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Architect’s Council of Europe ACE published the 2018 Sector Study – a biennial survey that collects and analyses statistical, sociological and economic data on the European Architects, the architectural market and the architectural practices.   Responses from 30.000 Architects in 30 European countries give, among others, information on BIM use in practice.   More info on BIMcert website.
Post date: 20 Feb 2019
Type: News

The BIMcert project will develop a blended, fully supported suite of Building Information Modelling learning tools, which will allow geographically dispersed construction project teams to use technology to enhance information exchange and collaboration. The project will have a particular focus on testing the BIM approaches to green and passive building design to contribute to the improvement of energy efficiency.  
Post date: 20 Feb 2019
Type: Link

RenoZEB aims to unlock the nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) renovation market by increasing property value through a new systemic approach to retrofitting. This will include innovative components, and processes and decision making methodologies to guide all value-chain actors in the nZEB building renovation action.
Post date: 20 Feb 2019
Type: Link

The workshops aimed to explore the role of the Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH) in meeting local or regional energy challenges: how do those working in energy at the local level feel SSH understandings could help them in their work? Workshop organisers were trained beforehand in participatory ‘storytelling’ methods, which were designed into the workshops in order to enable rich and diverse contributions from participants to help understand these challenges and draw out SSH-relevant themes.
Post date: 20 Feb 2019
Type: Publication

It’s no secret that green buildings help businesses lower their carbon footprint and cut back on operational costs. However, can buildings also affect the health of the occupants? Research shows that green building features such as clean indoor quality, biophilic views, living walls, and sufficient ambient light have a positive impact on our health and performance. With human beings spending an average of 90 percent of their time indoors, occupants are increasingly looking for green spaces to spend their workdays and improve their well-being.  
Post date: 18 Feb 2019
Type: News

This Webinar explains how to better manage, organize and collaborate on your BIM content library, as well as how to better design, increase coordination and facilitate the delivery of as built models.   The BIM&CO team will address some of the many issues that you may encounter in your BIM content management: -How to search faster for the right family in design phase;
Post date: 18 Feb 2019
Type: News

In 2017, the HQE-GBC Alliance launched a test for renovated buildings in order to mobilize stakeholders around a common methodology and to identify the levers of action for renovation with a low environmental impact. The objective of this LCA method applied to renovated buildings: work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the existing fleet and be part of a circular economy approach.  
Post date: 18 Feb 2019
Type: News

The “One-stop-shops for energy renovations of buildings” report is the exploratory review of case studies of past and current one-stop-shops (OSS) with a primary focus on the EU Member States. One-stop-shops are transparent and accessible advisory tools from the client perspective and new, innovative business models from the supplier perspective.  
Post date: 18 Feb 2019
Type: Publication

The European Union has set out ambitions targets for energy efficiency and climate change over the coming decades. These targets have major implications for the construction sector, in terms of its overall resource efficiency and specifically the energy performance of buildings in accordance with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (2018/844/EU).  
Post date: 15 Feb 2019
Type: Publication

MOEEBIUS project faces the challenge of reducing energy consumption in the building sector, based on modelling optimization of energy efficiency in buildings for urban sustainability. Project’s ambition was to  elaborate products and services that will enable the minimization of the 'performance gap' and promote customer confidence in the attractiveness of diverse energy efficiency business models and contracts, such as Energy Performance Contracting (EPC).  
Post date: 14 Feb 2019
Type: News