energy refurbishment / renovation / retrofitting

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On September 16, the president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen pushed everybody's energy efficiency hopes a little further: she increased the emission reduction target from 40 to 55% in a laudable attempt to turn the European continent into the leader of the new circular economy.   Those of us who work in the energy efficiency sector are celebrating this sign of a long-term commitment; at last! What's more, the necessary resources are available to EU member countries.
Post date: 12 Oct 2020
Type: News

On 27 October 2020, the Horizon 2020 ReCo2ST project will chair a special session at the Advanced Building Skins Conference, in Bern, Switzerland.   The special session topic is “Innovative Approaches to Building Refurbishment”.  
Post date: 12 Oct 2020
Type: News

Informations & inscription   Relevons ensemble le défi de la décennie   Découvrez les solutions innovantes pour massifier la rénovation.  
Post date: 6 Oct 2020
Type: Event

Fine words renovate no building. But President Ursula von der Leyen’s State of the Union speech was a political knockout. The bottom line: the European Union cannot meet 55% by 2030 emissions reduction target without at least doubling building renovation rates. That is why the green recovery needs to start at home, literally.  
Post date: 6 Oct 2020
Type: News

Building on knowledge   Agenda EEHB@virtual Event - The 4th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings   Wednesday 7th October 2020 from 10:00 – 12:30 h (CET) with virtual keynotes and a preview of the venue.   Agenda Introduction and Moderation: Dr. Ralf Kilian, Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP Virtual Keynotes:
Post date: 2 Oct 2020
Type: Event

One-Stop Shops as Citizens' Hubs to support the decision making process for integrated renovations One-stop shops for home renovation services  
Post date: 2 Oct 2020
Type: Link

This document describes the results reached by the LEMON project, the tools - consultable on the website - and provides a series of useful suggestions to replicate the innovative deep retrofit process and avoid setbacks.   The tools elaborated and made available are:
Post date: 25 Sep 2020
Type: Publication

The Horizon 2020 EERAdata project invites you to its official webinar on 28 October 2020.   In this webinar we will be introducing the project, explaining our main ideas and the objectives we will be pursuing until 2021.   So what is EERAdata about?  
Post date: 25 Sep 2020
Type: Event

The report, drafted by members of the parliamentary Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, aims to help achieve a climate-neutral building stock by 2050. The call for buildings renovation and rooftop solar energy expansion supports the Renovation Wave initiative, which the European Commission is due to present on October 14.  
Post date: 22 Sep 2020
Type: News

The Low Energy Building Database is a repository of low-energy building information created to support the planning and development of low energy new build and refurbishment with exemplary case studies. This tool was developed following the Retrofit for Future (RfF) programme launched in the UK about ten years ago, when £17m have been allocated by the government for increasing the energy efficiency of the building stock.
Post date: 21 Sep 2020
Type: Tool