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Housing renovation plan will be ‘flagship’ of European Green Deal

A housing renovation programme, aimed at reducing energy consumption of buildings, will be “one of the flagships” of the upcoming European Green Deal that will be unveiled by the European Commission next month, an EU official has said.

“From our perspective it’s clear that if we want to go to a decarbonised economy by 2050, the heating sector will have to make a very important contribution,” said Robert Nuij, an official in the European Commission’s energy directorate. “...
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New York City buildings to receive "energy efficiency grade" in 2020

New York City has introduced a bill that will rank and grade large buildings according to energy efficiency.    The Local Law 95 implemented by the New York Department of Buildings will require structures that are 25,000 square feet (2,322...
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EXCESS project investigates positive energy buildings in four climatic zones

At the start of October, the H2020 Excess project (FleXible user-CEntric Energy poSitive houseS) was officially initiated in Graz. The project brings together 21 partners from 8 European countries and is coordinated by the Joanneum Research...

The aim of this 4-year project is to show that it is possible to transform nearly-zero energy buildings into positive energy buildings (PEBs). This means that a building which is producing the majority of the renewable energy it uses...
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CEN-CE NEWSLETTER 30 September 2019

Check out this streamlined issue of CEN-CE newsletter!   For more information visit also www.cen-ce.eu
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OVERVIEW | Digitalisation in the construction industry

FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (Industry 4.0) Digital transformation, as described by the European Commission, is characterised by a fusion of advanced technologies and the integration of physical and digital systems and their effect on...
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BRE - Building Research Establishment Ltd

The BRE Trust Companies, BRE and BRE Global, are world leading research, consultancy, training, testing and certification organisations delivering sustainability and innovation across the built environment and beyond.

Concept, Objectives and Methodology   We are an innovative group of researchers, scientists, engineers and technicians who share a common goal – to make the built environment better for all.   We generate new knowledge...
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DGNB cooperates in Spain: Green Building Council España becomes new partner

The German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) and the Green Building Council España (GBCe) have agreed on a comprehensive partnership.

As part of the DGNB Sustainability Day on 25 June...

  In a first step, the DGNB criteria for new buildings will be adapted to local peculiarities in Spain and tested in a pilot phase.   This adaptation should be completed by mid-2020. Other forms of certification of the DGNB, for example in...
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Cyprus edging toward zero-energy buildings

Cyprus has incorporated into its national law an EU Directive (2010/31/EU) which aims to improve the energy performance of buildings while taking into account the external climatic conditions and indoor climate requirements.   A series of...