Watch the video about our three lighthouse cities, Valladolid, Nottingham and Tepebasi/Eskisehir and discover Remourban's main outcomes
Fighting climate change is the challenge of our century. Since about 80% of all people are expected to live in urban areas by 2050, the global campaign for sustainability will be won, or lost, in cities.
Post date: 5 Mar 2020
Τhe third booklet of ZERO-PLUS has been published! The Project’s results are described emphasizing on the case studies of the UK, Italy, France & Cyprus, all of which have now been constructed, commissioned and occupied.
View the booklet here.
Post date: 27 Feb 2020
CHESS SETUP is a H2020 funded project designing a technology solutionaiming to increase the energy efficiency, self-sufficiency and renewables in buildings.
Post date: 24 Feb 2020
Long-term renovation strategies are a requirement of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) for all member states. BPIE and national Green Building Councils for the H2020 project Build Upon2 published 8 factsheets discussing the initiatives of long-term renovation strategies of 8 countries (Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain, Turkey and the UK).
Post date: 19 Feb 2020
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 Feb 2020
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 Feb 2020
With an ambitious EU Green Deal on the table, providing secure, affordable and low carbon energy stays high on the priority list of local authorities to increase air quality and reach their energy and climate targets in 2030 and establish new ones by 2050. With heating and cooling (H&C) responsible for 50% of the final energy demand in Europe, decarbonisation of the sector will be crucial to reach those targets.
Post date: 4 Feb 2020
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 Jan 2020
2020 is a special year: it has been a key target year for the European energy policies.
Evaluation is getting increasing attention to go beyond the general figures and to better understand the trends. This is not only about checking if targets are met, but knowing why, and paving the way for new policies that can address the numerous challenges ahead of us.
Post date: 29 Jan 2020
BIM4EEB is a European funded project that aims to develop a BIM-based toolkit for energy-efficient building renovation. The project has just completed the first year of activities in full steam. Along the year, project partners have run surveys, interviews, conducted researches and are now strongly engaged in the development of the BIM4EEB platform and the Building Information Modelling (BIM) toolkit.
Post date: 29 Jan 2020