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Boosting Building Renovation: An Overview of Good Practices

Strengthening Building Renovation: A Review of Good Practices The adoption of best practices in the implementation of policies inside and outside European borders can make a significant contribution to the effective development and implementation of future programs. On September 20, 2013, in a speech by President François Hollande at the Environmental Conference, the French government …

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Alleviating Fuel Poverty in the EU

Investing in home renovation, a sustainable and complete solution. According to a study published by the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE), subsidies and direct financial support for households for heating, can not provide a long-term solution to the problem of energy poverty. On the contrary, by taking radical energy renovation measures in the homes affected …

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Europe’s Buildings under the Microscope

Overview, by country, of the energy behavior of European buildings Considering the lack of comprehensible data on buildings at European level, the European Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) examined the building stock of Europe (both 27 Member States and of Switzerland and Norway) at the level of characteristic buildings, structural legislation, and other regulatory measures. …

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Adrian Joyce’s Message for the Forum “The Business Case for Sustainable Buildings in Greece”

On the occasion of the Forum: The business case for sustainable buildings in Greece, Adrian Joyce, Renovate Europe Campaign Director sent a message and highlighted the importance of discussing the potential of deep energy retrofits. The Forum on The business case for sustainable buildings in Greece was organised within the framework of the Renovate Europe Days National …

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Renovate Europe Days 2014

New Commission must prioritize building renovation: Renovate Europe Day shows buildings crucial for energy security, jobs, climate, and growth.   At Renovate Europe’s fourth Annual High-Level Conference, held in Brussels on 5th November, the message to the new Commission who took office this week was clear: Deep Renovation of the building stock in the EU must …

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Common Strategy for Energy Security in Europe

The letter referring to European Energy Security Strategy – Renovation of buildings is the solution was sent to the Head of State on 23 September 2014. The letter was signed by representatives of leading industries. All signatories believe that increased energy security cannot be achieved without a substantial focus and effort in the field of energy efficiency …

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Supporters of Renovate Europe Campaign

Annie Podimata, Spyros Danellis, Nikos Chrysogelos, Maria Piniou-Kalli, Rodi Kratsa, Stelios Kympouropoulos , Olga Theodorikakou, Theodoros Skylakakis, Giannis Tsoukalas and Kostas Chrysogonos – MEP supports Renovate Europe Campaign by signing REC’s Manifesto. Increasing the rates for deep energy retrofits across Europe is among the main paths to achieve EU energy targets.

INZEB at Domicatec 2014

Within the framework of Domicatec 2014, Building Green Magazine organised a half – day conference on Sustainable Constructions – Deep Energy Retrofits. Alice Corovessi, INZEB Founding Member and Secretary of the Bod was an invited speaker. During her presentation on Existing Building Stock and the aim of Renovate Europe Campaign, Ms. Corovessi highlighted – among others – the importance of …

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Renovation Workshop Results

The Institute of Zero Energy Buildings – INZEB.ORG, National Supporting Partner of Renovate Europe Campaign, during and in the context of the Green Building Expo 2014, organised the first interactive workshop on energy reduction, looking specifically at the renovation of two apartments in Greece, one in Florina (northern Greece) and one in Athens. The workshop’s aim was that …

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Official Launch of the Manifesto

On 12th March, the Renovate Europe Campaign published its European Elections Manifesto calling on candidate MEPs to sign a Pledge to “STOP Energy Waste in Buildings”. The Campaign will undertake 3 Days of Action in the European Parliament on 1st, 2nd, 3rd April 2014 in Brussels. “Stopping energy waste in buildings is becoming a top …

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