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Targeting energy efficiency renovation to improve housing conditions of the most vulnerable

Avoiding social risks and ensuring the benefits.

Evidence points out that most vulnerable households face major challenges in the renovation of their homes. Lowest-income families live in most energy-inefficient homes, according to research by the Vlaams Steunpunt Wonen. This means that...
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Residencial Metha - Madrid, Spain

Residencial Mentha is made up of 3 buildings with independent envelopes, making a total of 93 VPPL dwellings. The homes are distributed in 3 bedrooms with an average surface area of 84 m2 per home and different orientations. It is located...
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Slovenia plans refurbishment for 74% of single-family homes, 91% of multiapartment buildings by 2050

Author: Vladimir Spasić

Source: Blakangreenenergynews.com

The energy renovation of buildings until 2050 envisages a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 70% in the next ten years, and of CO2 emissions by 75% through 2050 from the 2005 levels.   The Government of Slovenia adopted a long-term...
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First 100 households in Sarajevo get subsidies to abandon coal in heating

Author: Igor Todorović

Source: Balkangreenenergynews.com

Within a pilot project for incentives for households in Sarajevo Canton to abandon coal and other solid fuels in heating, 77 beneficiaries were selected for subsidies to install certified units that use wood pellets and 27 applicants will...
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Towards a healthy, affordable and sustainable Built Environment

Greening Europe’s homes and public spaces is a crucial element of the EU’s strategy towards climate neutrality, and one of the pillars of the European Green Deal. But to achieve its goals, the EU will need to come up with a comprehensive...
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Consumers will only renovate their homes if it’s easy and affordable

Author: Monique Goyens

Source: euractiv.com

Consumers are willing and ready to play their part in the green housing transition, but they will need guidance and support along the way, writes Monique Goyens. Goyens is director general of BEUC, the European consumer organisation....
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Energy-efficient buildings should be ‘new normal’, says EU’s Simson

Author: Joana Gomes

Source: euractiv.com

The European commissioner for energy, Kadri Simson, on Tuesday 20 April underlined the importance of the ‘Renovation Wave’ strategy in combating energy poverty in the European Union, saying that sustainable, energy-...
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Take part in the e-SAFE survey!

e-SAFE is a recently launched four-year project funded under the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Union and aiming at developing and demonstrating fast, cost-effective and tailorable integrated...