Public and non residential buildings

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Reaching energy and climate goals requires involving building users, to let them understand what energy savings can be achieved thanks to changes in their behavior.   Green lease contracts (GLCs) offer a model providing a structural platform for cooperation between building owners and tenants.  
Post date: 21 Dec 2020
Type: Tool

Improving energy efficiency in public buildings is at the core of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and Energy Performance Building Directive (EPBD).   The eCentral project aims to support key stakeholders in the energy renovation of public buildings, to promote the benefits of nZEBs – nearly zero energy buildings, and to deploy innovative financing schemes.  
Post date: 21 Dec 2020
Type: Publication

Welcome to the December 2020 issue of the venticool newsletter! Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we adapt to the situation and our work continues uninterruptedly.   As many as 194 participants attended the webinar Resilient Ventilative Cooling in practice on December 9.  
Post date: 17 Dec 2020
Type: News

NBI's 2020 list of pioneering zero energy (ZE) projects represents the latest growth in a rapidly expanding market. ZE buildings are extremely energy efficient, with a median site EUI of only 23 kBtu/sf/yr*, and consume only as much energy as is produced onsite with clean, renewable energy resources such as solar.  
Post date: 15 Dec 2020
Type: Publication

Concept:   Europe is experiencing an increasing number of disasters due to severe and extreme weather and climate events.   The more vulnerable a community is to such natural hazards, the greater the risk of human and material losses.  
Post date: 9 Dec 2020
Type: Link

Klima aktiv GOLD   klimaaktiv points: 965 out of 1000   In terms of sustainability, in addition to the wooden construction, the compactness of the building with regard to energy efficiency was taken into account. The appearance is characterized by the wooden construction, the facade surfaces remain untreated.   
Post date: 8 Dec 2020
Type: Case

From office workers to students, Americans facing colder weather and more time inside have a pressing question: How can they keep safe amid a pandemic that scientists say thrives in indoor settings?   The search for answers has prompted a new look at what architects and their buildings can do to help, both now and in the future.  
Post date: 6 Dec 2020
Type: News

Could buildings one day imitate living organisms, intelligently sensing, moving, and responding to environmental stimuli? Negin Imani has developed the first tool translating thermoregulation strategies in the natural world into architectural solutions to help bring buildings to life.  
Post date: 6 Dec 2020
Type: News

Europe needs to reach a minimum 3% annual deep renovation rate to achieve a strengthened GHG reduction target and a boost for renewable heating and cooling.  
Post date: 3 Dec 2020
Type: News

To achieve its 2050 climate neutrality objective, the European Union must accelerate greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction in this decade. The building sector can be a central pillar of this effort and can make a significant contribution to a strengthened 2030 greenhouse gas reduction target.   Increasing actions and investment to accelerate building renovations will also lead to sustaining a green economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and improving living conditions for Europeans.
Post date: 3 Dec 2020
Type: Publication