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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...

Trends and projections in Europe 2019

Tracking progress towards Europe’s climate and energy targets   The annual ‘Trends and projections’ report provides an assessment of the progress of the EU and European countries towards their climate mitigation and energy...

New USGBC research explores green building industry’s role in highlighting the importance of buildings as a global solution

As part of its Living Standard initiative, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released a new U.S. public research report titled Standard Issue that sets out to better gauge how the public feels about issues at the core of...

Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) in Trentino Alto Adige - book

The book present exemplary selected projects carried out in the Trentino-Alto Adige region (Italy) exploring building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) systems (i.e. modules, construction system, energy systems). 18 case studies are...

Energy Flexibility as a key asset in a smart building future - Position paper Annex 67

Position paper Annex 67 Annex 67 “Energy Flexible Buildings”, is a collaborative project supported by the Energy in Buildings and Communities program of the International Energy Agency. It aims to find a common definition...

Energy and Resource Efficiency without the tears

This book draws on the author’s experience over almost three decades in hundreds of energy and resource-efficiency programmes for large multinationals, public institutions and small organizations around the world, illustrating why some...

How renewables could change global geopolitics: a report by IRENA

Political and business leaders from around the world have outlined the far-reaching geopolitical implications of an energy transformation driven by the rapid growth of renewable energy. A report recently launched by the International...

Europe’s local energy challenges: stories from 17 multi city workshops

The workshops aimed to explore the role of the Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH) in meeting local or regional energy challenges: how do those working in energy at the local level feel SSH understandings could help...

Sustainable use of biomass in the residential sector

In the framework of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR), biomass burning for heat production in households has emerged as a major issue where a better balance between “decarbonisation” benefits and negative impacts on air quality...

Sustainable energy modelling of non-interconnected Mediterranean islands

Several Mediterranean islands are not connected to the main electricity grid yet meaning that independent local grids cater for their power requirements, mainly using imported fossil fuels whose resources scarcity, especially during the...