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EU Green Week 2021: zero pollution ambition

The next EU Green Week will be dedicated to EU's zero pollution ambition. Become an event partner until the 15th of April! Pollution is the underlying root cause of many health and environmental issues.   According to the World Health...

Have your say in shaping the future of big data in building sector!

As the places where we live and work, buildings are the natural interface between citizens and energy, and the places where the energy use patterns of tomorrow are shaped, from sole energy consumption to self-consumption and demand...

Straw now integrated into BIM

12 walls representative of the main current practices in straw construction were modelled in BIM.   The walls were described in 3D and commented on in French, English and Spanish, with a list of materials used and environmental and thermal...

EUCF announces its 2nd call for Proposals with Increased Resources!

In this second round, an even larger number of cities will be selected to benefit from tailor-made, fast and simplified support and access the grant of €60,000 to develop their investment concept - an initial step towards a fully-fledged...

[Webinar] Launch of FLEXharvester : Unlock the value of energy flexibility

This webinar explains how the new software platform FLEXharvester with the application STORM District Energy Controller facilitates the harvesting of energy flexibility in heat grids and multi-energy networks by leveraging your existing...

Online conference SBE21 Heritage

  The Institute for Renewable Energy of Eurac Research invites you to the SBE21 Heritage Conference, which will take place online from the 14th to the 16th of April 2021.   Universally recognised as...

[Webinar] International week on the theme " Net Zero Carbon Strategy in Real Estate and Buildings around the World to 2050".

The Ecole des Ponts ParisTech's Executive Master in Sustainable Real Estate and Building, Energy and Digital Transitions (EM SREB), is organising for the first time from 12 April to 16 April 2021, an international webconference week on the...

What’s the Starting Point for Transforming the Housing Sector?

by Mark Douglas Wessel   By Retrofitting the Way We Think About Renovating Homes   Looking back on 2020, despite COVID-19 there were some positive storylines… among them, the fact that the European Union declared the ambitious goal of...

Green and Lean Methodology Reduces Building Costs

Lean methodology dates back to the end of World War 2, when Japanese factory owners started adopting American production techniques — and then looked for ways to improve them. Toyota took manufacturing procedures from Ford, who was an...

[Webinar] Achieving the 2030 climate goals – One-stop-shops for the residential sector

This webinar will explore innovative business models of European one-stop-shops as a means of increasing renovation uptake in the residential sector, and decreasing carbon emissions related to buildings.   The building sector is...

2 questions to … Laurent Germain, Chief executive of EGIS

As the leader in engineering, project structuring, as well as in building and infrastructure exploitation, EGIS has been engaged for many years already in low carbon transition.   This year, EGIS reasserts once again its engagement to low...

Interview with Kelly Fisher: Women Driving the Passive House Industry

Women Driving the Passive House Industry is iPHA’s interview series to highlight the remarkable women working in the Passive House community.   As part of our International Women’s Day celebrations, the iPHA team interviewed a handful of...

Interview with Talina Edwards: Women Driving the Passive House Industry

Women Driving the Passive House Industry is iPHA’s interview series to highlight the remarkable women working in the Passive House community.   As part of our International Women’s Day celebrations, the iPHA team interviewed a handful of...

Upcoming Report: Renewables in Cities

Coming 18 March 2021: the second Renewables in Cities Global Status Report. Click here to register for the launch event and/or sign up to receive the report.   Cities’ secret advantage in the energy transition is their ability to act...

A successful renovation: the story of Mariënheuvel

The makeover of 4RinEU demo case in the Netherlands was completed in July 2020. According to the latest estimates, energy demand will be reduced by 80%.   Mariënheuvel is a residential building for elderly people located in Soest and owned...

Long-Term Renovation Strategies not on track to deliver climate-neutrality by 2050, indicating need for full revision of Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

BRUSSELS, 10 March 2021 - A new report launched today by the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) finds that EU Member States continue to underplay the role of the building sector in delivering a climate-neutral...

Celsius Talk: Sustainable financing for heating and cooling

There are more green financial instruments than ever before from major funders and investors supporting sustainable solutions.   Still, it is very challenging for cities and heating and cooling providers to find adequate capital allowing...

How to Prepare for a Remodeling Project

You might notice that your building is starting to look old and outdated. Even after years of continuous maintenance and repairs, a come will time when it still won't look as good as before.   If you want to give your building a complete...

Principles for a sustainable built environment / DGNB Registered Professional Training

Fact check: 90% of our time is spent indoors 54% of waste comes from the construction sector 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions are from real estate and construction.   These are clear indicators why we need more people to change the...

This is how we create the age-friendly smart city

Shutterstock Sonja Pedell, Swinburne University of Technology et Ann Borda, The University of Melbourne Senior citizens need help and encouragement to remain active as they age in their own communities.   Given the choice, that’s what most...