Energy policies and regulatory framework

The Horizon 2020 project RenOnBill gives an overview of on-bill buildings energy renovation schemes, outlining the key issues to be addressed to ensure their replicability in Europe

The objective of the Horizon 2020 RenOnBill project is to scale up investments towards deep energy renovations of residential buildings, by promoting the development and implementation of on-bill schemes, based on the cooperation between energy...

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...

AIVC September 2019 Newsletter

This issue of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre’s (AIVC) newsletter provides an overview of the centre’s latest achievements and initiatives i.e. information on past and future events, new publications, feedback on on-going AIVC...

Energy and flexibility services for citizens energy communities

Citizens Energy Communities are becoming increasingly popular at policy level and in society generally, for environmental, economic and social reasons. Each community may have one or more of a range of objectives and activities. For...

Bringing embodied carbon upfront

The World Green Building Council’s pioneering report demands radical cross-sector coordination to revolutionise the buildings and construction sector towards a net zero future, and tackle embodied carbon emissions. Through the Advancing...

RELaTED – Development schemes for new district heating developments (2.5)

This report (D2.5) is one of various RELaTED reports describing low temperature concepts from different perspectives. The report refers to other RELaTED reports when relevant.   The guidelines of this report are in general terms, based on...

Integrating Green and Grey: Creating next generation infrastructure

A new generation of infrastructure projects that harness the power of nature can help achieve development goals, including water security and climate resilience, according to a new report from the World Bank and World Resources Institute....

The Net Zero Carbon Buildings Declaration

Our buildings help define our cities – from our iconic skylines to our historic architecture. They are where our citizens, live, work, study and play. These buildings are also one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, ...

ACE study on the Role of Architecture in Building Performance as Defined by the EU Level(s) Scheme

The EU Commission has been developing Level(s) - a framework of macro-objectives and indicators aiming to help building professionals to report on the environmental performance of buildings. As well as energy and material impacts, Level(s...

G20 Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth

The G20 Energy and Environment Ministers, met in Karuizawa Town, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, on 15 and 16 June 2019, to discuss energy transitions and global environment for sustainable growth. They recognize the importance of leading energy...