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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

The Energy Agency of Upper Austria (OÖ Energiesparverband), with the support of the Upper Austrian Government and their corporate and institutional partners (see below), organized a 5 days-event (22-26 July) for young professionals from across the globe to bring new solutions for clean energy and break current barriers.  
Post date: 7 Aug 2019
Type: News

The basic need for hot water is very expensive as it heaps a huge amount of energy. It is believed that more than 18% of domestic energy is used to heat water.  In most homes and businesses this energy is generated from fossil fuels – gas and oil.  Most modern domestic boilers run on gas and heat water on demand.  
Post date: 31 Jul 2019
Type: News

The warmer it gets, the more people crank up the air conditioning (AC). In fact, AC is booming in nations across the world: it’s predicted that around two thirds of the world’s households could have an air conditioner by 2050, and the demand for energy to cool buildings will triple.  
Post date: 31 Jul 2019
Type: News

Yes, it’s true: the D part of the DGNB name stands for Deutsch. We’re German. This has no impact on our operations as an NPO, however: we act on the global stage. Whether it’s in Europe or many other corners of the world, we set up networks and are a much sought-after partner and platform of knowledge for many issues affecting sustainable construction. Probably one of the best examples of this is a recently initiated partnership in Spain.    
Post date: 31 Jul 2019
Type: News