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Construction skills for mainstreaming nZEB: New tools & practices

Jan Cromwijk and Veronika Schröpfer introduce new training and assessment tools developed in several EU Horizon 2020 projects to assist practitioners to identify and address the strengths and weaknesses of their low carbon skills for new build and...
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OVERVIEW | Energy Flexibility in buildings

The EU’s 2030 Framework for climate and energy sets a 40% cut in greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990, and at least a 32% share of renewable energy consumption, as EU-wide targets for 2030. For the power system, reducing greenhouse gas...
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OVERVIEW | Supporting EU building stock transformation by fostering market players’ skills

Skills development in the building sector: what are the challenges? Over the last few years, the construction industry and the building sector as whole has seen a slow implementation of new skills, which have not developed evenly across...
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EU wide Renovation Wave: where growth strategy and job creation meet climate goals and social inclusiveness

As businesses and investors having energy efficiency and energy demand reduction at the heart of our activities, we look forward to seeing Europe’s global climate leadership translated in green measures which will lead to a sustainable...
Unlocking the potential for energy efficiency and carbon footprint reduction that lies in the EU buildings stock is a top priority for the European Alliance to Save Energy.
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The environmental sustainability at the time of COVID-19 pandemy: an holistic approach through LEED ® v4 BD+C rating system

Abstract   The intent and metrics of LEED v4 BD+C have been taken as a reference and analysed, for a holistic approach to the energy and environmental issues emerging from the implications that COVID-19 pandemy may have on building design...
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NHT – Austria

klimaaktiv bronze*   New apartment building completed in 2020. The entire residential complex is planned to be barrier-free. It is the new construction of a residential complex as passive house construction with 12 barrier-free or...
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HEM Rehabilitation ENERGIESPRONG (smart) - France

The 10 houses of Hem are the first homes rehabilitated in France to zero energy and any form of consumption guaranteed for 25 years. Energiesprong is an initiative initiated in the Netherlands in 2013. Vilogia tested in France the first...
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EPBD implementation in Slovenia – status at the end of 2016

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Slovenia, as updated at the end of 2016.   The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing the...
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Report on available HEIs and VET training for BIM and nZEB in the construction field

The report provides an overview of the training courses delivered in the field of BIM and nZEB at HEIs and VETs in Europe (in particular the partner countries). The main contributions determine:   1. types and level of trainings for BIM...
Education for zero energy Buildings using Building Information Modelling
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EPBD implementation in Ireland – status at the end of 2016

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Ireland, as updated at the end of 2016.   The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing the...