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#5 Biomimetism: a solution for building in hot climates?

In more than 4 billion years, Nature has acquired certain know-how in design. So why not apply it to human productions? This is the essence of biomimetism. Used by scientific research, this know-how is also highly appreciated in...

[The testimonies: Is it CUBE or not CUBE?] DALKIA Europe Tour, a high-rise certified building

Cube2020 is the contest for use and energy savings organised by IFPEB. For 1 year, users of candidate buildings commit to reducing their energy consumption, mobilising their teams on the challenge of an efficient building and carrying out...

#6 Construction of local building materials sectors: a social as well as an economic challenge

The impact of building materials on climate change is a major challenge for the construction sector, as they are responsible for more than 50% of a building's greenhouse gas emissions over its entire life cycle. In a sustainable...

#7 Development strategy for the "tropical built" sector

With the "BIOREV Tropics" project, Nomadeis, BioBuild Concept and the Laboratoire d'Écologie Urbaine de La Réunion, have studied the particularities of insularity and the difficult problem of developing local sectors. Here is a summary of...

#8 The use of typha in Senegal, interview with Ernest Dione

In Senegal, 75% of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions are generated by building activities. With strong urban growth, construction is particularly dynamic in West Africa.   However, construction techniques, often modelled...

Green Solutions Awards 2019: Discover the selection of all countries

After France, the other chapters of the Construction21 networks have lifted the veil on the winners in their country! A victory that is in fact double, since a qualification for the international phase comes with a national award.   ...

#9 Construction with raw soil in Senegal

In Senegal, the construction sector is booming. Today, concrete is used on construction sites, but although it is produced locally and cheaply, it is very polluting. The global cement industry is responsible for 6% of all greenhouse gas...

#10 Energy: a major challenge for sustainable building in the Antilles

Energy consumption is growing rapidly in the Caribbean, both as a result of population growth and the very strong economic growth of the last twenty years. Committed to a sustainable development approach, France must implement strategies...

Smart city projects share policy recommendations in Brussels

During the European Week of Regions and Cities, the first three Smart Cities and Communities projects GrowSmarter, Remourban and Triangulum, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, hosted the session...

SEFIPA: A sustainable energy financing platform with high impact

Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency project SEFIPA ended with impressive results. It supported real estate funds with a total volume of EUR 6.7 billion to apply sustainability criteria for their buildings portfolio.  SEFIPA established a...

SCORES project: 2nd newsletter

In this edition, you will learn about the TNO's redox heat battery, the current project status and much more.   The SCORES project is a research project supported by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme for Research and...

Drivers of the energy transition: Why do property owners decide to renovate?

HARDI, CAN YOU TELL US A BIT MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU DO AND WHAT RANNALIIVA IS AND DOES? Sure! Rannaliiva is a non-profit apartment association established by apartment owners in 1999 for the purpose of sharing the management...

A cooperative way to save energy

The project REScoop Plus has enabled a better understanding of how consumers change their energy consumption behaviour when they join a renewable energy cooperative, a so-called REScoop. A new online toolbox features coaching tools for...

ACE Newsletter #4

SAVE THE DATE 02.10.2019 - Policy Seminar and Opening of the Exhibition on Climate Change/Brussels 09.10.2019 - Workshop on the adaptive re-use of our built environment during the EU week of Regions and Cities/ Brussels...

CUBE2020: the Natixis Green Team, a fan of the competition and cubic innovations

Cube2020 is the contest for use and energy savings organised by IFPEB. For 1 year, users of candidate buildings commit to reducing their energy consumption, mobilising their teams on the challenge of an efficient building and carrying out...

#1 Edito - Sustainable construction in hot climates

The ambition of this dossier is to gather a series of testimonies that illustrate, in all their dimensions, the challenges related to construction in a hot climate. Since the concept of "hot climate" does not appear in the typologies...

[The testimonies: Is it CUBE or not CUBE?] Fonds Belval, a Luxembourg administrative building

Here is a candidate who has a lot to teach us. This candidate, who had been in contact with our Luxembourg partner NEOBUILD, presented the project to his management during an internal meeting on technical management. Dossier validated,...

EAP and 3CEA experience as PROSPECT mentors!

The Energy Agency of Plovdiv mentoring smart finance for private buildings and mapping thermographic of built environment through drone thanks to the Prospect programme.   Thanks to the H2020 project PROSPECT, a first-class peer-to-peer...

#3 Bioclimatism, standardization and local reality: an impossible equation to solve?

The bioclimatic approach is particularly suitable for construction in tropical or hot climates. With more than thirty years of experience, Alain Bornarel is a privileged witness of the evolution of this approach.   A look back at the...

#4 Building bioclimatic in tropical climate and Reunion Island

Building bioclimatic infrastructures in Reunion Island and, more generally, in the DROMs and COMs (formerly DOM-TOM) requires a certain perseverance. Between standards and regulations that are often inadequate, Antoine Perrau gives us an...