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Renewable Energy forms one of the pillars for delivering global sustainable environment and the commitment to climate change targets. The renewable energy industry has matured, with huge investments being ploughed into it globally. Global new investment in renewable energy (excluding large hydro-electric projects) was around US$241.6 billion in 2016, with over 138.5GW of added renewable power capacity worldwide. This capacity is equivalent to 55% of all the generating capacity and was approximately double that in fossil fuel generation in 2016.
Post date: 22 Feb 2019
Type: Event

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=3eHEvVkmHjA   Established in 1990, MIPIM is A 4-day real estate event to meet the most influential players from all sectors of the international real estate industry. It brings the entire value chain to together and gives unrivalled access to the greatest number of development projects and sources of capital worldwide.  
Post date: 12 Feb 2019
Type: Event

The ENERFUND tool aims to scale up investments in deep renovation of buildings across Europe. Funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme, it provides key stakeholders such as financing institutions, energy service companies and local authorities, with sound and up-to-date information regarding the energy efficiency of the EU’s building stock.  
Post date: 7 Feb 2019
Type: News

In recent years energy efficiency of the building stock has been recognised as a significant route to contribute towards meeting the European Union’s energy targets, by reducing energy demand and associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Furthermore, improvements in energy efficiency across the built stock can provide energy security by lessening the reliance on external suppliers and increases energy affordability, which has numerous social benefits.
Post date: 7 Feb 2019
Type: News

BIM4REN is a European funded research project involving 23 European partners. Its general objective is to help improving the low productivity rate of the European construction sector in the market segment of energy renovation.
Post date: 7 Feb 2019
Type: News

Bringing nature back into cities can help fight global warming.   Fighting climate change is the challenge of the century. The last UN Environment Emissions Gap Report warned that, in order to ensure global warming stays below 2°C, efforts should be tripled, and if we want to stay below 1.5°C, they should be increased around five times.  
Post date: 1 Feb 2019
Type: News

BIM4REN is a European funded research project involving 23 European partners. Its general objective is to help improving the low productivity rate of the European construction sector in the market segment of energy renovation. By innovating and allowing every kind of construction actor to easily use novel and adequate BIM based digital tools, the project aims to overcome current barriers in culture, knowledge, tradition, affordability and opportunity that hinder the access to the digital revolution.  
Post date: 29 Jan 2019
Type: Link

Project type : New Construction   Building Type : Collective housing < 50m Number of Dwelling : 11 Dwelling Net Floor Area : 950 m2 Climate zone : [Cfb] Marine Mild Winter, warm summer, no dry season. Construction cost : 1 450 000 € The project is a social experiment that tackles the notion of "experimental" so that it can fit into a reality that is understandable and accessible to all the actors of the project, from conception to completion. realization and all his life.  
Post date: 15 Jan 2019
Type: Case

The media library of Saint-Joseph (Reunion) questions the identity of the contemporary architecture of Reunion, that of the Sud Sauvage more precisely. It refers to images, block of basalt, fagot of vetyver, geko, kalbanon but especially for uses, taking again the progressiveness of the sequences of traditional entries, creating a progression between the public space and that of the intimate one.  
Post date: 15 Jan 2019
Type: Case

If one wants to have a short look back at how the European policymakers have dealt with the topic of renovation of housing over the last few years, 2010 would probably be a turning point. That year, on the one hand, the Global Financial Crisis and the various attempts to launch economic recovery plans at the EU and national level effectively put the housing sector and in particular the renovation of the existing stock at the centre of political concern because of its growth-enhancing role.
Post date: 14 Jan 2019
Type: Publication