Practices

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Innovation Brief: Deep Renovation Using Prefabricated Components

Innovation in the construction sector is an important driver to adapt to megatrends such as digitalisation, globalised value chains and greater urbanisation, while reducing the industry’s climate impact. Industrial prefabrication is a promising...
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Bringing embodied carbon upfront

The World Green Building Council’s pioneering report demands radical cross-sector coordination to revolutionise the buildings and construction sector towards a net zero future, and tackle embodied carbon emissions. Through the Advancing Net Zero...
Coordinated action for the building and construction sector to tackle embodied carbon
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Living labs in zero emission neighbourhoods: Definition, ideas, and examples

Living labs are user centred initiatives where knowledge production involves individuals or user groups affected by sustainable transitions. The FME Research Centre on Zero Emission Neighbourhoods in Smart Cities (ZEN) has chosen living...
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Special Eurobarometer 490 – Climate change

Climate change is one of the most serious challenges facing our world today. Its effects are being felt on all continents and are predicted to become more intense in the coming decades. These changes have the power to transform our world,...
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2019 EU Mies van der Rohe Award for Grand Parc Bordeaux

A fresh approach to social housing: Lacaton & Vassal architects, Frédéric Druot Architecture and Christophe Hutin Architecture have gained the 2019 Mies van der Rohe Award for their transformation of 530 apartments in the Grand Parc...
Winner of the 2019 EU Mies van der Rohe Award.
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Advancing energy efficiency on the global agenda. Activity report 2009-2019

Energy efficiency – the concept of using less energy while keeping people and economies active and growing – came to the fore in the 1970s in response to the oil crises experienced by Western industrialised countries. However, the upfront...
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Vista Office Building

VISTA is located in the Luciline-Rives de Seine eco-district, the only French project on the prestigious European label Future Cities dedicated to urban planning programs designed to better prevent and combat the effects of climate change...
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Commission report: Evaluation of the Energy Taxation Directive

EU rules on energy taxation no longer deliver the same positive contribution as when they first came into force in 2003, according to a new report published by Commission services on 12 September 2019.   While the evaluation of the Energy...
News

Energy efficiency, traditional buildings and training? - H2020 project PRO-Heritage

In June 2017, Burghauptmannschaft Oesterreich had submitted a project proposal for Horizon 2020, which landed on the waiting list with more than 90% points achieved. Hardly anyone remembered it at the end of 2018...   And then suddenly,...
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The EU Building Stock Observatory needs your help!

The climate emergency is one of the most talked about and vocalised issues the population of the Earth currently faces with climate strikes now being a weekly occurrence and with a regular spot on the 6 o'clock news, it's no surprise that...