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 […]

EU-GUGLE renovations completed in Tampere

The new year started with good news in Tampere: the renovation work has now been completed in all eight pilot buildings of the EU-GUGLE project. In the final two buildings refurbished, the inhabitants are now ready to spend a warm and comfortable winter while enjoying substantial energy savings in their newly renovated homes. The progress […]

Milan: deep renovation for significant energy savings

In the social housing building located at Via Fertinelli 16 in Milan, the inhabitants are enjoying a warm and comfortable winter thanks to the refurbishment work carried out within the EU-GUGLE project. In this five storey building owned by the Municipality of Milan, the tenants were living in a low quality environment because of the […]

Vienna: fruitful site-visit with City-Zen partners

On 4 October, partners from the City-Zen project and the European association Energy Cities visited the EU-GUGLE representatives in the city of Vienna to share knowledge and experiences on energy-efficient building refurbishment. In the framework of the City-Zen project, member project of the ‘My Smart City District Community’, innovative solutions towards energy efficient refurbishment, district […]

Successful refurbishment of a residential building in Bratislava

In Bratislava, EU-GUGLE project partners have successfully achieved the renovation of a residential building located on Pavla Horova 17-19. The refurbished building was built in 1988 and is home to 42 households. Because of poor insulation, the energy consumption of the building was very high and the inhabitants had to bear substantial energy costs. To […]

Milan demonstrates the benefits of energy-efficient refurbishment at Renovate Italy Day

On 14 November 2016, the city of Milan hosted the annual Renovate Italy Day. The objective of the event was to raise awareness among policy makers and citizens about the benefits of energy-efficient building refurbishment. The conference gathered over 110 participants including European, national and local policy-makers, representatives from environmental organisations as well as academic […]