims to inform eligible beneficiaries, on new and existing funding opportunities in the field of buildings’ energy efficiency. Information relevant to anyone from public authorities to private...

DG Energy Buildings Team Leader was keynote speaker at SuSoh Congress, Madrid

June 5, World Environment Day, was the elected framework for organizing the SuSoh Congress dedicated to energy efficiency and access to finance in social houses, which gathered professionals from the construction and finance sectors at the...

The Final Report of the POWER HOUSE nearly Zero Energy Challenge

Housing Europe issued a report on 02/06/2015 about the role of Public, Cooperative and Social Housing Providers in the Fair Energy Transition. The report is focused on the EU energy savings targets defined by the Energy Performance...

Making use of EU funding for Energy Efficiency

The Hungarian member LOSZ of Housing Europe held its annual GA in Budapest at the beginning of May. Housing Europe presented the work done at EU level on energy efficiency funding opportunities. During the course of the presentation, all...

Promoting Green and Efficient Energy for Europe's Regions: EC Press release IP/15/5037

26 May, 2015.  The European Commission has launched the European Smart specialisation platform on energy (S3P-ENERGY), which will support regions and Member States in using Cohesion Policy funding more effectively for...