Certification schemes

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QualDeEPC project

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 847100.

High-quality Energy Performance Assessment and Certification in Europe Accelerating Deep Energy Renovation (QualDeEPC) Background   An important instrument to enhance the market uptake of energy-efficient new buildings and...
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Web training to deliver COPILOT Certified HVAC Diagnostics

Certified HVAC Diagnostics diagnoses how HVAC systems function during normal operation by analysing performance data exported from Building Management and Automation Systems (BMS/BACS). Become an expert...
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DGNB platform

The DGNB assesses buildings and urban districts which demonstrate an outstanding commitment to meeting sustainability objectives. The sustainability concept of the DGNB System is broadly based and goes beyond the well-known three-pillar...
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'Vackor' kindergarten - Hungary

1. GENERAL DESCRIPTION   The Vackor kindergarten is located in the 18th District of Budapest. The kindergarten has been built between 1978-1982 using lightweight construction. Currently the energy performance class...
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Government's plans for low-carbon homes are 'a step backwards' on climate, London Mayor warns

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has urged Ministers to improve plans for decarbonising the UK's built environment sector, claiming that the capital and other cities are already going further and faster in the face of the climate emergency.

In a letter sent to housing secretary Robert Jenrick, Khan points out that the proposed Future Homes Standard sets carbon reduction targets 25% lower than those detailed in the 2016 London plan. The Future Homes Standard is currently under...
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World Green Building Council - case study library

WorldGBC's interactive digital case study library map showcases some of the world’s most cutting-edge sustainable buildings. Each case study demonstrates enhanced performance in relation to health benefits or achieve net zero operational...
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2019 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction

Towards a zero-emissions, efficient and resilient buildings and construction sector.

The buildings and construction sector accounted for 36% of final energy use and 39% of energy and process-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2018, 11% of which resulted from manufacturing building materials and products such as...
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AmBIENCe project

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 847054

Active managed Buildings with Energy performaNce Contracting About AmBIENCe   The project aims at extending the concept of Energy Performance Contracting to Active Buildings and making it available and attractive to a...