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OPEN HOUSE FP7 project: Now two open calls for the sustainability assessment of office buildings!

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The overall objective of OPEN HOUSE is to develop and to implement a common European transparent building assessment methodology while also complementing the existing ones. This methodology shall be used for planning and constructing sustainable buildings by means of an open approach and technical platform.

The OPEN HOUSE methodology assesses the whole life- cycle of a building:

  • product stage
  • construction process
  • use stage and
  • end-of-life stage.

There are two open calls for the OPEN HOUSE project:

Deadline: 09/09/2011
Nomination of office buildings (new or in design phase) in European Countries, to be used as case studies.

Deadline: 07/10/2011
Invitation to tender for the execution of the case studies by means of the OPEN HOUSE baseline model and methodology.
OPEN HOUSE “Benchmarking and mainstreaming building sustainability in the EU based on transparency and openness (open source and availability) from model to implementation” is a Collaborative Project supported by the European Commission under the FP7-ENV_2009 and coordinated by ACCIONA Infraestructuras (ES). There are 19 partner organizations in the OPEN HOUSE project covering 11 EU countries.

The OPEN HOUSE methodology is based on existing methods for assessing building sustainability (BREEAM, DGNB, LEED,…) and on existing European standards from ISO TC 59/SC 17, as well as CEN/TC 350.