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26 Oct 20 |

650 000 solar panels on social dwellings: social housing organizations set up ASTER cv

Flemish social housing providers invest €231 million in solar energy and fight energy poverty

650 000 solar panels on social dwellings: social housing organizations set up ASTER cv

On Monday 26 October, 44 Flemish social housing providers (SHMs) signed the deed of incorporation of the cooperative society ASTER, an initiative of Housing Europe's member, the Association of Flemish Housing Companies (VVH). The SHMs want to actively and structurally contribute to a better climate and combat energy poverty. With an investment of € 231 million over 4 years, 647 767 solar panels will be installed on 58 433 buildings, representing a production of 207 286 MWh per year.

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4 Sep 20 |

10 minutes with... Benoit Wanzoul, Director-General of the Walloon Housing Company (SWL)

Meet the faces behind housing providers across Europe

10 minutes with... Benoit Wanzoul, Director-General of the Walloon Housing Company (SWL)

Benoit Wanzoul sat in the driving seat of Wallonie Logement (SWL) in a very particular moment – in the middle of a world pandemic and in a period when Belgium had one single mission – to cope with COVID-19. Add to this that recently, Belgium broke its own record for the longest period without government, for already over 600 days. Even if the circumstances are extraordinary, securing affordable homes for the most vulnerable remains the main priority.

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30 Jul 20 |

HOUSEFUL CO-CREATION WORKSHOP | Vienna, Austria

Take-aways from the interactive online session

HOUSEFUL CO-CREATION WORKSHOP | Vienna, Austria

On July 1st, two HOUSEFUL co-creation workshops took place for the Demo building 4 in Vienna. This workshop was organized by Neues Leben and moderated online by WE&B. Housing Europe participated and was joined by Austrian HOUSEFUL partners. A wide-range representation of various interest groups could be achieved, among them Housing Europe member GBV and other practitioners within the housing sector, from researchers to local architects and financiers. The session aimed at detecting the chances, accelerators and obstacles for circular housing in the Viennese context.

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