Practices

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Highlighted Practices

Cotentin-Falguiere: ICF Habitat Novedis / Beem 'Up accelerators energy renovation

Within the context of the BEEM-UP Project, ICF Habitat Novedis housing company performed the renovation of 87 apartments in the Cotentin Falguière residence in Paris, France.The rehabilitation program includes:External...

Positive energy buildings: le Parc de l’Ensoleillée in Aix-en-Provence

This positive energy construction exemplifies an aesthetic, ecological and modular technique which focuses on fast implementation using an integrated process; designing, assembling and installing solid wood panels in the walls and floors....

A factor10 renovation in Paris

In 2009, The Architecteurs have undertaken the renovation of their headquarters located in the heart of Paris (at 95 Boulevard Beaumarchais - 3rd arrondissement of Paris) with the help and advice of Dusan Novakov (Engineer in Renewable Energies)....

Window film technology for reducing the cost of cooling: Thomas Cook headquarters building in Belgium

Thomas Cook Group has opted for Window Film to save energy at its headquarters in Belgium. More than 600 employees work in the company’s worldwide headquarters near Ghent, Belgium. The company decided to install solar control Window Film to improve...

The first VELUX climate renovation in Brussels

VELUX has announced the launch of the first reproducible climate renovation project in Brussels, Belgium. A climate renovation is a unique concept in which excellent indoor comfort is combined with high energy efficiency. After experimenting with...

Efficiency House Plus in Berlin

The HouseThe "Efficiency House Plus" was officially opened by Chancellor Angela Merkel on 7 December 2011, following a year of previous planning and construction. The house is centrally located, at Fasanenstraße 87a, 10623 Berlin,...

Financing and realizing the modernization of mass housing stock through energy conservation

Banking on energy savings Innovative business model pays for Soviet-era flats to become more energy efficient. Many of the Soviet era apartment blocks in Latvia are in poor technical condition, are corroding rapidly and...

The Bold New Face of Koprivnica

The Bold New Face of KoprivnicaCroatia How a city in the EU’s newest member state has hardwired sustainable development into its urban planning Koprivnica, a city in northern Croatia, is setting new standards for the energy...

Sustainable Ålidhem

 Building sustainable communitiesResidential neighbourhood on track to halve its energy consumption within five years When a major fire destroyed an apartment block in a public housing estate in northern Sweden in 2008 the...

ISOPA Polyurethanes Passive House

The Polyurethanes Passive House is a project launched on 1 September 2011 to document the construction of a passive house from floor to ceiling. The construction was completed on 4 November 2013. Built in Brussels, near the...

Refurbishment of social and sport facilities- Modena (IT)

The largest potential in energy saving relies in heating. Extra benefits can be yield when supporting refurbishment of social housing. This allows lowering the heating costs of the tenants – as well as avoid the need of the municipality to cover the...

REGent – energy efficiency advice and support in Ghent (BE)

The largest potential in energy saving relies in heating. Extra benefits can be yielded when supporting refurbishment of social housing. This allows lowering the heating costs of the tenants – as well as avoid the need for the municipality to cover...

Green Social Housing for All- Vienna (AT)

“One of the biggest challenges for our city planners and architects lies in the combination of high quality living space and high quality outdoor space with a high level of density” according to Michael Häupl, Mayor of Vienna. In a city with 1.757...

Loft in Cassà de la Selva (Girona)

Detailed description:Detached house designed as an industrial-style loft following the most ambitious criteria of sustainable construction. The highest energy rating A was possible thanks to the use of an innovative thermal energy...

Subsidies Programme for Energy Saving (FES)- Munich (DE)

Munich (1.378 million inhabitants) has been promoting energy efficiency in private and commercial buildings through a funding scheme targeted at house owners and the building and construction industry since 1989. Around 60% of Munich’s housing stock...

Watt-Busters – Energy Efficiency Services in Cascais (PT)

The city of Cascais helps its residents (205,117) to improve their private energy efficiency and save costs. Technical reports help Cascais citizens identify how and where to save energy. "Caça Watts" (‘Watt Hunting’) is a public initiative allowing...

Towards energy autonomy in Beckerich (LU)

Beckerich, a town of 2300 people in western Luxembourg, is well known for its objective of becoming energy independent. The implementation of this ambitious vision, embodied by the dedicated Mayor, Camille Gira, is...

OVERVIEW - BUILD UP Web Seminars: Learn From The Experts

BUILD UP provides free access to the latest ideas relating to energy efficiency in buildings. Through a series of regular web seminars, BUILD UP brings together academics and technical experts involved in low energy buildings. To...

OVERVIEW - Superinsulating Materials: A New Era of Insulation Technologies

A new generation of insulating materials has emerged on the market during the last decade. The use of superinsulating materials (SIM) begins a new era of insulation technologies. To optimise your...

OVERVIEW - Become Part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2014!

The 9th edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2014 (EUSEW 2014) will take place in June. Launched in 2006 as a European Commission initiative, EUSEW has become Europe’s leading event on sustainable...