The building sector presents a considerable unexploited potential for cost-effective energy savings. Nearly Zero-Energy Building (NZEB) standards have become a mandatory requirement in Europe for new construction from 2020, however increasing the rate, depth, quality and effectiveness of building renovation remains a challenge since the current European average rate of renovation is only 1.2 % per year
Post date: 21 Dec 2020
Green Homes going Mainstream
SMARTER Finance for Families - H2020 Project
Post date: 16 Oct 2020
Skills development in the building sector: what are the challenges?
Post date: 19 May 2020
Klimahouse 2020 has been another successful event gathering practitioners, designers, building owners, students, researchers and curious visitors. The fair exhibited the most innovative house building companies in Italy, but also from abroad with the aim to present sustainable, innovative and energy efficient solutions. These ranged from sustainable materials to smart technologies, and from innovative building technics to building installations.
Post date: 4 Mar 2020
Historic buildings constitute a considerable share of the European building stock. About 35% of the EU's buildings are over 50 years old, with 26.4% dating from before 1945 . Improving the energy performance of historic buildings (i.e. buildings built before 1945) improves the internal comfort conditions while reducing the energy demand and therefore reduces the risk of fuel poverty.
Post date: 19 Feb 2020
The SMARTER Finance for Families H2020 project intends to replicate the success of the Green Homes/ Green Mortgages (GH/GM) programme initiated by the Romanian Green Building Council (RoGBC). By the beginning of 2019, the Romanian program had signed agreements with 25 investors to build more than 6,500 housing units in Romania meeting strict green standards.
Post date: 3 Feb 2020
In general terms, the Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the allocation of unique identifiers (such as IP addresses) to physical objects. Those identifiers enable objects to connect to a network allowing the transfer of data to and from those entities. These objects can potentially be anything: people, animals, vehicles, plants, appliances, building components, etc., and they are often described as smart
objects, for example, a smart meter, a smart phone, a smart home, etc.
Post date: 16 Jan 2020
The countdown to transpose the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) has started!
Post date: 17 Oct 2018
Post date: 26 Sep 2018