Nearly zero-energy buildings

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Estonia has the most energy efficient new nearly zero energy buildings

A recent study carried out by an international group of building scientists showed that Estonia is among the countries with the most energy efficient buildings in Europe.   Among the analysis of NZEB energy performance of buildings in four countries...

Liquid windows and the energy-efficient buildings of tomorrow

They look like ordinary windows but they're not. Inside each pane, there is a continuous flow of distilled water and glycol. The windows have been designed by researchers and architects working to create the energy-efficient buildings of tomorrow....

POWER HOUSE meeting between AVS-FEDERCASA – financing energy efficiency’s problems discussed

On the 22nd and 23rd of  March was held the latest POWER HOUSE meeting between the Spanish and Italian public housing federations (AVS and Federcasa). The meeting, aimed at reviewing the financial sources for energy refurbishment, was...

The networking as a main principle of the National Platform POWER HOUSE Bulgaria

This article is an excerpt from the National Platform POWER HOUSE Bulgaria Newsletter available both in English and Bulgarian. POWER HOUSE EUROPE - The big green housing exchange (www.powerhouseeurope.eu) is an initiative led by CECODHAS...

Housing and Energy in Estonia - Impact of work of Union of Housing Associations

One of the key aims of the Estonian Union of Cooperative Housing Associations (EKÜL) is to provide information on opportunities to achieve energy savings in buildings by arranging a variety of information days, training sessions and round...

Update on the SABO Energy Challenge: 102 public housing companies with 376 000 apartments save energy together!

The project is also a partner in the European project POWER HOUSE EUROPE - The big green housing exchange (www.powerhouseeurope.eu) an initiative led by CECODHAS Housing Europe - The Federation of Public, Cooperative and Social Housing (...

Overview of energy efficiency services: New manual on-line

The POWER HOUSE team select resources which they have deemed most useful for inclusion in the on-line resource database.  The newly published "BewareE Manual" which focuses on most effective ways of empowering end-users to reduce energy...

POWER HOUSE Blog: get the practitioners stance on some of the most central issues in the EU energy debate

A number of threads have been launched. On the issues of financing and the EU, the take-up of the 4% possible ERDF funding is key. While some countries have 100% take-up others have close to zero. The blog gives practitioners the...

Sweden's municipal housing company's 'energy challenge' transported to Italy

Members of Swedish national municipal housing federation SABO, leader of the Swedish POWER HOUSE platform agreed together on an achievable energy consumption target of 20% by 2016 signed a commitment, assigned an energy contact person and...

POWER HOUSE study day in Brescia, Italy

The city manages its own district heating system and has developed a public-private company for the conversion and upgrading of its heating systems. The study day was coordinated by POWER HOUSE Italy. Find out more about the programme...