Environmental issues related to buildings

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A Transition to a more Resilient World - International Virtual Summit   KES Covid-19 Challenge is an international summit focussing on technological, economic, and social developments to combat the effects of global and local disasters as well as the ways in which we can build back better for our communities, industry, and the environment.  
Post date: 24 Feb 2021
Type: Event

BPIE – Buildings Performance Institute Europe has released a new report highlighting that despite industry efforts to decarbonise building portfolios, retail real estate asset managers and owners lack a sector-specific trajectory towards achieving climate-neutrality.
Post date: 24 Feb 2021
Type: News

  Concept:   The steel industry has long held a strategic place in the EU economy, fostering innovation and growth and providing employment opportunities.   To keep up with the increasing demand for steel, it is important to reduce the environmental impact of steel production.  
Post date: 24 Feb 2021
Type: Link

  Concept:   With climate change becoming even more concerning and dangerous by the day, innovators across many industries and sectors aim to develop and introduce products and technologies that are environmentally safe.  
Post date: 24 Feb 2021
Type: Link

Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) is a well-tested and successful tool that has been helping building owners reach their energy and climate targets more quickly than with traditional implementation of energy saving measures.    Still there is potential for more use of EPC to reach unrealised saving potential in public sector.  
Post date: 22 Feb 2021
Type: Tool

  Important Dates   Submission Deadline: March 01st, 2021 Notification Date: April 01st, 2021 Registration Deadline: April 20th, 2021 Conference Dates: July 15-17, 2021 Call for Papers   Environment  
Post date: 18 Feb 2021
Type: News

In 2019, 6.9% of the EU population said in an EU-wide survey that they could not afford to heat their home sufficiently.   Energy poverty represents a problem all over Europe, and is particularly high in the East, South, South-Eastern and Baltic regions of Europe, where GDP per capita often falls below the EU average.  
Post date: 15 Feb 2021
Type: News

Thursday 18 February Online   The 10th high-level meeting of the EU Refining Forum will take place as a webinar on 18 February 2021.   The discussion will focus on key developments and policy initiatives relevant for the refining industry, which took place during the first year of the von der Leyen Commission, as well as their implications.  
Post date: 12 Feb 2021
Type: Event

This chapter of the Energy Efficiency 2020 report by IEA focuses on Buildings.   A complex interplay of factors will determine how the Covid-19 crisis influences energy intensity in the buildings sector in the coming years.   In the short term, three trends are visible:  
Post date: 11 Feb 2021
Type: Publication

This report is the first output of the GlobalABC “adaptation” working group, launched at COP24 in Katowice.   During the Global- ABC meeting in Rabat in October 2018, the representatives of the Kingdom of Morocco and GlobalABC members expressed their mutual wish to see the challenges of climate change adaptation and the benefits of initiatives in the real-estate, building, and construction sector be put in the spotlight, as up until now they have not been given due attention.
Post date: 11 Feb 2021
Type: Publication