“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
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
Implementation of energy efficiency measures in schools and kindergartens, besides leading to energy savings and reduction of environmental pollution, would also improve the conditions in which children spend much of their time. More so, it would also develop their awareness of the importance of energy efficiency and sustainable development, making them future leaders of the energy transition process, was the message conveyed at the 6th meeting of the Serbian Parliamentary Energy Policy Forum (PFEPS), held under the title Energy Transition for Serbia.
Post date: 4 Dec 2018
The human dimension plays a complementary role to technology and innovation in delivering the full energy efficiency potential required to achieve the world’s energy and environmental goals.
Post date: 30 Nov 2018
The 8th ECTP Conference took place at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels on November 13-14, 2018.
Post date: 27 Nov 2018
The Construction and Operational phases of a building are crucial in realising the regenerative sustainability vision, intent, concept and design. Construction can be regenerative, with those involved in the construction phase (contractors, subcontractors, specialists, manufacturers…) giving back more than they take from nature, the environment, the people who work for them and the communities they are working in. A regenerative operational phase is crucial, ensuring that facilities can truly give more than they take.
Post date: 26 Nov 2018
The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) will be held from 17 to 21 June 2019.
Launched in 2006, EUSEW includes a two month-long series of activities organised across Europe annually to promote secure, clean and efficient energy. It brings together policy makers, stakeholders and citizens to achieve climate and energy goals for the Energy Union.
Post date: 22 Nov 2018
Interreg Italy-Austria FACEcamp project offered a training course (named FACE) aimed at increasing the know-how of companies and freelance professionals operating in the field of complex technological building façades. The course aimed to transfer to freelance professionals and technical staff of construction companies, concepts and innovative methods in the sector of complex technological façades.
Post date: 21 Nov 2018
ENLARGE aims to generate and disseminate knowledge on participatory governance -- with focus on sustainable energy -- through a process of dialogue and exchange involving policymakers, civil society actors and practitioners.
Post date: 20 Nov 2018
Based on needs assessments and good practices analysis, the PUBLENEF partners developed policy roadmaps in 12 cities and regions from across Europe to implement energy efficiency pathways towards sustainability. In the frame of the European Week of Regions and Cities, a dedicated conference explored the capacity of local and regional authorities to lead the transition to an energy efficient society.
Post date: 14 Nov 2018