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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

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

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

The Paris rulebook will enable the Parties to the Paris Agreement to implement, track and progressively enhance their contributions to tackling climate change, in order to meet the Agreement's long-term goals.   EU action
Post date: 18 Dec 2018
Type: News

In 2016, Obvion issued Europe's first 100% green RMBS (Residential Mortgage Backed Security); meaning the assets backing the bond are green residential mortgages, ie. linked to energy efficient homes, and that the proceeds of the bond issuance will finance those green residential mortgages.   Part of Green Storm 2016, the pool contains a mix of energy efficient homes, as well as houses that have been refurbished to improve energy performance.  
Post date: 13 Dec 2018
Type: Case

DIGITAL | SUSTAINABLE | PROFESSIONAL A day at the BouwBeurs is a day on tour to enhance your professional skills. On your own, with colleagues or with clients. Come to Utrecht, to the largest meeting place for the construction sector. Experts can answer your questions, you can share experiences and meet new people.   BouwBeurs Digital Building Tomorrow is all about the future. With demonstrations on 3D printing and robot production PLUS the BIM theatre.  
Post date: 6 Dec 2018
Type: Event

If you are interested in joining this new Annex, you are invited to participate in this workshop. The objective of the workshop is to finalize the working program, to define the national contributions and to establish the core group, including subtask leaders of this new joint Annex.  
Post date: 5 Dec 2018
Type: Event

The unique feature of adaptive facades is their capability to adapt physical properties (i.e. thermooptical, structural, etc.) in a reversible way as a response to and/or to adjust to transient boundary conditions (either external, such as climate, or internal, such as occupants’ requirements), in order to respond to changing priorities (i.e. minimizing the building energy use, maximizing the use of natural light, etc.). The term ‘adaptive’ is often synonym to ‘responsive’, ‘dynamic’, ‘switchable’, ‘smart’, ‘active’ etc.
Post date: 29 Nov 2018
Type: Publication