National University of Singapore’s (NUS) School of Design and Environment (SDE) building, the SDE4, certainly stands out for its unique structure.
SDE4 is NUS's foremost net-zero building, and the first of its kind in Singapore to be built from scratch. SDE4 gets its power through a "solar farm" on its roof which comprises over 1,200 solar photovoltaic panels and boasts a range of innovative building strategies that focus on improving the well-being of its users.
Post date: 1 Jul 2019
Getting on track to limit global temperature increase to 1.5°C, as was agreed in Paris back in 2015, would not just be good for our climate, but first and foremost for all citizens.
What changes to the European policy framework and new initiatives could be prepared and implemented in the coming years?
This paper on the zero carbon and circular challenge in the built environment puts forward several policy recommendations.
Post date: 26 Jun 2019
Plant – 13 Annexe is a multiple use office and convention centre located in the Godrej campus at Vikhroli. Over the years, this building has demonstrated the highest standards of performance and has won many accolades including the ‘IGBC-EB Platinum Rating’ under the ‘Existing Building’ certification and the ‘BEE 5-Star Rating’ which further conforms the building to a ‘Minimum Energy Performance’.
Post date: 21 May 2019
Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB): Concepts, Frameworks and Roadmap for Project Analysis and Implementation
provides readers with the elements they need to understand, combine and contextualize design decisions on Net Zero Energy Buildings.
Post date: 7 Feb 2019
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s recent report gave a stark warning that current pledges from governments are not enough to avoid dangerous levels of climate change. In order to avoid this, we need to be aiming for a maximum of 1.5 degrees of warming above pre-industrial levels.
Post date: 7 Jan 2019
DIGITAL | SUSTAINABLE | PROFESSIONAL
A day at the BouwBeurs is a day on tour to enhance your professional skills. On your own, with colleagues or with clients. Come to Utrecht, to the largest meeting place for the construction sector. Experts can answer your questions, you can share experiences and meet new people.
Building Tomorrow is all about the future. With demonstrations on 3D printing and robot production PLUS the BIM theatre.
Post date: 6 Dec 2018
10:45 - 11:20 | Registration and welcome by the host, Rob van Eijkeren, Director of House of Dutch Provinces
11:20 - 11:50 | Energiesprong: from vision to multi markets scaling enabled by Transition Zero
Ron van Erck, Energiesprong, Head of International Market Development
Post date: 28 Nov 2018
IPEEC’s Buildings Energy Efficiency Task Group (BEET) has just released its seventh publication on energy efficiency in the buildings sector, BEET 7, which focuses on zero energy or emissions buildings (ZEBs). While the precise term varies, ZEBs generally refer to highly efficient buildings that use renewable technology to produce as much energy as they consume over the course of a year. The difficulty lies in the variety of metrics used to establish ‘zero’ energy or emissions, in addition to different energy consumption and production boundaries that make direct comparisons hard.
Post date: 10 Sep 2018
The International Energy Agency's Energy in Buildings and Communities (IEA-EBC) Programme newsletter contains updates on ongoing and forthcoming research projects, and features new publications and website information, as well as topical articles of a general nature. It is intended for those active in fields relating to operational energy saving for buildings and communities.
Post date: 15 Jun 2018
Energiesprong into Action! Social housing as a catalyst for net-zero energy refurbishment markets
Some 50 international partners of Energiesprong gathered in Nottingham, UK during the 24 and 25 of October, 2017 to share good practice and discuss the development of the Energiesprong concept. Energiesprong Market Development Teams from the UK, Netherlands, France and Germany were joined by suppliers and housing associations to showcase the Energiesprong approach to housing retrofit and new build.
Post date: 15 Nov 2017