Covid-19

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Why are COVID-19 stimulus packages important for a green transformation of the construction sector?     How can COVID-19 stimulus packages balance between building new and improving the old?   What role should material efficiency play in post-COVID construction projects?  
Post date: 18 Jun 2020
Type: Event

27 European heads of state are discussing the Commission’s proposal for a €1.85 trillion COVID-19 recovery budget. It is a huge sum: €1.1 trillion from the member states themselves and €750 billion to be borrowed on the capital markets. But it is dwarfed by something which is all around us and which we take for granted: buildings.  
Post date: 17 Jun 2020
Type: News

The purpose of HVAC systems is to provide and maintain environmental conditions, including proper airflow, relevant humidity, heating, and cooling in a specific area to ensure thermal comfort and indoor air quality. In the context of recent threats, special attention should be paid to the built environment. People usually spend their 90% time indoor; it is essential to understand the potential transmission dynamic of COID-19 within the building environments. The building's environment plays an important role in infection transmission.
Post date: 17 Jun 2020
Type: Publication

The construction industry seems to be comparatively unscathed by the pandemic – at least at first glance. Work has continued on many building sites. But what about the long-term situation at the global level? Should urban densification in this new age of interpersonal spacing still be advocated? Do architects, planners, engineers, and urban designers need to rethink certain precepts or even embrace a paradigm shift?
Post date: 10 Jun 2020
Type: News

The European Commission is hosting the second of two webinars on sustainable energy investment in Member State recovery plans on 30 June 2020 from 10:30 to 12:00 CET.   The webinar will continue the discussion of how some EU Member States are integrating sustainable energy investment into their economic recovery plans and how national financial institutions are supporting these efforts.  
Post date: 9 Jun 2020
Type: Event

Home and building renovation is relevant for the implementation of the Green Deal, but also for the post COVID 19 crisis recovery. Without effective home renovation programs (that is to say programs that combine financing and technical assistance), we would be losing out on an opportunity to get Europe back on track, and meet Green Deal’s targets.  
Post date: 8 Jun 2020
Type: Event

The European Commission is hosting the first of two webinars on sustainable energy investment in Member State recovery plans on 16 June 2020 from 10:30 to 12:00 CET.   The webinar will focus on how some EU Member States are integrating sustainable energy investment into their economic recovery plans and how national financial institutions are supporting these efforts.  
Post date: 8 Jun 2020
Type: Event

Webinar: La COVID-19 y la Recuperación Social Verde, 1ª parte   GBCe junto con GNE Finance y EuroPACE organiza el webinario sobre ´La COVID-19 y la Recuperación Social Verde´.  
Post date: 5 Jun 2020
Type: Event

EBC, FIEC and UIPI published a joint statement on 25th May 2020, expressing their support for the green “Superbonus” – a 110% tax discount for energy and anti-seismic renovations – recently proposed by the Italian government to relaunch the construction and real estate sectors, highly impacted by the economic repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic.  
Post date: 5 Jun 2020
Type: News

In March 2020, FEDARENE launched the 2020 Roger Léron Award and its call for nominations in order to celebrate outstanding contributions to sustainable energy at local, regional and European level.   In the meantime, Europe and the other continents were going through one of the most dreadful crisis ever experienced, both in terms of health and economy. The covid-19 has impacted every aspect of our lives, including the way we work and communicate.  
Post date: 5 Jun 2020
Type: News