The 10 houses of Hem are the first homes rehabilitated in France to zero energy and any form of consumption guaranteed for 25 years. Energiesprong is an initiative initiated in the Netherlands in 2013. Vilogia tested in France the first prototypes of this approach on 10 houses built in 1950 in Hem near Lille. Vilogia aims to rehabilitate 500 homes over 5 years using the same method. The Energiesprong method is as follows: using the current technological tools (digital and industrial method) to rehabilitate a dwelling in 3 weeks.
Post date: 7 Mai 2020
The European Union is facing a great challenge: how to quickly re-build Europe’s economy in the context of COVID-19 while ensuring to keep itself on the path to become climate neutral by 2050.
Against this background, investing in decarbonising buildings is key to reconcile climate objectives and economic recovery, in a virtuous way. Indeed, the renovation wave is one of the key pillars of the European Green Deal, which should be at the core of the post-COVID-19 recovery plan.
Post date: 6 Mai 2020
BIM methods and tools have an increasing impact in the construction sector, to help to improve the productivity and cooperation across its full value chain. While BIM has mainly been applied on new buildings, the BIM4Ren project investigates its use and potential in renovation projects, through easy-to-use tools, to achieve the EU energy targets for the European building stock. In this first webinar, we will present the general concept and challenges we are tackling.
Post date: 5 Mai 2020
Date and time: 28 May 2020, 10:00-11.30 CET
Post date: 4 Mai 2020
Climate change and environmental degradation are an existential threat to Europe and the world. To overcome these challenges, Europe needs a new growth strategy that transforms the Union into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where :
Post date: 3 Mai 2020
Klimaaktiv Silver *
The construction of the building was aimed, on the one hand, to offer affordable sustainable housing and on the other hand to plan an extension with quality of life and without any conflicts of use and in energy consumption.
Post date: 3 Mai 2020
An important public building in the most populated city of Zagreb county, Velika Gorica, this kindergarten was in need of energy renovation as it was expensive to run and uncomfortable for its occupants. Having become an eco-school, the management realised that energy renovation was essential to underpin the new ethos of the school.
Post date: 30 Apr 2020
Welcome & Introduction
Hans Korteweg, COGEN Europe and Kamila Waciega, Veolia
Energy Systems Integration Stories
1. Kiel Project: Integrating flexible power and efficient district heating
Klaus Payrhuber, INNIO Jenbacher Gas Engines
Post date: 29 Apr 2020
The modular project TEESCHOOLS is the last project within the Efficient Buildings Community to come to an end. TEESCHOOLS has covered a long distance on the path for the decarbonisation of public building stock. A new publication now collects and presents all the most important outcomes of this journey.
Post date: 26 Apr 2020
Jan Cromwijk and Veronika Schröpfer introduce new training and assessment tools developed in several EU Horizon 2020 projects to assist practitioners to identify and address the strengths and weaknesses of their low carbon skills for new build and retrofit. Online learning packages to address skill gaps have been created, are freely accessible, and can facilitate the co-creation and application of interdisciplinary qualification schemes.
Post date: 24 Apr 2020