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Le bois certifié : Le matériau de construction renouvelable par excellence

Le bois, en tant que matériau, est au cœur de l'industrie de la construction. En plus de ses excellentes performances, le bois est une ressource renouvelable, pourvu qu’il soit issu de forêts gérées durablement. Partons à la découverte de...

Press release: EU Recovery Package should earmark €90 billion public funding annually towards building renovation for EU-27, new analysis shows

BPIE – The Buildings Performance Institute Europe has published an analysis of the economic opportunity for Europe’s building sector, which could help mitigate economic damage of the COVID-19 pandemic. The findings show that the total...

EPB Center, Newsletter no. 2 (May 2020)

What can you learn when scrolling newsletter no. 2? ♠ Stay informed and join the discussion ♣ Reap the benefits of the EPB Center services e.g.        EPB Center guide on how to fill in National Annexes...

8 Ways COVID-19 Will Change Architecture

Looking to respond constructively to the COVID-19 pandemic, many architects have turned to what they know best: design and innovation. The new restrictions placed on society have been a catalyst to rethink much of what we take for granted...

How ICT and social sciences can empower energy education

The eTEACHER video is the results of almost three years of work from 12 partners all over Europe and the combination of different skills and knowledge. Our mascot will show you the work done, the results achieved and those...

Call for Papers - International Conference on Clean and Green Energy Engineering CGEE 2020

Annoucement: In light of the worldwide spread of COVID-19, the conference organizing committee has decided to postpone the conference to August 4-6 for the safety and health of all the participants.   Call for Papers submission...

eTeacher Newsletter #4

#4 newsletter is out!   Contents included are: Articles Rebound behaviours, nudges, competition: energy saving is a matter of mindset Nudging energy saving behaviours   News #eTEACHERatHOME: tips to...

Heat pump installations for 5th generation district heating and cooling in the city of Brunssum

Mijnwater B.V. is developing a circular energy system for residential complexes of social housing corporation Weller B.V. Due to Mijnwaters’ heating and cooling network, the connected homes are not only heated without natural gas but will...

Towards zero-carbon building

In its 2018 landmark report, Global Warming of 1.5°C, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned of a catastrophic climate breakdown if global average temperatures rose by 2°C. Negative consequences for our communities and...

€112 million available for Horizon 2020 energy projects

12 energy topics under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme are now open for application. They make available EU funding of €112 million in total.   The topics relate to low carbon energy (check the link below for the full list of...

Covid-19 stimulus spending for green construction means building back better

The construction sector is essential for an economic recovery after the COVID-19 crisis. It can rapidly create large amounts of jobs and involves far-reaching value chains of small and large businesses. In 2015, the sector accounted for 11...

Building energy efficient, sustainable homes for all

The Covid-19 pandemic has tested all aspects of our society: families and individuals in confinement, communities in collective self-isolation and local, national and international authorities struggling to manage the omnipresent effects...

BIM4EEB ontologies framework

Interoperability in the construction sector is a key issue and researchers, developers and designers have tackled since the introduction of CAD systems. Traditionally, engineers, architects and site operators interact and track their...

Commission outlines plan for EU financing mechanism to support new renewable energy projects

The Commission has opened a four-week public consultation for feedback on draft rules to establish a new EU financing mechanism to support renewable energy projects. The main objective of this mechanism is to enable Member States to work...

The dawn of a new decade – time is running out

Increasingly worrying climate predictions, limited carbon allowances and a rapid rise in public awareness – a lot of things have happened over the last ten years and we’ve all learnt a lot. Against this backdrop, the DGNB has evolved and...

CREATE Project: 7th Newsletter

In this edition you can watch the final video which reflects on the 4 year-long CREATE project journey and showcases the project results.  You can also get to know more about past and future events and workshops related to the project.  ...

ENDURCRETE Project: 3rd newsletter

The main goal of EnDurCrete Project is to develop a new cost-effective sustainable reinforced concrete for long lasting and added value applications. We would like to present our third newsletter of the EnDurCrete project.   In this...

SCORES Project: 3rd newsletter

We are happy to share the third edition of the SCORES newsletter. In this edition we will tell you more about the REDOX heat battery system and show you the update of the SCORES demo site. You can also find informations about wosrkshops...

When materials match pedagogy and values : Educational institution Emmanuel d’Alzon

Interview with Sébastien Girardeau (Dauphins architecture).   Having looked at your work and achievements since 2007, I noted an emphasis on biosourced projects and working in partnerships. How would you describe the agency today?   For...

THERMOSS Project: 5th Newsletter

We are happy to share the fifth newsletter of the THERMOSS Project. In this edition we will introduce you the final video of the project and demo sites. You can also learn more about events related to the THERMOSS Project.   You can...