Energy efficiency technologies and materials

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In December 2020, a 'Buyers Group' of six cities and regions launched a Request for Tenders, inviting suppliers to submit innovative artificial intelligence (AI) solutions in the fields of energy and mobility, which will help cities and regions to reach carbon neutrality.  
Post date: 10 May 2021
Type: Vijesti

Energy experts that advocate heating homes with hydrogen rather than turning to deep renovation and building insulation as their first port of call will make the energy transition more expensive for everyone, says Jan Rosenow from the Regulatory Assistance Project.  
Post date: 10 May 2021
Type: Vijesti

Evidence points out that most vulnerable households face major challenges in the renovation of their homes. Lowest-income families live in most energy-inefficient homes, according to research by the Vlaams Steunpunt Wonen. This means that the cost of reaching renovation energy efficiency standards ends to be highest for those with the least.
Post date: 10 May 2021
Type: Publication

Residencial Mentha is made up of 3 buildings with independent envelopes, making a total of 93 VPPL dwellings. The homes are distributed in 3 bedrooms with an average surface area of 84 m2 per home and different orientations. It is located in the eastern area of Madrid, El Cañaveral, of recent construction. The homes have terraces, garage, storage room and communal area with swimming pool.  
Post date: 7 May 2021
Type: Spis

The energy renovation of buildings until 2050 envisages a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 70% in the next ten years, and of CO2 emissions by 75% through 2050 from the 2005 levels.  
Post date: 6 May 2021
Type: Vijesti

On January 27th , the Government of Ukraine approved a resolution on "Affordable Mortgages": the interest rate on loans was set at 7% per annum, which will operate under the program "Affordable Loans 5-7-9%".   The mechanism provides that the Business Development Fund will compensate the interest rate to 7% per annum on mortgage loans provided to borrowers to purchase housing, in order to reduce its value.  
Post date: 6 May 2021
Type: Publication

Greening Europe’s homes and public spaces is a crucial element of the EU’s strategy towards climate neutrality, and one of the pillars of the European Green Deal. But to achieve its goals, the EU will need to come up with a comprehensive strategy for energy and resource efficiency while also ensuring that sustainable homes become an affordable solution for all citizens.  
Post date: 4 May 2021
Type: Publication

Building- and product-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV and PIPV) are identified as key enabling technologies to make 'near-zero energy buildings' and 'net-zero energy districts' a reality. The mass adoption of BIPV and PIPV solutions can only be achieved by developing cost-efficient and sustainable thin-film technologies with unbeatable aesthetic functionalities, mechanical flexibility and optical tunability.  
Post date: 4 May 2021
Type: Poveznica

Consumers are willing and ready to play their part in the green housing transition, but they will need guidance and support along the way, writes Monique Goyens. Goyens is director general of BEUC, the European consumer organisation.   Europe’s building stock currently accounts for 36% of European greenhouse gas emissions. Addressing this will mean future-proofing our homes by thoroughly renovating them. But the complexity and expense of doing so is holding many people back.  
Post date: 4 May 2021
Type: Vijesti

The Bota Solar project reinvents the building facing Rogier square in the European city of Brussels.
Post date: 3 May 2021
Type: Spis