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What is the state of energy in Europe?

The 2022 report, published on 18 October 2022, is the third report since the adoption of the European Green Deal and the first after the adoption of the REPowerEU plan. It highlights the challenges...
The current energy crisis has led to an EU´s energy policy response to tackle the issues. These policies would also tackle turbulence in energy markets, price volatility and energy insecurity across the world, which has had a huge...
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Overview Article - Fostering the demand for a skilled labour force in the construction industry

Every professional involved in any way in the European construction industry should be well aware of Churchill’s broad concept of the reciprocal effect of the building design and the wellbeing of its users. With carefully selected words he stated...
The construction industry employs 13 million people across the EU27 and is a major driver of economic development. Unfortunately, it seems to be failing at attracting younger generations. Blerta Vula Rizvanolli, BUILD UP’s Ambassador...
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Technical Article - Digital skills for Heritage Conservation

Heritage conservation has always drawn the necessary information for the preservation of monuments, art and cultural assets from the individual scientific disciplines and linked this information to get statements related to the specific...
Digitalisation and digital technologies present a great opportunity for Heritage Conservation, particularly regarding our Built Heritage and its sustainable use. This can be for finding the least invasive solution for structural...
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Searching for space for nature-positive renewables

As windmills and solar panels proliferate across Europe, the debate over where these green technologies should and should not be deployed becomes more heated.   Transitioning to renewable energy comes with cross-cutting benefits that far...
EU plans to expand renewables will reshape land uses in Europe, and this may trigger conflict. Decision-makers must develop strategic spatial planning to scale up renewable energy capacity in harmony with nature protection and local...
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An analysis of the European Green Deal after 3 years of existence

The European Green Deal (EGD) is the single most defining policy initiative of the Von der Leyen Commission. Since its publication in December 2019, it has become the European Union’s (EU) new raison d’être: protecting the planet and...
After three years of the launch of the European Green Deal which has set specific targets for the energy transition, the current geo-political situation requires reviewing many assumptions about the energy transition, energy security,...
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Energy Efficiency 2022 - IEA´s annual analysis

Energy Efficiency 2022 is the IEA’s primary annual analysis on global developments in energy efficiency markets and policy. It explores recent trends in energy intensity, demand and efficiency-related investment, innovation, policy and...
The International Energy Agency has just published "Energy Efficiency 2022" which provides an analysis of the global trends and developments about energy efficiency investments, technology, innovation, demand and policies.
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Scalloped facade fronts in Parisian social housing block

French architect Jean-Christophe Quinton has decorated a Parisian social housing project built on the site of a demolished police station with a curvy limestone facade.   The housing units are located at 12 Rue Jean-Bart in Paris' wealthy...
This social housing block in Paris has been renovated by architect Jean-Christophe Quinton who has worked on the facade by making it more aesthetically appealing to destigmatise social housing. The facade indeed looks like waves of...
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AIVC's Ventilation Information Paper #45.3: Trends in building and ductwork airtightness in the Czech Republic

This is the third paper of a series being developed and dealing with trends in building and ductwork airtightness in various countries.    The paper can be downloaded here.   The first paper "VIP 45.1: Trends in building and ductwork...
AIVC's Ventilation Information Paper #45.3 summarizes current knowledge on trends in building and ductwork airtightness in the Czech Republic.
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What is the state of energy in Europe?

The 2022 report, published on 18 October 2022, is the third report since the adoption of the European Green Deal and the first after the adoption of the REPowerEU plan. It highlights the challenges that the energy sector has faced in the...
The current energy crisis has led to an EU´s energy policy response to tackle the issues. These policies would also tackle turbulence in energy markets, price volatility and energy insecurity across the world, which has had a huge impact...
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Circular economy principles and how to design buildings

Broadly, circular economy principles aim to design out waste and pollution, keep products and materials in use and regenerate natural systems. The application of circular economy principles to buildings includes several building design...
This study aims to assist the Commission with identifying policy options that support the uptake of “Circular economy principles for buildings’ design” in European, national and local policies. The goal is to increase the service life of...