Vienna bets on solar to reach passive energy standards

For the ninth consecutive year, Vienna has been selected as the best world capital for quality of life. Yet the city is not planning to rest on its laurels for the next years; on the contrary, ambitious international projects, such as the EU-GUGLE and Smarter Together initiatives are currently running to make of the Austrian […]

Towards Class A schools – Teaching sustainable renovation in Milan

On Friday 25 May, the city of Milan organised a seminar to discuss the impact of the introduction of energy classification in the building sector and in particular the upcoming steps towards the energy efficient renovation of schools in Italy.  In that framework, several school renovation projects and initiatives promoting sustainable school refurbishment towards Nearly […]

Large energy savings in EU-GUGLE pilot city Tampere

In the EU-GUGLE pilot city Tampere, the EU-GUGLE project has co financed energy renovations of 8 limited hability housing companies, with total energy savings of 40%. In a newly produced video, Tampere presents some of the highlights from the renovations in the Tammela district.

Together, building smarter and greener districts for Vienna

The City of Vienna is betting on innovation and end-user engagement to achieve its transformation into a Smart City. Currently, the city is involved in two European Smart City initiatives, namely EU-GUGLE and Smarter Together, and is implementing in that framework significant investment projects in view of refurbishing the city’s building stock to increase their […]

Tenant engagement: two solutions to avoid rebound effects in energy efficient refurbishment projects

How to ensure the effectiveness of energy efficient renovation projects in the long run? In the framework of the EU-GUGLE Smart City Initiative, the six pilot cities have bet on tenant engagement to maximise energy savings in their freshly renovated buildings. Currently, one of the main risks limiting the impact of energy efficiency renovation measures […]