Environmental issues related to buildings

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Building circular and climate-neutral buildings for Europe

The circular economy will be an essential building block of a climate-neutral Europe. A circular economy means making the most of our resources, doing more with less while reducing waste and energy use. This is a huge challenge for the...

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...
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Sowing seeds for timber skyscrapers can rewind the carbon footprint of the concrete industry

The Centre for Natural Material Innovation exhibit their proposals for timber skyscrapers at the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition.

Recent innovations in engineered timber have laid the foundations for the world’s first wooden skyscrapers to appear within a decade, a feat that is not only achievable—according to the Centre for Natural Material Innovation—but one they...
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Energy efficiency: adding architectural value to prefab solutions

Architects don’t usually like prefabricated solutions. But they concede there are upsides, and when time is of the essence, saving the planet becomes the priority   Practical or beautiful? The question doesn’t seem to be...
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CitizEE H2020 Project Launched: Scaling up Public Sustainable Investments via Citizen Financing Schemes

Technical information: 
-    GA Number: 847147
-    Duration: 36 months
-    Start Date: 01 May 2019
-    Estimated Project Cost: € 1,498,532.53
-    Requested EU Contribution: € 1,498,532.50
 

CitizEE is a new Coordiantion and Support Action at European level, funded under the Horizon 2020 programme. The project has been launched in May 2019, with a kick-off meeting held by WIP Renewable Energies in its facilities in Munich (...
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OVERVIEW | New skills for a sustainable and energy efficient EU building stock

The construction sector has a large potential for cost effective energy savings. With the EU planning aimed at nearly zero energy target for new buildings by 2020, the construction sector is confronted with the urgent need...
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RESTORE Newsletter #20 (June 2019)

The RESTORE Action aims at a paradigm shift towards restorative sustainability for new and existing buildings, promoting forward thinking and multidisciplinary knowledge, leading to solutions that celebrate the richness...

This month in RESTORE:    -Call for industry participation to Rethink Technology   -STSM Funding goes into its third round   -Regenerative Design lecture in Salzburg, Austria   -How to declare products: RESTORE at Foster+Partner in London...
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The Zero Carbon and Circular Economy Challenge in the Built Environment – Policy options for the European Union and its Member States

Getting on track to limit global temperature increase to 1.5°C, as was agreed in Paris back in 2015, would not just be good for our climate, but first and foremost for all citizens.   What changes to the European policy framework and new...
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Nottingham ready to beat Theresa May’s climate targets

As Theresa May signs into law a commitment to bring the UK’s carbon emissions to net zero by 2050, one city in the UK is on its way to achieving this goal 22 years sooner   As one of her final acts as Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced...