Deep retrofitting and eco-efficient districts: Tampere to showcase its achievements on 21 September

As part of the activities organised by the Action Cluster on Sustainable Districts and Built Environment, Tampere will host an exceptional knowledge sharing event on 21 September 2017. The event will begin with a short introduction on Tampere Smart City strategy and initiatives, followed by three thematic study visits focused on deep retrofitting, nature-based solutions […]

Milan’s Mayor and Councilor for public works visited the first EU-GUGLE retrofitted building

Last 20 June, Milan’s Mayor Beppe Sala and the Councilor for public works Gabriele Rabaiotti visited the EU-GUGLE building in Via Feltrinelli 16 (a social housing building block comprising 154 apartments, property of the City of Milan). The whole energy concept of the refurbishment of the building was developed within the EU-GUGLE project by the “Office for energy saving” of the Municipality […]

SESTAO: New outfit for Txabarri Street

Interview with Luis Carlos Delgado, Managing Director of SestaoBerri and leader of Sestao’s EU-GUGLE pilot district. In Sestao, five buildings have been selected to participate in the EU-GUGLE Smart City Initiative for energy-efficient building refurbishment. In April, renovation was completed in the first of these buildings. Luis Carlos Delgado, Managing Director of SestaoBerri explains the […]

Cooperating for renovation – how to improve energy efficiency in Tampere limited liability housing companies

Citizen engagement and transparent decision making processes are at the core of the Smart City concept. In Tampere, tenant involvement has been a key factor for the successful renovation of over 32,000 square metres of living space, achieved in the framework of the EU-GUGLE Smart City Initiative. As part of this initiative, eight pilot buildings […]

EU-GUGLE pilots showcased in Tampere TARMO+ good living tour

The work of several limited liability housing companies that have taken part in the EU-GUGLE renovation project in Tampere will be presented at the TARMO+ good living exhibition tour. The exhibition will be displayed in public libraries and other exhibition areas in Tampere and surrounding municipalities in 2017. The objective of the exhibition is to […]

Testing integrated financing models for social housing in Vienna

Building refurbishment represents a major challenge in the transition towards low-carbon European cities. However, renovation works are not cheap, whether for private residential, social housing or public buildings, and innovative business models are needed to share this cost among the different stakeholders. Currently, grants and soft loans are the most frequently used instruments for residential […]