Environmental issues related to buildings

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Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme in Greece

  In April 2017, the Ministry of Environment and Energy of Greece has officially published the Regulation for the operation of Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme (National Gazette 1242Β/11-4-2017), in accordance with the...
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Life cycle water, energy and cost analysis of multiple water harvesting and management measures for apartment buildings in a Mediterranean climate

Local water harvesting, demand reduction and wastewater treatment measures at a building scale can help manage water resources around the Mediterranean.   This study conducts a life cycle water, energy and cost analysis of rainwater and...
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REMOURBAN project

REMOURBAN (REgeneration MOdel for smart URBAN transformation) is a lighthouse Horizon 2020 project whose ultimate goal is to design and validate an urban regeneration model in the cities of Nottingham (UK), Valladolid (Spain) and Tepebasi/...
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Renew School: Awareness raising school projects

The report, released in the framework of the RENEW SCHOOL project, presents the design and description of the activities undertaken within 16 school projects in Austria, Belgium, Copenhagen, Italy, Poland and Slovenija.   The main...
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UK | New report calls for attention and action on IAQ

According to a new report published by the Adaptation and Resilience in the Context of Change (ARCC) network UK homes are experiencing poor indoor air quality (IAQ) at a scale and magnitude that needs immediate national-level attention and...
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Better homes, better air, better health

This report provides an initial analysis and early synthesis of the discussions held during the workshop: “Better homes, better air, better health”. The workshop was organised by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), the Building Research...
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Smart GEMS Webinar recording | Dynamic, flexible and human-centric – Innovation towards smart energy management (by NUS)

15th Webinar: Dynamic, flexible and human-centric – Innovation towards smart energy management presented by NUS   Building GHG emission can be reduced by increasing the use of renewable energy sources by suppliers at...
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Smart GEMS Webinar recording | Joint Webinars: Smart Grids district heating/cooling and co-generation (by IDEA), LEAF Community and CAMP IT (by AEA and TUC)

9th Webinar – Smart Grids district heating/cooling and cogeneration organised by IDEA   The main objective of this webinar was to present an overview about district heating and cooling (DHC), its link with cogeneration,...