Very low energy buildings

Buildings account for around half of the EU’s total energy consumption. As a result, energy efficiency of buildings is a major theme in the European Commission’s Clean Energy for All Europeans package of proposals and a focus of this year’s EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), which takes place from 21-25 June.   But buildings must be more than just energy efficient of course. As we spend up to 90% of our time indoors, buildings and the environment they create also have a significant impact on our comfort, well-being and even health.  
Post date: 22 Jun 2017
Type: News

In the report From Thousands to Billions - Coordinated Action towards 100% Net Zero Carbon Buildings By 2050, the WorldGBC calls for a dramatic and ambitious transformation towards a completely zero carbon built environment, through the dual goals of:   All new buildings must operate at net zero carbon from 2030 100% of buildings must operate at net zero carbon by 2050  
Post date: 15 Jun 2017
Type: Publication

ISSOL integrates photovoltaic technology into the building envelope to make them energy active. To learn why buildings generating electricity cost less, join us at the Speakers Corners of EUSEUW Networking Village on June 21st at 5pm.    EUSEW Networking village
Post date: 15 Jun 2017
Type: Event

The MEnS Consortium is having the fourth and last Front Meeting of Skills, from Tuesday 20 June to Thursday 22 June 2017, at the University of Brussels (ULB) in Brussels, Belgium.   The Front Meetings of Skills is an interdisciplinary novel training activity created as part of a European funded project, MEnS, Meeting of Energy Professional Skills. To know more about MEnS, please visit the project website here: www.mens-nzeb.eu  
Post date: 12 Jun 2017
Type: Event

by Ralf Tinga (PRACSIS)     BUILD UP attended the third international workshop of ABRACADABRA, a project that encourages the development of building add-ons with integrated renewables. Building add-ons could be a solution to today’s low construction rates, but regulations are hampering their roll-out.    
Post date: 12 Jun 2017
Type: News

This year, the World Green Building Week, the annual event organised by the World Green Building Council (World GBC), aims to empower the green building community to deliver green buildings for everyone, everywhere. The evetnt will take place from 25 September to 1 October 2017.  
Post date: 9 Jun 2017
Type: Event

From 16 to 18 June 2017, at the Mid-year International Passive House Open Days, organised by the International Passive House Association (iPHA) and its international Affiliates, Passive House homes, offices and construction sites will be open to the public in order to raise people's awareness about the fact that a Passive House is much more tha
Post date: 8 Jun 2017
Type: News

From 16 – 18 June 2017, the mid-year International Passive House Open Days, put on by the International Passive House Association (iPHA) and its international Affiliates, will take place for the 2nd year in a row.
Post date: 8 Jun 2017
Type: Event

The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) put the finishing touches on its comprehensive work on smart buildings, providing a working definition of a ‘smart building’ and making detailed policy recommendations to encourage their growth. The current negotiations on the Clean Energy for All Europeans package are a final opportunity to shape the European building stock of 2030. This latest intervention comes at a crucial point in support of those pushing for more ambitious policy and a genuinely smart European building stock of the 2030s.   
Post date: 7 Jun 2017
Type: Publication

Brussels, 2 June 2017 - The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) put the finishing touches on its comprehensive work on smart buildings, providing a working definition of a ‘smart building’ and making detailed policy recommendations to encourage their growth. The current negotiations on the Clean Energy for All Europeans package are a final opportunity to shape the European building stock of 2030. This latest intervention comes at a crucial point in support of those pushing for more ambitious policy and a genuinely smart European building stock of the 2030s.   
Post date: 7 Jun 2017
Type: News