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Solar-heated multi-family buildings gain popularity in Germany

Author: Bärbel Epp

Source: solarthermalworld.com

Many new largely solar-heated houses in Germany are multi-family buildings, and their number is growing, according to Sonnenhaus-Institut (Solar House Institute), an alliance of about 300 architects, planners, building companies and system...
Publication

Housing Europe's ambition to renovate 4 million affordable homes by 2030

The mission of cooperative, public and social housing providers is to provide affordable homes in sustainable communities and this work is becoming even more essential now as a result of the economic and social impact of this pandemic.

European Social, Cooperative and Public Housing providers aim at refurbishing 400,000 homes per year or 4 million homes by 2030.   This will decrease the energy consumption of the refurbished housing units on average by 50% by 2030, cut...
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How to cut carbon out of your heating

Author: Laura Cole

Source: bbc.com

When it comes to heating, retiree Lucy Craig’s bungalow in north London is high tech. A self-professed gadget lover, when she refurbished eight years ago, she was keen to find the most carbon friendly methods for keeping her home warm. She...
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How can we balance urbanisation with protecting the environment and quality of life?

Author: Claudio Rosmino

Source: euronews.com

By 2050 around 80% of the world's population will be living in urban areas. Currently, they occupy 3% of the Earth's surface but produce around 72% of greenhouse gases.   Growing urbanization along with climate change will have a serious...
Event

AIVC - venticool WEBINAR | Resilient Ventilative Cooling in practice

Wednesday 9 December 2020, 14:00-15:45 CET   The current development in building energy efficiency towards nZEB buildings represents a number of new challenges to design and construction.   One of these major challenges is...
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TightVent Europe newsletter issue #19 - November 2020

We hope this newsletter finds you healthy and well during these unprecedented times.    Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, TightVent continues to operate and adjust its communication, networking and awareness raising activities in the field of...
Event

WEBINAR| Low hanging fruit in decarbonisation of buildings? Wastewater Heat Recovery (WWHR) systems

The 23rd webinar on the Low Carbon Economy   Every day, more than 22,000,000 m³ of hot water are consumed by European homes alone. It is a major source of energy consumption for new housing, and yet 80 percent of this heat...
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WEBINAR| The Renovation Wave under the European Green Deal: New policy windows for accelerating and financing building renovation at the municipal level

EUKI Academy has started a series of web seminars and is cordially inviting to a EUKI Academy Web Seminar on:   The Renovation Wave under the European Green Deal: New policy windows for accelerating...