Retrofitting Europe’s buildings for energy efficiency is not enough to slash the carbon footprint of the construction sector and cut emissions in time to meet the Paris climate agreement goals, according to Dr Catherine De Wolf, assistant professor of design and construction management at TU Delft in the Netherlands.
She says that we need to design buildings to make them recyclable – but doing this will require a fundamental restructure of the construction industry.
Post date: 7 Jan 2021
The building sector presents a considerable unexploited potential for cost-effective energy savings. Nearly Zero-Energy Building (NZEB) standards have become a mandatory requirement in Europe for new construction from 2020, however increasing the rate, depth, quality and effectiveness of building renovation remains a challenge since the current European average rate of renovation is only 1.2 % per year
Post date: 21 Dec 2020
In its recent Renovation Wave, the European Commission outlined its vision on making Europe’s current building stock more energy efficient and sustainable by at least doubling the annual energy renovation rate of buildings by 2030.
Without any doubt, Europe has a unique opportunity to rethink, redesign and modernise our buildings to make them fit for a greener, more digital society, that generates a sustained economic recovery and creates better and healthier homes.
Post date: 27 Nov 2020
Abstract: The energy performance of buildings directive requires from the European Union Member States to ensure that by 31 December 2020 all new buildings are nearly zero-energy buildings (NZEBs) and after 31 December 2018, new buildings occupied/owned by the public authorities should also have the NZEB perfor-mance.
Post date: 26 Nov 2020
Wed, Dec 2, 2020 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM CET
Welcome to the Construction 2050 Alliance event. Construction 2050 Alliance is an established group of European organisations working together to advance the needs and priorities of the wider construction and built-environment sector at EU level.
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Post date: 19 Nov 2020
On 10 November 2020, join us for the CONDAP online event: “Green, digital and communication skills for mentors in construction apprenticeships”, organised by the European Builders Confederation (EBC) in relation to the Erasmus + project CONDAP and in the framework of the European Vocational Skills Week 2020.
Post date: 22 Oct 2020
Dedicated to stimulate demand for sustainable energy skills in the construction sector
Post date: 26 Aug 2020
Could you describe the project and its objectives?
The objectives of the NEWCOM project are twofold. First, we are supporting the development of training schemes for enabling construction workers and building professionals to build according to the nearly zero-energy building standard and second, we are preparing a basis for the mutual recognition of the developed training schemes.
Post date: 18 Aug 2020
Set up under the revised EU Emissions Trading System Directive, the Modernisation Fund will allocate around EUR 14 billion from the auctioning of allowances from the EU Emissions Trading System for the period 2021-2030, depending on the carbon price. Every beneficiary Member State has its own share of allowances to be used under the Modernisation Fund, as determined by the revised EU Emissions Trading System Directive.
Post date: 27 Jul 2020
1) Could you describe the project and its objectives?
Post date: 1 Jul 2020