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Sustainability at RICS - managing change in a changing world

The earth's capacity is finite. Unsustainable land-use practices, buildings and construction coupled with an ever-growing population are responsible for the depletion of natural resources and loss of biodiversity and habitat. At global,...


The SME webportal will provide European SMEs with the business tools required to access the European Standardization System of CEN and CENELEC through: information on new standardization initiatives information on...
This webportal launched by CEN and CENELEC provides advice and information to support European Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) on European standardization related issues.

Map of Worldwide Ecological Footprints

People living in different countries differ greatly in their demand on the Earth’s ecosystems. This is shown in the global map of the relative Ecological Footprint per person in 2007. The darker the color, the higher the Ecological...
Map of ecological footprints worldwide: A global map of the relative ecological footprint per person in 2007.

Sapa Building System

Sapa Buidling Syetem is a major actor for sustainable aluminium solutions for the light building envelop: windows, doors, curtain wall, BIPV Providing solutions for energy control, accoustic, safety, buglar proof, fire and blast...
Aluminium and energy efficient solutions for the light building envelop

The Greenest Building is the One Already Built

"Preservation saves energy by taking advantage of the nonrecoverable energy embodied in an existing building and extending the use of it" - ASSESSING the ENERGY CONSERVATION BENEFITS of HISTORIC PRESERVATION: Methods and Examples, Advisory...

Materials, durability and whole-life costing

First published in Building, these articles, by Peter Mayer of BLP building defects insurance, are based on the premise that for any component, the market supplies a range of options with different whole life performance and cost...

Low energy house boats in the Netherland

Eat my house is een open community voor iedereen die bezig is met duurzaam bouwen en wonen. Een kennisplatform waarop jij je projecten, producten en ideeën kan laten zien, met anderen kan communiceren en nieuwe klanten kan vinden. Het doel...

Amsterdam Smart City Project

Amsterdam Smart City is a unique cooperation between the citizens of Amsterdam, businesses and authorities in order to illustrate how energy can be saved, now and in the future. Together we’re developing smart projects that will change the...

Dutch contact point for businesses, (knowledge) institutions and government bodies for information and advice, financing, networking and regulatory matters

NL Agency came about through a merger of EVD, The Netherlands Patent Office (Octrooicentrum Nederland) and SenterNovem. Focussing on sustainability, innovation, international business and cooperation, NL Agency is the number one contact...
NL Agency is a department of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs that implements government policy for sustainability, innovation, and international business and cooperation. It is the contact point for businesses, (knowledge)...

Dutch Green Building Council

The Dutch Green Building Council (DGBC) was founded in 2008 in The Netherlands as a market initiative. The aim was to make Sustainability in the building industry measurable by developing a sustainability label allowing for the uniform...

Renewable Energy Database

Renewable Energy related Events News Industries
Renewable Energy Database is a portal that gathers all interesting informations on ongoing and future events related to renewable energies and technologies.

Building a green new house with real energy data

First of all, I'm a geek. I'm an organic food-eating, carbon footprint-minimizing, robotic surgery geek, and I really want to build green, but I'm very suspicious of all of these well-meaning articles, people long on moral authority and...
In a short, funny, data-packed talk at TED U, Catherine Mohr walks through all the geeky decisions she made when building a green new house -- looking at real energy numbers, not hype. What choices matter most? Not the ones you think.

IEA - International Energy Agency

With a staff of around 220, mainly energy experts and statisticians from its 28 member countries, the IEA conducts a broad programme of energy research, data compilation, publications and public dissemination of the latest energy policy...
The International Energy Agency (IEA) is an intergovernmental organisation which acts as energy policy advisor to 28 member countries in their effort to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for their citizens. Founded during the...

CIB - International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction

CIB is the acronym of the abbreviated French (former) name: "Conseil International du Bâtiment" (in English this is: International Council for Building). In the course of 1998, the abbreviation has been kept but the full name changed into...
CIB was established in 1953 as an Association whose objectives were to stimulate and facilitate international cooperation and information exchange between governmental research institutes in the building and construction sector, with an...

European Concrete Platform

Issues of relevance to the construction industry: Energy efficiency Fire Safety Structural codes Structural safetyA selection of energy efficient building case studies categorised as follows: Office buildings Residential buildings...
The European Concrete Platform ASBL (ECP), is a European association incorporated as a non-profit association under Belgian law. Its objective is to study and promote all aspects of concrete for construction. The ECP aims to promote...

Masovian Association of Energy Performance Certificators (Mazowieckie Stowarzyszenie Certyfikatorów Energetycznych)

Masovian Association of Energy Performance Certificators is an Association of approx. 160 members-inspectors with authorization to prepare Energy Performance Certificates of buildings. By our activity we strive to improve the energy...

EPiEC - Energetski pregledi i energetsko certificiranje

Provođenje energetskih pregleda i energetskog certificiranja zgrada

Intelligent Energy Projects

European Commission Intelligent Energy Europe Projects  
Welcome to more than 400 innovative projects for a more energy-intelligent Europe!

CESTEC-Center for Technological development, Energy and Competitiveness of SMEs in Lombardy region.

CESTEC is the regional energy agency of Lombardia (IT) with an extensive experiences in Energy efficiency and Energy Savings in buildings. Since 2007 Cestec manage on behalf of regional government two administrative and technical...

Energy Community - South Eastern Europe

Facts and Figures Legal Framework Institutions Events Dispute Settlement Mechanism
The conflicts of the 1990s led to the disintegration of a unified energy system that stretched from the Adriatic to the Black and Aegean Seas. What was once a single system is now a patchwork of several. Regardless of the frontiers drawn...