Level(s) is a new European approach to assess and report on the sustainability performance of buildings, throughout the full life cycle of buildings.
Using existing standards, the Level(s) framework with its indicators provides a common language for building sustainability, which can be used directly on building projects and portfolios, or as a basis for other initiatives, policies, schemes and actions, to include life cycle thinking and circularity.
Post date: 3 Feb 2021
A King’s College London research study seeks to determine whether and how real estate companies are complying with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, the role of the real estate sector in achieving the European Union’s climate impact portfolio, and the environmental outputs for European buildings complying with the EPBD.
Post date: 12 Jan 2021
NBI's 2020 list of pioneering zero energy (ZE) projects represents the latest growth in a rapidly expanding market. ZE buildings are extremely energy efficient, with a median site EUI of only 23 kBtu/sf/yr*, and consume only as much energy as is produced onsite with clean, renewable energy resources such as solar.
Post date: 15 Dez 2020
The Post Occupancy Evaluation Surveys of the ZERO-PLUS four pilot case studies in UK, Italy, France and Cyprus has been completed and the scientific results confirm the high quality of the projects' design, detailing and construction.
ZERO-PLUS case studies underwent Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) surveys, covering different seasons and hours of the day, including interviews of tenants by surveyors.
Post date: 3 Dez 2020
In the race towards building smarter, more powerful and more connected machines, scientists are also searching for ways to make sure they are energy efficient.
If no action is taken, computers will soon need more electricity than the world energy resources can generate. More alarmingly, the Internet of Things will connect up to 50 billion devices to the cloud through wireless networks.
Post date: 2 Dez 2020
The new CHARIER headquarters in Coueron, was developed to bring the location of business decisions closer to the main partners and customers of the company.
The main features of the building, designed by Paumier Architectes, aims to represent the company specificities and strengths. In fact, the composition of the construction is around a courtyard that highlights the know-how of the company adjoining the building's exhibition hall.
Post date: 29 Nov 2020
The H2020 project 4RinEU, coordinated by Eurac Research, aims to define technologies, methodologies and business models to increase the uptake of deep renovation in the European building stock.
Post date: 19 Nov 2020
The TripleA-reno Combined Labelling Scheme is the first such scheme developed especially for the renovation of dwellings, covering energy performance, indoor environmental quality, and well-being indicators.
Post date: 18 Nov 2020
Energy Saving Tools is a web page that includes a set of tools for introducing energy saving actions in our daily life. It is possible to receive tips for energy efficiency in the field of building performances, electrical appliances, use of renewables and mobility.
In particular, for improving the energy performance of the building, the tool requests a set of basic information, in order to understand the current situation:
Post date: 2 Nov 2020
The construction is designated as hostel for the pilgrims of "Camino de Santiago". The architects, Naxto Ibarrexte and Inaki Del Prim, aimed to combine in their project aspects of sustainability, healthy construction with local materials and energy efficiency.
Post date: 2 Nov 2020