building and construction sector

BUILD UP Skills Finland aims to implement a quality-driven training and change process in construction and help achieve the ambitious energy efficiency objectives of the construction industry.   The project runs from October 2013 to March 2016. It will play a part in supporting national policies on promoting energy efficiency in construction and the development of in-work expertise.   The key measures of the project are as follows:  
Post date: 11 Sep 2015
Type: Link

This website provides selective, centralised and regularly updated information on R&D programmes of the European Commission, together with the published calls for proposals, which may be of interest for the construction sector. The site highlights both the recently published calls for proposals and those with imminent deadlines.
Post date: 1 Sep 2015
Type: Link

Effective implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive in practice implies, among other things, high quality construction works such that a completed building’s energy performance is as planned. It also requires national frameworks which monitor and enforce compliance with energy regulations. This article provides an overview of quality and compliance issues relevant to the EPBD, as well as interesting highlights from the Member States’ experience.     1. Introduction  
Post date: 12 Jun 2015
Type: News

Post date: 11 May 2015
Type: Event

Post date: 7 May 2015
Type: Event

COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS: Resource Efficiency Opportunities in the Building Sector 
Post date: 18 Apr 2015
Type: Publication

26 March 2015. The European Commission launched a public consultation on the preparation of a legislative proposal regarding greenhouse gas emission targets for each Member State for the sectors not covered by the EU Emissions Trading System, namely buildings, transport, waste and service sectors, in line with 2030 framework target of at least 40% reduction of GHG emissions relative to 1990. The 40% reduction is to come from the ETS (43% reduction relative to 2005) and the non-ETS  sectors (30% compared to 2005).
Post date: 13 Apr 2015
Type: News