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This document describes the results reached by the LEMON project, the tools - consultable on the website - and provides a series of useful suggestions to replicate the innovative deep retrofit process and avoid setbacks.   The tools elaborated and made available are:
Post date: 25 Sep 2020
Type: Publication

New report from BPIE – the Buildings Performance Institute Europe - highlights that more than half of EU Member States are six months late to submit their national Long-Term Renovation Strategies (LTRS), a key element of Europe’s strategy to decarbonise the building stock. Of those submitted only one is fully compliant with EU legislation.  
Post date: 25 Sep 2020
Type: News

In the last decade, energy efficiency (EE) has been considered as one of the major tools for addressing climate change, as it allows to reduce energy consumption (depending mainly from imported fossil fuels) and, therefore, also greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. For this precise reason, and given the growing environmental concern among society, EE has been integrated first in the EU 2020 goals and hereafter in the EU 2030 goals, both defining specific targets in terms of CO2 emissions, renewable energy use in power generation, and EE.  
Post date: 24 Sep 2020
Type: Publication

La decarbonizzazione del patrimonio edilizio è tra le priorità del piano per la ripresa post-Covid e uno degli assi portanti del Green Deal europeo. Si stima infatti che il settore edile sia responsabile del 40% del consumo energetico e del 36% delle emissioni di gas serra in Europa.  
Post date: 16 Sep 2020
Type: Event

Abstract: Innovative designs, such as those taking place in nearly zero-energy buildings, need to tackle Life Cycle Cost, because reducing the impact of use can carry other collateral and unexpected costs. For example, it is interesting to include the evaluation of end-of-life costs by introducing future activities of selective dismantling and waste management, to also improve the environmental performance of the demotion project.
Post date: 14 Sep 2020
Type: Publication

European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with Canadian Institute of Technology  will organize the 9th ICSD 2021 International Conference on Sustainable Development, with particular focus on Environmental, Economic and Socio-Cultural Sustainability.   The Conference theme is: "Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: research, practice and education".  
Post date: 13 Sep 2020
Type: Event

Europe is known for its valuable built environment, which includes many historic homes and beautiful buildings. But peel back this façade and you’ll find that many are grossly inefficient. In fact, Europe’s buildings consume 40% of all the energy used across the continent and, in doing so, are responsible for 36% of all CO2 emissions.  
Post date: 28 Aug 2020
Type: News

Take a look at the latest news of the ZERO-PLUS Project and stay tuned for the upcoming newsletter!   14th edition of ZERO-PLUS newsletter
Post date: 28 Aug 2020
Type: News

SBE21 Heritage warmly welcomes contributions from different research fields.   We are looking forward to receiving submissions covering best practices of energy retrofit in the built heritage sector, conservation-compatible solutions, methodologies for a multidisciplinary design process with a focus on regional development and the Alpine Space in particular, and policy and decision–making tools and guidelines.   Topics:
Post date: 26 Aug 2020
Type: News

In this booklet, the results of the ZERO-PLUS are described emphasizing on the four case studies (UK, Italy, France, Cyprus), which all have now been constructed, commissioned and occupied. The case studies are in the monitoring phase where data about their energy environmental performance are being collected. These data will be used for the verification of the settlements’ performance.
Post date: 31 Jul 2020
Type: Publication