The right performance of a building directly relates to higher comfort and thus to better living conditions for the users. Less unexpected maintenance costs and improved comfort conditions positively influence the real estate value and occupancy rate.
This is the conclusion of the AZEB study ‘Real Estate Value and Occupancy Rate in nZEBs’. It demonstrates how the AZEB methodology effects these values, now and in future.
Post date: 19 Aug 2019
AZEB studied the use of indicators for measuring the social performance of a building. The social performance of two AZEB case studies, in Spain and Bulgaria, was investigated.
The study shows how the European standard could aid decision making for cost-effective nZEB development.
Post date: 19 Aug 2019
One-stop-shops (OSS) are easily accessible tools for overcoming market fragmentation on both demand and supply side.
They can offer holistic renovation solutions for building owners, covering evaluation of energy use, advice on interventions and access to finance and contractors.
Post date: 2 Aug 2019
While most industries have been through fundamental changes over the past few decades, the construction industry has been hesitant to embrace digital innovation.
This does not mean that there is no innovation helpful for the sector. Building Information Modelling (BIM), the Internet of Things, 3D laser scanning and component printing, big data analytics, augmented reality, drones etc. are some examples of innovations, which could have a major impact on the construction sector.
Post date: 22 Jul 2019
On 9th – 11th June 2020, Gothenburg will host the next edition of the World Sustainable Built Environment conference (WSBE 2020), called BEYOND 2020. The conference is organised by Chalmers University of Technology and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, with the support of Johanneberg Science Park and Gothenburg City.
Post date: 19 Jul 2019
Homeowner or landlord? To convince people to have energy-saving renovations you need to know what they are really looking for
What would motivate you to renovate your house to make it more energy efficient? The cost? The legal framework? An environmental conscience? It also mostly depends on who you are, and if you actually live in your house or if you rent it.
Post date: 6 Jul 2019
EVENT SUMMARY - WHAT SHOULD YOU ATTEND?
The Tour is for anybody interested in networking and taking the CanBIM Project Site Tour.
Post date: 4 Jul 2019
Getting on track to limit global temperature increase to 1.5°C, as was agreed in Paris back in 2015, would not just be good for our climate, but first and foremost for all citizens.
What changes to the European policy framework and new initiatives could be prepared and implemented in the coming years?
This paper on the zero carbon and circular challenge in the built environment puts forward several policy recommendations.
Post date: 26 Jun 2019
“Renovation of buildings is by far the most cost-effective way to tackle the climate problem”, said Roel Vermeiren from the Flemish Energy Agency, speaking at the LIFE Platform meeting on Climate Action and the Building Sector on 17 June.
Post date: 19 Jun 2019
As examples of this month's BUILD UP topic "New skills for energy efficiency in buildings" you can view the presentations and key findings from a C4EForum 2018 panel session Training of skills for 21st century.
C4E Forums are biannual events on energy efficiency with focus on Central and Eastern Europe context.
Post date: 10 Jun 2019