Top 10 Efficiency Lessons Learned From Our Continental Colleagues

The 10 things we can learn from Europe about energy efficiency

The Guardian, June 3, 2014

Across Europe a green building revolution is under way. Germany and Austria, the home of the Passive House standards, may be leading the charge but there is a reassuringly pan-European feel to Powerhouse Europe challenge – a project that aims to boost the number of “nearly zero energy” homes across the continent by sharing ideas and expertise between social housing professionals.

Run by Cecodhas-Housing Europe, with partners including the National Housing Federation, the project is at the halfway stage. It’s a good time to take stock and understand what our neighbours can teach us about boosting energy efficiency in our own housing stock. Here are the 10 lessons we’ve learned so far…

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