People spend up to 90% of their lives indoors, so it is perhaps not surprising that the quality of the environment created has a significant impact on their health and well-being. What is perhaps even more surprising is that the indoor air quality of some buildings, including modern low energy buildings, has been shown to be poorer than urban outdoor air quality.
Post date: 20 Mar 2017
In line with the REELIH project, Habitat for Humanity worked with its long time partner Metropolitan Research Insitute (MRI) to conduct a study on Central and Eastern European countries having an experience with large scale renovations of multi-apartment buildings. The aim of the study was to analyse the main national subsidy schemes aiming to assist the energy efficient renovation of multi-family buildings in Central and Eastern Europe.
Post date: 8 Mar 2017
The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE 2017) will celebrate its 25th edition in Stockholm from 12th to 15th June 2017.
On behalf of the EUBCE Scientific Committee it is a great pleasure to invite you to be part of this event and to share your latest achievements, findings and innovations with the scientific and industrial communities.
Post date: 15 Sep 2016
The Energy Efficiency Directive places energy savings requirements on EU countries' buildings. This includes making central government buildings more energy efficient and requiring EU countries to establish national plans for renovating overall building stock.
National building renovation strategies
EU countries have drawn up strategies to show how they plan to foster investment into the renovation of residential and commercial buildings. These strategies are part of their National Energy Efficiency Action Plans. They:
Post date: 7 Sep 2016
The European project E2VENT is almost at mid-point. A new, clear and understandable 3 minute video summarizing the project is now available.
Post date: 7 Sep 2016
Post date: 2 Aug 2016
This report, released by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), focuses on the mental, social and physical health and wellbeing of home occupants in the UK. It is intended for build environment professionals (developers, designers, constructors, managers etc.). The authors aim to gather and distil the most compelling evidence and advice about building and neighbourhood design features which can enhance the health and wellbeing of residents.
Post date: 6 Jul 2016
Swegon Air Academy WEBINAR # 8: Effects of solar radiation in architecture, high performing buildings and mechanical ventilation system
Swegon Air Academy is pleased to invite you to a webinar on effects of solar radiation in architecture, high performing buildings and mechanical ventilation which will be held on 9th June 2016.
Webinar #8 will be presented by Georg W. Reinberg and Martha Carolina Enríquez Reinberg:
Post date: 17 May 2016
Investor Confidence Project (ICP) Europe is developing a suite of building energy renovation roadmaps - Energy Performance Protocols - that aim to reduce transaction costs by assembling existing standards and practices into a consistent and transparent process. These tools then enable a marketplace for building owners, project developers, utilities, public programmes and investors to trade in standardised energy efficiency projects.
Post date: 27 Oct 2015
Take part in the ongoing call for contributions to unlock the potential of energy efficiency in buildings as a global asset. Open until 2 October 2015. Note that the most recent ICP Europe Technical Forum web meeting took place on Thursday 24th September.
Post date: 23 Sep 2015