Far from advocating the standardisation of pedagogies in programmes of higher education, this paper fully supports the requirement for flexibility, autonomy, cultural diversity and innovation in academic and pre- and post-professional training in architecture and cognate disciplines of the built environment. As such, the principles and practices here presented are solely intended to provide guidelines for curriculum and course development, therefore enhancing educational provisions and moving closer to the goal of embracing environmental sustainability within architecture and urban...
Post date: 6 Jul 2012
The Natural Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (NEES) Project is launching an open Call for producers, manufacturers and service providers to complete a Survey of their products and services that enhance energy efficiency in buildings. The Survey should be completed online, on the NEES web site (www.neesonline.org).
Post date: 21 Jun 2012
New in this edition is a building efficiency policy assessment tool that provides a simple framework to help decision-makers evaluate policy priorities through dialogue and input from key stakeholders. This edition also includes new content on private-sector policy priorities that create favorable market conditions for investment in buildings efficiency. The new content was generated to support policymakers seeking to leverage private-sector capital, technology and services to scale up their efficiency market.
Post date: 18 Jun 2012
The new BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment is available for use on projects ranging from home improvements such as replacing windows and fitting new insulation, through to developments ranging in size from multiple to single dwellings.
Post date: 13 Jun 2012
The NHBC Foundation was established in 2006 as a partnership between NHBC and the BRE Trust. The NHBC Foundation provides the house building industry with research and guidance on topical subjects to support industry challenges leading up to the Government’s 2016 zero carbon homes target.
The NHBC Foundation´s purpose is to deliver high-quality research and practical guidance to help the industry meet its considerable challenges.
Post date: 31 Mai 2012
This summary report presents key findings of the report “Environmental burden of disease associated with inadequate housing”. It provides evidence that the health consequences of inadequate housing are substantial. Improving housing in a way that removes or minimizes the negative impact on health and safety and promotes a healthier living environment is good for the residents and beneficial for society.
Post date: 30 Mai 2012
The Centre offers the Building Energy Efficiency Policies database (BEEP). Policy-makers, practitioners, industry and researchers from all over the world will be able to access this database and look at effective policies which are being implemented. These policies include:
Post date: 28 Mai 2012
Now in its twelfth year, the conference will host an impressive range of speakers from EU institutions, as well as from public authorities and energy agencies across Europe.This year’s conference will focus on sustainable energy investments, with sessions and speeches devoted to:
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