resource efficiency

On 28 September 2017, the European Commission launched the pilot phase of Level(s), a new voluntary EU framework for sustainable buildings which will help transform the building sector. It is the first tool of this kind that has been developed for use across the whole of Europe.  
Post date: 29 Sep 2017
Type: News

Level(s) is a voluntary reporting framework aiming to improve the sustainability of buildings. It is a tool for designing and constructing sustainable buildings. Using existing standards, it provides a common EU approach to the assessment of environmental performance in the built environment.   Sustainable buildings use less energy and materials, and are healthier and more comfortable spaces for occupants. Along with lower environmental impact, sustainable buildings are relatively low cost to run and in the long term, more valuable properties.  
Post date: 29 Sep 2017
Type: Link

This 7th Impact Workshop, organised by the European Commission on 17 May 2017, gathered representatives of Horizon 2020 projects funded under the 2014-2016 cPPP calls for proposals, and the members of the cPPP Partnership Boards.   The objective of the workshop was to assess the impact of the contractual Public-Private Partnerships (cPPPs):  
Post date: 25 Aug 2017
Type: News

In August 2017, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) released two Technical Reports presenting Level(s), a common EU framework of core indicators for the sustainability of office and residential buildings.  
Post date: 24 Aug 2017
Type: News

Call for expression of interest     The European Commission invites Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) support organisations, green solution providers and regional authorities in the European Union to put themselves forward if they are interested in participating in a pilot project providing them respectively with training, support and policy advice regarding resource efficiency, eco-innovation and circular economy.  
Post date: 23 Aug 2017
Type: News

An accurate and swift identification of materials, quantities and building typologies before the demolition works is needed for an efficient waste management and recovery of raw materials from buildings. A BIM based tool developed in HISER is being validated for this purpose in several real buildings.  
Post date: 4 Aug 2017
Type: News

Early July 2017, the European Commission brought together industry leaders, finance professionals, policy makers, SMEs and start-ups to discuss how the construction’s value chain could meet its ever-evolving challenges.   The 2017 Construction Conference: Let's build changes! assessed the main trends, strategies and roles of major actors, including the public sector.   Four break-out sessions were organised to tackle these challenges thematically:
Post date: 27 Jul 2017
Type: News

To improve sustainability and drive market demand for better buildings, a new, open source assessment framework, Level(s), has been developed by the European Commission in close collaboration with stakeholders including Skanska, Saint-Gobain, Sustainable Building Alliance and Green Building Councils.  
Post date: 16 Jun 2017
Type: News