Environmental issues related to buildings

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'Build­ing the fu­ture - sus­tain­ably' is the slo­gan of the up­com­ing 24th annual In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce in Ger­many´s cap­it­al Ber­lin this coming September 20-21, 2020  
Post date: 27 Feb 2020
Type: Event

The International Passive House Association Blog is filled with entries related to highly energy efficient buildings. Topics include summer comfort, the first Passive House hospital, energy efficient high rises, integrating renewable energy sources into highly energy efficient buildings and much more! We encourage you to get involved by providing us with your feedback, content suggestions or simply joining the discussion and commenting on our posts.
Post date: 27 Feb 2020
Type: Link

Τhe third booklet of ZERO-PLUS has been published! The Project’s results are described emphasizing on the case studies of the UK, Italy, France & Cyprus, all of which have now been constructed, commissioned and occupied.   View the booklet here.
Post date: 27 Feb 2020
Type: News

Against the background of climate change and increasing environmental awareness, new build construction is booming in some regions, while others face the challenge of retrofitting whole districts. In short: there has never been a better time to future-proof our building stock. The recent 23rd annual International Passive House Conference in Gaobeidian, China not only highlighted the international applicability of the Passive House standard, but also the enormous opportunity it presents to reduce CO2 emissions in the building sector.  
Post date: 26 Feb 2020
Type: Publication

The Danish construction sector has been on the revival path since 2010, in line with the overall improvement in the general economy. In 2018, there were 74,810 enterprises in the broad construction sector in Denmark, with the narrow construction sub-sector accounting for 49.6% of the total. The number of firms in the broad construction sector has increased by 18.3% since 2010, with architectural and engineering activities experiencing the greatest growth (+21.9%).  
Post date: 25 Feb 2020
Type: Publication

CA-EED Plenary Meeting will be taking place from 18th - 19th March 2020 in Berlin, Germany   For more information, please follow this link: http://www.ca-eed.eu/   EED - Overview  
Post date: 24 Feb 2020
Type: Event

Collectively, buildings in the EU are responsible for 40% of our energy consumption and 36% of greenhouse gas emissions, which mainly stem from construction, usage, renovation and demolition. Improving energy efficiency in buildings therefore has a key role to play in achieving the ambitious goal of carbon-neutrality by 2050, set out in the European Green Deal.  
Post date: 24 Feb 2020
Type: News

Mercado del Val is an iron market located within the old town of Valladolid. Its construction was completed in 1882. The rectangular floor plan is 120 meters long times 19 meters wide, with chamfered corners. It had stones for foundations and plinth and iron for the other elements. Natural ventilation was performed through openings covered by blinds of iron sheets.  
Post date: 20 Feb 2020
Type: Case

Long-term renovation strategies are a requirement of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) for all member states. BPIE and national Green Building Councils for the H2020 project Build Upon2 published 8 factsheets discussing the initiatives of long-term renovation strategies of 8 countries (Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain, Turkey and the UK).  
Post date: 19 Feb 2020
Type: Publication

The farmhouse was built in 1646 in log construction and was home of the painter Angelika Kaufmann. The living part of the house has been restored in 2008 and the affiliated barn was rebuild in 2013. The traditional renovation of the front building was done in the same architectural style as the existing.  
Post date: 19 Feb 2020
Type: Case