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

World Cities Day 2018 Webinar

17 Oct 2018 - In the framework of the World Cities Day 2018, BuildHeat in collaboration with other 3 EU-funded like-minded projects (ABRACADABRA, P2ENDURE and HEART projects) invites you to discover innovative approaches, lessons learnt and results achieved in the retrofitting of multifamily houses at EU level.Learn about innovative energy efficiency measures but also financing mechanisms leveraging public and private investment to ensure future market uptake of the solutions.Join our ... read more
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