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Agile Standards Management - Better BIM Management (20 Minute BIM Webinar Series)

Ten Episodes:   Five Steps To Better BIM Management BIM Execution Planning - BEPs 101 How do you contract for the right BIM at the right time? Lean BIM Management 101 Did You Get The BIM You Paid For? Agile Standards Management Building...

[D2grids] Old coal mine district heating

Mijnwater B.V. is building a new network of pipes in Heerlen that will supply cooling and heating to homes, offices, stores, and industrial businesses. It is a circular energy network that stores heat or cold for a later time. What makes...

Sustainability with top marks: highlights of 2019

A DGNB Certificate in Platinum means meeting the highest standards for holistic quality in all aspects of sustainability – for new buildings as well as buildings in use and urban districts. To kick off the new year, we would like to take...

Unbuilding cities as high-rises reach their use-by date

We are entering a new world where skyscrapers and other huge buildings are becoming redundant and need significant overhaul or replacement. The process is called unbuilding or, if you’re a bit highfalutin, deconstruction.   These so-called...

EIT Climate-KIC’s work in Slovenia

Last November, the Slovenian parliament passed a motion to adopt an EIT Climate-KIC-led proposal called “A Deep Demonstration of a Circular, Regenerative and Low-Carbon Economy in Slovenia,” signalling that a system change approach...

ManagEnergy Expert Mission to Lyon, France

The ManageEnergy Expert Mission To ALEC Lyon – the local energy agency of the Lyon Municipality – was completed on the first week in January. The goal of the expert mission was to understand how the agency could best scale up Global energy...

# 19 Anticipating climate change effects by building our cities

Having a Mediterranean climate like that of Badajoz, a city in south-eastern Spain, in Paris in 2080 may seem a cheerful prospect... and finally not as dramatic as the alerts suggest?   However, Badajoz's summer climate is dangerously...

#20 Synthesis of "hot climates" case studies - Green Solutions Awards 2019

Construction21 is committed to presenting case studies of "exemplary" buildings, infrastructures and neighbourhoods that can inspire professionals in the sector to renovate or build sustainably. An important category of our database is "...

#21 The headquarters of the Guadeloupe National Park (REX)

Périne HUGUET, the architect for the project management team that built the headquarters of the Guadeloupe National Park. The team was also composed of : Eric Ramlall, Laurent Lavall, Frédéric Pujol architects, BIEB structural design...

#22 Diamniado's Ecopavilion

Business centre, hotels, universities, hospitals, residential areas, etc., Diamniadio is the new city imagined by the Senegalese government to relieve Dakar and its 3 million inhabitants.   Considered as the city of tomorrow, it will...

Did You Get The BIM You Paid For? - Better BIM Management (20 Minute BIM Webinar Series)

Ten Episodes: Five Steps To Better BIM Management BIM Execution Planning - BEPs 101 How do you contract for the right BIM at the right time? Lean BIM Management 101 Did You Get The BIM You Paid For? Agile Standards Management Building Lean...

Six European cities use artificial intelligence to move towards carbon neutrality

ICLEI Members Helsinki (Finland), Copenhagen (Denmark), and Stavanger (Norway), together with Amsterdam, Paris Region, and Tallinn have joined forces through the AI4Cities project, a new EU-funded project challenging companies to develop...

Call for sessions at EUSEW 2020 - extended until 27 January

Did you add energy goals to your New Year’s resolutions list? Why not start 2020 off by sharing them at the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)?    EUSEW 2020 will be an extremely special week-long event, running from 22 to...

[D2Grids] What is the future of heat supply in cities?

Every autumn, the heating in many houses is switched on again. In the Netherlands there is a lot of natural gas being burned in order to get it comfortably warm inside. In 2050 in the Netherlands, the supply of natural gas to the built...

Last trends in energy-saving applications

Empowering energy education is a milestone for a less energy-consuming society. To achieve this, apps may help but the challenge is to make them really usable for the many   From home automation to bill management, our relationship with...

[D2grids] Residential-tertiary: combining high-performance renovation and decarbonated heating networks

Rather than opposing them, high-performance renovation of buildings should be combined with the deployment of heating networks, in order to achieve the energy transition objectives that France has set out to achieve.   A long way to go for...

BIM ALLIANCE Collaboration Growing

As part of the sustainability planning within BIMcert and with other EU BIM projects we have collaborated to form BIMalliance.  The primary aim of this is to enable BIMcert to develop an exploitation plan in collaboration with other...

Dynamic indoor climate in the office

We all want to be healthier and more productive in our environment right? But how? Recently we started in the office of Huygen with dynamic indoor climate applications to see how such conditions affect people’s well-being, productivity and...

Retrofitting district heating systems: contributing to long-term renovation strategies

The EU Energy Efficiency Directive requires Member States to submit long-term strategies for mobilising investment in the renovation of building stock within their National Energy Efficiency Plans. Recent changes to the Energy Performance...

Lisbon kicks off its year as European Green Capital

This prestigious title is awarded annually to a European city that is a leader in sustainable development, including environmental, social and economic considerations. The title includes a €350,000 prize to further bolster exceptional...