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Challenging energy renovation of buildings

30 Oct 2017 - To make new energy efficient buildings or to renovate the existing stock? That is the question. Experts from the construction sector, gathered in Rome, discussed solutions to make the second option worthwhile and cheaperEnergy consumption in the construction sector is a key issue in the fight against climate change. It is often approached when planning new buildings, but there is little tendency to renovate the existing stock.“According to the 2012/27/UE Directive on energy ... read more

BuildHeat Expert Workshop

29 Sep 2017 - Tecnologie e meccanismi finanziari innovativi per la rigenerazione del patrimonio edilizio residenziale28 settembre 2017 - 8:45 - 13:00 Via Giuseppe Antonio Guattani 9, Roma. Sala Basevi - Legacoop AbitantiIl progetto: Il consumo per il riscaldamento nel settore residenziale in Europa si aggira attorno a 2300 TWh/y e il consumo per l’acqua calda intorno a 500 TWh/y, mentre quello per il raffrescamento non supera i 100 TWh/y. Tali contributi fanno sì che il ... read more

Green living: encouraging investors to go retro

20 Apr 2017 - Making our homes greener and more energy efficient is crucial if Europe is to realise its environmental targets and ambitions. But securing financial fuel to retrofit existing properties is tough, with investors often wanting to inject their cash into projects that deliver relatively quick returnsJust because your home was built in the 1950s or 60s doesn’t mean it can’t be green. Retrofitting – the process of modernising properties using the latest technologies – can save ... read more

Second BuildHeat Newsletter – February 2017

21 Feb 2017 - Welcome to this second newsletter from the project BuildHeat, a four-year initiative to elaborate a set of reliable, energy efficient and affordable retrofit solutions for multifamily houses.At the conclusion of its first year and half of activity, the BuildHeat project is ramping up and we can be confident that the next year will mark a leap forward in our technical progress.During the first 18 months, most of the technological development has happened: the project partners ... read more

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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