Building professionals

Inspired by a growing body of evidence that healthy buildings can have a positive effect on both human health and real estate performance, this report highlights the key certification standards in use in the marketplace, explores recent research on the impact of health-promoting design, and offers profiles of five projects that have been early adopters of healthy building and workplace design and management practices.  
Post date: 9 sie 2018
Type: Publication

The region of Navarra is building over 500 nearly zero-energy building (NZEB) units to provide affordable and energy efficient homes for their citizens. Nearly zero-energy buildings have very low energy consumption due to their design and the materials used in their construction and reduce energy consumption by 75% compared to standard buildings. The project will also contribute towards social integration and urban regeneration through the provision of affordable rental housing.
Post date: 9 sie 2018
Type: Sprawa

EIT Climate-KIC, Europe’s main climate innovation initiative has joined forces with the Solar Impulse Foundation, the team behind the world’s first round-the-world solar-powered flight. Together, they will scale up the development of and investment in climate solutions. 
Post date: 9 sie 2018
Type: Aktualności

The Irish Government is planning to increase the country’s carbon tax in a bid to meet its climate change goals. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar made the comments at a summer briefing where he revealed his government’s future budgetary plans. “If we’re going to meet our targets we’re going to have to grasp the nettle in pricing carbon and increasing the carbon tax in the next couple of years,” he said, according to ITV News. However, he made a point of addressing concerns that the tax would hit those on low-incomes harder.
Post date: 9 sie 2018
Type: Aktualności

A new survey has suggested that ordinary Australians want renewable energy to play a greater role in the country’s future. The poll, conducted by Reachtel on behalf of Greenpeace, asked 3,999 Australians about their views on clean technologies and the cost of energy. 66.7 percent of those surveyed felt that renewables, such as wind and solar power, should receive more government support than fossil fuels.
Post date: 9 sie 2018
Type: Aktualności

The world has now installed more than 1,000 gigawatts (GW) of wind and solar power, according to fresh data analysis. Researchers from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) announced the news last week, based on its own database of over 100,000 projects around the world. As of 30th June 2018, analysis shows there is now 1,013GW of wind and solar PV, evenly balanced between the two: 54 percent wind and 46 percent solar.
Post date: 9 sie 2018
Type: Aktualności

1st Croatian roundtable organised by REA NORTH
Post date: 9 sie 2018
Type: Aktualności

An online survey collects inputs on how to best introduce circularity in the housing sector
Post date: 9 sie 2018
Type: Aktualności

This publishable report integrates all the knowledge gained from the CERtuS project in an easy-to-use hand book that aims to inform the CERtuS target groups and the wider public about the Project achievements. It is addressed principally to Municipalities and the public sector, but it may be equally useful to the ESCOs, financing entities, policy makers and to all parties interested in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy systems integration in the building sector.  
Post date: 8 sie 2018
Type: Publication

ENEA, jointly with the Construction Technologies Institute of the CNR, has made available the new version of DOCET, a simplified software tool for the certification of existing residential buildings, targeted at technicians and operators of the building sector. The software, to be used for buildings up to 200 m2 without major renovations, can draft the energy performance certificate (APE), which assesses the energy efficiency and energy class of a building and includes recommendations on how to best improve the energy efficiency of the property.  
Post date: 8 sie 2018
Type: Tool