Residential buildings

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Build a fully recycled house? Yes, you can with RE4 prefabricated building elements incorporating up to 100% of construction demolition waste! RE4 is a H2020 project which after 4 years has developed and tested on three demo sites in Europe and one demo in Taiwan, an energy efficient prefabricated elements for building refurbishment and construction, including an innovative mobile robotic sorting system.   Now the project is at its end and would like to share the outcomes during the four consecutive webinars.
Post date: 10 Φεβ 2020
Type: Ειδήσεις

Within the 2030 climate and energy framework, the European Union (EU) has committed to several key targets for 2021-2030. The overall target for 2030 is to cut the energy system greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 40% as compared to the 1990 levels. Furthermore, the Renewable Energy Directive requires a binding minimum share of 32% of renewable energy for final energy use as EU-average.  The Energy Efficiency Directive sets an indicative target of at least 32.5% improvement in energy efficiency by 2030 at EU level versus the projections.  
Post date: 10 Φεβ 2020
Type: Publication

The Biophilic Map is a databank for case studies which have implemented Biophilic Design at the core of their design process. Biophilic Design is known for its effects of indoor environmental quality and therefore on building users wellbeing.   The map recognizes exemplary projects in articulating and applying Biophilic Design principles to the built environment. The Biophilic Map is hosted by the International Living Future Institute’s Biophilic Design Initiative.  
Post date: 10 Φεβ 2020
Type: Tool

In a letter sent to housing secretary Robert Jenrick, Khan points out that the proposed Future Homes Standard sets carbon reduction targets 25% lower than those detailed in the 2016 London plan. The Future Homes Standard is currently under consultation and is due to come into effect in the latter half of 2020, covering England only.
Post date: 7 Φεβ 2020
Type: Ειδήσεις

The ZERO-PLUS project has developed a set of innovative solutions that could form the basis of a commercial service supporting the design, construction, commissioning and monitoring of Net Zero Energy Settlements (NZES). Together, these solutions form the ZERO-PLUS concept. The Project’s concept is summarized in the business case brochure with the following sections:  
Post date: 6 Φεβ 2020
Type: Ειδήσεις

The European project HOUSEFUL has released a video to invite key stakeholders in the housing sector to join a series of co-creation workshops. The workshops aim to socially validate the circular solutions developed by HOUSEFUL and make buildings more sustainable  
Post date: 5 Φεβ 2020
Type: Ειδήσεις

Built in 2019, the Eisbärhaus was designed as a passive building comprising two units. Building materials were selected according to guidelines provided by the Austrian environmental association Umweltverband Vorarlberger Gemeindehaus. All exterior walls consist of wooden timbers treated with cellulose to provide thermal insulation (layer thickness: 42cm).  
Post date: 5 Φεβ 2020
Type: περίπτωση

At today's renovation rate of around 1% of buildings per year, a timely transition of the EU building sector towards climate-neutral levels by 2050 cannot be ensured. To accelerate energy efficiency investments in this area, the European Commission has intensified its efforts in recent years, with specific calls to strengthen the existing financial framework, increase funding levels, diversify types of financial models and explore new supporting mechanisms.
Post date: 4 Φεβ 2020
Type: Publication

Morocco’s residential sector is growing – as is energy demand. To keep in line with Morocco’s NDC objectives, a financing mechanism to support energy efficiency is under preparation with support from the NAMA Facility . Within this NAMA support project, real estate developers will be supported to construct new energy efficient buildings (through the public housing developer Al Omrane) and retailers will be incentivized to market highly efficient appliances.  
Post date: 4 Φεβ 2020
Type: Ειδήσεις

Children are spending more and more time inside buildings and the indoor air quality can affect their health. In fact, air pollution has been linked to serious health conditions, such as cancer, asthma and cardiovascular diseases.   The indoor air quality changes according to the building, the occupants, and the type of activities taking place inside. The main way people are exposed is by inhaling pollutants, but they can also be ingested or absorbed through the skin. This set of complex factors include:  
Post date: 31 Ιαν 2020
Type: Publication