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The Commission has launched 2 public consultations today on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive and the Energy Efficiency Directive.   The objective of these 12 week consultations is to seek a wide range of views on to what extent and how these 2 directives should be revised. This will feed into the preparation of Commission proposals next year.  
Post date: 24 Nov 2020
Type: News

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 integrators that specialise in the design or construction of houses where sunlight provides at least 50 % of the heat and, in some cases, electricity a year.  
Post date: 24 Nov 2020
Type: News

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 emissions with at least 50% and save up to €700 per year on average to each resident.   Frontrunners in energy efficiency  
Post date: 24 Nov 2020
Type: Publication

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 settled on heat pumps.   Outside her house, all that can be seen of the pump is an innocuous metal box. Inside the machine is a closed circuit of liquid that cycles in a pipe running from the box outdoors to a water tank indoors.  
Post date: 24 Nov 2020
Type: News

November newsletter of project RESTORE is out!  
Post date: 24 Nov 2020
Type: News

What is SWC50 - The Century of Solar ?   In 1970 solar research pioneers met at the first International Solar Energy Society (ISES) Conference in Melbourne Australia. ISES is commemorating this Conference with a special 50th Anniversary Virtual Conference and Display called the Solar World Congress at 50 (SWC50).   During these past 50 years solar energy has grown from being emerging technologies to a vibrant industry.
Post date: 18 Nov 2020
Type: Evento

The TripleA-reno Combined Labelling Scheme is the first such scheme developed especially for the renovation of dwellings, covering energy performance, indoor environmental quality, and well-being indicators.   
Post date: 18 Nov 2020
Type: Tool

The house was built after the 1st world war as notary's villa in the former periphery of Tolmin where richer buildings were located.   The house expresses the characteristics of secession and is listed in the Register of Slovene cultural heritage.   Firstly served as a single family house, after the 2nd world war it was used for State security administration. Later it was rearranged to a four apartment building.
Post date: 10 Nov 2020
Type: Caso

THE FUTURE OF THERMAL GRIDS   Welcome to an international conference on district heating and cooling organised by Euroheat & Power and the COOLDH project.   District heating and cooling is key to the decarbonisation of Europe and the transition to sustainable energy.  
Post date: 3 Nov 2020
Type: Evento

The construction is an office building originally in masonry whose renovation has been designed by atelier d’architecture Rivat as architectural firm (Architecte associé: atelier des vergers).   The renovation has been completed in 2017 and it is located in the Rhône-Alpes region, and precisely in the suburbs of the town of Saint Etienne, near the hill of Villebeouf in a wooded area.  
Post date: 2 Nov 2020
Type: Caso