Environmental issues related to buildings

Have you ever observed a sustainability challenge at school—a lack of recycling, or school buses idling—and felt unsure of how you could help address it? Whether you are a student, parent or teacher, you know things could be done better. You might wonder, Who should I talk to about the problem? What potential impact is it having on me and others at the school? What are some greener solutions?
Post date: 6 Aug 2018
Type: Link

Since 1982, PLEA has organised conferences and events across the globe. The annual conference of PLEA is highly regarded, attracting academics and practicing architects in equal numbers. It is the first time that the PLEA conference comes to Hong Kong. The juxtaposition of Hong Kong’s compact and high-density living and scenic countryside makes it an intriguing case of urban sustainability and climate resilience.
Post date: 31 Jul 2018
Type: Event

Since the end of 2015, 15 partners from 7 European countries throughout Europe are working together in the BAMB project developing and integrating tools that will enable the shift to a circular built environment as well as testing environmental and economic benefits of circular buildings through six real-life pilot projects.
Post date: 31 Jul 2018
Type: Event

On the one hand, historic buildings stand for a considerable part of societal energy use and the pressure to reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions is increasing. On the other hand, the historic building stock is an important cultural and material resource that we need to manage carefully for the benefit of present and future generations. Thus, we must find ways to balance the needs of building conservation and energy conservation.
Post date: 31 Jul 2018
Type: Event

One of the main issues of the coming decades is to improve efficiencies by integrating various life-supporting systems, using excess from one, as resource in other, and in the exact moment when it is beneficial to all, integrating electricity, heating, cooling, transport, water, buildings, waste, wastewater, industry, forestry and agriculture systems.
Post date: 30 Jul 2018
Type: Event

The World Sustainable Energy Days bring together more than 650 delegates from 50 countries from Industry, Academia and Public Sector to embrace together the necessary transition to a clean energy. The annual conference features policies, technologies, innovation and market development through a unique combination of 7 conferences and 3 interactive events:
Post date: 30 Jul 2018
Type: Event

The call for a new edition of the twinning programme of the European Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy is now open. The Covenant twinning programme offers cities, regions and provinces across Europe the opportunity to take part in twinning exchanges that aim to increase local authorities’ capacity and knowledge to mitigate and adapt to climate change.   The programme is open to:
Post date: 27 Jul 2018
Type: Link

The alpine-wide contest “ClimaHost – Climate protection and energy efficiency in hotel and restaurants” was launched on 7 June by the German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Svenja Schulze, the Austrian Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism Elisabeth Köstinger and the Secretary General Markus Reiterer.
Post date: 24 Jul 2018
Type: Link

Mission Innovation Champions is a new programme to celebrate innovative individuals who are accelerating the clean energy revolution. This programme will recognize exceptional researchers and innovators who are developing novel ways of making energy cleaner, cheaper, and more reliable and using it more efficiently. The programme will call worldwide attention to emerging innovators from across the globe.  
Post date: 24 Jul 2018
Type: Link

Set up in 2015, the "Central and South-Eastern European Energy Connectivity" (CESEC) initiative aims to accelerate the integration of Central and South-Eastern European gas markets and diversify gas supplies. It brings together nine EU Member States (Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia) and eight Energy Community Contracting Parties (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine).
Post date: 19 Jul 2018
Type: Publication