Building energy efficient communities

18 Jun 2019

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

In most EU countries, half of the residential stock was built before the introduction of thermal regulations. But building renovation is particularly challenging for multi-family dwellings, where socio-economic conditions often represent a barrier. The only approach is to involve people from the beginning.

This is what some families have experienced in a block of flats in Zaragoza, one of the demonstration sites of the European project BuildHeat. A social worker helped the tenants to accept the changes, which is something quite innovative in this kind of project.

 

 

By Claudio Rocco

18 June 2019

The new energy paradigm for urban regeneration

5 Nov 2015 - "The real estate sector is going through a moment of crisis: public investment blocked, financial difficulties, disruption of local authorities, difficult access to credit for individuals and businesses, oppressive taxation, population aging, obsolescence and poor energy efficiency of the existing housing stock.This leads to a great opportunity to design new business models, able to free up resources that can enable the cities regeneration."Our partner Siti was interviewed ... read more
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