Residential buildings

The H2020 project ExcEED publishes a new short story: ‘How to close the gap between designed and real energy consumption?

The purpose of the EU-funded ExcEED project builds on the statement that there is a lack of structured and comprehensive set of buildings data which can be used to elaborate useful information and knowledge for market players and policy makers.   By...

Private building renovations can help achieve climate targets

Statistically, 40 percent of energy consumption and 36 percent of emissions come from buildings.   Although this has prompted energy efficiency to become one of the EU’s top priorities and led the EU to acknowledge that buildings are key to...

The H2020 project ExcEED publishes a new short story: ‘How to close the gap between designed and real energy consumption?

The purpose of the EU-funded ExcEED project builds on the statement that there is a lack of structured and comprehensive set of buildings data which can be used to elaborate useful information and knowledge for market players and policy...

Private building renovations can help achieve climate targets

Statistically, 40 percent of energy consumption and 36 percent of emissions come from buildings.   Although this has prompted energy efficiency to become one of the EU’s top priorities and led the EU to acknowledge that buildings are key...

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...

Tackling energy poverty in Europe

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...

Helping families to invest in green homes

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...

Energy renovations: market needs at the centre of EU funded projects’ solutions

Within the framework of the achievement of both 2030 energy efficiency targets and the 2050 EU building stock decarbonisation goal, the pressure put on the shoulders of the actors involved in the energy renovation value chain is...

Retour sur "Sustainable Retrofitting of Buildings in Urban Areas" 27/05/2019

  Plusieurs entreprises portugaises avaient fait le déplacement pour partager leurs retours d'expériences et pour rencontrer des acteurs belges du secteur de la rénovation.   Elles ont tout d'abord pu constater notre savoir-faire local,...

Building renovations: social aid to accept the change

When energy-saving measures are planned in social housing buildings, the environmental aim is combined with the scope of reducing inequality. In Zaragoza, Spain, a team of social workers is helping the tenants of a multi-family building to...