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Concept:   The Building Performance Association (BPA) is a 501(c)6 industry association committed to redefining the industry by supporting policies that will improve and increase the expansion of home and building performance, energy efficiency businesses, and industries.  
Post date: 11 Mär 2021
Type: Link

Concept and objectives:   Buildings and Cities is an international, open access, peer-reviewed, academic journal publishing high-quality research and analysis on the interplay between the different scales of the built environment: buildings, blocks, neighbourhoods, cities, national building stocks and infrastructures.  
Post date: 11 Mär 2021
Type: Link

Women Driving the Passive House Industry is iPHA’s interview series to highlight the remarkable women working in the Passive House community.   As part of our International Women’s Day celebrations, the iPHA team interviewed a handful of the many women who’ve contributed substantially to the growth of the Passive House Standard around the world.  
Post date: 11 Mär 2021
Type: News

Women Driving the Passive House Industry is iPHA’s interview series to highlight the remarkable women working in the Passive House community.   As part of our International Women’s Day celebrations, the iPHA team interviewed a handful of the many women who’ve contributed substantially to the growth of the Passive House Standard around the world. Here’s our latest interview featuring Talina Edwards.  
Post date: 11 Mär 2021
Type: News

Coming 18 March 2021: the second Renewables in Cities Global Status Report. Click here to register for the launch event and/or sign up to receive the report.   Cities’ secret advantage in the energy transition is their ability to act swiftly and ambitiously to curb big polluters.  
Post date: 10 Mär 2021
Type: News

Concept and objectives:   Thermal insulation of construction and building elements has become the most important measure to enhance energy savings in new and existing building stock. Stricter regulations (such as 2019/2021 EU Buildings Directive) have led to the use of huge thicknesses of standard insulation, almost always EPS and XPS.   An efficient use of a porous cementitious system as a thermal insulation material depends mainly on its air content.
Post date: 10 Mär 2021
Type: Link

There are more green financial instruments than ever before from major funders and investors supporting sustainable solutions.   Still, it is very challenging for cities and heating and cooling providers to find adequate capital allowing them to finance projects deploying technologies that will enable a leap in the energy transition.  
Post date: 9 Mär 2021
Type: News

You might notice that your building is starting to look old and outdated. Even after years of continuous maintenance and repairs, a come will time when it still won't look as good as before.   If you want to give your building a complete overhaul, it would be the best time to start a remodeling project. Most building owners would do a remodeling project whenever they want to update their building's overall look.  
Post date: 9 Mär 2021
Type: News

  Around 400 million tons of construction and demolition waste, excluding excavation materials, are yearly generated and then mostly landfilled in EU.   On the other hand, concrete is the most widely used material in building, with a growing trend towards prefabrication.  
Post date: 9 Mär 2021
Type: News

Smartness of buildings: a key enabler towards a climate-neutral EU The European Green Deal, is a decisive step towards the ambitious target of achieving Europe’s climate neutrality by 2050.  
Post date: 8 Mär 2021
Type: News