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First Version of the DREEAM Calculation Tool is Ready for Testing
First Version of the DREEAM Calculation Tool is Ready for Testing
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Chalmers recently released the first online version of the DREEAM renovation planning tool. The tool allows the calculation of renovation designs for a building portfolio whilst considering multiple targets. For example, maximum energy consumption reduction vs. ROI. The purpose...

DREEAM Voucher Programme Kicks-off in Turin
DREEAM Voucher Programme Kicks-off in Turin
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Rolf Bastiaanssen of Bax & Company, Sebina Manente of ATER and Izabela Kurkowska of Chalmers represented DREEAM at the annual EURHONET conference ‘Housing the future – Stronger together!’.  The conference took place on the 25th October in Turin and...

DREEAM Presented at RISE Annual Stakeholder Meeting
DREEAM Presented at RISE Annual Stakeholder Meeting
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Holger Wallbaum of Chalmers presented DREEAM at RISE’s ‘A better construction’ conference, that took place on the 24-25th October in Borås. The annual conference gathers key stakeholders from the construction industry in Sweden, in order to discuss the latest...

Renovation Commences at ATER Pilot Site in Italy
Renovation Commences at ATER Pilot Site in Italy
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ATER Treviso is starting the renovation of the two tower buildings, containing 18 apartments each, located in the Borgo Furo area of Treviso. Currently, the buildings are not insulated and have double glazed windows with ageing zinc coated steel...

Procurement Work at UK Pilot Places for People
Procurement Work at UK Pilot Places for People
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Representatives of Places for People and RISE met in Preston mid-September to discuss procurement offers received from potential contractors to execute the DREEAM renovation at the start of 2018. Derek Watters, Sue Dixon and Alan Thomas of property development...

New DREEAM Pilot Site in Berlin
New DREEAM Pilot Site in Berlin
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Berlin housing cooperative 1892 will join DREEAM as a new project pilot. 1892 provide a building portfolio of 6773 units across Berlin. A total of 164 units from the Berlin district Mitte, totaling 11.000 m² living space, will be renovated...

DREEAM Present Energy Efficient Renovations at Eurhonet General Assembly
DREEAM Present Energy Efficient Renovations at Eurhonet General Assembly
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DREEAM partner, Eurhonet will be holding its Annual General Assembly in Turin, on the 25th of October, hosted by ATC Piemonte Centrale. The assembly intends to explore the future of the EU and new EU funding opportunities for public...

DREEAM partners presented a sustainability-label analysis and replication services at the EURHONET group meeting
DREEAM partners presented a sustainability-label analysis and replication services at the EURHONET group meeting
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Miguel Fontela and Héctor Martínez (Exeleria) represented DREEAM at the “Sustainable building” group meeting of the EURHONET network that took place the 20th June in Calais (France). The main theme of Exeleria’s presentation was sustainability certification. Héctor Martinez showed...

DREEAM presented at the Social Housing Festival
DREEAM presented at the Social Housing Festival
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DREEAM work was demonstrated at the International Social Housing Festival in Amsterdam (13th to 23rd June ). The overall theme of the festival was “Affordable Housing now, better communities tomorrow”. DREEAM was presented on the 14th of June as...

DREEAM was presented at WSBE17 in Hong Kong
DREEAM was presented at WSBE17 in Hong Kong
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Claudio Nägeli (Chalmers) presented DREEAM and his research contribution to the project at the World Sustainable Built Environment (WSBE) conference in Hong Kong (5-7th June 2017). The WSBE is one of the most acknowledged academia-lead conferences focusing on sustainability...

DREEAM replication service: collaboration between NAPE and Krivyi Rih
DREEAM replication service: collaboration between NAPE and Krivyi Rih
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Andrzej Rajkiewicz from NAPE and representatives of Krivyi Rih (Ukrainian municipality of 640 000 inhabitants) met on 29th May 2017 in Warsaw to discuss the preliminary results of the energy audits and multi-building renovation study NAPE has performed for...

Savills presents DREEAM at a UN conference in Bonn
Savills presents DREEAM at a UN conference in Bonn
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Kathleen Zoonnekindt (Savills) represented DREEAM during the United Nations “Global Festival Of Ideas for Sustainable development” that took place on 1-3 March in Bonn (Germany). 

A total of 800 participants from the European Commission, top international organizations (UNDP, WFP, UNSDSN, WRI,...

SinCeo2 completes installation of energy consumption-monitoring sensors in new pilot buildings
SinCeo2 completes installation of energy consumption-monitoring sensors in new pilot buildings
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Javier Bringas and Jesús Clemente from SinCeo2 have successfully completed the installation of the monitoring equipment for the new ATER Treviso pilot buildings. Detailed monitoring of energy consumption before and after renovation is an essential part of DREEAM requirements....

