Legislation, regulations, standards

Level(s) is a voluntary reporting framework aiming to improve the sustainability of buildings. It is a tool for designing and constructing sustainable buildings. Using existing standards, it provides a common EU approach to the assessment of environmental performance in the built environment.   Sustainable buildings use less energy and materials, and are healthier and more comfortable spaces for occupants. Along with lower environmental impact, sustainable buildings are relatively low cost to run and in the long term, more valuable properties.  
Post date: 29 Sep 2017
Type: Link

Smart buildings empowering energy consumers. From policy to real-world cases   BPIE and the European Copper Institute invite you to a workshop on smart buildings covering both the policy aspects of integrating such a concept in EU legislation as well as real-world examples. This event will debunk myths about smart buildings and explore how consumers can be empowered by living and working in them. Another aim is to demonstrate the links between smart buildings and other sectors such as ICT or mobility.
Post date: 29 Sep 2017
Type: Event

BPIE analysed both EU and non-EU funding streams available in the region that could be used to improve the energy efficiency of the building stock. The analysis found that both funding supply into the region and demand coming from the region should be stepped up.  
Post date: 29 Sep 2017
Type: Publication

As the negotiations on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) revision proceeds, the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (eceee) has noted some worrying signs that threaten to deliver less savings, contradict the “energy efficiency first” principle and create unwanted side effects on the renewables side. In particular, the proposed discounting of off-site renewables must be removed from the proposals.  
Post date: 27 Sep 2017
Type: Note

At end of August the Flemish Minister of Environment, Nature and Agriculture officially recognised Tracimat as Construction and Demolition Waste management organisation.  
Post date: 27 Sep 2017
Type: News

In June 2017, the EUSEW 2017 Policy Conference dedicated its over 60 sessions to the several facets of the Clean Energy for All European package. Among them, the session “The role of standardisation towards higher Energy Performance of Buildings”, organized by the European Builders Confederation,  was entirely dedicated to describe how and to which extent the building sector can benefit from standardisation.
Post date: 26 Sep 2017
Type: Note

In June 2017, the EUSEW 2017 Policy Conference dedicated its over 60 sessions to the several facets of the Clean Energy for All European package. Among them, the session “The role of standardisation towards higher Energy Performance of Buildings”, organized by the European Builders Confederation,  was entirely dedicated to describe how and to which extent the building sector can benefit from standardisation.
Post date: 26 Sep 2017
Type: Note

The Polish Green Building Council (PLGBC) Green Building Symposium is known for green progress in Polish property industry, and an energetic platform for ideas, collaboration, partnership and learning. It is where the principles and passions of the green building community are galvanised and grow.  
Post date: 26 Sep 2017
Type: Event

AIVC Ventilation Information Paper #37: Impact of Energy Policies on Building and Ductwork Airtightness  
Post date: 25 Sep 2017
Type: Publication

The EU’s Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) Programme supported projects which sought to overcome non-technical barriers to the uptake, implementation and replication of innovative sustainable energy solutions.  
Post date: 22 Sep 2017
Type: Publication