Environmental issues related to buildings

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URBAN FUTURE Global Conference 2020 - Lisbon

The URBAN FUTURE Global Conference gathers CityChangers from all over the world – passionate people who drive change towards more sustainable cities.

3000  Attendees 400  Cities 85  Sessions 300 Speakers     The conference.   The URBAN FUTURE global conference is Europe’s largest event for sustainable...
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RE4 project: Best practice booklet

Build a fully recycled house? Yes, you can with RE4 prefabricated building elements incorporating up to 100% of construction demolition waste! RE4 is a H2020 project which after 4 years has developed and tested on three demo sites in...
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RE4 project: WEBINAR 4 - Solutions for a wide acceptance of CDW-based materials and component

Build a fully recycled house? Yes, you can with RE4 prefabricated building elements incorporating up to 100% of construction demolition waste! RE4 is a H2020 project which after 4 years has developed and tested on three demo sites in...
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cs-BIPV-FS project

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 887915

Next-generation transparent PV for Building Integrated Photovoltaics PV technology for building energy self-sustainability   Commercial and residential buildings guzzle as much as 40 % of the energy in the EU. The growing...
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RE4 project: WEBINAR 3 - How to build a fully recycled house

Build a fully recycled house? Yes, you can with RE4 prefabricated building elements incorporating up to 100% of construction demolition waste! RE4 is a H2020 project which after 4 years has developed and tested on three demo sites in...
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Comprehensive study of building energy renovation activities and the uptake of nearly-zero energy buildings in the EU

Final report

Within the 2030 climate and energy framework, the European Union (EU) has committed to several key targets for 2021-2030. The overall target for 2030 is to cut the energy system greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 40% as compared to...
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Concerted Action Energy Efficiency Directive (CA EED) 2017-2019 – impact report

This report highlights the activities and most recent successes of the Concerted Action for the effective implementation of the EED across all 28 Member States, plus Norway.   As the Directive became widely understood, the CA EED evolved...
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Government's plans for low-carbon homes are 'a step backwards' on climate, London Mayor warns

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has urged Ministers to improve plans for decarbonising the UK's built environment sector, claiming that the capital and other cities are already going further and faster in the face of the climate emergency.

In a letter sent to housing secretary Robert Jenrick, Khan points out that the proposed Future Homes Standard sets carbon reduction targets 25% lower than those detailed in the 2016 London plan. The Future Homes Standard is currently under...