green / sustainable buildings

Welcome to Cold Climate HVAC Conference 2018, 12-15 March, in Kiruna, Sweden, the most northern Cold Climate Conference ever. This is an international scientific conference on key technologies and processes to achieve sustainable and optimal buildings and districts with a good indoor environmental quality and a minimum use of resources and energy!   The conference covers technical, economic and social aspects of buildings and HVAC systems in new and renovated buildings.   The conference program will include:
Post date: 2 Feb 2017
Type: Event

The DecarbHeat initiative aims at bringing together the major players of the heating and cooling industry and other major stakeholders. Together they can make the vision of a 100% decarbonised European heating and cooling system a reality. The initiative consists of a the DecarbHeat Industry Pledge and the DecarbHeat Declaration of Support. Both will be formally open for signature at the #DecarbHeat 2017 Forum in Brussels on 11-12 May 2017.    
Post date: 1 Feb 2017
Type: Event

Updated 02/03/2017: Extended deadline: 10 March 2017     On 30 January 2017, a call for this year’s EU Sustainable Energy Week conference sessions was launched, as well as a call for nominations for the EU Sustainable Energy Awards. The deadline for both calls is 3 March 2017.  
Post date: 30 Jan 2017
Type: News

The World Green Building Council's Annual Report for 2015/2016 outlines the major achievements of the organisation and its global network of Green Building Councils.  
Post date: 30 Jan 2017
Type: Publication

Construction21 s'associe à l' ADEME et au Plan Bâtiment Durable pour lancer la première plateforme de formation dédiée au Bâtiment Durable!   Vous le savez, le secteur du bâtiment est en pleine mutation. La transition énergétique, mais aussi la transition numérique, impactent nos métiers et nos savoir-faire.   Dans ce contexte, comment se former et acquérir les compétences qui permettent de répondre à ces nouveaux enjeux ?  
Post date: 17 Jan 2017
Type: News

  The EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017 (EUSEW 2017) will take place from 19 to 25  June 2017, with Energy Days being organised during the whole month of June all across Europe.   Launched in 2006 as an initiative of the European Commission, EUSEW is a month-long annual series of activities across Europe, promoting secure, clean and efficient energy, and connecting policymakers, stakeholders and citizens to achieve climate and energy goals for the Energy Union.  
Post date: 13 Jan 2017
Type: Event

      The Edge, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, is officially the greenest office building in the world. It's also the testing ground for a radical, highly connected new way of working, where employees have no set workspaces and can dial in their individual climate and lighting preferences via an app.   Video: Justin Beach, Brandon Lisy, Alan Jeffries   Source: Bloomberg  
Post date: 11 Jan 2017
Type: News

The Edge is located in ZuidAs, Amsterdam and is currently considered the greenest building in the world, according to the BREEAM green building certification scheme. The building has been given the highest ­sustainability score ever awarded: 98.4%.   This building proposes a new way of working: using information technology to shape both the way people work as well as the spaces in which they do it.   The Edge uses IoT connectivity to maximise comfort and energy efficiency.  
Post date: 11 Jan 2017
Type: Case

Around the world, buildings are becoming greener as technology and tenant behaviour combine to lower the impact of urbanisation on the planet. Ping Manongdo (Eco-Business) presents the top 5 green building stories in 2016.     The author states that this year, we saw buildings both new and old rise to the challenge of becoming more resource efficient. But greening buildings isn’t enough—tenants hold the key to lowering a building’s carbon emissions.     The top 5 green building stories in 2016  
Post date: 9 Jan 2017
Type: Note

PLEA 2017 will take place from 3 to 5 July 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland, with the theme ‘Design to Thrive – Foundations for a Better Future’. The event focuses on the enormity of the local and global challenges faced in construction and refurbishing of buildings, cities and societies, to minimise and effectively adapt to climate change impacts in the rapidly evolving economies, societies and physical infrastructures.  
Post date: 9 Jan 2017
Type: Event