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The DGNB assesses buildings and urban districts which demonstrate an outstanding commitment to meeting sustainability objectives. The sustainability concept of the DGNB System is broadly based and goes beyond the well-known three-pillar model. The DGNB System covers all of the key aspects of sustainable building: environmental, economic, sociocultural and functional aspects, technology, processes and site. The first four quality sections have equal weight in the assessment.  
Post date: 4 Mär 2020
Type: Tool

In 2011, a detached house built in Mühltal outside Darmstadt in the 1970s became the first of its kind to be restored and converted into an ‘surplus energy’ house complete with electric vehicle technology.  Following the redevelopment, the building generates more energy than it requires. But this was not achieved by cramming the house full of new technology. It adheres to the highest interior standards and has a classic, timeless feel about it.  
Post date: 4 Mär 2020
Type: Fall

2020 Pas­si­ve Hou­se Award: In­ter­na­tion­al ar­chi­tec­tur­al com­pet­i­tion for highly en­ergy ef­fi­cient build­ings.  
Post date: 27 Feb 2020
Type: Ereignis

'Build­ing the fu­ture - sus­tain­ably' is the slo­gan of the up­com­ing 24th annual In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce in Ger­many´s cap­it­al Ber­lin this coming September 20-21, 2020  
Post date: 27 Feb 2020
Type: Ereignis

The International Passive House Association Blog is filled with entries related to highly energy efficient buildings. Topics include summer comfort, the first Passive House hospital, energy efficient high rises, integrating renewable energy sources into highly energy efficient buildings and much more! We encourage you to get involved by providing us with your feedback, content suggestions or simply joining the discussion and commenting on our posts.
Post date: 27 Feb 2020
Type: Link

The Danish construction sector has been on the revival path since 2010, in line with the overall improvement in the general economy. In 2018, there were 74,810 enterprises in the broad construction sector in Denmark, with the narrow construction sub-sector accounting for 49.6% of the total. The number of firms in the broad construction sector has increased by 18.3% since 2010, with architectural and engineering activities experiencing the greatest growth (+21.9%).  
Post date: 25 Feb 2020
Type: Publication

This analytical report is part of the European Construction Sector Observatory (ECSO) and aims to provide policy insights as well as highlight a set of evidence-based lessons learnt for policy-makers on how to support housing affordability and sustainability. Some of the key drivers and obstacles around housing affordability are identified and analysed and the relevant policy initiatives are also presented. Finally, the report offers a set of lessons learnt, based on the performed analysis.  
Post date: 25 Feb 2020
Type: Publication

In the morning and early afternoon, a fantastic occasion to take stock of Covenant cities' achievements.   In the afternoon, a lively Citizens’ Dialogue together with youth and local authorities, to engage participants as part of the European Climate Pact.  
Post date: 24 Feb 2020
Type: Ereignis

Collectively, buildings in the EU are responsible for 40% of our energy consumption and 36% of greenhouse gas emissions, which mainly stem from construction, usage, renovation and demolition. Improving energy efficiency in buildings therefore has a key role to play in achieving the ambitious goal of carbon-neutrality by 2050, set out in the European Green Deal.  
Post date: 24 Feb 2020
Type: News

April 14, 2020, 7:00 - 8:00 AM CEST USA   The Annex 80 - 2nd Preparative Web Meeting will be held using the web based software GoToMeeting.   If you are intending to take part please send an e-mail toresilient.cooling@building-research.at     The EBC Research Programme  
Post date: 21 Feb 2020
Type: Ereignis