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Buildings are responsible for approximately 40 % of energy consumption and 36 % of CO2 emissions in the EU, according to the European Commission. It’s also widely accepted that to reduce the amount of energy used, consumers have to change their behaviour.   But old habits die hard, especially when it comes to making sacrifices for the environment.
Post date: 19 Jun 2019
Type: News

Last BUILD UP webinar counted on the participation of the EU-funded projects dealing with energy users engagement to improve energy performances in buildings.   Although many people are concerned about the environment, this does not always translate into taking practical steps to reduce domestic energy consumption.
Post date: 19 Jun 2019
Type: News

The European Commission proposed on 5 June 2019 a budget worth €168.3 billion for the bloc in 2020, aimed at promoting a more competitive European economy and solidarity and security in the EU. This is the last budget under the 2014-2020 fiscal period and put climate change at the top of the agenda.  
Post date: 19 Jun 2019
Type: News

Buildings are critical to our health and well-being: Most of us spend up to 90 percent of the day in the office, at school, in hospitals, shops and at home, and the way we build and use our buildings directly impacts the quality and sustainability of our living environment.  
Post date: 19 Jun 2019
Type: Publication

The report, prepared by the JRC (Joint Research Centre), presents an analysis of the current situation based on:  
Post date: 18 Jun 2019
Type: Publication

The EU has now at its disposal a new set of energy legislation, as well as targets to be met until 2030.For energy efficiency, an EU 2030 headline target of at least 32.5% was set in the revised Energy Efficiency Directive (EED).  
Post date: 18 Jun 2019
Type: Publication

An ambitious implementation of circular economy principles in the building and construction sectors requirestheinvolvement and collaboration of all stakeholders, from the construction materials and building components manufacturers to procurers, builders, users, building managers,recycling enterprises,etc.   Architects can play a key rolein this chain, as many decisions taken duringthe design phase have long-­lasting consequences on the environmental performance of a building, throughout its life-­cycle.  
Post date: 17 Jun 2019
Type: Publication

On 23rd May 2019, the World Green Building Council’s European network in collaboration with eight cities and partners announced the launch of BUILD UPON2, the next phase of the world’s largest collaborative project on building renovation.   
Post date: 17 Jun 2019
Type: News

As for the last year, the Sustainable Places Conference (Cagliari, 5-7 June 2019) was the occasion for a working sessions of the H2020 project dealing with deep renovation of buildings.   This year, the topic of discussion was “Exploitation of Business Models for Deep Renovation”, as a key issue for ensuring the future implementation of the project results. The involved projects presented their approaches on exploitations in order to highlight potential synergies and strengths to be shared.
Post date: 17 Jun 2019
Type: News

This document is one of the report of the H2020 project STUNNING “SusTainable bUsiNess models for the deep reNovation of buIldiNGs”, running from October 2017 to September 2019   The deliverable will focus on providing solutions that foster SME participation in the market and value chain.  
Post date: 14 Jun 2019
Type: Publication