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With the residential sector currently accounting for around 27% of energy consumption in the EU, the potential reduction in CO2 emissions that energy efficient housing would provide cannot be underestimated. This means that there is an ever increasing need for  renovation and construction of energy efficient, environmentally sustainable housing.

ERUHONET members provide housing for vulnerable groups who are hit hardest by rising fuel bills, which makes energy efficiency an urgent requirement.

On 28 June 2013, the Commission published a report on progress by member States towards nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (nZEB), which are to become the norm for all new buildings in the EU by the end of 2020, and two years earlier for public buildings.

By learning from each other and working together on these issues, EURHONET can help to create the conditions for sustainable development.

 

BuildTog

Initiated by EURHONET, the European research and construction project BuildTog is driven by four major actors in energy-efficient housing and construction: EURHONET, A/NM/A, LUWOGE consult and BASF.

BuildTog’s objective is to promote the spread of a new type of building throughout Europe, combining:  best energy performance (Passive House Standard),  cost-efficient construction,  high-quality architecture

The objective is to optimize the construction process in order to lower the cost of passivehouse (15kWh / m² heating, 120kWh/m2 primary energy consumption and the overall airtightness 0.6 volume per hour).

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Energy and Climate Change is one of the biggest challenges we jointly face, both in Europe and in the rest of the world. In the residential sector, energy is used primarily for heating and hot water.

By learning from each other and working together on these issues, we can help to create the conditions for sustainable development.

  • Sharing of the best practices
  • Cost effective retrofitting methods for each company
  • Tools to help the companies in the retrofitting decisional process

 

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