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SSPCR 2019 aims to answer the question on how can we maximize the impact of academic research, the scaling-up and replicability opportunities of pilot projects, and the added value of local bottom-up initiatives, in relation to complex challenges posed by the smart city/region approach?   Therefore, building projects that wish to put their work in a larger (urban or regional scale) will find in this conference the right audience.  
Post date: 16 Jul 2019
Type: News

ASSIST is a 3-year H2020 project that started in 2017. It is implemented in six countries: Italy, Spain, UK, Poland, Finland and Belgium.   The idea is to contribute to tackle energy poverty through operators with integrated competencies.  
Post date: 15 Jul 2019
Type: News

  In a first step, the DGNB criteria for new buildings will be adapted to local peculiarities in Spain and tested in a pilot phase.   This adaptation should be completed by mid-2020. Other forms of certification of the DGNB, for example in the field of renovation, for buildings in use or for urban districts, will be available in Spain in the future as well.  
Post date: 15 Jul 2019
Type: News

By today Solar Decathlon has become the world’s most significant architectural innovation competition organized between universities.   
Post date: 10 Jul 2019
Type: News

2020 is a major milestone of the European energy & climate policy framework. The latest trends in final energy consumption have shown that the main energy efficiency target of 20% overall energy efficiency improvement by 2020 could be missed.   By the end of 2019, the EU Member States will submit their final National Energy & Climate Plans, including targets for 2030 and strategies to achieve them.  
Post date: 10 Jul 2019
Type: News

Recent innovations in engineered timber have laid the foundations for the world’s first wooden skyscrapers to appear within a decade, a feat that is not only achievable—according to the Centre for Natural Material Innovation—but one they hope will beckon in an era of sustainable wooden cities, helping reverse historic emissions from the construction industry.  
Post date: 9 Jul 2019
Type: News

This session brought together experiences from four Horizon 2020 projects (BIMplement, BIMCert, BIMeet, NetUBIEP) working with BIM as a training tool and developing qualification frameworks in order to deliver a high quality performing built result.  
Post date: 8 Jul 2019
Type: News

The ACE brought together architects and professionals of the built environment for a two hour debate on Level(s) : What is the potential of Level(s) to support sustainable architectural quality? What is the first feedback from pilots? What amendments are needed to achieve a broader uptake?   Check the YouTube link below!
Post date: 8 Jul 2019
Type: News

Five Eu funded projects (TripleA­reno, iBROAD, HAPPEN, ALDREN, Fit­to­NZEB) collaborating on integrated tools and methods for deep retrofitting, looked at key challenges that need to be surpassed for a breakthrough in building energy improvement, propose specific solutions, and highlight some good reasons for optimism.   Check the YouTube link below!
Post date: 8 Jul 2019
Type: News

If you are working on your proposal for funding for energy efficiency under the Horizon 2020 call, have a look at EASME article (see link below)    They collected and put together a number of steps and tips from EASME experts to help you focus on the most important elements. T   he call will open on the 16th of July, and the first deadline is set for 15 January 2020.  
Post date: 8 Jul 2019
Type: News