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Hélène Boucher co-ownership in Sevran

This case study represents a rehabilitation and energy renovation of a 1970 condominium. It consists of a small joint ownership of 23 lots in Sevran (in Paris suburbs) as part of the "OPAH Quartier Rougemont" with the operator OZONE.   The...
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Overview | Achieve Better Buildings! Passive House Conference Heidelberg - May 2019

The Passive House standard was defined and put into practice for the first time in Darmstadt in 1991 almost three decades ago. Next October 2019, the 23rd International Passive House Conference will take place for the first time outside...
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The Nature4Cities Project

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730468.

Concept   The environmental concept of NBS has recently been identified by the E.U. as a strategic frame to help the development of sustainable cities.   Nature4Cities is one of the two research program selected and funded...
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The DGNB – German Sustainable Building Council

DGNB is a non-profit organisation based in Stuttgart, ever since it was founded in 2007 the DGNB has been committed to demonstrably good buildings and urban districts that are worth living in. In straightforward terms, this means building an...

Concept   The DGNB – German Sustainable Building Council was founded in 2007 by 16 initiators from a variety of specialist backgrounds in the construction and property industry who wanted to do more to promote sustainable...
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The Net-Zero 2050 Project

The Net-Zero 2050 is a new initiative of the European Climate Foundation with contributions from a consortium of experts and organisations funded by the ECF.

Concept   The Paris Agreement commits us to making this transition, and long-term strategic planning shows that many of the decisions and actions needed to get us on track must be taken imminently.   Reports in the series...
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The ASSIST Project

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 754051.

Concept   ASSIST (Support Network for Household Energy Saving) is an European project funded by the European Commission under the H2020 programme.   Its aim is to fight energy poverty by actively engaging consumers in the...
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Tackling energy poverty in Europe

In this short interview, Marina Varvesi, Coordinator of H2020 project ASSIST, explains how to tackle energy poverty with free assistance and advice. She also gives some tips on how to prepare a successful project proposal.

ASSIST is a 3-year H2020 project that started in 2017. It is implemented in six countries: Italy, Spain, UK, Poland, Finland and Belgium.   The idea is to contribute to tackle energy poverty through operators with integrated competencies...
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Helping families to invest in green homes

In this short interview, Steven Borncamp, Project Director of SMARTER Finance for Families, explains the success of the project and emphasises the role of H2020 financial support necessary to replicate its achievements to 11 new countries. 

Steven Borncamp (talking about the project) says: "We are trying to shift buyers’ mind-set from just looking at the home’s sales price to think about the total cost of ownership, including energy, health costs and also repair costs.   If...