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The fifth newsletter of the Efficient Buildings Community is out! Discover the latest news of the Modular Projects and the next events of the Community, including the final conference the 10 October 2019 in Brussels.   In this newsletter you can find information about:   -IREC's first technical paper and financing schemes   -projects and awards
Post date: 22 Jul 2019
Type: News

Statistically, 40 percent of energy consumption and 36 percent of emissions come from buildings.   Although this has prompted energy efficiency to become one of the EU’s top priorities and led the EU to acknowledge that buildings are key to achieving its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95 percent by 2050, it is not always easy to encourage deep renovation.  
Post date: 22 Jul 2019
Type: News

This case study represents a rehabilitation and energy renovation of a 1970 condominium. It consists of a small joint ownership of 23 lots in Sevran (in Paris suburbs) as part of the "OPAH Quartier Rougemont" with the operator OZONE.  
Post date: 19 Jul 2019
Type: Case

On 9th – 11th June 2020, Gothenburg will host the next edition of the World Sustainable Built Environment conference (WSBE 2020), called BEYOND 2020. The conference is organised by Chalmers University of Technology and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, with the support of Johanneberg Science Park and Gothenburg City.
Post date: 19 Jul 2019
Type: Event

ETIP PV is highly supportive of the EU’s interest in following a pathway that leads to a max -1.5°C warmer world and encourages it to put in place the policies that will achieve this as cost-effectively as possible. This means acting soon because zero net-carbon emissions are required by 2050.   The EU targets will be achieved with a fully decarbonised and expanded power sector that provides services in heating and cooling, transport and possibly chemical feedstocks.  
Post date: 18 Jul 2019
Type: Publication

With 'My2050' the Belgian government aims to encourage a debate with all citizens (and pupils of the 3rd degree secondary in particular) on how we can make our society evolve towards a low carbon society by 2050.   My2050 provides:   -an insight into the possible changes in the different sectors (transport, buildings, industry, energy supply and agriculture);  
Post date: 18 Jul 2019
Type: Tool

No one knows what the future exactly holds. Nevertheless, we look at trends and examine new developments today to define business strategies and to develop policies and regulations for tomorrow. In this report we present a forward-look on the European built environment in 2050.   It applies to the entire built environment: residential, commercial, public and industrial buildings.  
Post date: 17 Jul 2019
Type: Publication

The UK "stands no chance" of slashing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, nor meeting its interim carbon budgets, unless the government takes urgent action to improve the energy efficiency standards of buildings and households, a group of MPs has warned.   After carrying out an inquiry into the issue, MPs on the Committee found the rate of efficiency measures - such as insulation and low energy lighting - installed in UK homes under government schemes has plummeted by 95 per cent since 2012. 
Post date: 17 Jul 2019
Type: News

The energy transition is well under way. The digital transformation, new mobility approaches, new ideas for living in cities and the rising number of prosumers are examples of the ongoing energy transition.  
Post date: 17 Jul 2019
Type: Event

After the The Energy Efficient Mortgages Event in Riga in April, next meeting will take place in Venice next September 2019.  
Post date: 17 Jul 2019
Type: Event