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The European construction sector faces unprecedented challenges to achieve ambitious energy efficiency objectives, that can be met only if successful training initiatives and supporting policy instruments are put in place, acting as a springboard to stimulate the demand for energy efficiency skills.   As part of the H2020 project INSTRUCT, this workshop will propose to participants involved in legislative framework at regional, national or european level to speak up to:  
Post date: 8 Jun 2022
Type: Event

ECI and Leonardo Energy present the EPBD Series “Road to zero-emission buildings” ( Join us for the second event in the series and register below.  
Post date: 3 May 2022
Type: Event

BIM4REN is developing a set of easy-to-use tools & services in the same common Open Environment for an agile, adaptable and fast renovation process that can be used in real, everyday projects.  
Post date: 27 Apr 2022
Type: Tool

The European Heat Pump Association has identified skills development and demands as being critical within the EU market if the target of more than 2 million heat pump (HP) installations per annum by 2024 is to be achieved. The HP market is predicted to double by 2023 across Europe, in Ireland alone, the National Climate Action Plan predicted 600,000 HPs to be installed by 2030. The majority of these installations will be designed for and installed in residential or non-residential buildings.  
Post date: 24 Mar 2022
Type: Event

Europe’s transition to a greener economy has sparked growth of the renewable energy sector, requiring a workforce equipped with skills in sustainable energy. The EU-funded ARISE project will develop a recognition scheme of digital energy efficient Building Information Modelling (BIM) construction skills. An innovative system of universal learner focused stackable micro-credentials for micro module units of learning will be supported by a blockchain-based micro-credentialling system.  
Post date: 14 Mar 2022
Type: Link

On 8th February, with the support of the Commission, the construction sector launched a skills partnership.  
Post date: 9 Feb 2022
Type: News

As European buildings are responsible for 36% of CO2 emissions, the subject of deep renovation of buildings has become central in its role for making Europe climate neutral by 2050. Henceforth, there is a compelling need for a new set of skills to deep renovation projects. 4RinEU MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) offers to new professionals in the construction sector a comprehensive set of lessons and training materials to develop such skills.  
Post date: 17 May 2021
Type: Tool

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
Type: News

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
Type: News

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
Type: Publication