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2019 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction

The buildings and construction sector accounted for 36% of final energy use and 39% of energy and process-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2018, 11% of which resulted from manufacturing building materials and products such as steel, cement...

Sustainable as the new normal for DGNB

The DGNB is the German Sustainable Building Council. Founded in 2007 by 16 initiators from a variety of specialist backgrounds in the construction and property industry, in order to promote sustainable building in the future.   The figures reported...

2019 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction

The buildings and construction sector accounted for 36% of final energy use and 39% of energy and process-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2018, 11% of which resulted from manufacturing building materials and products such as...

Sustainable as the new normal for DGNB

The DGNB is the German Sustainable Building Council. Founded in 2007 by 16 initiators from a variety of specialist backgrounds in the construction and property industry, in order to promote sustainable building in the future.   The figures...

The Embodied Carbon Review - Embodied carbon reduction in 100+ regulations and rating systems globally

The growth of global urban population drives unprecedented construction, resulting in embodied carbon emissions from new buildings alone to excess of 100 gigatons by 2060. If all construction activity, including infrastructure and...

Energy efficiency: the value of buildings and the payment default risk

Energy efficiency is "an energy source in its own right". By 2030 more energy will be saved than the amount of oil-based energy then, thus energy efficiency is expected to actually become the “first fuel”.   To realise the sustainable...

The business case for health and wellbeing in green building

The World Green Building Council's report Doing Right by Planet and People: The Business Case for Health and Wellbeing in Green Building urges companies to make green improvements by highlighting the tangible economic benefits of green...

Sustainable Building Certifications: a comparative guide

There are currently hundreds of sustainability certifications for the built environment and the number is set to rise as the focus on certifying buildings continues to increase. This book provides a global overview of sustainable building...

Good practice in energy efficiency for Central and South Eastern Europe

Set up in 2015, the "Central and South-Eastern European Energy Connectivity" (CESEC) initiative aims to accelerate the integration of Central and South-Eastern European gas markets and diversify gas supplies. It brings together nine EU...

Proceedings of the ISES EuroSun 2016 Conference

This document, released by International Solar Energy Society (ISES), includes the proceedings of the 11th ISES EuroSun Conference, which was held on 11-14 October, 2016 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.   Contents include:   Solar...