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Construction skills for mainstreaming nZEB: New tools & practices

Jan Cromwijk and Veronika Schröpfer introduce new training and assessment tools developed in several EU Horizon 2020 projects to assist practitioners to identify and address the strengths and weaknesses of their low carbon skills for new build and...
Building renovation in the Clean Energy Package: implications at local, national and EU levels

Building renovation in the Clean Energy Package: implications at local, national and EU levels

The Clean energy package for All Europeans is a comprehensive set of legislation that defines European climate and energy policy for 2020 and beyond, composed of eight different pieces of legislation aimed at accelerating the energy transition in...

The residential building renovation market in Germany, Italy, Lithuania and Spain: new analysis by the H2020 project RenOnBill

The newly published RenOnBill report provides a detailed analysis of the main data, drivers and challenges involved in the energy renovation of residential buildings in four focus countries: Germany, Italy, Lithuania and Spain. Each...

Open letter from the Covenant of Mayors – Europe Board

Accelerating the transition towards climate neutrality
As recovery packages are developed at EU and national levels, local and regional authorities are urging for a systemic change, putting Climate Action at the core of the COVID 19 Recovery.   In an Open Letter published on May 5th, members...

EU wide Renovation Wave: where growth strategy and job creation meet climate goals and social inclusiveness

Unlocking the potential for energy efficiency and carbon footprint reduction that lies in the EU buildings stock is a top priority for the European Alliance to Save Energy.
As businesses and investors having energy efficiency and energy demand reduction at the heart of our activities, we look forward to seeing Europe’s global climate leadership translated in green measures which will lead to a sustainable...

Rising to the challenge - IMT 2019 annual report

For nearly 25 years, IMT has partnered with government, business, and philanthropy to explore the frontier of action to improve the spaces where we live, work, and play. Our innovations have helped policymakers reduce carbon emissions and...

The environmental sustainability at the time of COVID-19 pandemy: an holistic approach through LEED ® v4 BD+C rating system

Abstract   The intent and metrics of LEED v4 BD+C have been taken as a reference and analysed, for a holistic approach to the energy and environmental issues emerging from the implications that COVID-19 pandemy may have on...

EPBD implementation in Slovenia – status at the end of 2016

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Slovenia, as updated at the end of 2016.   The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing the...

Report on available HEIs and VET training for BIM and nZEB in the construction field

Education for zero energy Buildings using Building Information Modelling
The report provides an overview of the training courses delivered in the field of BIM and nZEB at HEIs and VETs in Europe (in particular the partner countries). The main contributions determine:   1. types and level of trainings for BIM...

EPBD implementation in Ireland – status at the end of 2016

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Ireland, as updated at the end of 2016.   The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing the...