Campaigning and awareness raising

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Topic 2012: "Modernisation with vision: Energy efficient conversions that meet the needs of all generations"Special award "Monument modernisation" (Modernisation of Historical Patrimony )Awards totalling EUR 30,000Application period through 3 March 2012 
Post date: 26 Jan 2012
Type: News

Der KfW-AwardAls einer der größten Förderer von privatem Wohneigentum in Deutschland hat die KfW im Jahr 2003 den Wettbewerb "Bauen und Wohnen" ins Leben gerufen. Ziel des Wettbewerbs ist es, Impulse zur Belebung des Wohneigentums zu geben sowie zukunftsweisende Trends in Deutschland aufzuzeigen.
Post date: 26 Jan 2012
Type: News

Written for the Chartered Institute of Building's (CIOB) Carbon Action 2050 initiative by Kye Gbangbola FCIOB, this report takes a look at an oft-overlooked area of reducing carbon; leadership and management. Among the key recommendations are the need for common metrics, improved engagement with Governments, enforced strategic direction that takes sustainability and energy efficiency into the heart of an organisation, and for professionals to undertake regular CPD that will assist in leading to this transformational change.
Post date: 25 Jan 2012
Type: Publication

Written by Richard Breen ACIOB and Rosalind Thorpe for the Carbon Action 2050 initiative from the CIOB, this report explores the need for a fundamental shift in the way we educate the workforce, both current and future, about low carbon.
Post date: 25 Jan 2012
Type: Publication

Written by John Edwards FCIOB and Andrew Townsend MCIOB for the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Carbon Action 2050 initiative, this report looks at the highly important role that retrofit and refurbishment can and will play in reducing carbon emissions. There are a number of issues to be aware of, including the need for further research on retrofitting, the dangers of treating all buildings the same, supply and demand for skills, and the need to raise awareness among occupiers of how they can save money and carbon through effective, sustainable retrofit and refurbishment.
Post date: 25 Jan 2012
Type: Publication

Written by Kevin Dawson FCIOB and John Edwards FCIOB for the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Carbon Action 2050 initiative, this report looks at the role of operational, as opposed to embodied, carbon and how to reduce it. The report recommends and advocates the use of a regularly updated operations and maintenance manual for building occupiers, strengthened Building Regulations, smart metering, and providing building trade professionals with appropriate training and skills for reaching energy saving targets.
Post date: 25 Jan 2012
Type: Publication

Written by Andrew Townsend MCIOB for the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Carbon Action 2050 initiative, this report highlights the magnitude and complexity of the challenges involved in decarbonising the construction industry. The report recommends connecting to the long-term energy source earlier, putting measures in place to encourage subcontractors and the supply chain to reduce their own carbon footprint, and the use of energy efficient site accomodation.
Post date: 25 Jan 2012
Type: Publication

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Post date: 25 Jan 2012
Type: News

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Post date: 25 Jan 2012
Type: News

“Everyone knows reducing carbon is the issue of our time. But with all the information out there we risk losing sight of the important steps that can be made now. Our plan pulls together practical actions that construction, and its stakeholders, anywhere in the world can take today which will make a real difference,” said Alan Crane, President of the CIOB.
Post date: 25 Jan 2012
Type: News