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The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) are inviting experts in the building construction value chain to take part in a survey and give their views on using circular economy principles in the design of buildings.   The results will contribute to defining circular economy policies that could be implemented as part of the EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan.  
Post date: 22 Oct 2020
Type: Noticias

The European Commission launched a renovation wave and a “new European Bauhaus” on Wednesday (14 October), aiming to rally popular support behind plans to cut emissions from buildings and reduce energy bills.  
Post date: 22 Oct 2020
Type: Noticias

By starting local and scaling up, data can be the greatest ally of Europe’s upcoming renovation wave, writes Cristina Gamboa.   The COVID-19 wake-up call has shifted EU sustainability policy from ambition to action. We have seen decision-makers strive for recovery packages that can both deliver on climate goals and rescue turbulent economies. The EU had already set much of this in motion with its Green Deal and target-based climate law.  
Post date: 22 Oct 2020
Type: Noticias

Europe’s building stock is both unique and heterogeneous in its expression of the cultural diversity and history of our continent. But not surprisingly, it is also old and changes very slowly. More than 220 million building units, representing 85% of the EU’s building stock, were built before 2001. 85-95% of the buildings that exist today will still be standing in 2050.  
Post date: 22 Oct 2020
Type: Publication

To reduce emissions by at least 55% in 2030 and build the foundations for a climate neutral Europe by 2050, the Renovation Wave aims to renovate 35 million inefficient buildings by 2030.   85-95% of buildings in the EU are expected to still be standing in 2050. Renovating them is essential to reducing emissions and energy use.  
Post date: 22 Oct 2020
Type: Publication

Increasing the energy performance of the EU building stock is key for the EU to achieve its climate and energy goals. However, annually only around 0.2% to 0.3% of buildings across Europe are undergoing deep renovation (aiming at achieving energy savings of at least 60% compared to pre-renovation energy consumption levels) and the average owner or user often considers such actions as too expensive.
Post date: 21 Oct 2020
Type: Noticias

Introduction: the MedZEB approach The development of the retrofitting market is a significant challenge throughout Europe. This challenge faces particular conditions in the Mediterranean region due e.g. to its environmental and climatic factors, to the structure of the ownership and of the built stock, to social and economic factors, and to the consequences of economic crisis, which struck European Med countries with a higher impact than the other countries in Europe.
Post date: 21 Oct 2020
Type: Noticias

The European Commission has published its Renovation Wave Strategy to improve the energy performance of buildings. The Commission aims to at least double renovation rates in the next ten years and make sure renovations lead to higher energy and resource efficiency.   This will enhance the quality of life for people living in and using the buildings, reduce Europe's greenhouse gas emissions, foster digitalisation and improve the reuse and recycling of materials.
Post date: 15 Oct 2020
Type: Noticias

The lack of a common repository for all relevant building data amounts to additional costs and inefficiencies, stifled innovation, increased risk and low investor confidence. A Digital Building Logbook could overcome this through increased data transparency and availability to a broad range of market players.  
Post date: 13 Oct 2020
Type: Publication

On September 16, the president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen pushed everybody's energy efficiency hopes a little further: she increased the emission reduction target from 40 to 55% in a laudable attempt to turn the European continent into the leader of the new circular economy.   Those of us who work in the energy efficiency sector are celebrating this sign of a long-term commitment; at last! What's more, the necessary resources are available to EU member countries.
Post date: 12 Oct 2020
Type: Noticias