The H2020 project CRAVEzero aims to increase the viability of nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (nZEB) through solutions and tools for supporting the cost reduction during the whole life cycle of the buildings. In particular, one of the backbones of the project is the CRAVEzero pinboard, a structured platform that includes all the tools and supporting materials elaborated within the project.
Post date: 8 Jun 2020
The CraftEdu project sets up a blueprint in the efforts for mutual recognition of qualifications in the construction sector
Post date: 20 May 2020
The RenoZEB Platform is a web-based environment where different actors and software tools can work together managing a renovation project, sharing the data and the BIM models, centralizing the files, assigning tasks. Moreover, it allows for setting targets and KPI objectives, managing renovation alternatives and automatically connecting to external tools for importing indicators and results which cannot be directly calculated by the platform.
Post date: 19 May 2020
The construction sector is essential for an economic recovery after the COVID-19 crisis. It can rapidly create large amounts of jobs and involves far-reaching value chains of small and large businesses. In 2015, the sector accounted for 11-13% of global GDP. It is indeed a major employer: 7% of total global employment or 220 million jobs depend on it. Globally, USD 4.5 trillion were spent on construction and renovation of buildings in 2018.
Post date: 11 May 2020
Disruptive polyurethane foams with improved passive fire protection to increase energy efficiency & safety in buildings, houses and transport.
PUR for improved thermal insulation
Post date: 7 May 2020
The report provides an overview of the training courses delivered in the field of BIM and nZEB at HEIs and VETs in Europe (in particular the partner countries). The main contributions determine:
1. types and level of trainings for BIM and nZEB at national VETs and HEIs and degree of fragmentation of courses
2. the transferability of these trainings at EQF level in the partner countries and EU
Post date: 6 May 2020
The EU, in light of the 2030 and 2050 energy and climate goals, has adopted an ambitious vision for the energy performance of its buildings among other measures. This is because the building sector still represents about 40% of energy consumption in the EU with the largest cost-effective savings potential. However, in order to meet this vision, the construction sector must be ready to deliver high-performance retrofits and nearly zero energy buildings. As in every field, this would require a number of qualified professionals and building workers.
Post date: 28 Apr 2020
Jan Cromwijk and Veronika Schröpfer introduce new training and assessment tools developed in several EU Horizon 2020 projects to assist practitioners to identify and address the strengths and weaknesses of their low carbon skills for new build and retrofit. Online learning packages to address skill gaps have been created, are freely accessible, and can facilitate the co-creation and application of interdisciplinary qualification schemes.
Post date: 24 Apr 2020
A major economic challenge will face us all once the COVID-19 crisis passes.
Post date: 21 Apr 2020
The contents of #5 RenoZEB newsletter are the following:
Post date: 2 Apr 2020