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RE4 project: Best practice booklet

Build a fully recycled house? Yes, you can with RE4 prefabricated building elements incorporating up to 100% of construction demolition waste! RE4 is a H2020 project which after 4 years has developed and tested on three demo sites in Europe and one...

The inside story: Health effects of indoor air quality on children and young people

Children are spending more and more time inside buildings and the indoor air quality can affect their health. In fact, air pollution has been linked to serious health conditions, such as cancer, asthma and cardiovascular diseases.   The indoor air...

Review of technology assumptions for decarbonisation scenarios

Modelling scenarios for development of the energy system is highly dependent on the assumptions. An essential input to any modelling exercise are assumptions about the development of technologies - both in terms of performance and costs....

Analysis and results of energy efficiency policies in Italy

  Following the guidelines of the measures contained in the Clean Energy for All Europeans package, presented at the end of 2016 by the European Commission, the 2017 National Energy Strategy (NES) confirms the key role of energy...

ZERO-PLUS newsletter #9 - September 2018

This is the ninth issue of the ZERO-PLUS (Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology) research project newsletter.   Contents include: Video with construction progress in the French...

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...

Innovative Materials for Seismic and Energy Retrofitting of the Existing EU Buildings

The seismic and energy retrofitting of existing European buildings with innovative materials is addressed in this report. The need for retrofitting of old buildings emanates from their substandard design in terms of both earthquake...

The Future of Cooling: Opportunities for energy efficient air conditioning

Cooling down is catching on. As incomes rise and populations grow, especially in the world’s hotter regions, the use of air conditioners is becoming increasingly common. In fact, the use of air conditioners and electric fans already...

Behavioural insights on energy efficiency in the residential sector: a report by SEAI

SEAI is Ireland's national sustainable energy authority; SEAI helps homes, businesses, communities, and industry to be more energy efficient. Also, supports the development of clean energy technologies that cause less harm to the...