The Final Dissemination Event of STEP-2-SPORT project took place on 21st February 2017 in Brussels at the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to the European Union. It was an open public event with the objective to disseminate the STEP-2-SPORT results to a wide variety of stakeholders: sport associations, EU associations, construction sector and experts in the sustainability field.  
Post date: 24 Feb 2017
Type: News

What value is derived to owners and developers from a zero net energy building? This webinar will explore and understand the developer and owner perspectives on investor value of zero and take a close look at income, cost, and risk. Panellists will present and discuss specific projects from a financial and business perspective, including design/construction targets and actual outcomes.   Speakers  
Post date: 9 Feb 2017
Type: Event

This report, released by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), presents a summary of the outcomes of a “futures workshop” facilitated by the council. The document identifies a number of innovative ideas for the built environment industry to deliver zero energy buildings.
Post date: 24 Jan 2017
Type: Publication

Im Abschlussbericht zum Forschungsprojekt EnOB–Supermarkt werden Untersuchungen  zur  integralen  Systemkopplung  von  Gebäude, Gebäudetechnik  und  Gewerbekälte  bei  Supermärkten  als  Basis  für „Niedrigstenergiegebäude“ bzw. „Nullenergiegebäude“ dokumentiert.
Post date: 23 Jan 2017
Type: Publication

International Solar Energy Society (ISES) Solar World Congress (SWC 2017) - 5th International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry (SHC 2017)   The International Solar Energy Society (ISES) Solar World Congress (SWC) 2017 will be held together with the 5th International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry (SHC 2017). The theme of this joint event is: "Innovation for the 100% renewable energy transformation".   Themes and recommended topics for abstract submission include:
Post date: 10 Jan 2017
Type: Event

Zum dritten Mal in Folge wird 2017 ein Netzwerkworkshop in München auf der BAU  im Rahmen eines öffentlichen Werkstattdiskurses durchgeführt. Wie auf den Veranstaltungen 2013 und 2015 werden wieder über 300 Teilnehmer erwartet, die dort aktuelle Erkenntnisse und Trends diskutieren werden.
Post date: 3 Jan 2017
Type: Event

Am 16.01.2017 gehen Bundesbauministerin Dr. Barbara Hendricks und Staatssekretär Gunther Adler gemeinsam mit hochkarätigen Bauexpertinnen und -experten den aktuellen Fragen des kostenbewussten und nachhaltigen Planens und Bauens aus der Wohnungsbauoffensive nach. Veranstaltet wird der Kongress vom Bundesministeriums für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit (BMUB) und der Forschungsinitiative Zukunft Bau. Er findet im ICM München statt.  
Post date: 3 Jan 2017
Type: Event

The Hellenic Passive House Institute and its Cyprus office  organise the 1st Mediterranean Course and a Certification Exam for Passive House Designers, in Nicosia, Cyprus, in January 2017.   The course (duration: 70 hours), will be held by certified trainers  at the ETEK (Technical Chamber of Cyprus) facilities in Nicosia, with the authorisation of the Passive House Institute (PHI).
Post date: 16 Dec 2016
Type: Event

Case di Luce is an example of sustainable urban regeneration in a densely urbanized area. The site, located in the town of Bisceglie Italy, was a former industrial site that was not in use. All old building structures were demolished and the area cleaned up in order to give way to innovative energy efficiency constructions. Case di Luce is exactly that.  The building features low carbon design which leverages seasonal variations of the solar path in order to optimise the comfort of its tenants.
Post date: 15 Dec 2016
Type: Case

PROF/TRAC is a European project that has created a European Training and Qualification Platform on nZEB skills. It follows an interdisciplinary approach, promotes integrated design concepts and targets professionals from various sectors: engineers, architects, and project managers.   PROF/TRAC has developed this Training Material database collecting available training materials that can be used to develop CPD courses. The database features a simple search function allowing users to filter materials according to topic, building function, material type, etc. 
Post date: 24 Nov 2016
Type: Tool