Certification schemes

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Why is Building Certification So Important?

Find out what the benefits of certifying your Passive House building are in this blog post.

2020 Getting to Zero Buildings List

NBI's 2020 list of pioneering zero energy (ZE) projects represents the latest growth in a rapidly expanding market. ZE buildings are extremely energy efficient, with a median site EUI of only 23 kBtu/sf/yr*, and consume only as much energy...


This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 893924.

Concept:   TThe EU-funded LEAP4SME project aims to support member states and specifically their small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in carrying out energy audits and implementing cost-effective energy-saving measures...

BOKU Ilse Wallentin house

Klima aktiv GOLD   klimaaktiv points: 965 out of 1000   In terms of sustainability, in addition to the wooden construction, the compactness of the building with regard to energy efficiency was taken into account. The...

Saints Pierre & Paul, new construction of 36 passive apartments in an urban setting

Nestled in the heart of a residential neighbourhood in the north of Brussels, the project closes off a fairly diverse square with a parking lot at its centre, and faces a large church and an uninteresting housing structure.   The buildings...

ZERO-PLUS: Post Occupancy Evaluation confirms the high levels of satisfaction reported by the occupants of the 4 pilot settlements

The Post Occupancy Evaluation Surveys of the ZERO-PLUS four pilot case studies in UK, Italy, France and Cyprus has been completed and the scientific results confirm the high quality of the projects' design, detailing and construction.  ...

Hacia la sostenibilidad en edificación. Los certificados de construcción sostenible y eficiencia energética

Diciembre 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm CET   Las personas somos cada vez más conscientes del confort de nuestra vivienda y la necesidad de reducir el impacto ambiental.  En este sentido, estas exigencias se han convertido en...

DGNB: La herramienta para medir la sostenibilidad en los edificios

Diciembre 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm CET   La certificación «DGNB System» es un sistema desarrollado por DGNB (el Green Building Council alemán), para evaluar y certificar la sostenibilidad de edificios y distritos.   El...