Very low energy buildings

The international market for green construction projects has grown significantly in the last 10 years and demand for green building activity is poised to grow in the next three years, according to a new report and industry survey published by Dodge Data & Analytics. The World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report indicates an increase in the percentage of industry respondents who expect to do the majority (more than 60%) of their projects green – jumping from 27% in 2018 to almost half (47%) by 2021.  
Post date: 4 Dec 2018
Type: Publication

Scottish Ministers designated energy efficiency as a national infrastructure priority in 2015, recognising the many benefits delivered by improving the energy performance of our buildings.
Post date: 30 Nov 2018
Type: Publication

The unique feature of adaptive facades is their capability to adapt physical properties (i.e. thermooptical, structural, etc.) in a reversible way as a response to and/or to adjust to transient boundary conditions (either external, such as climate, or internal, such as occupants’ requirements), in order to respond to changing priorities (i.e. minimizing the building energy use, maximizing the use of natural light, etc.). The term ‘adaptive’ is often synonym to ‘responsive’, ‘dynamic’, ‘switchable’, ‘smart’, ‘active’ etc.
Post date: 29 Nov 2018
Type: Publication

Agenda   10:45 - 11:20 | Registration and welcome by the host, Rob van Eijkeren, Director of House of Dutch Provinces   11:20 - 11:50 | Energiesprong: from vision to multi markets scaling enabled by Transition Zero Ron van Erck, Energiesprong, Head of International Market Development  
Post date: 28 Nov 2018
Type: Event

The 8th ECTP Conference took place at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels on November 13-14, 2018.  
Post date: 27 Nov 2018
Type: News

The Horizon 2020 project “guarantEE” is promoting and further developing Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) in the building sector in 14 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain) in the years 2016-19.   The project fosters the use of EPC in both the public and the private sector across Europe by especially:
Post date: 27 Nov 2018
Type: Link

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
Type: News

Priority Axis: Fostering low-carbon strategies and energy efficiency in specific MED territories: cities, islands and remote areas Specific Objective: To increase the share of renewable local energy sources in energy mix strategies and plans in specific MED territories   Project description
Post date: 22 Nov 2018
Type: Link

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
Type: News

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
Type: Publication