Smart city expert Ali Vasallo Belver shares the lesson learnt from an innovative integrated retrofitting strategy across Europe
Post date: 12 Feb 2019
European countries must thoroughly modernize their building stock. The EU directives envision raising the refurbishment rate to around 3%, representing an estimated 110 million buildings across the EU. However, several barriers exist that keep actual retrofitting rates far below envisioned ones, especially in southern countries. Retrofitting at the district level has been found to be an effective way to overcome the obstacles that prevent the retrofitting rate from rising above its current rate of 0.2% - 1.0%.
Post date: 22 Jan 2019
This Topic includes all content relevant to the Theme "Restorative and regenerative building: overall design, construction approach"
Post date: 18 Oct 2018
The renovation of the THEODORE building is in line with the desire of AG Real Estate to participate in the enhancement of urban heritage.
This building of 3500 m2, inscribed in a remarkable architectural ensemble which includes the church of the Trinity, was designed in 1864 by the architect Théodore Ballu. It is in his memory that AG Real Estate has named his project THEODORE.
Post date: 17 Oct 2018
ROCKWOOL cooperated with BPIE and EIT Climate-KIC to produce the report “Upscaling urban regeneration: European frontrunner cases are leading the way”. The report highlights key learnings from successful urban regeneration projects across Europe combined with insights from experts in the field, including:
Post date: 16 Jul 2018
MAtchUP will deploy large scale demonstration projects in three Lighthouse cities namely, Valencia (Spain), Dresden (Germany) and Antalya (Turkey), and support the development of replication and upscaling plans in four Follower cities namely, Ostend (Belgium), Herzliya (Israel), Skopje (Macedonia) and Kerava (Finland). Led by the City of Valencia, the consortium is composed of 28 partners across 8 different countries, each one contributing through their specific knowledge and expertise to meet the said MAtchUP objectives.
Post date: 10 Nov 2017
Maximising the effectiveness and wider use of EU Energy Performance Certificates
The challenges around urban retrofit, in particular the ones faced by private dwellers have long been in debate at EU level.
How to foster energy retrofit activities? Can a dwelling energy performance certificate help? How to promote the information in the EPC and support the dweller’s retrofit decision process? What are the barriers hindering a dweller´s decision to adopt energy efficiency retrofit measures?
Post date: 15 Jun 2017
After nearly two years of collaboration between ten partners from Spain, Croatia, Poland and the Netherlands, the FosterREG project is coming to an end.
FosterREG is a European Horizon 2020 project aimed at enhancing the capacity of public authorities to plan, finance and manage integrated urban regeneration for sustainable energy uptake.
Post date: 15 May 2017
The Zagreb Energy Week, which will be held from 8 to 13 May 2017 in Zagreb, Croatia, presents a complex mosaic of a whole range of activities with the aim of including all generations and stakeholders in a long-term fight against climate change. The event's message “Development we don’t want to stop, but pollution we can!” calls upon joint action in implementing projects for sustainable urban development and the preservation of natural resources for future generations.
Post date: 28 Apr 2017
After nearly two years of collaboration between ten partners from four countries, the end of FosterREG project is near. The project is funded from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 649846, with the closure date coming up on 31 May, 2017.
Post date: 14 Mar 2017