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Making our iconic city skylines better for the planet

Making our iconic city skylines better for the planet

By Frankie Downy, Manager of C40’s Private Building Efficiency Network     When stepping off a train or plane to visit a city for the first time, you wonder: will it live up to expectations, will it look like it does in the movies? Then...
10 things to know on Energy Efficiency Review in 2016

10 things to know on Energy Efficiency Review in 2016

The Europe 2020 Strategy involves a number of policies to help Member States towards their 2020 targets. Realising the EU’s long-established intention to ‘turn the European Union into the most energy efficient economy in the world’ will depend on...

QUANTUM press release: German guidelines on Technical Monitoring pave the way for Quality Management services

The German Working Group for Mechanical and Electrical Engineering of State and Municipal Administrations (AMEV) released in August its Guidelines on Technical Monitoring of buildings. QUANTUM partners synavision and the Institute for...

Examining Building Renovation Passports

by Marine Faber (BPIE)   Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is a strong, long-time advocate for bringing building performance data to the market and using it alongside other tools such as audits, to help building owners identify...

Behind the green building blueprints of JPMorgan, Boston Scientific and Salesforce

by Heather Clancy     One of the largest commercial LED lighting installations projects in the world — the retrofit of more than 4,500 JPMorgan Chase branches by General Electric's energy division, Current — started life as a proposal...

Mandatory post occupancy evaluations on government projects demand clear strategy on performance and handover

  by Gary Clark     The first of April 2016 marked the start of a quiet revolution in public sector procurement. On that date Building Information Management (BIM) became mandatory for all public funded buildings over 2000m². What many...

Affordable solutions to overcome the challenges in urban housing

by Christine Marlet (Eurogypsum aisbl)   Europe is the most urbanised continent outside of the Americas, with 73% of the current population living in urban environments; this is expected to rise to 80% by 2050. The largest challenge for...

New eceee explanatory note illustrates why EPBD must focus on energy needs

eceee press release, 30 November 2017: The European council for an energy efficient economy (eceee) believes that energy efficiency first means that energy needs should be reduced as far as possible in order to avoid wasting energy...

Delivering healthy and energy efficient buildings with EPBD - notes from the REHVA Brussels Summit Conference

On 13 and 14 November, REHVA organized its traditional Brussels Summit, bringing together Members, Supporters, MoU Partners, EU stakeholders and several present and future collaborators. While day one of the Summit was strictly devoted to...

Energy Efficiency: MEPs set to choose between ‘stop’ or ‘continue’, sais Coalition for Energy Savings

Alternative proposals on the Energy Efficiency Directive jeopardise European industry and citizens’ energy bills     Coalition for Energy Savings press release, 20 November 2017       An alternative set of compromise...