Practices

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BIMplement - Tools, training content and qualification schemes for BIM work place trainers (D4.5)

The project objectives are to enhance nZEB construction and renovation, while easy up collaboration and up-skilling of stakeholders. • The focus will be given to two major subjects, that will have a great influence on the nZEB result:...
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Putting Regions on Track for Carbon Neutrality by 2050

This Deliverable has been prepared under Work Package 2 (Formulating recommendations on national energy policy priorities for 2050 and fostering multi – level cooperation and governance). It provides information about national long-term...
This report is the result of the roundtables that were conducted in the 11 partner countries of the C-Track 50 project on multi-level governance and challenges faced by long term policy and energy planning. D2.5: Recommendations on...
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Rapporto Annuale sull’Efficienza Energetica 2019

Dal 2011 al 2018 i risparmi energetici ottenuti grazie a misure di efficienza energetica sono stati pari a 10,4 Mtep/anno di energia finale, pari al il 67% dell’obiettivo al 2020 previsto dal Piano d’Azione Nazionale per l'Efficienza...
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BIM: the collaborative work methodology that is revolutionizing the construction sector

The evolution of new technologies is leading the construction sector to a new revolution in the way of working, especially in the collaboration among the agents involved in the different construction processes.   Traditionally, for the...
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EFH Plattner – Mieming (Austria)

The 3-storey detached house was completed in 2019 and was built as a mixed construction (solid / wood).    The basis for the planning is an energy-efficient and ecological construction, which ensures a sustainable lifestyle with low energy...
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College "Notre-Dame de Bon secours"

Since the start of All Saints' Day 2017, students in Secondary 5 and 6 of the  College "Notre-Dame de bon secours" in Binche are the first in Belgium to take classes in a building isolated with straw and wooden frame.   A spacious, bright...
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Financing a sustainable European economy

The European Commission established the EU High-Level Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG) to help develop an overarching and comprehensive EU roadmap on sustainable finance. It requested advice on how to ‘steer the flow of capital towards...
Final report 2018 by the High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance. Secretariat provided by the European Commission.
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Liveable & fit for the future. People as the centre of sustainable construction

We spend up to 90 percent of our time in buildings. This should already be a sufficient argument to make sure that buildings are not only understood as functional places to reside, but also as an environment, with people as the central...
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ALDREN - Methodology note on linking the EVCS to financial valuation

As proposed in the initial roadmap and Grant Agreement, three stages were carried out to organise work: a state of the art to identify standards and existing initiatives to be used in the ALDREN protocol, the definition of the working...
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Enhancing Turkey’s policy framework for energy efficiency of buildings

Turkey’s building sector’s energy demand is growing rapidly, at a rate of 4.4% on average, effectively rendering it the one sector with the largest energy consumption among all end-use sectors, representing around one third of the country’...
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Bexel Consulting integrates BIM in large hotel and resort project

Bexel Consulting is a high-tech, construction and engineering consultancy company. They designed, built, and constructed the Sensatori and Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts.   This beachfront resort, placed on the east coast of Dominican...
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Introducing DigiPLACE, the Digital Platform framework for Construction in Europe

On 3rd and 4th September the first official meeting of DigiPLACE took place in Brussels. DigiPLACE is an EU-funded project with a budget of €1 million aiming at creating a roadmap for a Digital Platform for Construction in Europe.   The...
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European Responsible Housing Awards 2019 Handbook

This third edition of the Responsible Housing Awards saw a record-breaking number of 87 submissions (an increase of 29% compared to 2016) across five categories from 16 countries.   The jury members had a tough decision at hand but in the...
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Interim Report July 2019 of the 2nd technical support study on the Smart Readiness Indicator for buildings

A greater uptake of smart technologies is expected to lead to significant, cost-effective energy savings, while also helping to improve indoor comfort in a manner that enables the building to adjust to the needs of the user.   Smart...
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Perlita Passive house

The goal of the Perlita Project is to show a new path for low energy consumption buildings in Los Angeles and in Southern California through realistic, affordable and reproducible solutions.   The main focus was the energy efficiency. We...
  - Project type : Renovation - Building Type : Isolated or semi-detached house - Construction Year : 2017 - Delivery year : 2017 - Climate zone : [Csa] Interior Mediterranean - Mild with dry, hot summer. - Net Floor Area : 197 m2 Other -...
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Tivoli Greencity- Greenbizz

Description générale:   Situé sur un ancien site de Belgacom, devenu terrain en friche, le bâtiment dédié au durable s'élèvera sur deux étages le long de la rue Dieudonné Lefèvre. Au rez-de-chaussée, les ateliers (sur 5.000 m2) ; et à l...
- Type de projet : Reconversion urbaine - Programme : Logements, Bureaux, Services et commerces, Espaces publics, Espaces verts - Surface totale : 38 458.00 ha - Nombre d’habitants : 1 500 hab - Nombre d'emplois : 60 emplois - Coût total...
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The Basque Country receives 1.7 million from the EU for two pilot projects of urban regeneration in the neighbourhoods of Txonta (Eibar) and Otxarkoaga (Bilbao)

The European Commission has taken note of the urban regeneration plans of the Basque Country and has decided to contribute 1.7 million Euros to the Opengela project.   This concerns a novel concept of neighbourhood offices in two places...
The main objective is to set up an office in each neighbourhood which will act as a one-stop-shop and provide advice and support to the community throughout the whole process of renovation of the buildings: from the paperwork to dealing...
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Report nZEB Demo buildings environmental impact through LCA

Overall environmental impacts of nZEBs are substantially lower than conventional buildings. This is the conclusion of a new AZEB study in which the environmental performance of 3 AZEB case studies was evaluated using life cycle assessment...
News

Scaling up the Private Financing for Energy Efficiency – a huge necessity for upgrade of the current approaches

With the ending of EUSEW came along a number of benefits. Exchange of experience, reconciliation of opinions of the different stakeholders, announcement of innovations and other news, discussions on how to improve the attained results and...
by Zoya Vassileva – Mattig-Levercom Management Partners July 2019
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100% Renewable Energy Districts: 2050 Vision

The energy and carbon footprint of urban areas will increase with urbanisation and the growing economic activity of urban citizens.   The decarbonisation of cities and city districts presents an imperative and an obvious area of priority...