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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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BIM4REN - Deliverable: Digitalisation of the building renovation process

The first Work Package (WP1) of the Horizon 2020 project BIM4Ren has been concluded. The main milestone achieved at this stage is the completion of the definition of the “Overall framework for a digital driven Integrated Design and...
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Addressing fuel poverty

Analyst Brief - November 2019

Energy poverty, or fuel poverty, is often defined as a situation where low-income households are not able to adequately provide basic energy services in their homes and for their transport at affordable cost. A widely used criterion is to...
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The Horizon 2020 project RenOnBill gives an overview of on-bill buildings energy renovation schemes, outlining the key issues to be addressed to ensure their replicability in Europe

The objective of the Horizon 2020 RenOnBill project is to scale up investments towards deep energy renovations of residential buildings, by promoting the development and implementation of on-bill schemes, based on the cooperation between...
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MAKING-CITY project

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 824418

A lighthouse project where innovative solutions of RES production, energy storage or smart control implemented on high performance buildings, are implemented at real scale to demonstrate that the Positive Energy District (PED) concept is a...
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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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Build-in-wood project

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 862820.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION   To meet the global and European challenges of reducing the GHG emissions from the construction sector, Build-in-Wood will develop a sustainable and innovative wood value chain for the construction of...
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Integrating home renovation services through one-stop-shops: CA EPBD public stakeholder workshop with live webstreaming

Tuesday 10 March 2020, Sofia | 14:00 - 17:30 Sofia time (EET)   HOTEL BALKAN (city centre) | 5 Sveta Nedelya Square | 1000 Sofia| Bulgaria   In order to contribute to Europe’s climate and energy targets, the...