Residential heating energy accounts for more than 30 percent of energy use in most countries of Europe and Central Asia, and even more than 40 percent in the Balkans. Previous construction and heating methods did not focus on saving energy and the environment.
As a result, a highly inefficient energy use intensifies the impact of escalating energy prices on low-income households.
Post date: 3 Nov 2020
CA-EED Plenary Meeting will be taking place from 18th - 19th March 2020 in Berlin, Germany
For more information, please follow this link: http://www.ca-eed.eu/
EED - Overview
Post date: 24 Feb 2020
Graz University of Technology, together with ETH Zürich, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, is happy to inform you about the upcoming SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENT D-A-CH CONFERENCE 2019 – SBE19 Graz, which will take place at Graz University of Technology, Austria from 11 – 14 September 2019.
The conference topics are divided in the categories:
Post date: 1 Jul 2019
Europe aims to be a global role model in energy transition and reducing its carbon footprint. Cities and the building sector play a decisive role in that process. The Programme “Positive Energy Districts and Neighbourhoods for Sustainable Urban Development” aims to support the planning, deployment and replication of 100 Positive Energy Neighbourhoods by 2025 and is joined by 17 EU member states.
Post date: 5 Jun 2019
The CA-RES3 (Concerted Action on the Renewable Energy Sources Directive) is a structured and confidential dialogue between national authorities responsible for the implementation of the Directive 2009/28/EC or their nominated representatives. In the CA-RES3, participating countries exchange experience and best practices, participate in a cross-learning process and develop common approaches.
Post date: 9 Apr 2019
Nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) construction and renovation need an enhanced systematic approach for the quality control of the entire process. This is the first prerequisite to reduce the gap between designed (predicted) and actual performances of buildings, both in terms of energy efficiency and in indoor environmental quality. The most important part of this enhanced quality control approach is a fully qualified and equipped workforce, capable to implement, execute and perform all the necessary labor actions with a full understanding of the responsibility of
Post date: 12 Mar 2019
Environmental laws have a huge impact on our life. They improve water and air quality, they protect nature, and they encourage recycling and waste management. But to really make an appreciable difference, these EU laws must be implemented in full.
In March 2019, the European Commission will publish a set of reports on the state of implementation of environmental laws in Europe: the Environmental Implementation Review.
Post date: 12 Mar 2019
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a process involving generation and management of digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of places, which can be exchanged or networked to support decision-making in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector. BIM is a relatively new technology in an industry typically slow to adopt changes, especially in Portugal. The present paper aims to frame the international implementation of BIM in order to propose a roadmap to spread the use of BIM methodologies in Portugal in the next decade.
Post date: 27 Nov 2017
This document is the position paper of the European Builders Confederation (EBC) on the implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Europe. The paper states that, with 92% of the EU construction sector made up of micro enterprises, responsible for 80% of the construction industry output, it is imperative that these players are not left behind in the definition and in reaping the benefits of this digitised information management process.
Post date: 28 Jun 2016
This study by the Ex-Post Impact Assessment Unit of the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) assesses the implementation the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED - 2012/27/EU) by the EU Member States.
The study includes the following themes:
Post date: 19 May 2016