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Throughout the world architects are designing green buildings, whether it’s in their sustainable construction, environmentally friendly operation or actually green by style. It’s broadly titled biophilia, connecting people with nature, and it can lead to some creative and innovative designs.   But now we are finding that literally greening the world — by covering building walls and roofs with vegetation — can also come with some unexpected problems.     
Post date: 15 Led 2021
Type: Novinky

For the first time ever the EAE Award 2021 ceremony will be included in the program of the 5th European ETICS Forum, scheduled for 16th September 2021 in Prague/CZ.   The new award aims to honour amazing examples of energy-efficient projects from across Europe using External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS).  
Post date: 14 Led 2021
Type: Novinky

The European Association of ETICS (EAE) has consistently expanded the scope, spectrum and intensity of activities in Brussels and among European member associations in 2020. In the year just begun, this course will continue under the newly elected President and a central event will be held with the ETICS Forum.   Jacek Kulig new EAE President  
Post date: 14 Led 2021
Type: Novinky

Concept: New Buildings Institute (NBI) is a trusted, independent nonprofit organization with a mission to push for better buildings that achieve zero energy, zero carbon, and beyond—through research, policy, guidance, and market transformation—to protect people and the planet.  
Post date: 14 Led 2021
Type: Odkaz

In an effort to accelerate the search for innovative solutions in the chemistry-sphere, the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) launched its second Innovation Challenge to engage, award and promote Sustainable Chemistry innovators from around the world.   The Innovation Challenge 2020/2021 calls for innovations in the field of Sustainable Chemistry and Renewable Energies.  
Post date: 14 Led 2021
Type: Novinky

Concept and objectives:   Established in September 2013, the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (Copenhagen Centre) is dedicated to accelerating the uptake of energy efficiency policies and actions at a global scale.  
Post date: 14 Led 2021
Type: Odkaz

This study provides the basis for the development of an EU framework for Digital Building Logbooks.   The definition of Digital Building Logbook has been created as part of this study, based on a thorough stakeholder consultation, interviews with experts and detailed analysis of 40 existing Building Logbook initiatives across Europe and beyond.  
Post date: 14 Led 2021
Type: Publication

The COP26 climate summit hosted by the UK in November will include a focus on architecture and construction after its president Alok Sharma announced plans to include a ‘built environment day’   Sharma, who last week quit as business secretary to focus on his climate role full-time, revealed the decision in a recent letter to the World Green Building Council. In it, he said that ‘action to decarbonise the buildings and construction sector is critical to meeting our Paris Agreement goals’.
Post date: 14 Led 2021
Type: Novinky

Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) is a form of ‘creative financing’ for capital improvement which allows funding energy upgrades from cost reductions.   Do you know that despite the large economic energy saving potential in the EU, nowadays very few ESCOs apply EPC to the residential market due to some main barriers (such as high transaction costs and high fragmentation of market) which make a large-scale application of the ESCO EPC model for residential buildings particularly difficult?
Post date: 13 Led 2021
Type: Novinky

To predict the profitability of an investment, financial calculation methods are used. Since the traditional approach, based on pay-back time, is inefficient, the project propose tools (in web and Excel versions) that enables one to employ several methods, either independently or in combination.   In particular, Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return prove efficient and helpful for building managers, energy auditors, and other investors.  
Post date: 13 Led 2021
Type: Tool