In recent years energy efficiency of the building stock has been recognised as a significant route to contribute towards meeting the European Union’s energy targets, by reducing energy demand and associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Furthermore, improvements in energy efficiency across the built stock can provide energy security by lessening the reliance on external suppliers and increases energy affordability, which has numerous social benefits.
Post date: 7 Feb 2019
Bringing nature back into cities can help fight global warming.
Fighting climate change is the challenge of the century. The last UN Environment Emissions Gap Report warned that, in order to ensure global warming stays below 2°C, efforts should be tripled, and if we want to stay below 1.5°C, they should be increased around five times.
Post date: 1 Feb 2019
With the increasingly successful reduction of operational energy (and thus carbon emissions) in the built environment, the industry’s next challenge is to reduce the carbon intensity of the structures themselves.
Post date: 30 Gen 2019
BIM4REN is a European funded research project involving 23 European partners. Its general objective is to help improving the low productivity rate of the European construction sector in the market segment of energy renovation. By innovating and allowing every kind of construction actor to easily use novel and adequate BIM based digital tools, the project aims to overcome current barriers in culture, knowledge, tradition, affordability and opportunity that hinder the access to the digital revolution.
Post date: 29 Gen 2019
Funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, the mission of the START2ACT project is to support young SMEs and startups to save energy and cut costs at their workplace. To fulfill this mission, we are offering free-of-charge mentoring and training activities in nine European countries:
Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and United Kingdom.
Post date: 21 Gen 2019
If one wants to have a short look back at how the European policymakers have dealt with the topic of renovation of housing over the last few years, 2010 would probably be a turning point. That year, on the one hand, the Global Financial Crisis and the various attempts to launch economic recovery plans at the EU and national level effectively put the housing sector and in particular the renovation of the existing stock at the centre of political concern because of its growth-enhancing role.
Post date: 14 Gen 2019
The energy resources consumption has doubled since the beginning of the century and the demand grows with the fast development in industrial and telecommunication sectors. To respond to the rising demand on energy resources, new efficient infrastructures for production, storage, transport and use of energy are necessary.
Post date: 10 Gen 2019
Ecobuild is one of the worldwide largest events for ecological design, sustainable construction and enviromental protection. Exhibitors represent the complete spectrum of sustainable construction products, for new build and refurbishment, residential and commercial projects. The best-known names in the sector continue to choose Ecobuild as their most important marketing platform seeking out and highlighting the continuing opportunities for sustainable construction.
Post date: 9 Gen 2019
Today whoever decides to invest in biobased buildings is a pioneer in the construction sector, as it is still a niche market. But latest research about industrial hemp materials have developed products that may be more competitive
Post date: 24 Dic 2018
The Paris rulebook will enable the Parties to the Paris Agreement to implement, track and progressively enhance their contributions to tackling climate change, in order to meet the Agreement's long-term goals.
Post date: 18 Dic 2018