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Investigating how to tackle energy poverty in the EU private rented sector

Around 50 million households in the European Union are estimated to be living in energy poverty – or energy vulnerability, unable to afford the energy needed to adequately heat or cool their homes. This is caused by a combination...

Task 59's Autumn Newsletter

Task 59´s Autumn newsletter is out!   The International Energy Agency's IEA-SHC Task 59: Renovating Historic Buildings towards zero energy (HistoricNZEB) showcases examples of how historic buildings from across the world can be renovated...

CEN-CE newsletter - Autumn 2020

CLICK, SCROLL DOWN AND READ ABOUT CEN-CE ONLINE PILOT TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION POZVÁNKA NA ONLINE ŠKOLENIE REHVA JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE CEN-CE PROJECT CEN-CE...

The construction sector can pave the way for a green economic recovery

In the past weeks, WBCSD has participated in several events centered around how the building sector is key to reviving the global economy and the importance of reinforcing sustainability going forward.   During the 11th annual World Green...

TripleA-reno newsletter #5

The 5th newsletter of TripleA-reno project is out!   Contents include: TripleA-reno Toolbox session: A lively exchange on what makes deep renovation Attractive – Acceptable – Affordable An Open Gamified Platform supporting deep...

Words into action: all hands on deck to make Renovation Wave a reality

The European Commission’s Renovation Wave, unveiled earlier this month, is a breath of fresh air in a carbon-heavy sector.   It provides a comprehensive and inclusive set of actions aiming at accelerating renovation of our buildings and...

[Book] Circular Economy : From Waste Reduction to Value Creation

Due to the challenges of climate change, the collapse of biodiversity and an increase in inequality, it has become necessary for us to change our habits and to embrace what some might call a “Copernican revolution”.   This collaborative...

The hidden treasures of renovation : Results of the HQE Performance LCA renovation test

A Renovation Wave, which will accelerate the decarbonisation of buildings, is an initiative highlighted in the European Green Deal as an essential to achieving a carbon neutral Europe by 2050.   Buildings account for 40% of the European...

Survey on Digitalisation in the construction sector

The European Construction Sector Observatory (ECSO) was set up in 2015 to regularly analyse and carry out comparative assessments of the construction sector in all EU countries towards these objectives. It aims to keep EU policymakers and...

The H2020 project Turnkey Retrofit launched its one-stop-shop for energy retrofitting of buildings in France, Ireland and Spain

Designed to ease the renovation journey for homeowners, the one-stop-shop also aims to boost renovations in France, Spain and Ireland. Solutions4Renovation is a homeowner-centric renovation journey which transforms the complex and...

The myth of increased costs in sustainable building

“I would like to build more sustainably, but the costs…”: The fear of additional costs due to sustainability often leads to doubts and hesitations during planning and implementation. A new study from Denmark now shows with regard to new...

5th generation district heating and cooling: a new platform to help you start your own project

Low-temperature district heating and cooling are setting the way towards decarbonising our cities. To this aim, 5GDHC by delivering low-temperature heat and cold to connected homes in a circular way, is a promising way to decarbonize our...

ExpoVirtual Energetic Transition - Latino America

The ExpoVirtual is a digital trade fair for German and Latin American suppliers of energy solutions and environmental technologies.   The trade fair and conference program fosters an international contribution to climate protection and an...

[D2GRIDS] Discover 5 pilots implementing 5th generation heating and cooling networks

While heating and cooling are responsible for half of Europe's total energy consumption, 5th generation heating and cooling networks are the solution to help us move towards decarbonised cities. D2GRIDS, a project funded by Interreg NWE,...

Behind the Scenes: Virtual Workshop on Sustainable Financing

The goal was to bring together representatives of local and regional authorities and energy agencies from across Europe to exchange and learn about innovative mechanisms for sustainable energy and climate projects.   To do this, some of...

Feature: Israel introduces mandatory national green building standards to improve environmental sustainability

Starting March 2022, any new building in Israel will be constructed according to the national green standards.   "We are pioneers and very proud of this," said Ran Avraham, head of the green building unit at the Israeli Ministry of...

|Online course| Safe operation of buildings and HVAC systems during the COVID-19 pandemic

Interested participants in the REHVA COVID-19 COURSE, can now enroll and learn how to resume activities, safely operate buildings and specifically use densely occupied indoor spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic.   The online course...

EEnvest´s Brochure and Poster are out!

We have exciting news! We have just published our latest Brochure and Poster at our webpage!   If you think that there is a need for achieving solid knowledge-based evaluation methods to perform technical/ financial due-diligence and...

Press Release: ASHVIN H2020 project

A newly gathered consortium made up of 14 partners from 9 EU countries with strong expertise in construction, engineering & the most advanced relevant tech, is proud to announce the launch of the new H2020 project Ashvin - assistants...

Is it possible to turn plastic waste into affordable housing?

For decades, companies have relied on disposable plastic packaging to bag and contain products worldwide.   Today, the staggering detrimental effects of this plastic dependence are well-known: since the 1950’s, over 9 billion tons of...