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We spend 90% of our time indoors and it's estimated that 92% of the air in the places we live is unsafe to breathe. That’s why 30 GBCs as part of our Better Places for People global project are working to combat global air pollution from the built environment and today launching an Air Quality in the Built Environment campaign.
Post date: 15 May 2019
Type: News

The 4th call for proposals of Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE is devoted to the exploitation of outputs and results being delivered by projects funded by the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme within the first two calls.
Post date: 15 May 2019
Type: News

The results of the first pan-European tendering procedure for serial and modular construction have been announced. Nine bidders were awarded the contract in Berlin today for their innovative housing concepts, from which member companies of the umbrella association of the housing industry can now select GdW.
Post date: 13 May 2019
Type: Publication

The German housing association (GdW Bundesverband deutscher Wohnungs) has published a report. This report explores the housing requirements of the future. In this study, it has been proposed that the new (future) housing requirements can be classified into eight overarching trends:  
Post date: 13 May 2019
Type: Publication

The INSTITUTE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY conducts applied research on ADVANCED ENERGY SYSTEMS, based on or including SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SOURCES.  
Post date: 9 May 2019
Type: Link

This report analyses the definition of a Zero Carbon building in the UK and compares national Building Regulations in Zero Carbon building with a Passivhaus Classic and renewables. The report highlights problems such as the performance gap, seasonal energy storage, and limits to deploying renewable energy. It sproposes Passivhaus as a feasible way to achieve Zero Carbon without massive renewable energy expansion coupled with a significant investment in grid capacity.   
Post date: 9 May 2019
Type: Publication

The Belgian Building Research Institute is a private research institute founded in 1960 under impulse of the National Federation of Belgian Building Contractors in application of the so-called "De Groote" decree-law of 1947.   This decree-law named after the former Minister of Economic Affairs was specifically aimed at the promotion of applied research in the construction industry, in order to improve its competitiveness.  
Post date: 8 May 2019
Type: Link

Too often it takes a crisis to trigger changes in legislation and behaviour, when forward thinking, cooperation and future planning could have negated the risk in the first place. Australia’s building and construction industry is under the microscope and changes in the law are in the wind, due to situations that could have been avoided.  
Post date: 8 May 2019
Type: News

Indonesia plans to relocate its capital from the sprawling city of Jakarta – and it isn’t the only country with plans to build whole new cities.   AsiaTravel/Shutterstock Wendy Steele, RMIT University The announcement that President Joko Widodo’s government will move Indonesia’s capital to another location, due to the severity of human-induced degradation in Jakarta, highlights a key tension for cities today.  
Post date: 8 May 2019
Type: News

Linked to GlobalABC Work Area 3 – Market Transformation. Speakers: - Cristina Gamboa, CEO, World Green Building Council - Luca De Giovanetti, Manager, Science-based Targets, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) - Romain Poivet and Edouard Fourdrin, ACT project, ADEME - French Environment and Energy Management Agency  
Post date: 8 May 2019
Type: News