Very low energy buildings

The annual rate of home and commercial building renovation is well under the 3% required to achieve European climate and energy goals.  There is a need to accelerate investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions to boost cost-effective building renovation benefiting all Europeans.  
Post date: 23 Sep 2019
Type: News

The event will consist of two days, the first day will be held at the Maison des Associations Internationales, and the second at Sofitel Brussels Le Louise Hotel.  
Post date: 23 Sep 2019
Type: Event

Topic of the month 'Digitalisation of the Building and Construction sector'​​. Improve building energy efficiency is one of the main issues of the BIMplement project. To that end, BIM (Building information modelling) is used as an on-site tool for Blue collar workers to better understand the type of work to be implemented.  
Post date: 23 Sep 2019
Type: News

Our buildings help define our cities – from our iconic skylines to our historic architecture. They are where our citizens, live, work, study and play. These buildings are also one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, accounting for over half of total city emissions on average, and a significant source of air pollution. Currently, half a million people die each year due to outdoor air pollution caused by energy used in buildings.
Post date: 19 Sep 2019
Type: Publication

Oslo and Heidelberg join 23 other cities committed to C40’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Declaration.   On 17th September in London (UK), The Governing Mayor of Oslo, Raymond Johansen, and Lord Mayor of Heidelberg Eckart Würzner, committed to significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions from their cities by ensuring that new buildings operate at net zero carbon by 2030.   
Post date: 19 Sep 2019
Type: News

FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (Industry 4.0) Digital transformation, as described by the European Commission, is characterised by a fusion of advanced technologies and the integration of physical and digital systems and their effect on buildings and energy efficiency in buildings. These concepts will be explored in the next paragraphs.  
Post date: 18 Sep 2019
Type: News

The project (planned for completion in 2019) is part of a study that compares the practical comparisons of different energy concepts for highly efficient, ecological and economically operated multi-family dwellings. One goal here is to achieve the lowest possible energy and heating demand in the operation of the building. For this purpose, different variants were already planned and selected for the construction, such as heating system and building shell according to the latest research findings.
Post date: 17 Sep 2019
Type: Case

The project objectives are to enhance nZEB construction and renovation, while easy up collaboration and up-skilling of stakeholders. • The focus will be given to two major subjects, that will have a great influence on the nZEB result: ventilation and airtightness. • BIM modelling and BIM model use will be the essential tools that will allow all stakeholders to collaborate
Post date: 13 Sep 2019
Type: Publication

Concept, Objectives and Methodology
Post date: 13 Sep 2019
Type: Link

The Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) is organising on Wednesday 2 October 2019 in the European Parliament two events aiming to discuss and showcase solutions that architecture can offer for a sustainable and high-quality built environment.  
Post date: 13 Sep 2019
Type: Event