District heating systems that use industrial waste are increasingly common, which helps the transition to a circular economy.
There is no such thing as a perfect energy efficient process. The second law of thermodynamics states that all energy generating processes produce heat as a by-product. This so-called waste heat is often released into the atmosphere as hot air or water.
Post date: 18 Jan 2019
If one wants to have a short look back at how the European policymakers have dealt with the topic of renovation of housing over the last few years, 2010 would probably be a turning point. That year, on the one hand, the Global Financial Crisis and the various attempts to launch economic recovery plans at the EU and national level effectively put the housing sector and in particular the renovation of the existing stock at the centre of political concern because of its growth-enhancing role.
Post date: 14 Jan 2019
The Paris rulebook will enable the Parties to the Paris Agreement to implement, track and progressively enhance their contributions to tackling climate change, in order to meet the Agreement's long-term goals.
Post date: 18 Dec 2018
With 80% of European citizens living in urban areas, cities have a crucial role to play in the transition towards a low-carbon economy. Faced with the challenge of ensuring the quality of life of their citizens while becoming more energy efficient, cities must look at the system level and develop integrated urban development strategies that will make them both sustainable and better places to live.
Post date: 13 Dec 2018
Report on suggested elements, content and layout of the iBRoad tools.
The Report “The iBRoad Concept in practice” aims to elaborate on the concept and benefits of the Individual Building Renovation Roadmap, giving an overview of the potential services to be provided by the relevant software itself, as well as of the potential links with other tools or services available on the market, and present the ones that are to be actually implemented and tested under the iBRoad project.
Post date: 11 Dec 2018
On 13th November European Parliament completed the parliamentary approval of half of the eight legislative proposals in the 2016 Clean Energy for All Europeans package, following the Energy Performance in Buildings Directive, which came into force on 9 July.
Post date: 14 Nov 2018
TripleA-reno project in a nutshell
Post date: 13 Nov 2018
Want to test volumetric addition and deep energy efficieny renovation? Register in our page to have access to all the toolkits and watch the video-tutorial on ABRACADABRA Technical Toolkit!
Post date: 13 Nov 2018
Simply walking into other people's homes? That is exactly what everyone can do during the International Passive House Open Days. Residents of Passive House buildings will open their doors to visitors during this annual open days event. They invite them to experience the high levels of comfort and energy efficiency for themselves.
Feel the Passive House! This year the International Passive House Open Days will take place from 9th to 11th November.
Post date: 2 Nov 2018
New technological methods for increasing quality and quantity of recovered construction & demolition waste, promoting the consideration of end-of-life management of buildings and building components at their design stage, and enhancing awareness of the impact construction materials and debris have on health and the environment, will be presented during the final conference of HISER.
Post date: 12 Oct 2018