Environmental issues related to buildings


The IMPAWATT project

This project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation Programme under grant agreement number 785041.

Concept   In industrial and service sectors, energy efficiency investments are often not implemented due to a combination of factors and barriers faced by the actor involved. Even for enterprises that are subject to...

Selection of (Green) Roof Systems: A Sustainability-Based Multi-Criteria Analysis

A wide diffusion of green envelopes in cities can be an opportunity to improve urban environment conditions and reduce negative effects of climate change.   The green roof system is a widespread solution adopted all over the world due to...

The SustaiNAVility Project

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N. 785045. 

Concept:    SustaiNAVility was born as a promoter of this plan in the area of energy efficiency, in particular supporting the goal of the plan of “Reducing 30% consumption of primary energy with respect to the figures...

The C-Track 50 Project

The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 784974 

Concept:   C-Track 50 aims to mobilise and guide public authorities at a local and regional level, in order to achieve climate resilience and carbon neutrality by 2050.   Objectives:    1-Enhancing the...

SBE19 - Resilient Built Environment for Sustainable Mediterranean Countries

Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) Regional Conference 2019 : a platform for sharing research and innovation between researchers and practitioners of the construction sector.


The focus relies on Resilient Built Environment for...

The international conference, belonging to the Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) series of conferences, is organized by Politecnico di Milano with four international organizations:   – International Council for Research and Innovation in...

Up-skilling the AEC industry to deliver high quality energy efficient retrofitting with BIM learning tools

This session will bring together experiences from four Horizon 2020 projects ( BIMplement , BIMCert , BIMeet , Net­UBIEP ) working with BIM as a training tool and developing qualification frameworks in order to deliver a high quality...

Survey: Indoor environmental quality in buildings

Quantifying the health and performance gains of enhanced indoor environmental quality in offices, schools and hospitals.

Across Europe, 90 million children and young people spend their weekdays in schools, colleges and universities. More than one in three of the working population is office-based.   And every year, 90 million patients spend more than a week...

Quality Architecture for sustainable and high performing buildings - EUSEW ACE Energy Day

On 18 June the Architects' Council of Europe will co-organise an Energy Day entitled "Quality Architecture for sustainable and high­ performing buildings" in the framework of the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW).


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...