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OUR AMBITION   The overall ambition of the World Sustainable Built Environment conference, BEYOND 2020 is to collectively formulate a transformational plan and set of commitments for the built environment to support the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  
Post date: 10 Jul 2019
Type: News

As building envelopes and mechanical and electrical equipment become more efficient, the impact of occupants on building energy increases.   Meanwhile trends in teleworking, co-working, and home-sharing mean vastly different occupancy than the standard occupancy schedules.   Finally, global expectations for comfort are increasing, while a variety of new technologies may or may not succeed in meeting this demand.
Post date: 10 Jul 2019
Type: Event

Many people are working on the ground to advance the Energy Transition, whether they are a part of a local or regional energy agency, a public authority, a non-profit organisation or a private company.   All of these people show the same creativity, motivation, leadership and strategic vision to scale up energy efficiency and increase the use of renewable energy sources. The Roger Léron Award was established to reward their work and recognize their achievements.  
Post date: 9 Jul 2019
Type: Event

This session brought together experiences from four Horizon 2020 projects (BIMplement, BIMCert, BIMeet, NetUBIEP) working with BIM as a training tool and developing qualification frameworks in order to deliver a high quality performing built result.  
Post date: 8 Jul 2019
Type: News

The ACE brought together architects and professionals of the built environment for a two hour debate on Level(s) : What is the potential of Level(s) to support sustainable architectural quality? What is the first feedback from pilots? What amendments are needed to achieve a broader uptake?   Check the YouTube link below!
Post date: 8 Jul 2019
Type: News

Five Eu funded projects (TripleA­reno, iBROAD, HAPPEN, ALDREN, Fit­to­NZEB) collaborating on integrated tools and methods for deep retrofitting, looked at key challenges that need to be surpassed for a breakthrough in building energy improvement, propose specific solutions, and highlight some good reasons for optimism.   Check the YouTube link below!
Post date: 8 Jul 2019
Type: News

Why BIM Mddle East 2019?   Construction industry professionals have continuously searched for ways to make development of the built environment a faster, efficient, safer and more cost-effective process.   BIM facilitates virtual visualisation of the complete physical and functional representation of a built asset and environment which includes information on design, construction, budget, logistics, materials, operation, schedules and maintenance.  
Post date: 8 Jul 2019
Type: Event

If you are working on your proposal for funding for energy efficiency under the Horizon 2020 call, have a look at EASME article (see link below)    They collected and put together a number of steps and tips from EASME experts to help you focus on the most important elements. T   he call will open on the 16th of July, and the first deadline is set for 15 January 2020.  
Post date: 8 Jul 2019
Type: News

What do you think are the most pressing challenges that EU-funded research and innovation should tackle? What are the most important impacts – scientific, technological, economic, societal – that EU-funded research and innovation should target?   Now you can share your views with the European Commission.  
Post date: 7 Jul 2019
Type: News

Architects don’t usually like prefabricated solutions. But they concede there are upsides, and when time is of the essence, saving the planet becomes the priority   Practical or beautiful? The question doesn’t seem to be relevant when it comes to retrofitting buildings for energy efficiency. Prefabricated solutions are considered to be both efficient and aesthetically pleasing.  
Post date: 6 Jul 2019
Type: News