Sustainable Public, Cooperative and Social Housing

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Publication

Framework agreement for serial and modular construction - for high-quality, fast, cost-effective housing

The results of the first pan-European tendering procedure for serial and modular construction have been announced. Nine bidders were awarded the contract in Berlin today for their innovative housing concepts, from which...
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Living Trends 2035: Digitalization is revolutionizing the living of the future

The German housing association (GdW Bundesverband deutscher Wohnungs) has published a report. This report explores the housing requirements of the future. In this study, it has been proposed that the new (future) housing...
Event

Passivhaus Social: Cardiff, UK

A Passivhaus Social event aimed at Housing Associations, Local Authorities and all those involved with building energy-efficient housing.

Passivhaus, zero carbon & health   The Welsh Government has set ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions (80% by 2050). Passivhaus offers a robust way to radically reduce energy consumption in the built environment...
Event

International social housing festival - LYON 2019

Making the link between the homes we inhabit, the cities we live in and the overall quality of life, the ISHF 2019 aims through a series of diverse events to highlight the importance of access to decent housing for all, to celebrate the long...

"Our Planet, our Cities, our Homes" https://www.socialhousingfestival.com/be-part-of-the-2nd-international-social-housing-festival-in-lyon-4-8-june-2019/   The International Social Housing Festival is traveling to...
Case

Procuring energy saving building technologies for residential buildings

ATC Turin (ATC) is a public agency providing social housing in the Italian province of Turin. It has been improving the environmental and energy performance of its properties since 1996.   ATC was a partner of the Public Administration...
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Benchmarks for environmental impact of housing in Europe: archetypes and LCA of the residential building stock

The study describes the results of a full LCA applied to 24 statistically-based dwelling archetypes, representative of the EU housing stock in 2010.   The aim is to quantify the average environmental impacts...
Case

Sans-Souci project, Brussels, Belgium

The Ixelles municipality of Brussels gave new life to a sizeable and unstructured inner space of a large city block with the development of a housing and equipment complex with outstanding sustainability and energy efficiency performances.

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The Sans-Souci project is remarkable for its scope and for its scale of intervention: the plot is about 300 meters long and 100 meters wide, which is equivalent to the area of 3 classical-small-size city blocks of the Brussels.   The...
Case

The Beehive (France)

Low Carbon winner - Green Solutions Awards 2018

Project type : New Construction   Building Type : Collective housing < 50m Number of Dwelling : 11 Dwelling Net Floor Area : 950 m2 Climate zone : [Cfb] Marine Mild Winter, warm summer, no dry season. Construction cost : 1 450 000 € The...