Practices

Obvion Green Storm : Pioneering RMBS Green Mortgage project NL

Obvion NV is a residential mortgage provider in the Dutch market and a wholly owned subsidiary of Rabobank.
In 2016, Obvion issued Europe's first 100% green RMBS (Residential Mortgage Backed Security); meaning the assets backing the bond are green residential mortgages, ie. linked to energy efficient homes, and that the proceeds of the bond...

Guaranteed savings through EPC in Sports & Fitness Centres of Dublin

Dublin City Council awarded Ireland’s first local authority Energy Performance Contract (EPC) project to Noel Lawler Green Energy Solutions. Working closely with the Dublin Energy Agency Codema, the project will save the council up to €100...
Dublin City Council awarded its first Energy Performance Contract (EPC) project to Noel Lawler Green Energy Solutions in July 2016, working closely with Dublin’s Energy Agency Codema in procuring this contract to upgrade three of its...

Vacuum Insulation Panel technology used in façade insulation of the Grand Tower Frankfurt

VIPA International Case study: Vacuum Insulation Panel technology used in façade insulation of the Grand Tower Frankfurt The Challenge   The population in many large cities has been exploding for years. At the same time,...

Renovating buildings to save energy in Valladolid

Run-down district in Valladolid, Spain, that has now become a model of sustainable living in cities.   In the suburbs of Valladolid, a city in central Spain, a district is at the forefront of Europe's energy transition....

Deep renovation of “El Garrofer” school in Viladecans to meet EnerPHit / Passivhaus standard

The project of deep renovation of “El Garrofer” school allowed the upgrading of the building so as to meet the Pasivhaus standard and have a nearly zero energy building (nZEB). Energy use will be cut in more than a half from the situation...
http://bertapujol.com/portfolio/rehabilitacio-d-edifici-escolar-a-viladecans/?lang=en   This project was contracted by Viladecans municipality based on the results of a previous study of the capacity of Deep renovation of...

Jessica II Fund for Multi-apartment Building Modernisation in Lithuania

Case Studies of the EU Energy Poverty Observatory (EPOV) showcase successfully implemented energy poverty measures in the Member States. They highlight best practices that can be used as models for energy poverty action.
In 2010, the energy efficiency of housing had been improving significantly in Lithuania over the previous ten years in part as a result of the JESSICA I program to implement energy efficiency renovations.   However, the energy consumption...

Renovation of the THEODORE building

Project type : Renovation Building Type : Office building < 28m Construction Year : 2015 Delivery year : 2017 Climate zone : [Cfb] Marine Mild Winter, warm summer, no dry season. Net Floor Area : 3 512 m2 Construction/...
  The renovation of the THEODORE building is in line with the desire of AG Real Estate to participate in the enhancement of urban heritage.   This building of 3500 m2, inscribed in a remarkable architectural ensemble which...

Navarra constructs over 500 energy efficient homes for social housing

The region of Navarra is building over 500 nearly zero-energy building (NZEB) units to provide affordable and energy efficient homes for their citizens. Nearly zero-energy buildings have very low energy consumption due to their design and...

Green for Growth Fund Impact Stories: Improving energy efficiency in Montenegro

The Green for Growth Fund (GGF), which was initiated as a public-private partnership in December 2009 by German development bank KfW and the European Investment Bank (EIB), surpassed major milestones in 2017, increasing the total financing...

Modular wood crib with positive energy

Located on the outskirts of the village in an old vineyard, without any natural shade, this eco nursery is called to receive children including under the heat wave of summer.
Architectural description: The bias was to create a large photovoltaic cold roof forming a large courtyard of 358 m2 overlooking the buildings and its surroundings and the courtyard in the center. Curtains dressed with...

CoolHeating project: biomass use for district heating in Šabac

The CoolHeating project goal is to support the development of the market for small modular renewable heating and cooling systems in cities and municipalities of South-East Europe (SEE). This goal will be achieved through the transfer of...

Capturing energy savings by designing efficient data centers

Google’s innovations in search and advertising have made their website one of the most widely used and their brand one of the most recognized in the world. In 2016, Google celebrated 10 years of carbon neutrality and announced that they...

The VEEP Project: Cost-Effective Recycling of CDW in High Added Value Energy Efficient Prefabricated Concrete Components

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No: 723582.
Around 461 million ton/year of C&DW are generated in EU28. Recent studies on the characterization of C&DW samples at European level revealed a predominant fraction of concrete (52% average). Over the last years, novel technology...

The Green Instruct Project: prefabrication for refurbishment from a modular perspective by way of a universal building block with customization potential

The rapid worldwide growth of the construction industry during recent decades has resulted in an enormous increase in the global production of  Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW), placing an enormous...

SEAF project: eQuad, a platform to bridge the financial gap between project developers and investors

Funded by the European Commission for €1.7 million under the Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation, SEAF is a two year project that enables investment in small to medium sized projects in Sustainable Energy Assets (SEA) such...

B'EST shopping center

Complex of 55,000m2, built in the heart of the old coalfield Lorraine, near Germany.
Architectural description: The complex of 55,000 m2, built in the heart of the old coalfield Lorraine, near Germany, integrates: a shopping center including an Auchan hypermarket and about 60 banners; a retail of 10...

London Aquatic center

Project type : New Construction Building Type : Swimming pool Construction Year : 2005 Climate zone : [Cfb] Marine Mild Winter, warm summer, no dry season. Net Floor Area : 42 866 m2 Other Construction/refurbishment cost : 331 000 000...

Docks Apollonia

  Project type : New Construction Building Type : Collective housing < 50m Construction Year : 2015 Climate zone : [Cfb] Marine Mild Winter, warm summer, no dry season. Net Floor Area : 11 480 m2 Construction/refurbishment cost :...
// Description The Docks de Ris district is located in the town of Ris-Orangis in Essonne, about 20 km south of Paris. Ris-Orangis has a population of 27,535 and belongs to the Évry Center Essonne (CAECE) agglomeration community, which...

Renovation of Paradis School

Project type : Renovation Building Type : Preschool, kindergarten, nursery Construction Year : 1972 Climate zone : [Cfb] Marine Mild Winter, warm summer, no dry season. Net Floor Area : 2 362 m2 Construction/refurbishment cost : 800...
In Paris, 100 schools have been renovated in two years to improve their energy performance! This challenge, Optimal Solutions, subsidiary Dalkia (EDF Group) noted. The program is a major component of the energy and climate plan launched by...

IXblue, the industrial building for satellites

Project type : New Construction Building Type : Factories Construction Year : 2014 Climate zone : [Cfb] Marine Mild Winter, warm summer, no dry season. Net Floor Area : 1 299 m2 Construction/refurbishment cost : 2 850 000 € Number of...
// Description In accordance with the projected schedule, GA Smart Building delivered at the end of July 2015 a new tertiary building with laboratories on the Technopole Microtechnique & Scientifique TEMIS in Besançon, on behalf of...