French MP: Building renovation needs to get everyone on board

By |oktober 12th, 2018|building renovation, Climate Change, energy performance of buildings directive, energy-efficient renovation, News|

To succeed in renovating the European building stock by 2050, all the governance levels need to be involved, from local to national, French MP Marjolaine Meynier-Millefert told EURACTIV, adding that people who cannot afford the costs of renovation must not be left behind.

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More banks join EU-backed pilot scheme for green mortgages

By |september 24th, 2018|2050 climate strategy, building renovation, energy performance of buildings directive, Energy Roadmap 2050, energy-efficient renovation, mortgages, News|

Deutsche Hypothekenbank in Germany and Ecology Building Society in the UK were the latest to join a group of 37 pioneering banks offering an energy efficiency mortgage pilot scheme to homeowners.

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Building renovation can become ‘Europe’s biggest jobs programme’

By |december 11th, 2017|Buildings Directive, energy-efficient renovation, EU budget 2020-2027, green buildings, healthy buildings, house renovation, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Renovate Europe|

The EU’s next long-term budget for 2021-2027 offers a unique opportunity to demonstrate the tangible benefits that EU policies and funding can deliver to citizens on the ground, argues Adrian Joyce.

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Renovation is about more than just energy savings

By |oktober 2nd, 2017|building renovation, energy-efficient renovation, EPBD, News|

The multiple benefits of building renovation programmes include known advantages in terms of reduced energy bills and job creation. But less is known about other benefits like avoided healthcare costs, and even higher exam success rates for students, writes Adrian Joyce.

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Brussels project shines light on muggy battle for healthy homes

By |maj 31st, 2017|Anderlecht, Brussels, building renovation, Energy performance of buildings, energy performance of buildings directive, energy-efficient renovation, house renovation, housing, News|

A social housing project in one of Brussels' poorest neighbourhoods aimed to demonstrate that renovation doesn't have to be expensive and brings many other side benefits – a notion that resonates with what policymakers are trying to achieve on the other side of town, from the posher buildings of the EU district.

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Inaction on building renovation is ‘costing lives’

By |maj 11th, 2017|building renovation, energy-efficient renovation, heating, house renovation, insulation, News|

Energy efficiency renovation can alleviate fuel poverty and bring a raft of health and societal benefits. While the EU could do more to boost renovation, several governments have shown that effective answers can be found at a national level.

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Pension fund: EU should promote ‘one-stop shop’ for housing renovation

By |maj 9th, 2017|building renovation, energy-efficient renovation, house renovation, News|

Homeowners typically don’t have the capital to invest in energy renovation solutions, despite the proven returns. Danish pension fund PKA helps bridge that gap with a one-stop-shop solution which, it believes, could be replicated across Europe.

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Energy poverty: A blight on the EU

By |april 6th, 2017|building renovation, energy poverty, energy-efficient renovation, heating, News|

For something that blights the lives of between 50 and 125 million European citizens it is strange to discover that there is no EU-wide definition of 'energy poverty', writes Adrian Joyce.

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The keys to decarbonising Europe’s heating and cooling

By |marec 13th, 2017|building renovation, district heating, energy-efficient renovation, heat pumps, heating and cooling strategy, News|

Five factors are holding back the energy transition to a zero emissions Europe by 2050, writes Thomas Nowak.

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