energy refurbishment / renovation / retrofitting

In many EU countries multi-family dwellings represent the dominant residential solution. But structural renovations to cut emissions and save energy may be a real challenge in such contexts, if the communities are not properly involved in the process   Watch the video here:    
Post date: 19 Jun 2019
Type: News

Among the STUNNING case studies, we find the Torrelago district, which is an apartment block built between 1977-1981.   Torrelago district involves 31 private multi-property residential buildings (1488 dwellings) that were constructed in the 1970s–1980s, more than 140,000 m2 and 4000 residents involved.  
Post date: 17 Jun 2019
Type: Case

Historic buildings are defining elements of city centres but also responsible for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions. In order to reduce their energy demand, it is important to improve envelopes’ thermal transmittance without damaging the historic integrity of their façades by applying interior insulation.   Thus, a detailed planning is needed to guarantee that case-specific variables are well considered. In this study, a holistic performance-based evaluation method is developed.
Post date: 11 Jun 2019
Type: Publication

Answering the need of clarification of the Member States, the EU commission released a document with the recommendation for implementing the amended EPBD into national operative laws.   Full transposition and effective implementation of the amended EPBD is fundamental to support the achievement of 2030 energy efficiency targets and to put the Union on track for the full decarbonisation of national building stocks by 2050.  
Post date: 3 Jun 2019
Type: Publication

As part of the International Social Housing Festival, on Wednesday the 5th of June, a workshop will be led by Bax & Company, a DREEAM project partner, to focus on participants’ portfolios and unveil the potential for scaling-up to reach ambitious energy performance objectives.   The objective is then to involve the entire public in this central theme. The discussion will revolve around the following questions:  
Post date: 28 May 2019
Type: Event

Under the Horizon 2020 programme call ‘Decarbonisation of the EU building stock – innovative approaches and affordable solutions changing the market for building renovation’, the European Commission looked for innovative and affordable solutions for the decarbonisation of buildings in the EU, accelerating the energy renovations of buildings all around Europe.   
Post date: 21 May 2019
Type: News

The session will address the role and contribution of energy efficient building renovation in Europe’s energy future, with different time perspectives: - Implementation of the amended Energy Performance of Buildings Directive after 2020; - Opportunities to invest more and industrialise the sector in order to accelerate actions by 2030;
Post date: 16 May 2019
Type: Event

Situated on the Stonehouse peninsula, by the banks of the River Tamar, Number 3 Admirals Hard was built in the 1960s and comprises a shop on the ground floor and WARM's office, originally a flat, on the first floor. The extensive retrofit works included external wall insulation, cavity wall fill, floor insulation (between the office and the shop), roof insulation at rafter level, high levels of air tightness and high-performance triple-glazed windows, as well as a self-balancing MVHR system.  
Post date: 8 May 2019
Type: Case

Les clusters Habitat Sustentável (Portugal) et CAP Construction (Belgique) ont le plaisir de vous inviter ce 27 mai à une après-midi de conférences centrées sur la « Rénovation Durable des Bâtiments dans les Centres Urbains », suivie d’une séance de networking avec des entreprises portugaises actives sur la thématique.  
Post date: 2 May 2019
Type: Event

The HEART toolkit incorporates different components and technologies, which cooperate to transform an existing building into a smart building.   In developing this toolkit, the project advances and improves energy efficiency and the use of renewable energies in buildings across Europe. Particularly in Central and Southern Europe where climate change is leading to increased electricity consumption both during summer and winter seasons.   How does HEART contribute?
Post date: 30 Apr 2019
Type: Link