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The BREEAM Awards go online for 2021   The BREEAM Awards is an annual celebration that proudly recognises the people, projects and organisations that are leading the way with significant achievements in sustainable building design, development and management.  
Post date: 2 Feb 2021
Type: Event

RE-DWELL  will train a new generation of professionals with the transdisciplinary skills to address the urgent need of affordable and sustainable housing, a major challenge for European societies.   Applications for 6 early-stage researcher positions are now open until February 19 2021.  
Post date: 27 Jan 2021
Type: News

During 2019, the first year, the BIM4EEB project outlined needs and requirements to be satisfied during the renovation process in order to ensure the best adaptation of the methodological and technological features of BIM4EEB toolset to the specific needs of the users.  
Post date: 25 Jan 2021
Type: News

The COP26 climate summit hosted by the UK in November will include a focus on architecture and construction after its president Alok Sharma announced plans to include a ‘built environment day’   Sharma, who last week quit as business secretary to focus on his climate role full-time, revealed the decision in a recent letter to the World Green Building Council. In it, he said that ‘action to decarbonise the buildings and construction sector is critical to meeting our Paris Agreement goals’.
Post date: 14 Jan 2021
Type: News

The Turkish city of Izmir has inaugurated an Ecological Corridor and a natural area that implements Nature Based Solutions   In early October this year, Izmir (Turkey), opened the Mavisehir Peynircioglu Stream Ecological Corridor, a green belt stretching over an area of 41,000 m2.  
Post date: 13 Jan 2021
Type: News

A King’s College London research study seeks to determine whether and how real estate companies are complying with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, the role of the real estate sector in achieving the European Union’s climate impact portfolio, and the environmental outputs for European buildings complying with the EPBD.  
Post date: 12 Jan 2021
Type: News

As part of the BIMzeED project, a number of training modules on the topics of BIM and NZEB have been developed and are available to use for FREE.   These online modules will be of interest to people in Higher or Vocational Education, or private trainers. By becoming a trainer on the BIMzeED course, you will gain access to a wealth of information that you can use in your own professional capacity as a training provider.  
Post date: 8 Dec 2020
Type: News

The Post Occupancy Evaluation Surveys of the ZERO-PLUS four pilot case studies in UK, Italy, France and Cyprus has been completed and the scientific results confirm the high quality of the projects' design, detailing and construction.   ZERO-PLUS case studies underwent Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) surveys, covering different seasons and hours of the day, including interviews of tenants by surveyors.  
Post date: 3 Dec 2020
Type: News

Europe needs to reach a minimum 3% annual deep renovation rate to achieve a strengthened GHG reduction target and a boost for renewable heating and cooling.  
Post date: 3 Dec 2020
Type: News

To achieve its 2050 climate neutrality objective, the European Union must accelerate greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction in this decade. The building sector can be a central pillar of this effort and can make a significant contribution to a strengthened 2030 greenhouse gas reduction target.   Increasing actions and investment to accelerate building renovations will also lead to sustaining a green economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and improving living conditions for Europeans.
Post date: 3 Dec 2020
Type: Publication