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BVH 373 House 8 - Austria

Klimaaktiv Silver *   The construction of the building was aimed, on the one hand, to offer affordable sustainable housing and on the other hand to plan an extension with quality of life and without any conflicts of use and in energy...
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Ciciban Kindergarten – Croatia

An important public building in the most populated city of Zagreb county, Velika Gorica, this kindergarten was in need of energy renovation as it was expensive to run and uncomfortable for its occupants.  Having become an eco-school, the...
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Bullitt Center – Seattle (USA)

Backed by its mission to protect the Pacific Northwest’s natural environment and promote healthy and sustainable ecosystems, the Bullitt Foundation wanted their new headquarters to be built to the highest level of sustainability. They also...
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From SARS to COVID-19 and beyond: public health lessons for buildings

An important function of the built environment is providing a safe place for its inhabitants.  Edward Ng (Chinese University of Hong Kong) recalls the spread of SARS in Hong Kong and reflects on the public health lessons for the built...
The built environment has a fundamental role in maintaining public health. What lessons has Hong Kong applied to reduce the spread of contagion?
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COVID-19 guidance from REHVA

As response to the coronavirus (COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, REHVA experts drafted a guidance document on how to operate and use building services in areas with a coronavirus outbreak to prevent the spread of COVID-19 depending on...
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Train to Net Zero Energy Buildings – a pathway to an energy efficient building sector

The EU, in light of the 2030 and 2050 energy and climate goals, has adopted an ambitious vision for the energy performance of its buildings among other measures. This is because the building sector still represents about 40% of energy...
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EPBD implementation in Malta – status at the end of 2016

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Malta, 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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Teeschool project final publication

The modular project TEESCHOOLS is the last project within the Efficient Buildings Community to come to an end.  TEESCHOOLS has covered a long distance on the path for the decarbonisation of public building stock.  A new publication now...
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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...
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Raw materials demand for wind and solar PV technologies in the transition towards a decarbonised energy system

Raw materials are essential to securing a transition to green energy technologies and for achieving the goals outlined in the European Green Deal. To meet the future energy demand through renewables, the power sector will face a massive...
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EPBD implementation in Luxemburg – status at the end of 2016

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Luxemburg, 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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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...
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Starting a renovation wave

One of the mission critical pathways to reach EU´s goal to reach net zero emissions through Europe’s buildings. Varied in age and style, and so hugely inefficient in their use of energy this contributes towards 36% of the region’s...
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EuroACE Feedback: 2030 Climate Target Plan

This Paper sets out the EuroACE view in the framework of the stakeholder feedback sought by the European Commission by 15thApril on its inception impact assessment (IA) of the 2030 Climate Target Plan.   EuroACE welcomes the work started...
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EPBD implementation in Lithuania – status at the end of 2016

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Lithuania, 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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EPBD implementation in Bulgaria – status at the end of 2016

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Bulgaria, 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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EPBD implementation in Croatia – status at the end of 2016

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Croatia, 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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EPBD implementation in Belgium Walloon Region – status at the end of 2016

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

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

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