From small medieval towns in Italy to the elegant nineteenth-century boulevards in Paris; from the zen Buddhist temples in Kyoto to the colourful cathedrals of Mexico’s colonial cities: buildings reflect our culture and need to be preserved to tell our grandchildren the same story they told our fathers.
Post date: 19 Jun 2020
In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the SINFONIA final conference will now take place online. Join us on 30 June 2020 at 15h00 CET to hear about public policies for refurbishment, main project achievements and future ambitions of our cities!
Post date: 15 Jun 2020
HolaDomus is a program that accompanies citizens during the process of reforming their homes to improve comfort, accessibility, health and energy consumption.
The renovation of homes can be stressful, expensive and complex. HolaDomus provides owners with technical, administrative and financial support.
Technical and administrative support
Post date: 9 Jun 2020
An augmented intelligence-enabled stimulating framework for deep energy renovation delivering occupant-centered innovations
Project Type: Innovation (IA)
Post date: 4 Jun 2020
Linked Data technologies have been developed in order to connect concepts in a structured way, enhancing machine readability and enabling many features like semantic queries. The potential of such technologies is wide in many fields, in particular in the construction sector, which could benefit in many ways by their application.
Post date: 3 Jun 2020
The iPHA Community Meet Ups are a series of free, digital events every second Monday at 9pm CEST. They feature a short talk by a Passive House expert from the iPHA network, followed by time for a discussion. Hosted via GoToMeeting, the meet ups provide the international Passive House community with a place to catch up during this increased time in home office.
Post date: 29 May 2020
The renovation sector is crucial for a sustainable development of the construction market. Buildings account for 40% of the energy consumed today in EU, but annual renovation rates are limited to 0.4/1.2% in Europe. Also, a large share of buildings has more than 40 years and it is not adequately heated, bringing to a low efficiency of the building stock in terms of energy and comfort1.
Post date: 26 May 2020
Welcome to the (r)evolution in home renovation
The clean energy transition starts at home
Post date: 25 May 2020
BPIE – The Buildings Performance Institute Europe has published an analysis of the economic opportunity for Europe’s building sector, which could help mitigate economic damage of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Post date: 20 May 2020
Buildings account for around 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the European Union.
Do you know that the annual rate of home and commercial building renovation is well under the 3% required to achieve European climate and energy goals?
Post date: 19 May 2020