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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 industry leader at the time, and reworked them.   Small manufacturing batches, efficient setups and reduced waste became the foundation for what the world knows as lean manufacturing today.   
Post date: 15 Mar 2021
Type: News

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 becoming climate neutral by 2050.   And as a steppingstone in that direction, the EU also announced that it intends to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 55% (compared to 1990 levels) by 2030.  
Post date: 15 Mar 2021
Type: News

  Concept:   Construction and demolition waste (CDW) constitutes the largest volume of all solid wastes. As such, it poses not only an economic burden but also a threat to the environment.   Made up of a mix of materials generated during the construction and demolition of buildings or structures, the recycling of CDW remains a challenge.  
Post date: 12 Mar 2021
Type: Link

Concept and objectives:   Reinforced concrete urban infrastructure poses significant, insufficiently addressed, environmental challenges due to impacts from cement, natural aggregate and steel reinforcement production.   This proposal focuses on integrating fibre reinforced concrete (FRC) with “green” concretes produced with waste and recycled materials.  
Post date: 12 Mar 2021
Type: Link

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 responsible for more than one third of the European Union’s carbon emissions, yet only 1% of buildings undergo energy efficiency renovations per year, with the deep renovation rate being at a staggering.  
Post date: 12 Mar 2021
Type: News

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 carbon by becoming a sponsor of the Green Solutions Awards. This competition rewards innovative and sustainable buildings, infrastructures, and districts.  
Post date: 11 Mar 2021
Type: News

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 responsible for more than one third of the European Union’s carbon emissions, yet only 1% of buildings undergo energy efficiency renovations per year, with the deep renovation rate being at a staggering 0.2%.  
Post date: 11 Mar 2021
Type: Event

Concept:   The Building Performance Association (BPA) is a 501(c)6 industry association committed to redefining the industry by supporting policies that will improve and increase the expansion of home and building performance, energy efficiency businesses, and industries.  
Post date: 11 Mar 2021
Type: Link

Concept and objectives:   Buildings and Cities is an international, open access, peer-reviewed, academic journal publishing high-quality research and analysis on the interplay between the different scales of the built environment: buildings, blocks, neighbourhoods, cities, national building stocks and infrastructures.  
Post date: 11 Mar 2021
Type: Link

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 the many women who’ve contributed substantially to the growth of the Passive House Standard around the world.  
Post date: 11 Mar 2021
Type: News