Energy Renovation

It’s time for an Airbus for energy renovation!

  • Posted on: 23 October 2017
  • By: Yamina SAHEB

I was delighted to hear, last week in Paris, that Vice-President Maros Sefcovic of the European Commission confirmed Europe’s call for “an Airbus for batteries”. Delighted because just like for batteries, we need an Airbus model to renovate Europe and unleash the 4th industrial revolution in the construction sector.

Financing energy renovation: we need to re-think our approach

  • Posted on: 22 September 2017
  • By: Yamina SAHEB

My initial research question, for the International Refurbishment Symposium, was about an ex-ante evaluation of the impacts on the renovation market of the European Commission's proposed Smart Finance for Smart Buildings (SFSB) initiative.

International Refurbishment Symposium: Productivity, Resilience, Sustainability

The Symposium is a one day event, co-located with the AECB's National Conference at Eco Connect London. This high brow symposium is focussed on productivity, resilience and sustainability in the domestic refurbishment sector. It is about re-thinking assumptions and systems in a time of change.

Eliminating Energy Poverty Across Europe: Monitoring Progress for an Inclusive Energy Union

Energy poverty, described as the inability to afford an adequate heating regime in the household, is increasingly acknowledged as a pressing issue across Europe. The European Commission states that over 54 million people, or 11% of the European population, currently suffer from the consequences of energy poverty, the causes of which are multiple. Despite falling wholesale prices for gas and electricity, consumer costs have gradually increased. When combined with poor energy efficiency in many buildings and a squeeze in living standards, Europe’s citizenry has been left in the dark.

Getting our homes future ready: Essential skills and innovative solutions for a fair energy transition in public, cooperative and social housing

The event is an initiative of Housing Europe as part of the PROF TRAC project which targets technical experts, architects and managers involved in nZEB design and construction.

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