REEEM aims to gain a clear and comprehensive understanding of the system-wide implications of energy strategies in support of transitions to a competitive low-carbon EU energy society, given the objectives and framework outlined in the Strategic Energy Technology Plan. The provisions of the energy services in this society will be defined by their sustainability, affordability, efficiency, energy security and reliability.
Post date: 21 Feb 2019
BIM4REN is a European funded research project involving 23 European partners. Its general objective is to help improving the low productivity rate of the European construction sector in the market segment of energy renovation.
Post date: 7 Feb 2019
With the increasingly successful reduction of operational energy (and thus carbon emissions) in the built environment, the industry’s next challenge is to reduce the carbon intensity of the structures themselves.
Post date: 30 Jan 2019
BIM4REN is a European funded research project involving 23 European partners. Its general objective is to help improving the low productivity rate of the European construction sector in the market segment of energy renovation. By innovating and allowing every kind of construction actor to easily use novel and adequate BIM based digital tools, the project aims to overcome current barriers in culture, knowledge, tradition, affordability and opportunity that hinder the access to the digital revolution.
Post date: 29 Jan 2019
The construction of the Aulario for the School of Industrial Engineering of the University of Valladolid presents an extraordinary casuistry from several points of view: it recovers a well-known space of the traditional culture of the university, it has been projected as a building of almost null energy, and it recovers and improves the previous experience of the University of Valladolid in the realisation of sustainable building in all its aspects (cultural, economic, environmental, and social).
Post date: 14 Jan 2019
In the construction industry, the popularity of sustainability and its benefits have been on the rise in recent years.
Post date: 19 Dec 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
Why life cycle assessment is so important for a green buildings? What benefits real estate developers can derive from certification? What factors need to be taken into account during the planning and implementation phase of sustainable building? How to encourage local and national governments to “build green”? What are the circular economy challenges for Lithuania and Europe? All these and other questions will be covered in this year’s conference.
KEY NOTE PROGRAMME
Post date: 5 Nov 2018
The originality of the Sustainable Bio & Waste Resources project for Construction (SB&WRC) in the framework of the European Interreg Territorial Cooperation Program France (Channel) England lies notably in its method: designing prototypes of building materials based on existing common agricultural waste and co-products that are widely available and underutilized (in the area) within the defined perimeter. In this, the project is directly rooted in the geographic area and in a logic of cross-border cooperation.
Post date: 18 Oct 2018
The 2030 Palette is a free online platform that puts the principles and actions behind Zero Net Carbon and resilient built environments at the fingertips of designers, planners, and builders worldwide. The swatches, or sustainable design strategies, address energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission at all scales – from regional planning to building details.
Post date: 5 Oct 2018