Environmental issues related to buildings

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Transition Workshop 2020 - Roadmaps for resilient decarbonizing cities

Transition Workshop 2020 Roadmaps for resilient decarbonizing cities 13 – 24 Juillet 2020, Genève   La Fondation Braillard Architectes (FBA), ses partenaires et collaborateurs lancent le...
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Housing: Lessons for a Post-COVID-19 World

How can housing be healthy, adaptable, resilient and optimised for the multiple functions?

Dwellings provide not just a living space, but act as a pandemic shelter, a workplace, an impromptu school, a gym, a playground and more.  Katja Maununaho, Sini Saarimaa, Jyrki Tarpio and Sofie Pelsmakers (Tampere University) critique...
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Living Future Quantum Leap | Costa Rica Summit

We live in a state climate emergency. Last September at the Global Climate Action Summit, the World GBC announced a commitment for new buildings to be Zero Energy by 2030 and all building to be Zero Carbon by 2050. This type of bold climate...

Due to the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.       Quantum Leap | Costa Rica   Sep 2 - 4, 2020 San Jose, Costa Rica   The Living Future Costa Rican...
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Alliance to Save Energy

Who We Are Founded in 1977 by a pair of U.S. senators who recognized the enormous opportunity of energy efficiency, the Alliance to Save Energy is a nonprofit, bipartisan alliance of business, government, environmental and...
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The AECB - Association for Environment Conscious Building

Who are the AECB?   The AECB (Association for Environment Conscious Building) is a network of individuals and companies with a common aim of promoting sustainable building. Running since the 1980's the AECB are the largest...
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Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP)

The Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP) is a global network of experts and organizations dedicated to providing the policy, business, and finance communities with knowledge, guidance, data, and tools to transition to an inclusive...
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The renovation of Doragno Castle - Rovio, Switzerland

The building is used as a residential, and the aim of the renovation has been the conservation of the ancient walls of the medieval castle, considering modern comfort standards with the target of achieving a building ad a high standard of...
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Housing: an essential piece of the ‘Next Generation EU’ puzzle

The Coronavirus pandemic has put the spotlight on Europe’s housing crisis, exposing the shortcomings of our housing policies that have increased inequalities and destabilized our societies. Now that the “Stay at home” guidelines pushed us...