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Energieverbrauch in Gebäuden bleibt auf hohem Niveau / Sanierungsrate ist weiterhin zu niedrig / Kuhlmann: "Klimapaket und weitere Maßnahmen können Stillstand beenden, müssen aber rasch umgesetzt werden".  
Post date: 28 Jan 2020
Type: Publication

WorldGBC's interactive digital case study library map showcases some of the world’s most cutting-edge sustainable buildings. Each case study demonstrates enhanced performance in relation to health benefits or achieve net zero operational carbon, as verified by established certification schemes, rating tools or other third-party verification.  
Post date: 28 Jan 2020
Type: Tool

The project BIPV meets History aims at creating new business perspectives for the building-integrated photovoltaics (BiPV) industry in the renovation of historic buildings in the transnational area between Italy and Switzerland. This project will meet the requirements of local, national and European policies while respecting the heritage and landscape values of the territory.
Post date: 21 Jan 2020
Type: Link

March 23-24, 2020 UPM Madrid, Spain The EBC Research Programme  
Post date: 17 Jan 2020
Type: Ereignis

In general terms, the Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the allocation of unique identifiers (such as IP addresses) to physical objects. Those identifiers enable objects to connect to a network allowing the transfer of data to and from those entities. These objects can potentially be anything: people, animals, vehicles, plants, appliances, building components, etc., and they are often described as smart objects, for example, a smart meter, a smart phone, a smart home, etc.  
Post date: 16 Jan 2020
Type: News

Did you add energy goals to your New Year’s resolutions list? Why not start 2020 off by sharing them at the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)?    EUSEW 2020 will be an extremely special week-long event, running from 22 to 26 June 2020, and we do not want you to miss out!  
Post date: 16 Jan 2020
Type: News

A lighthouse project where innovative solutions of RES production, energy storage or smart control implemented on high performance buildings, are implemented at real scale to demonstrate that the Positive Energy District (PED) concept is a real solutions for transforming our cities into more sustainable places.
Post date: 14 Jan 2020
Type: Link

GRESB was launched in 2009 by a group of large pension funds who wanted to have access to comparable and reliable data on the ESG performance of their investments. In the intervening years, it have grown to become the leading Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) benchmark for real estate and infrastructure investments across the world.  
Post date: 14 Jan 2020
Type: Link

The EU Energy Efficiency Directive requires Member States to submit long-term strategies for mobilising investment in the renovation of building stock within their National Energy Efficiency Plans. Recent changes to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) require the adoption of long-term renovation strategies as part of the National Energy and Climate Plans. The amended EPBD shows a clearer path towards achieving low- and zero-emission building stock in the EU by 2050, underpinned by national roadmaps and public and private investment.  
Post date: 14 Jan 2020
Type: News

The buildings and construction sector accounted for 36% of final energy use and 39% of energy and process-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2018, 11% of which resulted from manufacturing building materials and products such as steel, cement and glass. This year’s Global Status Report provides an update on drivers of CO2 emissions and energy demand globally since 2017, along with examples of policies, technologies and investments that support low-carbon building stocks.  
Post date: 14 Jan 2020
Type: Publication