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Late payment in the construction sector

The report provides an analysis of the state of play and impact of late payment on the European construction sector, by analysing in detail the situation with late payment in five countries: France, Ireland, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. The...
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OVERVIEW | H2020 projects on Smart buildings

Smartness of buildings: a key enabler towards a climate-neutral EU The European Green Deal, is a decisive step towards the ambitious target of achieving Europe’s climate neutrality by 2050....

Revision of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive – EEB feedback

Greening our homes and public buildings is crucial to achieving the EU’s  medium and long-term climate goals. For this reason, we welcome the revision of the EU’s Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). We call on the European...

Targeting energy efficiency renovation to improve housing conditions of the most vulnerable

Evidence points out that most vulnerable households face major challenges in the renovation of their homes. Lowest-income families live in most energy-inefficient homes, according to research by the Vlaams Steunpunt Wonen. This means that...
Avoiding social risks and ensuring the benefits.

Residencial Metha - Madrid, Spain

Residencial Mentha is made up of 3 buildings with independent envelopes, making a total of 93 VPPL dwellings. The homes are distributed in 3 bedrooms with an average surface area of 84 m2 per home and different orientations. It is located...

ACE - 2020 Annual report & 2021 outlook

Founded in Treviso, Italy, in May 1990, the ARCHITECTS’ COUNCIL OF EUROPE (ACE) is the representative organisation for the architectural profession at European level. ACE’s mission is:   To influence, through advocacy, EU legislation...

Position About importance of integration of two state initiatives: “Affordable Mortgage” and “Green Deal”

On January 27th , the Government of Ukraine approved a resolution on "Affordable Mortgages": the interest rate on loans was set at 7% per annum, which will operate under the program "Affordable Loans 5-7-9%".   The mechanism provides that...

Towards a healthy, affordable and sustainable Built Environment

Greening Europe’s homes and public spaces is a crucial element of the EU’s strategy towards climate neutrality, and one of the pillars of the European Green Deal. But to achieve its goals, the EU will need to come up with a comprehensive...

BOTA project

The Bota Solar project reinvents the building facing Rogier square in the European city of Brussels. The former building, with its concrete facades grayed by time and its outdated appearance, didn’t add much to a vibrant city life.      A...

OVERVIEW| Smart building co-benefits and key performance indicators

Introduction   As reported in the final report on Smart Readiness Indicators (SRI) a smart building is a building which can sense, interpret, communicate and actively respond to occupants needs and external conditions. A wider...