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From January 2021 all new construction in the EU must achieve the nearly-zero energy buildings standard, and existing buildings will have to be renovated at a faster rate. While the carbon emissions from buildings in operation should be reduced, their actual energy consumption relate to a more complex combination of factors.  
Post date: 26 Apr 2019
Type: News

The Club of Rome’s first report and early whistle-blowers’ calls from the late 1960s on the Earth’s environmental stress, are today backed by concrete facts and data on the need for change. A significant 40 % of energy use relates to construction and buildings, a key element of the equation. The current energy demand of existing building stock needs to be drastically reduced.
Post date: 23 Nov 2018
Type: News

This Webinar, organised by Eurac research and in collaboration with the BUILD UP team, is focused on teaching you all about deep renovation and prefabricated solutions and the H2020 project 4RinEU.  
Post date: 28 Sep 2018
Type: News

From 15th May, applications for funding under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme are open for proposal submission. The total available funding is €56 million. The topics open for applications are: - LC-SC3-NZE-1-2018:  Advanced CO2 capture technologies (budget: €20 m) - LC-SC3-NZE-2-2018:  Conversion of captured CO2 (budget: €12 m) - LC-SC3-NZE-3-2018:  Strategic planning for CCUS development (budget: €3 m) - LC-SC3-CC-1-2018-2019-2020: Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) aspects of the Clean-Energy Transition (budget: €10 m)
Post date: 6 Aug 2018
Type: News