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Horizon 2020 project nominated for the prestigious Zukunftspreis for innovation, using CO2 as a raw material to make plastics

Dr Christoph Gürtler, Prof Walter Leitner and Dr Berit Stange have have proven that CO2 currently emitted by industries to the atmosphere could be turned into tangible and marketable materials for future products. Researchers and industry have...

U-CERT news article October 2019 issue REHVA Journal

Under the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), all EU countries have established independent energy performance certification systems supported by independent mechanisms of control and verification. However, current practices and tools...

Survey of EPBD compliance in the European real estate sector

A King’s College London research study seeks to determine whether and how real estate companies are complying with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, the role of the real estate sector in achieving the European Union’s climate...

12th International BUILDAIR Symposium

Current know-how on airtightness, leaks and ventilation systems   All colleagues from Germany, Europe and beyond, who are concerning with the subject of airtightness of buildings, are cordially invited to contribute to the...

QUEST project newsletter #3

The 3rd newsletter of QUEST project is out!   Contents included are the following:   Online Predictive Tool for Quality Management Services for buildings ready for testing! QUEST presentation at Sustainable Places...

Q&A: ‘We need to reduce the ‘embodied energy’ of buildings

Retrofitting Europe’s buildings for energy efficiency is not enough to slash the carbon footprint of the construction sector and cut emissions in time to meet the Paris climate agreement goals, according to Dr Catherine De Wolf,...

Belgique : 600 millions d’euros pour la construction soutenable et l’isolation thermique des écoles en Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

La Banque européenne d’investissement (BEI) et la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (FWB) annoncent la conclusion d’un accord de prêt de 600 millions d’euros, dont une première partie de 300 millions a été formalisée ce jour, pour la...

ePANACEA Compendium of Testing and Demonstration Board Meetings

ePANACEA’s methodology aims to contribute to the harmonisation of energy performance assessment and certification of buildings across the European Union, enhancing market trust and user friendliness in terms of clarity and accuracy of the...

Benefits of Proper and Exhaustive Construction Safety Training Programs

It is an unfortunate fact that every year thousands of construction employees are injured on the job.   According to OSHA’s reports, the leading cause of serious injury and even deaths on construction sites are falls, strikes from objects...

The First Preparatory Webinar of GFHS 2021, Jan 15, 2021

The First Preparatory Webinar of The 16th Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Settlements Theme:   International Green Model City Initiative - Call for Stronger Actions Towards Healthy, Resilient, and Carbon-Neutral Cities 9a.m – 11:...