Europe

Reasons behind and lessons learnt with the development of airtightness testers schemes in 11 European countries  
Post date: 18 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

Low Energy Apartment Futures (LEAF) was a three year project that looked to improve the energy efficiency of multi-occupancy apartment blocks by overcoming the barriers experienced during the retrofit process. The project ran from March 2013 to March 2016 and was funded by the EU’s Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme and local organisations in each country.  
Post date: 30 Mar 2016
Type: News

Low Energy Apartment Futures (LEAF) was a three year project that looked to improve the energy efficiency of multi-occupancy apartment blocks by overcoming the barriers experienced during the retrofit process. Retrofit of this type of building is essential to meet climate change targets and reduce fuel poverty as approximately 43% of Europeans live in flats[1]. However, this type of building is notoriously difficult to retrofit due to short-comings of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and the challenges of engaging multiple owners.  
Post date: 30 Mar 2016
Type: News

Confronted with growing economic, social and environmental challenges, more and more public, cooperative and social housing organisations are enhancing and demonstrating their capacity to innovate. The core of responsible housing is to Provide affordable, good quality housing and services responding to the variety of needs and thus contribute to sustainable local communities, to the resident´s well-being as well as their quality of life and empowerment.  
Post date: 17 Mar 2016
Type: News

Securing a near zero and positive energy future for buildings in Europe   The Zero Plus project and the contribution of OPAC38  
Post date: 3 Mar 2016
Type: News

This book, released by the Energy Performance Measurement Institute, provides significant information on worldwide energy use and residential sector energy use, including many factors that are unique to the residential sector. Energy performance measurement methods and data are presented. Simplification of residential sector energy performance measurement is a key theme. 
Post date: 11 Jan 2016
Type: Publication

 The REHVA Journal March issue is available online by clicking here. The featured articles are:
Post date: 8 May 2014
Type: News

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over seven years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.   Learn about the opportunities for funding energy efficiency and renewable energy sources in buildings under Horizon 2020.   This BUILD UP Web Seminar addressed the following:
Post date: 6 Mar 2014
Type: News

The CONCERTO Conference (Brussels, 22-23/10/2013): Energy solutions for Smart Cities and Communities has summed up many outcomes of the CONCERTO initiative.Overall OBJECTIVES of the CONCERTO initiative:In order to substantially improve the overall performance of energy systems in new and/or existing communities, CONCERTO projects should involve integrated demonstration actions, which are economically attractive for replication.
Post date: 28 Nov 2013
Type: Publication

CONCERTO cities and communities have shown that existing buildings can cut their CO2 emissions, at acceptable costs, by up to 50%. CONCERTO does this by implementing renewable energy sources, innovative technologies and an integrated approach.CONCERTO projects and sites demonstrate energy solutions for smart cities and communities.CONCERTO projects and sites are role models for energy efficiency in buildings and communities. Their functional, sustainable solutions act as source of inspiration for innovative replication in other continents.
Post date: 28 Nov 2013
Type: Link