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Concept:   The WBDG is the only web-based portal providing government and industry practitioners with one-stop access to up-to-date information on a wide range of building-related guidance, criteria and technology from a 'whole buildings' perspective.  
Post date: 28 Oct 2020
Type: Link

Concept and Objectives:   PLURAL aims to design validate and demonstrate a palette of versatile, adaptable, scalable, off-site prefabricated plug and play facades accounting for user needs (“Plug-and-Use” kits).  
Post date: 26 Oct 2020
Type: Link

Ten UN agencies joined the 15th Global Forum on Human Settlements -- for promoting post-pandemic recovery and transformation towards resilient cities and healthy planet (October 16)   The 15th Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS 2020) was successfully held in a virtual format as an observance of Urban October on October 15-16, 2020, with the theme being “Post-Pandemic Recovery and Transformation: Resilient Cities, Healthy Planet”.  
Post date: 26 Oct 2020
Type: News

Nowadays, heating networks are mainly managed by a single operator running all production means and centralising billing to subscribers.   The paradigm shift proposed by 5th generation district heating and cooling (5GDHC) paves the way towards a more decentralised model…thus raising governance issues. Blockchain may be an answer to ensure the transparency of these transactions.  
Post date: 26 Oct 2020
Type: News

Concept:   Mortgage lenders should play a role in satisfying both homeowners and homebuyers. They can encourage homeowners to renovate in order to increase the value and make it energy efficient. In turn, the homebuyer can be safely financed out of the risk.  
Post date: 26 Oct 2020
Type: Link

Concept and Objectives:   Nowadays, buildings in Europe are usually not prepared to face important earthquakes, except the ones built under recent building codes, just remember for example recent disasters caused in Italy during 2016, as in L’Aquila.  
Post date: 26 Oct 2020
Type: Link

Concept and Objectives:   EUROPA project will develop an Energy Efficiency Subscription (a set of technical specifications, procedures and standard contractual arrangements) ensuring guaranteed energy savings from the deep renovation of residential buildings.  
Post date: 26 Oct 2020
Type: Link

The concept of zero energy settlements is relatively new as, until recently, the focus of EU policy was mainly on the building scale. These days, in view of the ambitious 2050 full decarbonisation target, the revival of the ‘neighborhood’ concept and the need to reduce the initial and operational costs the benefits from designing at the settlement level have been put in the spotlight.   
Post date: 23 Oct 2020
Type: Event

The unmissable virtual appointment to find out about all the BIM novelties   4 keynote speakers 9 case studies and 3 round tables!   EBS+ is the first online edition of the benchmark European event about Building Information Modelling organised by the CAATEEB, due to be held next November 19, 2020.  
Post date: 21 Oct 2020
Type: Event

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Energy Environment Agency (AURA-EE) organised a workshop with 2 local public authorities from different regions.   The objectives were, thanks to the C-Track 50 project, to share experience on carbon neutrality strategies but also to discuss carbon finance and to explore possible synergies.  
Post date: 19 Oct 2020
Type: News