Environmental issues related to buildings

While there is a broad consensus on the fact that a high-quality built environment impacts positively on people’s everyday lives, it can prove difficult for public authorities, project developers and built environment professionals to assess and guarantee the quality of the buildings and urban spaces they commission and design.  
Post date: 9 Dec 2019
Type: Publication

The annual World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi is the leading global industry event and exhibition for future energy, cleantech and sustainability.
Post date: 6 Dec 2019
Type: Event

Most people in the year 2050 will live in the very same buildings that we occupy today. There are over two hundred million buildings in the EU that together emit more CO2 than any other sector. Decreasing and decarbonizing the energy used to heat, cool and use these buildings is crucial for the transition to a climate-neutral Europe.  
Post date: 6 Dec 2019
Type: News

“From our perspective it’s clear that if we want to go to a decarbonised economy by 2050, the heating sector will have to make a very important contribution,” said Robert Nuij, an official in the European Commission’s energy directorate. “One of the flagships of the new Commission will be an action on building renovation”.  
Post date: 6 Dec 2019
Type: News

Climate change is threatening historic places across the world, especially in the world’s northern regions. The international Adapt Northern Heritage Conference 2020 will explore practices and research concerned with: ·     assessing the environmental impacts of climate change and their associated risks on historic places ·     planning and/or implementing adaptation measures to make historic places more resilient to climate change, where possible, or alternatively manage their loss
Post date: 6 Dec 2019
Type: Event

The report aims to identify, analyse and extract lessons learnt and guidelines from several promising home renovation services in Europe with a focus on: target group audience; offered service; relations between involved stakeholders; data required for operating the service; financial model; number of supported renovation projects and triggered investment.  
Post date: 4 Dec 2019
Type: Publication

New York City has introduced a bill that will rank and grade large buildings according to energy efficiency.   
Post date: 4 Dec 2019
Type: News

Renovating the EU building stock Deep renovation of buildings has the potential to cut 36% of their energy consumption by 2030, while reducing the EU’s dependency on imported energy, creating growth, innovation and employment, reducing fuel poverty and resulting in more comfortable and healthier buildings.  
Post date: 4 Dec 2019
Type: News

In the Concerted Action EPBD, we strive to support implementation of energy performance policies for buildings as much as possible, and we are looking for the most suitable and effective ways to communicate with relevant stakeholders. In this respect, we ask you to spend 5 minutes in order to give us your opinion.  
Post date: 3 Dec 2019
Type: News