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What makes a great woman a leader in the construction industry? On 26 September 2019, at Centrale Lille, 20 women with an exceptional career path from Europe (France, Belgium, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, Switzerland) and beyond (Canada, USA, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia) will come to speak and discuss their profession in the Construction industry.  
Post date: 28 Aug 2019
Type: News

Heating and cooling in our buildings and industry accounts for half of the EU’s energy consumption.   In EU households, heating and hot water alone accounts for 79% of total final energy use (9.348 PJ); for Belgian households, the share of heating and hot water amounts to in total 85% of the final energy use (290 PJ).  
Post date: 21 Aug 2019
Type: News

Low-tech is trendy in our Western societies, it is also trendy in the 2019 Green Solutions Awards to the point of competing with a major player in sustainable development: the passive.   Explanation and discovery of case studies. 3.1. Frugality is a trend Would the French manifesto for a positive frugality have had an immediate impact on the candidates for the Green Solutions Awards?  
Post date: 21 Aug 2019
Type: News

One of the aspects that we will venture to describe as positive in these Green Solutions Awards is the consideration of the carbon footprint.   Few buildings, of course, offer a formal life cycle analysis (which is a matter of debate), but the reflection is there and serious.   We also notice a real analysis of the use of bio-sourced materials after a few years of (re)discovery.  
Post date: 21 Aug 2019
Type: News

Second opus of our trend analysis of the 2019 Green Solutions Awards.   A short tour in warm climates, where building resilience and adaptation are essential. 2.1. The resilient building: a reality  
Post date: 21 Aug 2019
Type: News

One of the European Union‘s most ambitious projects is to achieve an intelligent energy transition resulting in a sustainable, competitive and secure energy system for all Member States.   And to achieve this goal, one of the tools the EU uses is the implementation of energy regulations and legislations, including the well-known Energy Efficiency Directive.  
Post date: 21 Aug 2019
Type: News

Who are the international winners of the 2019 Green Solutions Awards?   You will get the answer on the 4th of November, at Batimat, partner of the competition,    A ceremony bringing together, from all over the world, the pioneers in sustainable construction will be organised from 11am to 1pm to reward these most advanced professionals whose solutions, replicated on a large scale, make it possible to fight global warming.
Post date: 14 Aug 2019
Type: News

With almost 200 case studies from 36 different countries, the 2019 Green Solutions Awards provided a fine example of what is being done today to build more sustainable cities and territories.   First opus of our trend analysis. 1.1. Residential: indoor air quality and thermal comfort become important While well-being in buildings seemed to be a concept reserved for the tertiary sector, the residential sector is taking up this issue year after year.  
Post date: 14 Aug 2019
Type: News

With 192 case studies in 36 countries, the 2019 Green Solutions Awards have been an unexpected success and have seen strong international growth.   The most represented label is Passivhaus, with no less than 15 case studies from 11 countries as different as Australia, Mexico or Sri Lanka.    
Post date: 14 Aug 2019
Type: News

Decarbonizing the heat sector is imperative to meeting carbon emissions reduction objectives across Europe. However, progress so far has been sluggish in most European countries.   Sweden is an exception with 80% of its heat coming from locally sourced and abundant biomass.  
Post date: 14 Aug 2019
Type: News