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There's a disconnect between research and urban planning in Africa: how to fix it

An article by Sylvia Croese, University of the Witwatersrand and Ntombini Marrengane, University of Cape Town.   The African continent is fast on its way to becoming one of the world’s largest urban hubs. This has spawned...

How Construction Sites Can Minimize Water Pollution

When evaluating their environmental impact, individuals typically calculate their carbon footprint. Your contribution to air pollution significantly increases your ecological interference. What civilians often forget to examine is their...

An innovative solar system to be installed in Spain

The solar collectors from Inaventa Solar will deliver energy for heating and domestic hot water to a building complex in Spain, owned by the Basque Government. This campus area is defined as a demonstration site within the Horizon 2020...

The ALDREN “Building Renovation Passport, BRP” is delivered to six Spanish hotels to advise them during their renovation process

On the Mediterranean coast of the Valencian region in Spain, the hotels "Poseidón Playa", "Flamingo Oasis", "Les Dunes Comodoro", "Dynastic", "Benidorm Center" and "RH Bayren & Spa", collaborated in the European research project...

No more uncertainties - measuring retrofit performance across portfolios of buildings

A next generation energy efficiency meter named eensight has been created. The eensight tool is based on machine learning and will contribute to the much-needed advancement of the automated measurement and verification (M&V) methods...

Improving Indoor Air Quality: The Future of Air Purification Tech

In the wake of COVID-19, there’s no doubt that ensuring indoor air purification is a renewed priority in residential and commercial buildings alike. Increased awareness of the cleanliness of the air we breathe will likely impact the...

12th International BUILDAIR Symposium

The 12th International BUILDAIR Symposium will take place on June 25 and 26, 2021 –as a bilingual online conference, in view of the corona situation-. The meeting again offers an ambitious programme. Among other things, the presentations...

The cultural heritage challenges a sustainable future

Several heritage organisations reacted to the fact that protected sites don’t play an important role in the EU Green Deal’s strategy against climate change, even though historic buildings represent a significant share of the stock...

More than 190 candidates for the Green Solutions Awards 2020-21: discover them and vote!

Professionals can now discover the projects in competition for the Green Solutions Awards 2020-21. The competing buildings, districts and infrastructures are exemplary: these case studies that Construction21 will disseminate on a large...

Lacaton and Vassal: how this year's Pritzker prize could spark an architectural revolution

Article by Maria Vogiatzaki, Anglia Ruskin University   Starting out as an architect in the 1990s, I was so eager for work, and excited about the creative possibilities, that turning down a project seemed inconceivable. It...

A brand new “Urban Future” is coming up!

Instead of the scheduled Conference in Rotterdam, Urban Future is moving online, inspiring CityChangers 24/7. The live Conference will be back in 2022!   Every year, the Urban Future Global Conference gathers the Urban Future community,...

Energy Storage Systems Make Renewable Power Possible for More Projects

An increased demand for green energy requires a change in industry practices. Construction companies may benefit from utilizing stored renewable energy to fuel various projects. To understand the ways this can aid builders, you must first...

Net-zero buildings in 2050: Key role for efficiency and integration

As Europe is taking a leading position on tackling climate change, the building sector will play a critical role in delivering carbon neutrality by 2050. Within the long-term perspective of the European Commission’s European Green Deal,...

[MOOC] Sustainable Construction in the Tropical Humid Zone (1st Edition)

The tropical zone is home to about half of the world's population. Much of this zone enjoys a relatively mild humid climate. Vernacular architectures were able to take advantage of the climate and local materials to produce comfortable...

New Alliance for Energy Cooperation in European Industries created

The Alliance has been set by five Horizon 2020 projects: EMB3Rs, INCUBIS, R-ACES, SO WHAT and S PARCS, which together have received a total of €14.5 million in funding from the European Commission. The...

Opengela as a reference for urban regeneration in the Basque Country

Opengela started in May 2019 to produce a model of replicable local offices which serve neighbourhoods during their urban regeneration processes, and more specifically, with the refurbishment of their buildings.   Now, having crossed the...

SMART-SPACE: Smart lightning system for North-Western European cities

The SMART SPACE project promotes the uptake of smart lighting in small/mid size municipalities. Learn more about the outcome of the project during their webinar series.   Street lamps account for about 30% of municipalities’ total...

Cultural-E newsletter #3

The 3rd newsletter of the Cultural-E project is out!   Contents included are:   Cultural-E latest results Cultural-E first-year results on CORDIS Introducing the Beta Version of the 2CAP-Energy Atlas: A European Climate...

domOS project LEATFLET

We are happy to share our new project leaflet!   The general concept of the project with locations of demonstration sites and project partners can be found there!   Download a leaflet  HERE!

Webinar - Why and how to create a shared BIM library?

This webinar is aimed at anyone interested in creating a shared BIM object library for their company. Is it essential to have a shared object library? Here at BIM&CO, we would answer that question with a resounding "yes".   Much has...