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This report, developed in the framework of International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA- EBC) Annex 62 Ventilative cooling, describes the current status of ventilative cooling in standards, legislation and compliance tools in 11 countries (Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, Portugal, Belgium, UK, Austria, Norway, Australia, China, Japan) and provides recommendations for better future implementation.
Post date: 18 Sep 2018
Type: Publication

  Looking at a city’s Google Maps data, in combination with other data, a new tool from Google can estimate the carbon footprint of all of its buildings–and the carbon footprint of all the car trips, bus and subway rides, and other transportation used by the people living there.
Post date: 18 Sep 2018
Type: Link

Klimahouse, die Fachmesse für energieeffizientes Sanieren und Bauen in Italien, veranstaltet zum dritten Mal die Klimahouse Innovations Days. Ein viertägiges Event,  23. bis 26. Januar 2019,  welches eine Reihe an Vorträgen und Austauschmöglichkeiten für die Startup-Szene im Bausektor vorsieht. Höhepunkt der Veranstaltung ist der Klimahouse Startup Award, bei dem aus den teilnehmenden Startups ein Gewinner gekürt wird. Das Preisgeld beläuft sich auf insgesamt 30.000 €.
Post date: 18 Sep 2018
Type: Event

Klimahouse, a leading trade show for innovations in the sustainable construction sector, is organising the 3rd edition of Klimahouse Startup Village to coincide with Klimahouse 2019 at the Bolzano Exhibition Center. Running from 23rd to 26th January, the 4-day programme will feature events dedicated to the startups working in the sector. Klimahouse will also host the “Klimahouse Startup Award”, a prize conceived to honour the sector’s best startups and innovative businesses at European level.
Post date: 18 Sep 2018
Type: News

The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) launched The Carbon-Free Regions Handbook: An Action Guide for States, Provinces, and Regional Governments in collaboration with The Climate Group, as secretariat to the Under2 Coalition. Designed to place states and regions on an actionable path towards low-carbon economies, the handbook includes significant contributions from the Under2 Coalition and features many of the successful policies being implemented by the governments in the coalition.
Post date: 17 Sep 2018
Type: Link

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is at the centre of a digital transformation of the construction sector and the built environment. The European construction sector represents 9% of EU GDP and 18 million employees being a driver for economic growth in Europe. However, according to the World Economic Forum, construction labour productivity has stagnated or even decreased over the past 50 years. In light of OECD figures, construction sector labour-productivity growth doesn’t match the labour productivity growth achieved in the overall economy.
Post date: 14 Sep 2018
Type: News

ENERFUND is a tool that rates and scores deep renovation opportunities. The tool is based on a set of parameters such as Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), number of certified installers, governmental schemes running, etc.
Post date: 13 Sep 2018
Type: Tool

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a set of technologies, processes and policies enabling multiple stakeholders to collaboratively design, construct and operate a Facility in virtual space. As a term, BIM has grown tremendously over the years and is now the ‘current expression of digital innovation’ across the construction industry.
Post date: 13 Sep 2018
Type: News

This unique product innovation showcases the willingness of the Group to listen to customer needs and to try new things. It is a kind of ‘VELUX experiment’ that’s in the spirit of VELUX founder Villum Kann Rasmussen, who once said (and which is now a company motto): “One experiment is worth more than 1,000 expert views”. The main purpose of this experiment is to firstly prove it can be done and secondly to learn more about actual market needs for upcycled building materials. Where the windows are installed
Post date: 13 Sep 2018
Type: News

In the same way that the traditional vision of housing is being questioned by the arrival of the "millennials" on the residential building market, the office real estate market is now being shaken by the new expectations of occupants.
Post date: 13 Sep 2018
Type: News