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Become now an international DGNB Consultant and position yourself in the growing market of sustainable buildings. DGNB Consultants carry out auditing work for DGNB Certificates and Pre-certificates for buildings and districts.   The training to become a DGNB Consultant entails you to work closely with the design team and the client during the design and construction process within the meaning of the DGNB Certification.  
Post date: 30 Nov 2020
Type: News

With its Green Deal, the EU under the leadership of Ursula von der Leyen has caused quite a stir. When it comes to climate protection and sustainability, there’s a new spirit of optimism.   It’s right and important that the building industry plays a central role on this path to becoming the ‘first carbon-neutral continent’. The penny has finally dropped and not been ‘lobbied off the stage’ by reservations and objections.  
Post date: 30 Nov 2020
Type: News

The World Green Building Council joins nine international organisations to sign a letter to COP26 President, Alok Sharma, requesting a Built Environment Day at the climate summit in November 2021.   The day at COP26 would be dedicated to the action pathways to accelerate the decarbonisation of the built environment, and it will demonstrate how business and governments are catalysing solutions to the climate crisis.  
Post date: 30 Nov 2020
Type: News

Find out what are the results of the survey done during the summer 2020 for the collection of the views on the future of the Covenant of Mayors initiative in Europe with the participation of local and regional authorities.   Our office conducted an online survey during the summer 2020 aimed at collecting local and regional authorities’ views and suggestions on the future of the Covenant initiative in Europe.  
Post date: 23 Nov 2020
Type: News

Over 4,500 citizens from around the world will join forces and take action this week-end as part of EIT Climate-KIC’s Climathon 2020.   The programme unites policymakers, entrepreneurs, youth, business leaders, hackers, academics, students and professionals in tackling the defining climate challenges of their cities– from urban planning to waste, circular economy, green infrastructure, sustainable food and mobility.  
Post date: 23 Nov 2020
Type: News

EIT Climate-KIC circular economy expert, Cliona Howie, will join 23 other experts at the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform Coordination Group and represent EIT Climate-KIC and the Circular Economy Cross-KIC Initiative.   The transition from a linear to a circular economic model is an essential contribution to Europe’s efforts to develop a sustainable, low carbon, resource-efficient  and resilient economy.  
Post date: 16 Nov 2020
Type: News

Produced by BBC StoryWorks, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) films explore how sustainable buildings can address climate, health & wellbeing and resource efficiency issues.    11 November 2020, London, UK — World Green Building Council today launched a series of mini-documentary style films, highlighting the impact of buildings on the environment and human health and the work of organisations around the world to counter this.  
Post date: 16 Nov 2020
Type: News

The Extinction Rebellion or Fridays for Future global actions have shown that citizens around the world want to have a say in climate decisions.   For EIT Climate-KIC, it is of paramount importance to create the links between decision-makers and the public around climate action.  
Post date: 16 Nov 2020
Type: News

At a time when our cities are facing many challenges, paving the way towards sustainable solutions to make our cities more resilient and liveable is essential.   As a low-carbon, smart and circular energy grid, 5th generation district heating and cooling (5GDHC) is one of those promising solutions. In this newsletter, we invite you to discover the 5 pilot sites implementing 5GHDC and the new platform launched by the partners of the D2GRIDS project.  
Post date: 16 Nov 2020
Type: News

A Renovation Wave, which will accelerate the decarbonisation of buildings, is an initiative highlighted in the European Green Deal as an essential to achieving a carbon neutral Europe by 2050.  
Post date: 9 Nov 2020
Type: News