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Besides energy efficiency, the new zero carbon standard also considers the upfront carbon emissions associated with the construction of the homes. It also encourages home builders to actually measure how the homes perform after they are purchased and lived in.  
Post date: 19 Nov 2019
Type: News

The legislation requires all large enterprises based in the European Union - with at least 250 employees, or annual revenues over €50 million and an annual balance sheet of over €43 million - to comply with the national energy audit obligation, including calculating their total energy consumption and identifying saving opportunities across their estate, every four years.  
Post date: 19 Nov 2019
Type: News

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a methodology that has been developed to evaluate the environmental impact of buildings, with respect to their processes, their materials and use (energy) throughout the whole life cycle of a building. It is not to be confused with Life Cycle Costs which instead focuses on cost reduction, especially interesting when embarking in the design and construction of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEBs).  
Post date: 19 Nov 2019
Type: News

This Call is also available here in German, in English and in Italian. The event will be in Italian and English, with the possibility of asking questions in German.   WHY RE-THINKING TECHNOLOGIES   Proper technology solution-sets (the gears in the picture) can enable a regenerative indoor environment for building users and for the Planet. Technologies will be the key to promote a shift of paradigm in building design from the “less bad” to the “more regenerative”  
Post date: 15 Nov 2019
Type: News

CRAVEzero pinboard: an interactive web-based modular framework supporting in developing low LCC nZEBs
Post date: 14 Nov 2019
Type: News

According to Eurostat 2017, 42% of the European population currently live in flats (condominiums, multi-owned properties, tenements, social housing, etc.). Retrofitting condominiums (tenements and flatted buildings) is highly strategic for local authorities, as a large number of private owners can be reached at the same time. Once the retrofitting is done, co-owners benefit from comfortable homes as well as from financial and carbon savings.   Fragmented ownership
Post date: 14 Nov 2019
Type: News

What does the transition towards lowcarbon building stock mean for Europe?   European building stock is responsible for around a third of CO2 emissions, and the EU has set a target of 20 % reduction by 2020 and 60 % by 2030, from a 1990 baseline. Meeting these targets means focusing on decarbonising the power supply and making concerted efforts to reduce energy demand through retrofits of existing stock.  
Post date: 14 Nov 2019
Type: News

With a total of 18 topics in these priority areas, the work programme features a new focus on "Buildings in energy transition", highlighting how decarbonisation of buildings constitute the major challenge of the next decade. At the same time, it continues to focus on digital and smart technologies and innovative financing for energy efficiency as well as supporting public authorities and  ensuring the active involvement of consumers in the energy transition.  
Post date: 14 Nov 2019
Type: News

Discover the Open Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Data Hub – an initiative that promotes the exploration, analysis, and use of authoritative SDG data sources for evidence-based decision-making and advocacy. The initiative goal is to enable decision makers, data providers, managers, and users to discover, understand, and communicate about patterns and interrelationships from the available SDG data and statistics.  
Post date: 13 Nov 2019
Type: News

In this issue: MEDNICE project's outcomes New project EFFICIENT BUILDINGS MED - Mediterranean Energy Debate The technical capitalization of modular projects results: financing schemes and barriers; traning methodologies and capacity gaps; methodology, tools and indicators; lessons learned. The main recommendations of the policy papers Manifesto for a Mediterranean building renovation  
Post date: 11 Nov 2019
Type: News