Challenges and solutions for social housing refurbishment in Aachen

Since 2010, the northern district of Aachen is engaged in a vast urban renewal programme aiming to improve the citizens’ quality of life and make the district a vibrant and sustainable place to live. Within this programme, called “Social City Aachen North”, and as part of the EU-GUGLE international Smart City Initiative, about 400 apartments […]

EU-GUGLE preliminary project results showcased at SSPCR 2017

  Between 22 and 24 March 2017, EU-GUGLE partners presented the first results of the project and the measures implemented in the six pilot cities at the occasion of the second international conference on Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions (SSPCR 2017). The conference was hosted by EURAC in Bolzano and brought together […]

Energy-efficient retrofitting for social housing: study visit in Aachen

On Monday 12 December, the city of Aachen will welcome partners from other European cities for a study visit to the buildings refurbished within the EU-GUGLE project. The visit will focus on issues related to social housing refurbishment and will give participants the opportunity to discover the innovative energy efficiency measures implemented in Aachen. In […]

Remarkable savings for first completed pilot in Tampere

After one year of monitoring, the first completed pilot in Tampere has reached remarkable savings. The Limited liability housing company Tampereen Pohjolankatu 18-20 finished their renovation in July 2014. One year after the renovation they have already saved 17 000 euros in the heating costs. Compared to the year built, the bought heating energy has […]

Smart city replication cluster kicks off in Bolzano

Bolzano (Italy), 27 May 2015 – The Smart Cities Replication Cluster of the SINFONIA and EU-GUGLE projects had a successful kick-off in Bolzano, with cities keen to exchange experiences on energy-efficient refurbishment projects. For the first time, representatives from the cities of Dobrich (Bulgaria), Dubrovnik (Croatia), Dundee (UK), Lahti (Finland), La Spezia (Italy), Nicosia (Cyprus), […]

Tampere: Second pilot housing company complete

Second pilot housing company’s renovations are complete. As Oy Tammelankulma finished its extensive renovations in fall 2014 and had the final financial statement on November 17th, 2014. The measures implemented in Tammelankulma building have been the following: Air-conditioning system maintenance and balancing Installation of exhaust air heat pump and new ventilating machines Installation of heat […]

Tampere: “Good Construction 2014” honory award to Tampereen Pohjolankatu 18-20

The EU-GUGLE district building Tampereen Pohjolankatu 18-20 received an honorary award for improving property energy efficiency on the 4th of November 2014. The housing company has implemented heat recovery and solar panel system. The systems are connected via a ground source heat pump into the district heating heat exchanger unit. The building is operated and […]

EU-GUGLE in the EeB PPP Project Review

The EU-GUGLE project is featured in the latest issue of the EeB PPP Project Review. The Energy-efficient Buildings (EeB) Public Private Partnership (PPP) is a joint initiative of the European Commission and the Energy Efficient Buildings Association (E2BA) which span out of the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP). The initiative aims to promote research on new methods and technologies […]

Vienna: “A win-win project”

In the EU-GUGLE Pilot City Vienna, funding from the project will enable that for the first time a municipality building will be renovated into passive house standard. The building on Hütteldorferstraße 252 in Viennas 14th district, can achieve a considerable reduction of the heating demand, up to around 90 percent reduction. This was one of the news […]