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

In the Spotlight: Salix Homes

20 Feb 2017 - Please, introduce yourself, the demo case and explain why you decided to be part of the BuildHeat project.Salix Homes are a multi-award winning social housing provider based in Salford, Greater Manchester. We’re a not-for-profit charitable organisation who puts our customers at the heart of everything we do, from investing in our homes and communities, to how we go about providing our services.We provide social housing for people in need in Salford. We believe that everyone ... read more
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