The heat being wasted across Europe could cover 100% of our buildings’ needs. District heating and cooling networks can utilise excess heat available from various sources, including excess heat from urban facilities (i.e. data centres, sewage collectors, cooling systems of tertiary buildings, underground stations). However, due to some regulatory challenges, lack of large-scale replicable demonstrators and appropriate financial support schemes this opportunity is wasted.
Post date: 17 Sep 2019
LAUNCH Investor Forum
Thinking BIG: Securitizing Sustainable Energy Assets in Europe
The aim of the LAUNCH Investor Forum is to think BIG - key market players will discuss why EPC has not yet been securitized and what is needed to achieve securitization of Sustainable Energy Assets under EPC contracts.
The November 27 event will take place at the headquarters of BNP Paris Fortis in Brussels and will feature:
Post date: 16 Sep 2019
This zero emissions pathway webtool is the outcome of a year-long effort of deep analytical work and active stakeholder engagement. It builds on the model developed as part of the Carbon Transparency Initiative (CTI) by the ClimateWorks Foundation and has been extended and upgraded for Europe with the support of the European Climate Foundation (ECF), in consultation with other experts in the field.
Post date: 15 Sep 2019
The Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) is organising on Wednesday 2 October 2019 in the European Parliament two events aiming to discuss and showcase solutions that architecture can offer for a sustainable and high-quality built environment.
Post date: 13 Sep 2019
Following the Paris Agreement, the EU has committed to reducing annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% and 80% comparing to 1990 levels by the years 2030 and 2050 respectively. However, limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels requires higher ambitions and a rapid transition across sectors to a sustainable, low-emission energy system based on shared, integrated solutions. Close cooperation across all levels of government and civil society is essential to meet these objectives.
Post date: 11 Sep 2019
Since the start of All Saints' Day 2017, students in Secondary 5 and 6 of the College "Notre-Dame de bon secours" in Binche are the first in Belgium to take classes in a building isolated with straw and wooden frame.
A spacious, bright, and healthy pavilion has replaced a prefabricated sheet metal energy wastage. This pavilion is the first prefabricated school building made of wood, compressed straw and clay plaster in French-speaking Belgium.
Post date: 8 Sep 2019
Une habitation saine qui se veut également confortable doit respecter un certain nombre d’exigences et de règles minimales dans le cadre de la réglementation PEB.
Ces règles concernent l’isolation et l’étanchéité à l’air, l’acoustique, la ventilation, la protection solaire et la lumière naturelle.
Post date: 5 Sep 2019
On 10th October 2019 in Brussels, the Efficient Buildings Community is organizing MED - Mediterranean Energy Debate a public event to present the solutions developed by the Community to the wide audience of the European Week of Regions and Cities.
Post date: 4 Sep 2019
Situé sur un ancien site de Belgacom, devenu terrain en friche, le bâtiment dédié au durable s'élèvera sur deux étages le long de la rue Dieudonné Lefèvre. Au rez-de-chaussée, les ateliers (sur 5.000 m2) ; et à l'étage, les espaces liés aux incubateurs d'entreprises (sur 2.500 m2).
Post date: 29 Aug 2019
REDay 2019 will kick-off with a moderated debate, taking place on Tuesday, 8 October, from 16:00-18:00, in 6Q1, JAN Building, European Parliament, hosted by MEP Pernille Weiss (EPP, Denmark).
Speakers at this moderated debate will share their expertise and learning in the field of energy renovation and prove that deep energy renovation really is already all around us. Speakers at this moderated debate will include –
Post date: 27 Aug 2019