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The warmer it gets, the more people crank up the air conditioning (AC). In fact, AC is booming in nations across the world: it’s predicted that around two thirds of the world’s households could have an air conditioner by 2050, and the demand for energy to cool buildings will triple.  
Post date: 31 Jul 2019
Type: News

Yes, it’s true: the D part of the DGNB name stands for Deutsch. We’re German. This has no impact on our operations as an NPO, however: we act on the global stage. Whether it’s in Europe or many other corners of the world, we set up networks and are a much sought-after partner and platform of knowledge for many issues affecting sustainable construction. Probably one of the best examples of this is a recently initiated partnership in Spain.    
Post date: 31 Jul 2019
Type: News

In recent years, the term “circular economy” has become increasingly widespread and has also reached the construction industry. There are a variety of levers for implementing the concept in the construction and real estate sector. In the report “Circular Economy – Closing loops means being fit for the future“, the DGNB has gathered these levers and addresses the relevant stakeholders whose support and participation is required for a transition towards a circular economy.  
Post date: 31 Jul 2019
Type: News

The basic need for hot water is very expensive as it heaps a huge amount of energy. It is believed that more than 18% of domestic energy is used to heat water.  In most homes and businesses this energy is generated from fossil fuels – gas and oil.  Most modern domestic boilers run on gas and heat water on demand.  
Post date: 31 Jul 2019
Type: News

Although the PropTech sector is certainly booming in Europe, fragmentation ad lack of transparency are key challenges affecting the transformation of the industry.  
Post date: 24 Jul 2019
Type: News

Population growth, urbanisation and climate changes show the built environment is facing great challenges. Professionals have a great responsibility in ensuring our future is sustainable.   In doing so we will also ensure real estate investments are future-proof.  
Post date: 24 Jul 2019
Type: News

Un­der the theme Pass­ive House world­wide this years in­ter­na­tion­al Pas­sice House con­fer­en­ce is tak­ing place in Gaobeidi­an/China.   Re­gister now for two days of in­spir­ing lec­tures and work­shops. As usu­al you will get the chance to roam through the at­tend­ant ex­hib­i­tion and get in touch with oth­er people at the first Pass­ive House con­fer­en­ce out of europe.    
Post date: 24 Jul 2019
Type: News

On the 19th of June, during the EU Sustainable Energy Week, project partners and participants of IMEAS and C-track 50 discussed how to achieve a better understanding of interactions between actors at various governance levels – a knowledge which represents a key element for a successful energy transition.   In different EU countries, different governance levels have dissimilar backgrounds, conflicting mechanisms, incentives and reporting tools.  
Post date: 24 Jul 2019
Type: News

After having reduced their energy consumption by 12% between 2004 and 2015, the RATP renewed its engagement to reduce energy consumption by obtaining the ISO 50001 certification in 2017, setting a new objective of -20% between 2015-2025.  
Post date: 17 Jul 2019
Type: News

Eiffage launches Sekoya, the first carbon & climate platform dedicated entirely to low-carbon materials and processes   Eiffage has made innovation and ecological transition two pillars of its strategic plan, and in partnership with the construction innovation specialist, Impulse Partners, is now rolling out Sekoya: a carbon & climate platform dedicated entirely to low-carbon materials and processes.  
Post date: 17 Jul 2019
Type: News