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According to recent estimates, the construction sector accounts for 40% of the energy consumption and 36% of greenhouse gas emissions in Europe. Decarbonising the building stock has therefore become one of the strategic priorities of the European Union and is among the main pillars of the European Green Deal.  
Post date: 1 dec 2020
Type: Nyheder

TIn the draft Recovery and Resilience Plan of Bulgaria, EUR 882.2 million is indicated for incentives for energy refurbishment of residential buildings. The entire energy efficiency segment will be worth EUR 1.53 billion, according to Minister Petya Avramova.  
Post date: 29 nov 2020
Type: Nyheder

The construction firm has completed the main works to the Welshpool Church in Wales Primary School that meets the rigorous energy efficiency standards required for Passivhaus certification.   Constructed around a timber frame that was sustainably sourced in Wales, the school has a superior level of insulation and was built to be airtight. It also has a heat recovery and ventilation system and solar panels on the roof to minimise running costs.  
Post date: 27 nov 2020
Type: Nyheder

TripleA-reno is an H2020 EU-funded project running from May 2018 until April 2021. It raises awareness and provides guidance on the different phases of the renovation process.  
Post date: 26 nov 2020
Type: Nyheder

In its recent communication on the European Union climate target for 2030, the EU Commission described energy efficiency legislation and policies as essential instruments contributing to the achievement of the new 2030 greenhouse gas reduction.  
Post date: 26 nov 2020
Type: Nyheder

Concept:   DuRSAAM is a collaborative PhD framework creating a critical mass of experts skilled in innovative alkali-activated material (AAM) concrete, as a key enabling technology for a sustainable and resilient built environment.  
Post date: 26 nov 2020
Type: Link

Concept:   Europe’s construction, logistics and agriculture sectors face multiple challenges related to increasing productivity and boosting efficiency. In response, the EU-funded MORE project has brought together five heavy duty mobile (HDM) equipment companies (J. Deere, Liebherr, Bosch Rexroth, HIAB, Volvo CE) and four highly specialised academic groups.  
Post date: 25 nov 2020
Type: Link

Concept:   Based on EU environmental requirements, all new buildings from 2021 (public buildings from 2019) must be nearly-zero-energy buildings (nZEBs), which means a building with very high energy performance.  
Post date: 25 nov 2020
Type: Link

Many new largely solar-heated houses in Germany are multi-family buildings, and their number is growing, according to Sonnenhaus-Institut (Solar House Institute), an alliance of about 300 architects, planners, building companies and system integrators that specialise in the design or construction of houses where sunlight provides at least 50 % of the heat and, in some cases, electricity a year.  
Post date: 24 nov 2020
Type: Nyheder

When it comes to heating, retiree Lucy Craig’s bungalow in north London is high tech. A self-professed gadget lover, when she refurbished eight years ago, she was keen to find the most carbon friendly methods for keeping her home warm. She settled on heat pumps.   Outside her house, all that can be seen of the pump is an innocuous metal box. Inside the machine is a closed circuit of liquid that cycles in a pipe running from the box outdoors to a water tank indoors.  
Post date: 24 nov 2020
Type: Nyheder