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What is BIM?

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a set of technologies, processes and policies enabling multiple stakeholders to collaboratively design, construct and operate a Facility in virtual space. As a term, BIM has grown tremendously over the years...

[Urban Chronicles #WellBeingAtWork] #02 - Towards an « as service » corporate office?

In the same way that the traditional vision of housing is being questioned by the arrival of the "millennials" on the residential building market, the office real estate market is now being shaken by the new expectations of occupants. Initiated by...

VELUX turns century-old wood into new roof windows

This unique product innovation showcases the willingness of the Group to listen to customer needs and to try new things. It is a kind of ‘VELUX experiment’ that’s in the spirit of VELUX founder Villum Kann Rasmussen, who once said (and which is now...

Launch of the Renovation Hub: EU platform for energy-efficient refurbishment technologies and business models

The STUNNING Renovation Hub, a virtual platform for the interactive knowledge exchange in energy-efficient building renovation, was launched by the EU-funded, Horizon 2020 project STUNNING in September 2018. It enables all participating stakeholders...

[Urban Chronicles #WellBeingAtWork] #01 - Working on your five senses

Taking into account the impact of buildings on the health and well-being of their occupants is not new but become increasingly important in the real estate sector in recent years. At the 2017 Salon de l'Immobilier d'Entreprise, a special place was...

California set to run on carbon-free power by 2045

Legislation has been passed to move the state towards 100 per cent clean energy by 2045. On Tuesday, the state Assembly voted to approve the legislation, known as Senate Bill 100. Over the next couple of days the bill is expected to be signed by the...

Observance of "World Cities Day 2018” and Global Forum on Human Settlements 2018

The 2018 Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS 2018) will be convened in 30-31 October 2018 at the United Nations Conference Center, Bangkok, Thailand, co-organized by the Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS) and the United...

British public want tough action on climate change, says poll

A wide-ranging new poll has found strong support among the British public for much stronger action on climate change. The survey, conducted by YouGov on behalf of activist lawyers ClientEarth, asked over 2,000 people on their views covering energy,...

Green energy tariffs now ‘cheapest on the market’

Making the switch to a renewable energy tariff is now one of the most affordable options for consumers. This is the main finding from recent data research by price comparison company uSwitch. Switching to a green tariff saves homes in the UK an...

Global cities commit to net-zero building emissions by 2030

19 of the world’s largest cities have made ground-breaking new pledges to cut carbon emissions from new buildings. The Mayors of London, New York, and Tokyo were among the leaders signing the declaration in a bid to deliver on the goals of the Paris...