sustainable urban development

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The public buildings sector has an enormous potential for energy savings. However, in the last years the retrofitting rate in the building sector has been far too low, and public buildings are no exception.  
Post date: 18 Okt 2019
Type: Link

FleXible user-CEntric Energy poSitive houseS The EXCESS project builds up on nearly-zero energy multi-storey building (consumption below primary energy threshold) residential concepts of the main 4 EU climatic zones towards Energy fleXible user-CEntric poSitive houseS (EXCESS).  
Post date: 16 Okt 2019
Type: Link

New Circular Economy Business Model for More Sustainable Urban Construction The EU-28 total waste generation in 2014 was 2598M tones, the highest since 2004, 33.5% of which was from the construction sector, being also one of the larger consumers of inorganic raw materials. Construction activities are mainly localized in urban areas where by 2050 about 86% of the developed world is expected to live.  
Post date: 14 Okt 2019
Type: Link

Découvrez le programme et la liste des intervenants en ligne ou téléchargez le programme  
Post date: 24 Sep 2019
Type: Ereignis

The Summit will showcase examples of how cities are already delivering on their strong commitments and accelerate the bold climate solutions needed for a sustainable, healthier, resilient and inclusive future.   Why Copenhagen?
Post date: 20 Sep 2019
Type: Ereignis

A new generation of infrastructure projects that harness the power of nature can help achieve development goals, including water security and climate resilience, according to a new report from the World Bank and World Resources Institute. Both organizations are calling for green infrastructure, such as mangroves and wetlands, to play a bigger role in traditional infrastructure planning.  
Post date: 20 Sep 2019
Type: Publication

AI is changing the way we work, live and solve challenges. It could be most valuable as a range of applications helping us fight our biggest threat - climate change. AI can reinforce climate predictions, enable smarter decision-making for decarbonising industries ranging from building to transport, and can work out how to allocate renewable energy.   It is part of a wider ethics debate in the EU about how to use AI for the benefit of human beings, the challenges that the technology poses and how best to tackle them.
Post date: 13 Sep 2019
Type: News

Concept    The vision of REFLOW is to develop circular and regenerative cities through the re-localisation of production and the re-configuration of material flows at different scales.  
Post date: 5 Sep 2019
Type: Link

While energy efficiency via retrofitting old buildings and giving more control to citizens over their energy demand are part of the Cologne project, just as they are in many other European cities, the CO2 emissions produced by urban traffic are also a major headache.    Cologne has identified four possible solutions that, when implemented, should reduce traffic emissions by a targeted 60%:  
Post date: 26 Aug 2019
Type: News

No one knows what the future exactly holds. Nevertheless, we look at trends and examine new developments today to define business strategies and to develop policies and regulations for tomorrow. In this report we present a forward-look on the European built environment in 2050.   It applies to the entire built environment: residential, commercial, public and industrial buildings.  
Post date: 17 Jul 2019
Type: Publication