Environmental issues related to buildings

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27 European heads of state are discussing the Commission’s proposal for a €1.85 trillion COVID-19 recovery budget. It is a huge sum: €1.1 trillion from the member states themselves and €750 billion to be borrowed on the capital markets. But it is dwarfed by something which is all around us and which we take for granted: buildings.  
Post date: 17 Jun 2020
Type: News

The main concept of the ZERO-PLUS Project is now also available via an easy-to-digest interactive video! The story of NetZero Energy settlements is unwrapped step by step highlighting the importance of creating energy efficient settlements and enjoy a comfortable, sustainable and cost-effective home.
Post date: 17 Jun 2020
Type: News

For four consecutive years, E Co. has been involved as a Partner in the ZERO-PLUS Project, contributing to its goal: to develop and implement a collaborative management approach to the design and construction of near-zero energy efficient settlements.  
Post date: 17 Jun 2020
Type: News

Building Simulation 2021 Conference BS2021 - Creating Impact  
Post date: 11 Jun 2020
Type: News

iBRoad is among the year’s 3 most innovative European energy projects recognized at the EU Sustainable Energy Awards 2020!   The H2020 funded project iBRoad stands out as an award finalist in the Innovation category introducing a new era in home renovation and #energyefficiency across Europe.  
Post date: 10 Jun 2020
Type: News

The construction industry seems to be comparatively unscathed by the pandemic – at least at first glance. Work has continued on many building sites. But what about the long-term situation at the global level? Should urban densification in this new age of interpersonal spacing still be advocated? Do architects, planners, engineers, and urban designers need to rethink certain precepts or even embrace a paradigm shift?
Post date: 10 Jun 2020
Type: News

On 29 May 2020 in the framework of its digital General Assembly, the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) presented its 2019 Annual Report & 2020 Outlook, summarising the organisation‘s activities for the previous year and plans for the future.   
Post date: 10 Jun 2020
Type: Publication

The Advancing Net Zero (ANZ) Status Report 2020 highlights leadership action from GBCs and the building and construction sector towards achieving total sector decarbonisation.   We showcase action from across our Green Building Council (GBC) network including the 27 GBCs participating in WorldGBC’s global Advancing Net Zero project, as well as signatories to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment (the Commitment).   Included in the report are:
Post date: 9 Jun 2020
Type: Publication

Buildings account for more than one-third of global carbon emissions. Five years after the Paris Climate Agreement, it is high time to act. To facilitate this process, the IGBC call on Irish businesses and cities to take a leadership role and to sign up to the Advancing Net Zero Commitment. The commitment, which aims to see 100% uptake of net zero carbon buildings by 2050, challenges businesses and cities to ensure that all buildings they own, occupy and/or develop operate at net zero carbon by 2030.  
Post date: 9 Jun 2020
Type: News

EBC, FIEC and UIPI published a joint statement on 25th May 2020, expressing their support for the green “Superbonus” – a 110% tax discount for energy and anti-seismic renovations – recently proposed by the Italian government to relaunch the construction and real estate sectors, highly impacted by the economic repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic.  
Post date: 5 Jun 2020
Type: News