Environmental issues related to buildings

Event

COP24- Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

COP24 is the informal name for the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC.

The COP24 will take plance from 3-14 December, in Katowice, Poland

COP24 Vision One of the most important tasks of the 24th Session of the of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) will be to work out and adopt a package of decisions ensuring...
Event

Sustainable Places 2018

Sustainable Places (SP) annual international conference series for 5 years (2013 – 2017) has brought together each year between 100 and 150 attendees ranging from industrial executives, scientists, researchers, and engineers – from...
News

BUILD UP Webinar Recordings | Health performance of Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings

15 December 2017, 10:30-12:00 Brussels time (CET)   We spend 90% of our life indoors in buildings, so the quality of the indoor environment has a major impact on our health, well-being, and productivity. The health, comfort and...
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European Commission presents new Action Plan for the Planet: Ten initiatives for a modern and clean economy

  Two years after the Paris Agreement, the EU is firmly in the lead in fighting climate change. To that end the Commission announced a series of initiatives for a modern and clean economy at the One Planet Summit.    ...
Publication

EU Invests in the Planet: Ten Initiatives for a Modern and Clean Economy

  The Juncker Commission's contribution to the One Planet Summit, Paris, 12 December 2017     At the One Planet Summit, which took place in Paris on 12 December 2017 marking the second anniversary of the Paris...
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OVERVIEW | Evolution of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

  by Marianna Papaglastra (Sympraxis Team)     The EU’s legislative framework for energy efficient buildings was strengthened in 2002 with the adoption of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD – Directive...
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OVERVIEW | Alleviating Urban Heat Island in the Context of Climate Change

by Vasileios Ntouros (NKUA)   Urban Heat Island (UHI) is known to have significant impacts on the environment, giving rise to ambient temperatures in and around rural areas. At the same time, climate change issues are...
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OVERVIEW | Energy efficient university campus projects

By Heike Erhorn-Kluttig (Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics)   Similarly to energy efficient school projects, university complexes offer the possibility to reduce...