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Level(s): towards an holistic approach to sustainable architecture and construction

On 25 June, in collaboration with BUILD UP, the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) organised a webinar to invite architects to engage with piloting the Level(s) scheme. The event was moderated by Dr. Judit Kimpian, Chair of the ACE Sustainability...
With resource consumption in the EU reaching ever more unsustainable levels, DG Environment, together with DG Grow and DG Energy, developed a reporting scheme to help the construction sector quantify and mitigate its impact. The resulting Level(...
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Amended Energy Performance of Buildings Directive enters into force

Many stakeholders, from government officials to contractors on building sites, will be asking what are the main changes and how will they affect me? To answer these question, the European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (...
9th July 2018: Amended Energy Performance of Buildings Directive enters into force, start of the transposition countdown! The publication in the Official Journal of the EU of the Amending Directive 2018/844/EU took place on the 19th June, meaning...
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Guideline for cost benefit analysis of grid development projects

This Guideline for Cost Benefit Analysis of Grid Development Projects is developed in compliance with the requirements of the EU Regulation (EU) 347/2013. The Regulation is intended to ensure a common framework for multi-criteria cost-...
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Guidance on Innovation Procurement: the Commission notice

Adopted in the context of the Communication on “A renewed European Agenda for Research and Innovation – Europe’s chance to shape its technological leadership” and the input to the Leaders’ informal dinner in Sofia on 16 May 2018, this...
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High energy performing buildings: Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency projects

The EU’s buildings sector needs to develop and deploy more innovative solutions in order to enhance the building stock’s energy efficiency and help meet energy and climate policy targets. The European Union is therefore supporting projects...
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Results from the UNECE third meeting on energy efficiency standards in buildings

A workshop on validation of preliminary results of mapping of existing technologies to enhance energy efficiency buildings has been held under the auspices of the Joint Task Force on Energy Efficiency Standards in Buildings as the third...
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Towards large scale deep renovation: unlocking Ireland’s potential

The aim of this report is to present the results of the first part of the ECCoPro consultation process: October 2017 to January 2018. The first part of the report describes how a framework for holistic energy efficiency training of...
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Environmental footprint and circularity in the construction sector

While focusing in energy efficiency of buildings, Build UP portal acknowledge the relevance of an integrated approach to the overarching goal of reducing environmental footprint of buildings. The rational and efficient use of materials and...
Perspective Overview of BAMB H2020 Project: Environmental footprint and circularity in the construction sector.
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Local energy and climate roadmaps: 5 city visions for 2050

The EU is currently designing a new 2050 strategy for reducing its GHG emissions, which should be compatible with the Paris climate agreement. Many European cities have already engaged in the long-term planning for the mid-century mark....
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Balancing preservation and energy efficiency in building retrofits

Energy conservation has become one of the primary goals of architecture and engineering design today, especially when retrofitting existing buildings. The desire to improve the energy efficiency of an existing building must be balanced...