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

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On the 13th of February 2014, members of the nearly-Zero Energy Challenge Warm/Mediterranean Climates TaskForce met in Barcelona to discuss the tools available for financing energy efficiency in social housing.
The first part of the event “Financing opportunities for Energy Efficiency in Housing”, attended by some 90 participants, was mainly dedicated to the opportunities offered by the EU, particularly by the Structural Funds for the new programming period 2014-2020 as well as other supporting schemes and programmes in place, including the Horizon2020 Call for Proposals recently launched. The second part focused on the schemes used in Spain, France and Italy with some concrete examples of large refurbishment and new-build projects (download here the presentations made during the Workshop:

The following day, besides discussing internal issues, TaskForce Members worked on the finalisation of the “Mediterranean House Manifesto”, a document in 10 points that describes how the TaskForce envisions a nearly-Zero Energy Building designed for Mediterranean climates. The final version of the Manifesto will be made available shortly and endorsed by key stakeholders.

To compliment the Workshop on “Financing opportunities for Energy Efficiency in Housing” held in the morning,  the Spanish Member of the nearly-Zero Energy Challenge Warm/Mediterranean Climates TaskForce organised a study visit in Barcelona to three housing projects managed by the Patronat Municipal de l’Habitatge de Barcelona (PMHB): “Roc Boronat” (95 dwellings - building connect to the first district heating/cooling network “Districlima”), “Can Cortada” (160 dwellings – energy classification B) and “Trinitat Nova”(refurbishment project of 180 dwellings).

To find out more, please watch the video of the Study Visits !