Tenant interviews at ATER Treviso before the start of a deep renovation project
Tenant interviews at ATER Treviso before the start of a deep renovation project
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Kathleen Zoonnekindt (Savills), responsible for the socio-economic analysis in the European project DREEAM, successfully completed 18 interviews with ATER Treviso tenants (Treviso, Italy) as part of preparation for deep renovation of two tower buildings starting at the end of...

DREEAM participates in the Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place conference
DREEAM participates in the Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place conference
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DREEAM participated in the Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place conference organized by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (EASME) in Brussels on 18-19 January 2017. The conference presented ongoing initiatives that contribute to improving access to finance...

DREEAM presented at H2020 conference in Stockholm
DREEAM presented at H2020 conference in Stockholm
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DREEAM was presented at a Vinnova Conference “Spelplan Europa” that took place on the 26th October 2016 in Stockholm. The conference focused on H2020 funding programme and changes in the upcoming programme edition starting in 2020. Keynotes and podium...

DREEAM deep renovation training in Potsdam
DREEAM deep renovation training in Potsdam
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The first DREEAM training on deep renovation took place on 25th October in Potsdam in the framework of EURHONET’s annual member meeting. The training was organised in collaboration between Chalmers, EURHONET as well as Rise, and with further contribution...

DREEAM annual General Assembly 2016
DREEAM annual General Assembly 2016
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DREEAM annual partner meeting (General Assembly) 2016 took place on 24-25 November 2016 in Barcelona. One year since the project start DREEAM members presented impressive work results. In particular partners involved in work packages (WPs) 2 and 4 preparing...

DREEAM partner SP is now RISE
DREEAM partner SP is now RISE
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SP, Swedish ICT and Innventia have merged to now become RISE. SP’s name officially changed to RISE from the beginning of 2017. The aim of the merge is to create a more united institute sector and become a stronger...

DREEAM partners, Bax&Company and Chalmers attend Leaders’ Summit for residential sector in Madrid
DREEAM partners, Bax&Company and Chalmers attend Leaders’ Summit for residential sector in Madrid
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DREEAM team members from Chalmers and Bax&Company participated in the Leaders’ Summit organised by BUILD UPON in Madrid on 20-21 September. The summit was visited by 170 public, private and non-profit sector stakeholders from 25 countries. Over two days...

DREEAM technical partners meet the UK pilot team to conceptualise upcoming renovations
DREEAM technical partners meet the UK pilot team to conceptualise upcoming renovations
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Exeleria and Chalmers met the Places for People (PfP) team to conceptualise ambitious renovation plans for 102 houses to be renovated in spring 2017. The workshop took place on 31st August in Places for People premise in Preston. From...

Join training on deep renovation 25.10.2016
Join training on deep renovation 25.10.2016
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EURHONET and the DREEAM consortium are organising a training event for housing associations and local authorities in Europe on key topics around deep renovation. This is an invitation-only event intended to foster exchanges and learning around renovation-related topics of...

III Spanish Congress of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings
III Spanish Congress of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings
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21 June 2016. DREEAM partners attended in Madrid the main expert forum that addresses the current state of high energy efficiency buildings. The DREEAM project was presented as part of the congress’ book. The third edition of the Congress...

Training toolkit for property valuation professionals on how to factor energy efficiency and renewable energy issues into valuation practices
Training toolkit for property valuation professionals on how to factor energy efficiency and renewable energy issues into valuation practices
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25 May 2016. The National Energy Conservation Agency of Poland (NAPE) is partner of this project cofunded by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme of the European Union. The Renovalue project developed training material to provide practising valuation professionals with...

Poland workshop: Exploring DREEAM replication in Warsaw and beyond
Poland workshop: Exploring DREEAM replication in Warsaw and beyond
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6 April 2016. Warsaw and other cities in Poland face a significant housing demand and low carbon economy targets in the near future. Representatives of different cities see DREEAM as an opportunity to tackle those challenges in a cost-effective...

Bax & Willems attended the Investor Days 2016
Bax & Willems attended the Investor Days 2016
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25 February 2016. This annual event was very relevant for networking and planning potential collaborations to favour the DREEAM activities. The Investor Days 2016, took place in Brussels, Belgium, on 22-23 February 2016, one year after the Energy Efficiency...

Valuation of UK housing stock
Valuation of UK housing stock
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19 February 2016. Differing patterns of price growth in 2015 reflect the shifting cycle of the UK’s housing market. Savills latest research estimates that the total market value of residential property across the UK stands at £6.17 trillion, up...

Housing finance innovation at British Housing Ministerial event
Housing finance innovation at British Housing Ministerial event
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12 November 2015. Places for People attended a high-level meeting to discuss innovative practices for finance in housing. The Chief Executive of Castle Rock Edinvar, part of the Places for People Group, was invited by the Scottish Government to...

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