The Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme (SBC) aims at improving the knowledge of sustainable construction and to support and mainstream sustainable building solutions. Through the programme, all major sustainable construction activities can be brought together under the same umbrella. The work involves sharing good practices, launching implementation projects, creating cooperation networks and committing actors around the world to sustainable construction.
Post date: 18 Oct 2019
Renovate Europe is a political communications campaign with the ambition to reduce the energy demand of the EU building stock by 80% by 2050 through legislation and ambitious renovation programmes. Accelerating the rate of renovation is a key tool in the fight against climate change, and will deliver major benefits for people, their quality of life, and the economy.
Post date: 18 Oct 2019
Innovation in the construction sector is an important driver to adapt to megatrends such as digitalisation, globalised value chains and greater urbanisation, while reducing the industry’s climate impact. Industrial prefabrication is a promising example to boost deep renovation by increased collaboration and aggregated demand.
Post date: 4 Oct 2019
SAVE THE DATE
02.10.2019 - Policy Seminar and Opening of the Exhibition on Climate Change/Brussels
09.10.2019 - Workshop on the adaptive re-use of our built environment during the EU week of Regions and Cities/ Brussels.
25.10.2019 - ACE-UIA International Conference on Design Competitions/Paris.
23.11.2019 - Perspectives: The Young Architects' Forum/ Barcelona.
NEWS FROM MEMBERS
Post date: 3 Oct 2019
Having comparable performance data coming from buildings that could be converted into information and useful knowledge would largely benefit key stakeholders of the building sector (building managers, designers and policy makers). The generated knowledge would improve existing and next generation buildings, thanks to the improved control, design and energy performance regulations generated.
Post date: 27 Sep 2019
The World Green Building Council’s pioneering report demands radical cross-sector coordination to revolutionise the buildings and construction sector towards a net zero future, and tackle embodied carbon emissions.
Post date: 25 Sep 2019
Find the Batimat, Interclima and Ideobain trade shows together under one roof in a unique opportunity to discover innovations in construction, technical, finishing works and bathrooms, meet current and future suppliers, take part in demonstrations, and get information/training on new techniques, technological advances and regulatory changes in the industry.
Post date: 23 Sep 2019
FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (Industry 4.0)
Digital transformation, as described by the European Commission, is characterised by a fusion of advanced technologies and the integration of physical and digital systems and their effect on buildings and energy efficiency in buildings. These concepts will be explored in the next paragraphs.
Post date: 18 Sep 2019
Don’t miss out on the buildingSMART International Summit – you will
Learn how the industry is moving towards a digital future
Network with industry experts
Participate in the development of standards
Learn about future trends
Be part of the international friendship club
Post date: 13 Sep 2019
Turkey’s building sector’s energy demand is growing rapidly, at a rate of 4.4% on average, effectively rendering it the one sector with the largest energy consumption among all end-use sectors, representing around one third of the country’s total final energy consumption.
The sector’s energy demand is characterised by a high share of gas and electricity use, with these two accounting for two-thirds of the sector’s total energy demand.
Post date: 6 Sep 2019