Environmental issues related to buildings

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SONNET project

This project is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 reasearch and innovatio programme under Grant Agreement N°837498.

SOCIAL INNOVATION IN ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Co-creating a rich understanding of the diversity, processes, contributions, success and future potentials of social innovation in the energy sector The SONNET project would like to make individuals...
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Sustainable Buildings and Construction programme

The Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme (SBC) aims at improving the knowledge of sustainable construction and to support and mainstream sustainable building solutions. Through the programme, all major sustainable construction...
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Symposium on valuing the multiple benefits of energy efficiency

The EU-funded “Multiple Benefits” project and the German project “Multiple benefits as drivers for building renovation” invite businesses, decision-makers and interested stakeholders to share and discuss methods, lessons and tools to promote...

The building and industry sectors combined represent about 85% of Europe’s CO2 emissions and about 70% of final energy use. Increasing energy efficiency and reducing energy demand is thus a key strategy to reducing carbon emissions from...
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Webinar on “CRAVEzero pinboard”: an interactive web-based modular framework supporting in developing low LCC nZEBs

This webinar will take place November 14 from 12:00 to 13:30.

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The CRAVEzero pinboard is a structured framework organizing all needed information and tools to build reliable low life cycle cost nZEBs. It comprises all major results and outcomes. It thereby is an interactive support web tool for most...
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Advancing energy efficiency on the global agenda. Activity report 2009-2019

Energy efficiency – the concept of using less energy while keeping people and economies active and growing – came to the fore in the 1970s in response to the oil crises experienced by Western industrialised countries. However, the upfront...
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6th Jeffrey Cook Workshop in Desert Architecture

ZERO- PLUS Energy Settlements Buildings and settlements are nowadays increasingly expected to meet higher and potentially more complex levels of performance. They should be sustainable, use zero-net energy, be healthy and...
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The EU Building Stock Observatory needs your help!

The climate emergency is one of the most talked about and vocalised issues the population of the Earth currently faces with climate strikes now being a weekly occurrence and with a regular spot on the 6 o'clock news, it's no surprise that...
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Regenerative design in digital practice. A handbook for the built environment

Book developed as the result of the work done in the Work Group 2 of RESTORE CA16114 COST Project.

Architectural design can no longer be only concerned with developing artefacts that produce reduced environmental impacts within a certain threshold of emissions. Conversely, buildings today must be developed to reverse the effects of...