Instead of only sustainable sports, athletes can now also park sustainably at De Meent Sport Complex in Alkmaar. Within the POCITYF project, 858 solar panels have been placed above the parking lot on the south side of the ice rink. A total of 20 electric cars can be charged thanks to 16 additional charging points. The parking lot functions threefold: for parking, generating sustainable energy and charging.
Post date: 11 Jun 2021
The Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy – Europe, H2020 projects C-Track 50 and PentaHelix are all working towards the same goal: supporting cities and regions in developing and implementing sustainable energy and climate plans.
Post date: 22 Apr 2021
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In engineered wood products (EWPs), adhesives play an essential role particularly by helping save wood, making the structure light and robust, and moderating the expansion and contraction due to the inherent moisture.
Although there are many advantages associated with EWPs, the use of adhesives causes some concerns about their sustainability, recyclability, and broader environmental impact.
Post date: 22 Mär 2021
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Reinforced concrete urban infrastructure poses significant, insufficiently addressed, environmental challenges due to impacts from cement, natural aggregate and steel reinforcement production.
This proposal focuses on integrating fibre reinforced concrete (FRC) with “green” concretes produced with waste and recycled materials.
Post date: 12 Mär 2021
Concrete is a composite material made up of a mixture of aggregates and paste.
The aggregates are sand and gravel or crushed stone; the paste is water and Portland cement. Cement makes up around 10–15 % of concrete.
Through the hydration process, the cement and water harden and bind the aggregates into a rock-like mass.
Post date: 5 Mär 2021
This special BREEAM Awards publication proudly presents the people, projects and organisations that are leading the way with significant achievements in sustainable building design, development and management.
The projects shortlisted range from homes in vibrant mixed-use developments, to education sports buildings serving students and the wider communities in which they reside, to large scale commercial properties incorporating green roofs and living walls in the centre of cities.
Post date: 8 Feb 2021
Level(s) is a new European approach to assess and report on the sustainability performance of buildings, throughout the full life cycle of buildings.
Using existing standards, the Level(s) framework with its indicators provides a common language for building sustainability, which can be used directly on building projects and portfolios, or as a basis for other initiatives, policies, schemes and actions, to include life cycle thinking and circularity.
Post date: 3 Feb 2021
The BREEAM Awards go online for 2021
The BREEAM Awards is an annual celebration that proudly recognises the people, projects and organisations that are leading the way with significant achievements in sustainable building design, development and management.
Post date: 2 Feb 2021
PLEA is an organisation engaged in a worldwide discourse on sustainable architecture and urban design through annual international conferences, workshops and publications.
It has a membership of several thousand professionals, academics and students from over 40 countries.
Post date: 1 Feb 2021
The European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) brings together cities, industry and citizens to improve urban life through more sustainable integrated solutions, including applied innovation, better planning, a more participatory approach, higher energy efficiency, better transport solutions, intelligent use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
Post date: 27 Jan 2021