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An important function of the built environment is providing a safe place for its inhabitants.  Edward Ng (Chinese University of Hong Kong) recalls the spread of SARS in Hong Kong and reflects on the public health lessons for the built environment. A process of preparation and management is vital for reducing present and future health risks. This is becoming evident in Hong Kong’s recent codes and regulations for urban design and buildings. Other cities can learn from this process.  
Post date: 29 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

Digitalization increases productivity. At the same time, it increases traceability of construction materials, as well as analysis of energy performance. This is crucial to meet the decarbonization goals of Europe and the ambitions of the European Commission's Green Deal.   Standardization is key, because it improves interoperability and at the same time boosts innovation.   With new technologies, standards BUILD trust.  
Post date: 29 Apr 2020
Type: Link

REHVA is The Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning associations founded in 1963. We are an umbrella organization that represent over 120,000 HVAC designers, building services engineers, technicians and experts across 27 European Countries.  
Post date: 29 Apr 2020
Type: Link

Eco-innovative building products for sustainable construction in a circular economy
Post date: 29 Apr 2020
Type: Link

Are we living a material crisis (and not a climate one)? This video discusses why material scarcity is a challenge that might be even more important than the current climate crisis (check original link).   
Post date: 29 Apr 2020
Type: Link

Solar heat is a key element for sustainable heating and cooling and plays an essential role in developing a carbon-neutral building stock, thus providing a fundamental contribution to the achievement of climate targets. Solar thermal technology has great potential to support a carbon-neutral economy as well as contribute to energy efficiency, flexibility through thermal energy storage, reliability and security of energy supply.  
Post date: 29 Apr 2020
Type: Link

As response to the coronavirus (COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, REHVA experts drafted a guidance document on how to operate and use building services in areas with a coronavirus outbreak to prevent the spread of COVID-19 depending on HVAC or plumbing systems related factors.  
Post date: 28 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

Cloud-based Building Information Modelling
Post date: 28 Apr 2020
Type: Link

Self-sufficient humidity to electricity Innovative Radiant Adsorption System Toward Net Zero Energy Buildings European technology and creativity for net-zero buildings  
Post date: 28 Apr 2020
Type: Link

Established in September 2013, the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (Copenhagen Centre) is dedicated to accelerating the uptake of energy efficiency policies and actions at a global scale. The Centre is institutionally part of the UNEP DTU Partnership – a UNEP collaborating centre operating under a tripartite agreement between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UN Environment and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and with over 28 years of leading international research and advisory work on climate, energy and sustainable development.  
Post date: 28 Apr 2020
Type: Link