sustainable construction

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The theme for the 2020 Summer Study is “Efficiency: The Core of a Clean Energy Future.” We chose this theme in recognition of the rapidly evolving ecosystem of the energy industry. From resilience to health, from distributed energy resources to renewables to grid integration and virtual batteries, energy efficiency remains critical to our success. Whatever the surrounding goals for expansion of clean energy systems and services, the ability to design and operate efficient buildings is an essential foundational requirement.  
Post date: 6 Abr 2020
Type: Evento

The crisis of climate change is bearing down on the places and people we love. Committed to forward motion, our community works quickly to reverse this course even as a widening disaster looms on the horizon.   Yet – why do we still show up for the fight every day? What drives us? The data is bleak. The trend lines are blinding. Any sane person would have thrown in the towel. So why do we keep showing up?   Hope.  
Post date: 20 Mar 2020
Type: Evento

Join us to discuss 2020 themes on Circular Economy, Digital Twins, BIPV, Local Energy Communities, Sustainable Digital Infrastructure, and as always all sustainability topics are welcome.   The SP event has been postponed and will take place on the 27-30 October 2020.   Submission deadline is extended to 13th September 2020.
Post date: 20 Mar 2020
Type: Evento

The IGC – International Greencities Congress brings together all the scientific content of the Greencities Forum through the presentation and exhibition of scientific communications. It is a space aimed at knowledge and new projects that contribute to the development of sustainable and intelligent cities.   Horizon 2030  
Post date: 6 Mar 2020
Type: Evento

Klimahouse 2020 has been another successful event gathering practitioners, designers, building owners, students, researchers and curious visitors. The fair exhibited the most innovative house building companies in Italy, but also from abroad with the aim to present sustainable, innovative and energy efficient solutions. These ranged from sustainable materials to smart technologies, and from innovative building technics to building installations.  
Post date: 4 Mar 2020
Type: Noticias

The Italian construction sector’s gross value added (GVA) accounted for 16.7% of Italy’s 2018 GDP, making it one of the most important sectors in the national economy. However, by 2018 the construction sector experienced a steep decline compared with 2010, reflected by the decrease of its total added value and turnover value.  
Post date: 4 Mar 2020
Type: Publication

The Danish construction sector has been on the revival path since 2010, in line with the overall improvement in the general economy. In 2018, there were 74,810 enterprises in the broad construction sector in Denmark, with the narrow construction sub-sector accounting for 49.6% of the total. The number of firms in the broad construction sector has increased by 18.3% since 2010, with architectural and engineering activities experiencing the greatest growth (+21.9%).  
Post date: 25 Feb 2020
Type: Publication

Norwegian architect Snøhetta has pledged to only design carbon-negative buildings, meaning their projects will generate more energy than they consume over their lifetime. "For the next 10 years, we have the ambition of having projects on the table that will become CO2 negative in the cradle-to-cradle definition," said Kjetil Thorsen (co-founder of Snøhetta) "This means we have to understand the embodied energies and all the materials used."  
Post date: 17 Feb 2020
Type: Noticias

The French government has announced plans for a sustainability law that will ensure all new buildings to be built with 50 per cent timber or other bio-based materials by 2022. Bio-based materials are made from material derived from living organisms (e.g. hemp and straw).  
Post date: 17 Feb 2020
Type: Noticias

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 1,750 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 100+ countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development. Our Members and team of experts work together through peer exchange, partnerships and capacity building to create systemic change for urban sustainability.
Post date: 6 Feb 2020
Type: Enlace