France

  With this new funding under the "Juncker Plan", the European Investment Bank (EIB) is stepping up its action in favor of the energy renovation of buildings by offering innovative and attractive financing to individuals based on third-party financing through Regional Agency for Energy Saving Works (ARTÉÉ).    
Post date: 9 Nov 2017
Type: News

Energy efficiency is one of the most cost-effective ways to reach the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement and the European Union’s climate and energy objectives. Buildings represent the largest economic potential for energy efficiency. While the most developed economies need to accelerate the decarbonisation of their existing building stock, emerging economies need to move towards the construction of zero emission, efficient and resilient buildings.  
Post date: 26 Oct 2017
Type: Event

by Heike Erhorn-Kluttig (Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics), Francois Durier (CETIAT), Marina Laskari (NKUA)  
Post date: 11 Oct 2017
Type: News

What about GMOs in our homes?   Adopting biobased materials in home building can slash construction costs, but is Europe ready to put aside its fears about GM products?   One of the main contributors of CO2 emissions are the homes we live in. In the EU, buildings are responsible for 36% of CO2emissions and 40% of energy consumption.  
Post date: 9 Oct 2017
Type: News

How to find new projects and build an investor base as a newly launched crowdfunding platform   Newly launched crowdfunding platforms for renewable energy projects often face the challenge to find projects that are suitable for their platform. A clear identification of the platform’s clients is crucial, be it renewable energy project developers, SMEs or project contractors.  
Post date: 5 Oct 2017
Type: News

One Click LCA is the highest rated Life-Cycle Assessment software for BREEAM, with a 100% Mat 01 rating, which means our users can achieve maximal LCA credits easily. We also provide modules for Life-Cycle Costing, Infrastructure, and Ecodesign, and we are compliant with more than 20 certification schemes, including  LEED, BREEAM, DGNB, Energie Carbone, HQE, and many more.  
Post date: 29 Sep 2017
Type: Tool

The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology is coordinating BIMEET, a new European project bringing together 9 partners around BIM technology as a key digital support for the energy efficiency of the built environment.  
Post date: 25 Sep 2017
Type: News

Since 1949, the Qualibat association is a qualification and certification body for construction companies. Qualibat is accredited by Cofrac. More than 70 000 workers are qualified or certified by Qualibat.   In 2011, Qualibat launched qualification "8711" for building airtightness testers. Almost 1000 testers have been qualified since then.   In 2014, Qualibat launched qualification "8721" for ductwork airtightness testers. Since then, around 70 testers have been qualified.  
Post date: 22 Sep 2017
Type: Link

Since 2010, Syneole (Professional trade union for airtightness testing) brings together companies performing airtightness tests in France.   Mission:  
Post date: 22 Sep 2017
Type: Link

In 2007, the Effinergie association launched its first label “BBC-Effinergie” for new buildings, requiring a primary energy use of 50kWh/m² per year. The label was very successful and became mandatory for all new buildings under the 2012 Energy Performance regulation (RT2012).    When the RT2012 came into force, Effinergie launched its new label "effinergie +"   The “effinergie +” label requires (among others):  
Post date: 22 Sep 2017
Type: Link