A range of breakthrough eco-building solutions which tackle the emerging problem of indoor air quality have been presented by the ECO-SEE project at the Ecobuild construction fair in London.
The solutions include novel insulation, coating and panel products which improve air quality by passively regulating humidity, capturing VOCs, and removing indoor organic pollutants through photocatalysis. External and internal wall panels have also been developed, in addition to design tools to support end users.
Post date: 16 Mar 2017
Upon the request of Habitat for Humanity International, Metropolitan Research Institute (MRI) has completed an in-depth research of energy efficiency renovation subsidy schemes in Central European countries (Hungary, Poland,
Post date: 14 Mar 2017
In linea con il REELIH project, Habitat for Humanity ha lavorato con il suo compagno di lunga data Metropolitan Research Institute (MRI) to condurre uno studio sui paesi dell'europa centro Orientale, avendo un esperienza su larga scala per lavori di ristrutturazione dei condomini.
Post date: 8 Mar 2017
Reducing Energy Poverty by Energy Efficiency Projects in Residential Buildings: The Case for Eastern Europe
Post date: 20 Feb 2017
38,5% of energy savings in CUBE 2020? It's possible.
The building Quai Vendeuvre won the grand prize of the energy savings contest CUBE 2020 in 2016. While the 3rd edition of the contest just started, let’s ask the IFPEB’s director Cedric Borel about the score of the second edition’s winner, who made 38,5% of energy savings within a year! You said 38,5%, really? How is that possible?
Marguerite Dornier: You said 38,5%, right? It’s huge, isn’t it?
Post date: 8 Feb 2017
Energy poverty is one of the most pressing issues in Central and Eastern Europe. By addressing energy efficient retrofitting of multi-unit apartment buildings, the REELIH (residential energy efficiency for low income households) project is working to promote an innovative approach to reduce energy poverty.
Post date: 7 Feb 2017
Have you ever wondered how your city can meet its ambitious targets to decarbonise its heating and cooling system? Here is a new project that will offer knowledge, tools and training for supporting your city in such an ambitious goal: PLANHEAT.
PLANHEAT’s main objective is to develop and validate, in real case scenarios, an integrated and easy-to-use tool which will support local authorities in selecting, simulating and comparing alternative low carbon and economically sustainable scenarios for heating and cooling.
Post date: 10 Nov 2016
Families across Europe are taking steps that will reduce their energy consumption by more than 3,000,000 kWh thanks to the work of the EU funded FIESTA project.
The project, coordinated by Area Science Park Trieste, has carried out more than 1,022 energy audits with families in five European countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Hungary, Italy and Spain. The project includes five technical partners (one for each participating country) and 14 cities.
Post date: 2 Nov 2016
In Europe, there is a clear long-term objective to decarbonise the energy system, but it is very unclear how this will be achieved in the heating and cooling sector. As a result, there is currently a lot of uncertainty among policymakers and investors in the heating and cooling sector, primarily due to a lack of knowledge about the long-term changes that will occur in the coming decades. HRE4 will enable new policies as well as prepare the ground for new investments by creating more certainty in relation to the changes that are required.
Post date: 27 Ott 2016
15 Climate Stars given to cities and regions in 7 countries
On 6 October 2016, in Lower Austria’s Grafenegg Castle, 15 municipalities, regions and associations of local authorities from seven European countries were awarded with a Climate Star for their outstanding climate action initiatives. The local projects cover a wide range of topics, from energy and mobility to food systems and sustainable procurement up to climate justice and climate change adaptation.
Post date: 20 Ott 2016