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With a staggering 97%[1]  of the housing stock estimated as being energy inefficient, the building sector represents a tremendous potential for energy savings, that still needs to be unlocked.  
Post date: 26 Feb 2021
Type: News

Topic   When investing in energy efficient building projects, the actual energy performance of the buildings regularly turns out to be worse than what was predicted pre-construction.   This puts investments at risk as the return on investment is lower due to higher energy costs.  
Post date: 24 Feb 2021
Type: Event

The construction sector is an industry that consumes substantial amount of material sources and energy and produces significant volume of waste.   It nevertheless also carries innovation: digital product passports and building certificates are being introduced; Building Information Modelling (BIM) is applied into big public procurement projects, 3D printing emerges as a feasible construction technology, and the industry considers robotization and automation as a huge labour productivity boost.
Post date: 22 Feb 2021
Type: News

Concept:   At VITO, their aim is a society where sustainability is the norm. They are working on global projects to promote the transition to sustainability. They create innovative technological solutions and actively share their knowledge with businesses and government bodies.   Mission  
Post date: 18 Feb 2021
Type: Link

Zapraszamy do obejrzenia webinarium zorganizowanego przez Główny Urząd Nadzoru Budowlanego. Tematem szkolenia jest cyfryzacja w procesie budowlano-inwestycyjnym.   Od tego miesiąca inwestorzy będą składać wnioski w procesie budowlano-inwestycyjnym do urzędów elektronicznie.  
Post date: 18 Feb 2021
Type: News

In 2019, 6.9% of the EU population said in an EU-wide survey that they could not afford to heat their home sufficiently.   Energy poverty represents a problem all over Europe, and is particularly high in the East, South, South-Eastern and Baltic regions of Europe, where GDP per capita often falls below the EU average.  
Post date: 15 Feb 2021
Type: News

Stijn Verbeke is senior researcher at EnergyVille/VITO and University of Antwerp. He is an innovator on smart buildings and data-driven tools for improving the energy performance of buildings and districts.   Stijn holds a PhD degree in applied engineering and lectures courses on building physics and energy performance of buildings for engineering students at the University of Antwerp.  
Post date: 15 Feb 2021
Type: Link

Buildings account for around 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the European Union.   Curtains walls, associated with modern architecture and large office building stock, are often criticized for their limited insulation properties. Existing buildings, including historical ones, are responsible for up to 60% energy losses through the envelope.  
Post date: 10 Feb 2021
Type: News

The SmartBuilt4EU project launches its first workshop to identify barriers, challenges and opportunities to support the take up of smart buildings in Europe.   This session will introduce the four task forces that will each address a specific theme (see below) and will kick off their respective activity.  
Post date: 10 Feb 2021
Type: Event

With a staggering 97%[1]  of the housing stock estimated as being energy inefficient, the building sector represents a tremendous potential for energy savings, that still needs to be unlocked.  
Post date: 9 Feb 2021
Type: Event