10 minutes with Urs Hauser, Director of the Swiss Housing Cooperatives
Meet the faces behind housing providers across Europe
Every month we introduce you to one of the people leading the work of our member organisations. In this edition, we visit Zurich, in Switzerland. Urs Hauser, the director of the Swiss Housing Cooperatives introduces the organisation, gives us information about the perception of housing in the country and shares some thoughts about the current challenges at national and regional level. Plus, as usual, he presents his own way to strike a good life-work balance.
Fabrique HLM in France showcases the added value of social innovation
Through an original and collaborative format, the city of Lyon-Villeurbanne, hosted around 2.000 social housing actors for its "proximity Fablab" event that took place on 24 and 25 May. Social Innovation was the keyword of the event; innovation that will be driven by the ambition to revolutionize the notion of service in the social housing sector.
Temperatures rise following introduction of individual metering and billing for heating
The case of Sweden
The EU Energy Efficiency Directive imposes a requirement for apartments to have individual metering and billing for heating when this is cost-effective. A new report from our Swedish member, SABO concludes that individual metering and billing is neither profitable nor reduces energy use.