green / sustainable buildings

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The Coronavirus pandemic has put the spotlight on Europe’s housing crisis, exposing the shortcomings of our housing policies that have increased inequalities and destabilized our societies. Now that the “Stay at home” guidelines pushed us more than ever before to take stock of the state of housing including the unacceptably high levels of homelessness and over-crowding and unsustainable rental costs in the EU, it’s time for a global rethink of housing policy. The EU must lead on this. Public, cooperative and social housing providers have set the example how to proceed.
Post date: 22 Jun 2020
Type: News

Webinar 8: Planning support for green buildings and cities   Date: 22.07.2020 Time: 10:10 – 11:22 am CEST   Speakers: Chris Caerts, Project & Product Manager, VITO NV Martin Jakob, Executive partner, TEP Energy Steffen Robbi, Business-Manager, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology  
Post date: 22 Jun 2020
Type: Event

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

Date: 25 June, 2020 Start: 2.30pm GMT / 3.30pm CEST / 4.30pm EEST   -  Duration: 1½ hours  
Post date: 17 Jun 2020
Type: Event

2030 Palette is a database of sustainable design principles, strategies and resources easily accessible for supporting new projects and renovations.   Why the 2030 Palette?  
Post date: 12 Jun 2020
Type: Tool

Over 80 leading cities, states and organisations have signed the WorldGBC Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment to date. In this masterclass, you will find out why committing is so powerful and so important AND you'll also hear unique insights into how to deliver net zero carbon buildings in practice.   We will hear from the following leading voices: Why companies commit to net zero carbon buildings?  
Post date: 5 Jun 2020
Type: Event

HoHo Vienna is one of the tallest wooden buildings in the world and a lighthouse project for sustainable timber construction. Thanks to the level of thermal insulation, resource conservation, energy efficiency and sound insulation, it has been awarded with the certification LEED Gold and ÖGNB gold from the Austrian Society for Sustainable Buildings.  
Post date: 1 Jun 2020
Type: Case

The architect firm Snøhetta, in collaboration with Arctic Adventures of Norway, Asplan Viak and Skanska, has designed “Svart”, the world’s first Plus Energy hotel in a Northern climate.
Post date: 25 May 2020
Type: Case

On the 1st of May, Denmark's Social Democratic Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, made a crucial announcement that relieved many public housing companies in Denmark: a proposal to activate 30 billion DKK from the Landsbyggefonden (the National Building Fund) to renovation of social housing during 2020-2026. Of these, 18.4 billion DKK (2.4 billion €) will be used to renovate the 72,000-social housing in the fund's support queue. The remaining 11.6 billion DKK (1.5 billion €) will serve future renovations until 2026, with the focus on the green transition.
Post date: 25 May 2020
Type: News

The 2030 climate and energy framework includes EU-wide targets and policy objectives for the period from 2021 to 2030.   Key targets for 2030:  
Post date: 22 May 2020
Type: Link