Posts Tagged ‘energy performance’

Cities in Action for Social Housing: Residents form central link in creating sustainable social housing

Many European cities are currently dealing with the question of how to make social housing more energy efficient and sustainable, without leading to skyrocketing costs. Cities in Action for Social housing (CASH) was an URBACT-network consisting of 11 European cities and regions, which focused on this important and complex challenge. It did not only look […]

By URBACT, on January 10th, 2014 at 19:19

Building Bridges between Competitiveness and Cohesion Policies

by Antonio Borghi, URBACT expert “Accelerating change at local level for effective delivery of sustainable energy solutions” – this was the theme of a two-day seminar organised jointly by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (IEE) and the INTERACT programme. Aim of the event was to bring together practitioners in the field of local and regional […]

By Antonio Borghi, on May 31st, 2013 at 19:16

How to Build the Energy Transition in European Cities: Lessons from URBACT

By Antonio Borghi, on May 7th, 2013 at 16:36

Indoor Air Quality

While a number of URBACT projects are actively investigating ways of improving environmental conditions and quality of life, an important contributing factor to poor human health and comfort  is often afforded less direct attention. Yet owing to the fact that EU populations spend disproportionately more of their time inside buildings – whether it be homes, […]

By URBACT, on January 16th, 2011 at 14:41

How good are the energy certification “good guys”

While many member states have introduced energy standards to be respected for new (particularly residential) construction in recent years, since 2003 the EU has added an extra stimulus to this process promoting adoption of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).  Recast in 2009 to strengthen commitment on this issue, the Directive incites the adoption […]

By URBACT, on November 9th, 2010 at 14:40

Real Estate Transactions in Romania will soon require energy performance certificates

Romania must comply with the Energy Performance for Buildings Directive (EBPD), requiring energy audits for constructions. According to the national legislation on the energy performance of buildings, in the following months energy performance certificates will be mandatory and made available to potential buyers or tenants by the building’s owners, for all real estate transactions. These […]

By URBACT, on June 14th, 2010 at 16:29