The EU Commission has been developing Level(s) - a framework of macro-objectives and indicators aiming to help building professionals to report on the environmental performance of buildings. As well as energy and material impacts, Level(s) provides a framework for reporting the quality of the indoor environment achieved with these resources, including air quality, thermal comfort, climate change resilience and life cycle cost/value.
Post date: 19 Sep 2019
It is important to remind ourselves that as one of Europe’s largest economic sectors (almost 10% GDP) the construction is a very divers industry that includes a huge number of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
These SMEs will be instrumental in achieving the EU’s circular economy and carbon neutrality objectives. They need clear support to participate and strive in the sustainable built environment.
Post date: 9 Jul 2019
The workshop will include three main sessions:
-Bringing solutions together: voluntary certification schemes and other integrated approaches in support of deep renovation of buildings
-Architects feedback on testing Level(s)
-Up-skilling the AEC industry to deliver high quality energy efficient retrofitting with BIM learning tools
Post date: 5 Jun 2019
Environmental laws have a huge impact on our life. They improve water and air quality, they protect nature, and they encourage recycling and waste management. But to really make an appreciable difference, these EU laws must be implemented in full.
In March 2019, the European Commission will publish a set of reports on the state of implementation of environmental laws in Europe: the Environmental Implementation Review.
Post date: 12 Mar 2019
Sustainable building practice in Europe has to a large extent been led by green building certification schemes to date. These certifications cover hundreds of millions of m2 of building space and have achieved a high degree of market penetration in the non-residential sector of some European countries.
Post date: 8 Mar 2019
On 25 June, in collaboration with BUILD UP, the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) organised a webinar to invite architects to engage with piloting the Level(s) scheme. The event was moderated by Dr. Judit Kimpian, Chair of the ACE Sustainability Work Group and organised as part of a project supported by the Creative Europe programme. Speakers discussed the aims, applicability, case studies and benefits of the Level(s) scheme and outlined ways of participating in the testing phase.
Post date: 9 Ago 2018