Environmental issues related to buildings

SBE BEYOND 2020 - CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

OUR AMBITION   The overall ambition of the World Sustainable Built Environment conference, BEYOND 2020 is to collectively formulate a transformational plan and set of commitments for the built environment to support the implementation of the UN...

Energy efficiency: adding architectural value to prefab solutions

Architects don’t usually like prefabricated solutions. But they concede there are upsides, and when time is of the essence, saving the planet becomes the priority   Practical or beautiful? The question doesn’t seem to be relevant...

SBE BEYOND 2020 - CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

OUR AMBITION   The overall ambition of the World Sustainable Built Environment conference, BEYOND 2020 is to collectively formulate a transformational plan and set of commitments for the built environment to support the implementation of...

Energy efficiency: adding architectural value to prefab solutions

Architects don’t usually like prefabricated solutions. But they concede there are upsides, and when time is of the essence, saving the planet becomes the priority   Practical or beautiful? The question doesn’t seem to be...

OVERVIEW | New skills for a sustainable and energy efficient EU building stock

The construction sector has a large potential for cost effective energy savings. With the EU planning aimed at nearly zero energy target for new buildings by 2020, the construction sector is confronted with the urgent need...

RESTORE Newsletter #20 (June 2019)

This month in RESTORE:    -Call for industry participation to Rethink Technology   -STSM Funding goes into its third round   -Regenerative Design lecture in Salzburg, Austria   -How to declare products: RESTORE at Foster+Partner in London...

Nottingham ready to beat Theresa May’s climate targets

As Theresa May signs into law a commitment to bring the UK’s carbon emissions to net zero by 2050, one city in the UK is on its way to achieving this goal 22 years sooner   As one of her final acts as Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced...

Smart buildings of glass

Glass in architecture has been recently used more intensively thanks to developments in its manufacturing   Whether you are arriving to or departing from Helsinki Airport, the first thing you notice is the glass around you...

LIFE energises shift to climate-neutral Belgium homes

“Renovation of buildings is by far the most cost-effective way to tackle the climate problem”, said Roel Vermeiren from the Flemish Energy Agency, speaking at the LIFE Platform meeting on Climate Action and the Building Sector on 17 June...

Survey: Indoor environmental quality in buildings

Across Europe, 90 million children and young people spend their weekdays in schools, colleges and universities. More than one in three of the working population is office-based.   And every year, 90 million patients spend more than a week...