Residential buildings

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SMARTER Finance for Families project - Public Launch

SMARTER Finance for Families: enhancing the wellbeing of Europe's citizens by providing opportunities for the finance and construction industry to create Green Homes.

Green Finance is an important and developing trend that is increasing investments into environmentally and socially responsible projects while reducing financial risk to those lending for those projects. This concept...
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PARENT project: PARticipatory platform for sustainable ENergy managemenT

This is a three-year JPI Urban Europe Innoviris project on reducing household energy consumption.

The objective of the project is to provide communities with the technology and support to help reduce energy consumption in their homes and to investigate ways in which communities can work towards more sustainable life styles. It is an...
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Research report: Passivhaus, the route to zero carbon

This report analyses the definition of a Zero Carbon building in the UK and compares national Building Regulations in Zero Carbon building with a Passivhaus Classic and renewables. The report highlights problems such as the performance gap...
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UK Green Building Council presents industry framework for net zero carbon buildings

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has unveiled a framework for the UK construction and property industry to transition new and existing buildings to become net zero carbon by 2050, in line with the ambitions of the Paris Climate...
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New USGBC research explores green building industry’s role in highlighting the importance of buildings as a global solution

As part of its Living Standard initiative, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released a new U.S. public research report titled Standard Issue that sets out to better gauge how the public feels about issues at the core of...
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Horizon Impact Award, call for applicants

The European Commission has launched the first Horizon Impact Award. This prize acknowledges and rewards the most influential and impactful projects under Horizon 2020 or FP7. Can you demonstrate that you have valorized your results and...
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Policy conference 2019 – REGISTRATION OPEN

The Policy Conference of EUSEW 2019 will take place in Brussels between 18 and 20 June and is free of charge for all participants.    The conference will be hosted at three venues: the European Commission's Charlemagne and Berlaymont...
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Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) – products database

This database tool aims to boost the BIPV penetration in the building sector, overcoming existing barriers as well as encouraging designers with inspiring examples of BIPV buildings and a quick glance at the current BIPV market.   As part...