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Towards zero-carbon building

Eliminating carbon from the building and construction sector by mid-century will require radical transformation.

In its 2018 landmark report, Global Warming of 1.5°C, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned of a catastrophic climate breakdown if global average temperatures rose by 2°C. Negative consequences for our communities and...
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SPARCs project

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 864242

Sustainable energy Positive & zero cARbon CommunitieS Project description   An inclusive process for the urban sustainable energy transition to smart cities   Renewable technologies for enabling the transformation of...
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Covid-19 stimulus spending for green construction means building back better

The construction sector is essential for an economic recovery after the COVID-19 crisis. It can rapidly create large amounts of jobs and involves far-reaching value chains of small and large businesses. In 2015, the sector accounted for 11...
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Building energy efficient, sustainable homes for all

As governments across Europe attempt to deal with the economic and social impacts of coronavirus and how and when to end strict confinement measures, the time is right to invest to ensure every person can live in a healthy, connected and...

The Covid-19 pandemic has tested all aspects of our society: families and individuals in confinement, communities in collective self-isolation and local, national and international authorities struggling to manage the omnipresent effects...
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Rising to the challenge - IMT 2019 annual report

For nearly 25 years, IMT has partnered with government, business, and philanthropy to explore the frontier of action to improve the spaces where we live, work, and play. Our innovations have helped policymakers reduce carbon emissions and...
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The environmental sustainability at the time of COVID-19 pandemy: an holistic approach through LEED ® v4 BD+C rating system

Abstract   The intent and metrics of LEED v4 BD+C have been taken as a reference and analysed, for a holistic approach to the energy and environmental issues emerging from the implications that COVID-19 pandemy may have on...
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HEM Rehabilitation ENERGIESPRONG (smart) - France

The 10 houses of Hem are the first homes rehabilitated in France to zero energy and any form of consumption guaranteed for 25 years. Energiesprong is an initiative initiated in the Netherlands in 2013. Vilogia tested in France the first...
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We must invest today in the buildings of tomorrow

In the COVID-19 aftermath, making our buildings energy efficient is key to reconcile Europe’s climate objectives with rapid economic recovery. To get this done we need an ambitious policy roadmap at EU level, write...

The European Union is facing a great challenge: how to quickly re-build Europe’s economy in the context of COVID-19 while ensuring to keep itself on the path to become climate neutral by 2050.   Against this background, investing in...