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CORDIS Results Pack on construction skills

Through its BUILD UP Skills initiative, the EU aims to equip the next generation of construction sector workers – from on-site workers to design professionals and senior management – with the skills and knowledge needed to ensure building...
A thematic collection of innovative EU-funded research results
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MODEL FOR EXTENDED METHODOLOGY FOR RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL) WITH ASPECTS OF QUALITY ASSURANCE

People are gaining knowledge every day, and this happens always and everywhere. Every experience gained leads to new skills, knowledge and / or competence.   Although learning usually takes place through formal education, which is always...
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Venticool newsletter issue #15 - December 2019

Welcome to the December 2019 issue of the venticool newsletter! In this edition, we are pleased to share highlights of our recent AIVC-venticool- TightVent joint conference “From Energy crisis to sustainable indoor climate – 40 years of...
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G20 energy efficiency finance and investment 2019 stocktake report

Building on the outcomes of the G20 Global Summit on Financing Energy Efficiency, Innovation and Clean Technology which was held in Tokyo on June 12 2019, the G20 Energy Efficiency Finance Task Group (G20 EEFTG) has collated leading...
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Farm house Trins

The renovation of the Mayrhof in Trins combines several best-practice solutions in one project. In particular, the use of a newly developed façade system and an extension using a house-in-house concept allow architectural and building...
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Trends and projections in Europe 2019

Tracking progress towards Europe’s climate and energy targets   The annual ‘Trends and projections’ report provides an assessment of the progress of the EU and European countries towards their climate mitigation and energy targets. It is...
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PARC PRIVÉ LOCATIF ET RÉNOVATION ÉNERGÉTIQUE

  Le groupe de travail co-piloté par Pierre Hautus, directeur général de l’Union Nationale des Propriétaires Immobiliers (UNPI) et Michel Pelenc, directeur général de la Fédération SOLIHA, Solidaires pour l’habitat, publie son rapport...
Rénovation du parc locatif privé : le groupe de travail du plan bâtiment publie son rapport
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Humanitas University Campus – Italy

The Campus Humanitas University is a new international university of medicine, located near the renowned Humanitas Research Hospital Hospital in Rozzano, near Milan.   The project involves the creation of a new university infrastructure...
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Assessment of second long-term renovation strategies under the Energy Efficiency Directive

The Energy Efficiency Directive (Directive 2012/27/EU, EED), adopted in 2012, in its Article 4, requires EU Member States (MS) to establish a long-term strategy for mobilising investment in the renovation of the national stock of...
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Villa Castelli - Italy

Villa Castelli is a listed building from the 19th century located at the riverside of Lake Como (Italy). The owners set the ambitious goal of renovating the Villa, which had belonged to the family for about 140 years, to the lowest...
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Downie's Cottage

This project was the refurbishment of an early 19th C croft house. 3-bay, single-storey and attic, rectangular-plan crofting cottage situated on high ground overlooking Braemar village in the Cairngorms National Park. Rubble with lime...
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EU energy in figures

The energy sector is one of the pillars of growth, competitiveness and development for modern economies. To keep up with the ongoing transformation of the energy sector in Europe, we need data that is accurate and up-to-date.   This...
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Restaurant KOH – Barcelona, Spain

In the center of the "Poblenou" neighborhood of Barcelona, the "Koh" restaurant has been renovated, following the EnerPhit / Passivhaus protocol. "Koh" means "island" in Thai, and thus reflects the idea of ​​the owner, of creating a...
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Achieving quality in the built environment

While there is a broad consensus on the fact that a high-quality built environment impacts positively on people’s everyday lives, it can prove difficult for public authorities, project developers and built environment professionals to...
Statement presented on 4 May 2019 in Innsbruck (Austria) on the occasion of the ACE conference “How to Achieve Quality in the Built Environment: Quality assurance tools and systems”
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iBRoad Handbook for Energy Auditors

Building renovation is often considered a burden usually associated with time-consuming planning, uncertainty about the costs and value of the planned measures, dust and unreliable professionals.   The iBRoad project focuses on an...
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The iBRoad training toolkit

The iBRoad Renovation Roadmap and Logbook are subjected to field testing in the pilot countries, Bulgaria, Poland and Portugal.   By testing their practicality and manageability, the participating energy auditors and building owners feed ...
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Benchmarking of promising experiences of integrated renovation services in Europe

The report aims to identify, analyse and extract lessons learnt and guidelines from several promising home renovation services in Europe with a focus on: target group audience; offered service; relations between involved stakeholders; data...
Prepared in the framework of the Horizon2020-funded project Turnkey Retrofit, this new report presents a wealth of experiences from one stop shops in Europe.
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OVERVIEW | Socioeconomic and technical approaches to building stock renovation

Renovating the EU building stock Deep renovation of buildings has the potential to cut 36% of their energy consumption by 2030, while reducing the EU’s dependency on imported energy, creating growth, innovation and employment, reducing...
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Deep Energy Renovation of Traditional Buildings: Addressing Knowledge Gaps and Skills Training in Ireland

Abstract The primary intent of this research project is to review the current state of knowledge and risks relating to the deep energy renovation of traditional buildings, which have different hygroscopic and thermal behaviours to...
by Engel Purcell, Caroline (2018)  "Deep Energy Renovation of Traditional Buildings: Addressing Knowledge Gaps and Skills Training in Ireland. Project Report."  Heritage Council / ICOMOS Ireland.
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Model house F3 in Ljubljana – Nearly Zero-Energy Building

The CoNZEBs project formed the main part of a session at the IAQVEC conference in Bari in September 2019. CoNZEBs project partner held in total 6 presentations including a project overview, different project results and one of the national...