Environmental issues related to buildings

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Research report: Passivhaus, the route to zero carbon

This report analyses the definition of a Zero Carbon building in the UK and compares national Building Regulations in Zero Carbon building with a Passivhaus Classic and renewables. The report highlights problems such as the performance gap...
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UK Green Building Council presents industry framework for net zero carbon buildings

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has unveiled a framework for the UK construction and property industry to transition new and existing buildings to become net zero carbon by 2050, in line with the ambitions of the Paris Climate...
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New USGBC research explores green building industry’s role in highlighting the importance of buildings as a global solution

As part of its Living Standard initiative, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released a new U.S. public research report titled Standard Issue that sets out to better gauge how the public feels about issues at the core of...
Actualité

Horizon Impact Award, call for applicants

The European Commission has launched the first Horizon Impact Award. This prize acknowledges and rewards the most influential and impactful projects under Horizon 2020 or FP7. Can you demonstrate that you have valorized your results and...
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Policy conference 2019 – REGISTRATION OPEN

The Policy Conference of EUSEW 2019 will take place in Brussels between 18 and 20 June and is free of charge for all participants.    The conference will be hosted at three venues: the European Commission's Charlemagne and Berlaymont...
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HEART project: Holistic Energy and Architectural Retrofit Toolkit

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program under Grant Agreement No 768921.

The HEART toolkit incorporates different components and technologies, which cooperate to transform an existing building into a smart building.   In developing this toolkit, the project advances and improves energy efficiency and the use of...
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ReCO2ST project, a research program aiming to better building & living

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program under Grant Agreement No 768576.

ReCO2ST applies an easy 3-step approach to building renovations, resulting in major savings and heightened standards of living, at a near-zero energy coefficient.   First, our interactive Refurbishment Assessment Tool (RAT) provides the...
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Embodied Carbon – Updated ICE Database and RICS Building Carbon Database

The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products is pleased to partner with ASBP patron member Circular Ecology and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to host a topical seminar on embodied carbon in buildings. The purpose of the...

ICE (Inventory of Carbon and Energy) Database The ICE (Inventory of Carbon and Energy) Database is a leading embodied energy and carbon database for building materials.   The first version of the ICE database was created...