Environmental issues related to buildings

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BIM methods and tools have an increasing impact in the construction sector, to help to improve the productivity and cooperation across its full value chain. While BIM has mainly been applied on new buildings, the BIM4Ren project investigates its use and potential in renovation projects, through easy-to-use tools, to achieve the EU energy targets for the European building stock. In this first webinar, we will present the general concept and challenges we are tackling.
Post date: 5 May 2020
Type: Event

On 20th April EBC Vice-President Philip van Nieuwenhuizen joined a follow-up call with EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton and other construction stakeholders to discuss about the COVID-19 impact on the construction sector. In particular, participants focused on the situation in the construction market, the current and future economic consequences across the value chain, and the needs for policy intervention for the exit and recovery strategies.  
Post date: 5 May 2020
Type: News

Free webinar on the circular economy and material reuse in construction, as part of Circular Economy Week 2020, which takes place from 1st–5th June.   Programme  
Post date: 4 May 2020
Type: Event

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for France, as updated at the end of 2016.   The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), describing among other things:  
Post date: 4 May 2020
Type: Publication

Users’ satisfaction in indoor spaces plays a key role in building design. In recent years, scientific research has focused more and more on the effects produced by the presence of greenery solutions in indoor environments. In this study, the Internet of Things (IoT) concept is used to define an effective solution to monitor indoor environmental parameters, along with the biometric data of users involved in an experimental campaign conducted in a Zero Energy Building laboratory where a living wall has been installed.  
Post date: 4 May 2020
Type: Publication

Personal Thermal Comfort models consider personal user feedback as a target value. The growing development of integrated “smart” devices following the concept of the Internet of Things and data-processing algorithms based on Machine Learning techniques allows developing promising frameworks to reach the best level of indoor thermal comfort closest to the real needs of users.
Post date: 4 May 2020
Type: Publication

Climate change and environmental degradation are an existential threat to Europe and the world. To overcome these challenges, Europe needs a new growth strategy that transforms the Union into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where :  
Post date: 3 May 2020
Type: Publication

Due to the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.   -> Looking forward to 2021 edition!   The Energy Storage Global Conference 2020 offers a unique opportunity to industry, researchers and policymakers to exchange views on key issues for the storage sector.
Post date: 30 Apr 2020
Type: Event

Due to the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.   The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to regional policy.  
Post date: 30 Apr 2020
Type: Event

An important public building in the most populated city of Zagreb county, Velika Gorica, this kindergarten was in need of energy renovation as it was expensive to run and uncomfortable for its occupants.  Having become an eco-school, the management realised that energy renovation was essential to underpin the new ethos of the school.  
Post date: 30 Apr 2020
Type: Case