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RESTORE Training School 2019: new deadline for applications!

The Construction and Operational phases of a building are crucial in realising the regenerative sustainability vision, intent, concept and design. Construction can be regenerative, with those involved in the construction phase (contractors,...

Registration open! Webinar on new EPBD tools to trigger renovations: building renovation passports

The countdown to transpose the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) has started!   Member States have until March 2020 to translate into national law all the new requirements from the EU energy efficiency...

iBRoad publishes "The iBRoad Concept in practice"

Report on suggested elements, content and layout of the iBRoad tools.   The Report “The iBRoad Concept in practice” aims to elaborate on the concept and benefits of the Individual Building Renovation Roadmap, giving an...

Finding the optimal solar cell design to maximize energy production

Artificial intelligence has found plenty of time and money saving applications within the solar industry, in the automated production of solar panels and the forecasting of their long-term performance, among other areas.   Now, a team of...

COP24: huge untapped potential in greener construction, says UN environment agency

“It’s critical we have a big change over the next couple of years in how we do buildings and construction”, said Joyce Msuya, Deputy Executive Director of UNEP. “We only need to look at the current norms and quality of many buildings to...

COP24: Time to address the building and construction sector’s total emissions impact

The recent IPCC report removes all doubt: the building and construction sector must decarbonise by 2050 to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. As nations all over the globe tackle operational emissions from buildings, we must challenge...

4 Key challenges and solutions to achieving carbon neutrality

The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued a recent report stipulating that without drastic measures to cut carbon emissions, reduce energy use and remove carbon already in the atmosphere, we are “extremely unlikely” to...

Renaturing cities: cooperation manifesto launched at the World Forum on Urban Forests

URBAN GreenUp and other EU projects jointly signed a document in Mantua, Italy, to promote and boost the adoption of nature-based solutions in urban areas worldwide.   “Nature is often seen as a...

The Crown for a Better World goes to STARDUST

On the eve of November 21 in Brussels (Belgium), the European project STARDUST received the 2018 .eu Web Award for its website www.stardustproject.eu under the “Better World” Category.   The .eu Web Awards competition, which...

Reveal your office-DNA to increase productivity and reduce environmental impacts

We are living in a globalised world that is characterised by a continuing trend of urbanisation. First time in history, more than half of the world population is living in urbanized areas and almost three quarters of the European...