energy refurbishment / renovation / retrofitting

The building façade not only provides the aesthetic signature of a building, but also important functions, such as daylight provision, glare protection, solar gain management and visual contact with the outside, which make the building usable and energy efficient. These functions often oppose each other, so the selection and design of façade systems and their control for a certain building application should depend on those functions that the designer wants to promote to the detriment of the other functions.
Post date: 8 Mär 2019
Type: Publication

On the 5th of March, RICS, with the support of the REVALUE project, published an insight paper - Energy efficiency and residential values: a changing European landscape. Written by Professors Sarah Sayce and Sara Wilkinson, the report provides a comprehensive review of the issues that connect values in the residential sector to energy efficiency.
Post date: 6 Mär 2019
Type: News

Renovating a building can be complex and time consuming. For building owners, the lack of knowledge about what to do, and in which order to implement renovation measures, is one of the main obstacles to improving the energy performance of their building.
Post date: 5 Mär 2019
Type: News

Of the current EU building stock, 80% was built before the 90's, while 40% are pre-60's and a considerable amount being even older and classified as cultural patrimony, thus requiring preservation techniques if we want to maintain this cultural heritage for our future generations. Upgrading the existing EU buildings and the cultural heritage ones is becoming increasingly important due to:  
Post date: 4 Mär 2019
Type: Publication

The building stock in the EU Member States is relatively old, on average 21.6% of the building stock was built before 1945, 45.4% was built before 1969 and 75.4% before 1990. With the exception of Cyprus, Ireland, and Luxembourg, the proportion of residential building stock  built after 2000 is below 25%.
Post date: 4 Mär 2019
Type: News

The annual rate of home and commercial building renovation is well under the 3% required to achieve European climate and energy goals. There is a need to accelerate investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions to boost cost-effective building renovation benefiting all Europeans.  
Post date: 4 Mär 2019
Type: Ereignis

The annual rate of home and commercial building renovation is well under the 3% required to achieve European climate and energy goals. There is a need to accelerate investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions to boost cost-effective building renovation benefiting all Europeans.  
Post date: 4 Mär 2019
Type: News

Partners in the ACE-Retrofitting project are seeking to support municipalities in launching energy retrofitting strategies for condominiums.   They developed a range of tools that notably help municipalities make the link between the demand side (co-owners, trustees, etc.) and the supply side (professionals).  
Post date: 27 Feb 2019
Type: Ereignis

  Belgium must reach the climate goals! Belgian energy use is 70% above European average – You can already tell that improvement is not only possible, it is vital. BE REEL! and its partners support these ambitious plans, aspiring a renovation rate increase for which the most appropriate structural measures are developed, test, evaluated, refined and demonstrated.  
Post date: 27 Feb 2019
Type: Link

Despite various government policies promoting energy efficiency in buildings over the last 15 years, Cyprus is still associated with a large untapped energy efficiency potential in this sector.
Post date: 27 Feb 2019
Type: Publication