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This webinar was organised by BUILD UP editorial board with the coordinators of beacon European Research Projects that are aiming to enhance building service management and the way occupants use and interact with buildings in order to lower energy consumption and/or to rise levels of comfort and indoor environmental quality.  
Post date: 20 May 2019
Type: News

BERTIM project achieves its end. Now, going beyond the last month of project duration, some of very tangible BERTIM results are presented. In this final project newsletter, some photos taken during BERTIM modules installation in Charite sur Loire (France), one of its pilot sites, are presented.
Post date: 16 May 2019
Type: News

BERTIM develops a prefabricated solution which provides the opportunity to renovate improving energy performance, air quality, aesthetics, comfort, and property value at the same time, while ensuring low intrusiveness during renovation works.   The manufacturing of the solution is included in a holistic methodology for the renovation project process, from data collecting to installation.  
Post date: 15 May 2019
Type: Link

The project uses comprehensive Green Homes certifications to assess and recognize top performing residential projects incorporating sustainable construction principles.    Evidence from financial and technical modeling have proven that investing in energy efficiency and other green building attributes for homes:
Post date: 15 May 2019
Type: Link

The  H2020 project ExcEED (European Energy Efficient building district Database) is funded by the European Commission and aims at collecting data coming from new, modern and energy efficient buildings (such as energy performance, CO2 emissions, etc.). The project answers the need for transparency and comparability of energy performance calculations.
Post date: 15 May 2019
Type: Publication

Mayors and leaders of 210 cities across Europe, representing 62 million citizens have today urged the European Council and Member States to step up the EU’s climate commitments, to show global leadership and drive ambition to make rapid progress in the implementation of the Paris Agreement.  
Post date: 15 May 2019
Type: News

Simone Lowthe-Thomas is Chief Executive Officer of Severn Wye Energy Agency (UK) and FEDARENE Vice-President for Energy Efficiency (Buildings & Behavior).  
Post date: 15 May 2019
Type: News

When it comes to building sustainable buildings, humans have a lot to learn from termites.   A recent study that colleagues and I published in Science Advances explains how some African termites maintain cool and stable temperatures in their nests throughout the year. The answer lies in the wall of the nests, composed of tiny but highly-connected pores.  
Post date: 15 May 2019
Type: News

The politics of climate change in Australia has always been about the costs of change. It’s often debated in terms of we can’t afford or can afford to pay for the changes needed to our power, transport and building systems. However, the benefits can also be calculated and in general can be shown to outweigh the costs in the long term. We can also very easily see the short-term economic benefits in our cities.  
Post date: 15 May 2019
Type: News

The digitisation of the EU’s construction industry is an oft-overlooked area of technological development, both politically and socially. EURACTIV.com has interviewed Milena Feustel to shine a light on the sector and explore the direction the digital construction is going in across Europe.   As co-chair of the EU BIM Task Group, Milena Feustel gave her views, among other issues, on:
Post date: 15 May 2019
Type: Publication