Environmental issues related to buildings

“It’s critical we have a big change over the next couple of years in how we do buildings and construction”, said Joyce Msuya, Deputy Executive Director of UNEP. “We only need to look at the current norms and quality of many buildings to see that we can do so much better,” she said, emphasizing that “we need to raise the bar in energy-efficient, green buildings and far better practice in construction.”  
Post date: 10 Dec 2018
Type: News

The Global Status Report documents the status and trends of key indicators for energy use, emissions, technologies, policies, and investments to track the buildings and construction sector, globally and in key regions. Central findings of this report include:  
Post date: 10 Dec 2018
Type: Publication

The exhibition Bauen & Energie in Vienna offers everything about healthy building, renovating, financing and energy saving. With a focus on environmental and climate protection. Visitors meet top exhibitors there and get the information they need. Moreover, there is the possibility of being advised in person by qualified experts.  
Post date: 10 Dec 2018
Type: Event

The recent IPCC report removes all doubt: the building and construction sector must decarbonise by 2050 to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. As nations all over the globe tackle operational emissions from buildings, we must challenge ourselves to address our sector’s total emissions impact if we are to deliver a truly net zero carbon building stock. COP24 must mark the beginning of a major global campaign to take on this challenge - one on which Europe must lead the world.  
Post date: 7 Dec 2018
Type: News

The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued a recent report stipulating that without drastic measures to cut carbon emissions, reduce energy use and remove carbon already in the atmosphere, we are “extremely unlikely” to meet the Paris Agreement goal of keeping global warming below 1.5C. With this new paradigm, it’s quite obvious what the to-do list should be for the production companies and large energy intensive ones.
Post date: 7 Dec 2018
Type: News

URBAN GreenUp and other EU projects jointly signed a document in Mantua, Italy, to promote and boost the adoption of nature-based solutions in urban areas worldwide.  
Post date: 6 Dec 2018
Type: News

The primary goal of the conference is to promote research and developmental activities in Environmental Science and Development. Another goal is to promote scientific information interchange between researchers, developers, engineers, students, and practitioners working in Paris and abroad. The conference will be held every year to make it an ideal platform for people to share views and experiences in Environmental Science and Development and related areas.   Papers / Publication
Post date: 6 Dec 2018
Type: Event

The conference will bring together senior representatives from European energy suppliers, developers of storage technologies and suppliers energy storage services, policy regulators and industry associations, market analysts and consultants, research organizations and institutes, distributions network and transmission service operators, financial investments companies and governmental representatives.  
Post date: 6 Dec 2018
Type: Event

Improving energy efficiency opens up the opportunity to make sports operations more sustainable and makes perfect business sense: it saves money, enhances corporate reputation and helps everyone in the fight against climate change. But how can you get started? What is best practice in measuring the energy performance of your operations and how can you select which energy systems should be upgraded? What is key when looking at renewable energy use?
Post date: 5 Dec 2018
Type: Publication

A new guidebook on "How to develop a Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP)" has just been released by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.   Now aligned with the 2030 Covenant of Mayors target, the guidebook has been enriched with information on climate change adaptation, which is one of the three pillars of the movement in Europe.   The guidebook is divided into three parts:
Post date: 5 Dec 2018
Type: Publication