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The Green Solutions Awards on Radio Immo at MIPIM

Interview with Véronique Pappe, Director of Construction21 France & International and Michel Heukmès, Director of CAP2020 / Construction21 Belgium, for the launch of the Green Solutions Awards 2018 at MIPIM, on March 15th. (2-language...

Energy reduction in public buildings: learning to lead from the front

Buildings in EU27 Member States represent up to 24 billion m2 of floor space, responsible for 40% of Europe’s energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions – both key contributors to climate change. In response, a number of European...

The raise of the openBIM with buildingSMART international (bSI)

“Recently both the World Economic Forum and the EU BIM Task Group have published leading texts supporting open digitalization and openBIM. So it is very clear that openBIM – that buildingSMART International leads, is very important, and...

Life is LiFi in smart buildings

In the coming decades one of the key technologies to be implemented in intelligent buildings will be LiFi, the transfer of data through light Just imagine: you get back home one evening, unlocking your door with the torch light of your...

Active buildings will be crucial in determining the future of our world

Brian Kilkelly, Development Lead, Climate-KIC, here argues that achieving Europe’s goal of limiting global warming to two degrees Celsius by 2030 requires radical action targeting the built environment, which today accounts for at least 40...

UN Global Pulse: “We see a huge opportunity to get companies involved in data philanthropy”

Robert Kirkpatrick, Director of UN Global Pulse, recently spoke to Climate Action about the huge, untapped benefits of using big data to fight climate change.   Robert Kirkpatrick, Director of UN Global Pulse, recently spoke to Climate...

Financial institutions need to act quickly on climate risk

“Climate is not priced”, said Amundi’s Frederic Samama at a sustainable finance conference in Paris this week. He was echoing the sentiments of many within the financial sector who care about acting on climate, but may not have the tools...

Clima@ Competition : compete for a sustainable future

The competition clim@ is a competition for innovative businesses or projects in the fields of sustainable energy or resource efficiency with the power to change current practices and which demonstrate strong positive climate impact....

Major battery storage project gets green light in the UK

A new battery storage facility has been given planning permission on a brownfield site in the borough of Swindon. The 50 megawatt project will be one of the largest battery storage developments in the UK, located on council land at a...

Understanding Construction Site Hazards & Staying Safe

The number of accidents and hazards waiting to happen on a construction site are too high to count. When showing up on site, it's important to ensure the safety of yourself and your crew. In 2016 alone, every one in five deaths in a...

Insight into Construction in Austria by the European Construction Sector Observatory

Productivity in building construction in Austria fell by 3.6% between 2008 and 2010. Despite a subsequent period of growth, productivity in 2014 was still 1.6% below the level reached in 2008. Civil engineering productivity experienced a...

Green Solutions Awards: the 2018 edition is on!

MIPIM – Palais des Festivals, Cannes, March 15th. Construction21 launched the Green Solutions Awards 2018 on the BNP Paribas Real Estate booth, one of the sponsors of the competition. The contest for sustainable solutions highlights...

Life is LiFi in smart buildings

In the coming decades one of the key technologies to be implemented in intelligent buildings will be LiFi, the transfer of data through light   Just imagine: you get back home one evening, unlocking your door with the...

Finding the right technology mix for maximum energy efficiency gains

A recently completed project combining industries, administrations and researchers has tested and proven combinations of passive and active energy efficiency technologies across different European climate zones. Tools, techniques and...

The Concept of the Individual Building Renovation Roadmap

Roughly 97% of the European Union (EU)’s building stock is not considered energy efficient, and 75 to 85% of it will still be in use in 2050. Defining a pathway towards a ‘highly efficient and decarbonised building stock by 2050’ is a...

The place to BIM: International openbim day, march 26 in Paris

The international openBIM day #openbimday, organized by buildingSMART France-Mediaconstruct, will take place on March 26 at the Cnam (292 rue Saint-Martin, 75003 Paris). Thirty-odd  participants will share their extensive ground experience...

Sustainability at the forefront of MIPIM 2018

MIPIM first-timers UN-Habitat to exhibit sustainable redevelopment project of the Palais des Nations in Geneva Paris, March 1, 2018 – This year at MIPIM, participants will have a 360 degree vision of all aspects of sustainability in real...

Ahead of MIPIM, what is the future of green buildings?

Next week, MIPIM real estate conference brings the most influential players in the international property together in France. With the EU needing to make big gains in the energy efficiency of buildings to meet climate mitigation targets,...

Tom Steyer talks to Climate Action: “Our ability to solve this is greater than we ever knew”

Climate Action recently interviewed billionaire philanthropist Tom Steyer on new energy technologies and climate change in the US. Photo Credit: NextGen Climate News published on Climate Action ProgrammeConsult the source Read more on...

South Australia takes first step towards building hydrogen ‘superhub’

In recent years, the state of South Australia has become a leader in new, innovative technologies, which are helping drive forward the low-carbon transition. Helped by its partnership with Tesla, the Labor government has built both the...