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OVERVIEW| Modular and industrialised solutions for building renovation

The building sector, when including both construction and operation, is responsible for a significant share of resources and energy consumption and CO2 emissions worldwide. The 2020 Building Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction speaks...
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OVERVIEW| BIPV Technologies and market overview

Renewable Energy Sources are becoming increasingly important in the power markets; it is calculated that almost 70 % of the global capacity additions to 2040 will be attributed to renewables. Among these, solar energy is considered to be the most...
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INTRODUCING A CARBON PRICE ON HEATING FUELS: AN EFFECTIVE SIGNAL FOR FASTER DECARBONISATION IN THE BUILDINGS SECTOR?

According to the Renovation Wave Strategy, the buildings sector must contribute a 60% emission reduction to achieve the EU’s 2030 climate target. This requires a steep increase of deep renovations from currently 0.2% to 3% annually and a...
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Mercado del Val, Valladolid (Spain)

Mercado del Val is an iron market whose construction was completed in 1882 and it is located within the old town of Valladolid, Spain, being currently the oldest preserved market in the city. In 2013, the market was fully renovated...
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A New Era of Public Power: A vision for New York Power Authority in pursuit of climate justice

In 2019, New York State lawmakers passed the most ambitious state-level climate legislation in the country—and among the most ambitious in the world. The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) mandates that New York’s...
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ECSO - Digitalisation in the construction sector

This Analytical Report is part of the European Construction Sector Observatory (ECSO) project. It aims to describe the state of play of digitalisation in the EU construction sector and identify some of its main drivers and challenges. In...
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X-tendo introductory reports: Building Logbook

Building logbooks are repositories for detailed building information. They act as a single point of input, access and visualisation of all the information associated with a building unit throughout its lifecycle.   Over the lifespan of...
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Luče Energy Community – a rural Slovenian municipality setting an example for others

The Luče energy community was established as a demonstration pilot within the Horizon 2020 project COMPILE, to show the opportunities of energy islands for decarbonisation of energy supply, community building and creating environmental and...
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The concept of energy poverty: from understanding to overcoming it - new report by the H2020 project ComAct

Energy poverty as a concept has a long tradition, and energy subsidies for low-income households have been a major part of social policy in West and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as well as former Soviet Republics (CIS). Due to...
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EPBD 2021 revision - initial eu.bac suggestions

eu.bac welcomes the 2021 revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, which has become necessary in light of the increased ambition agreed in the Renovation Wave. To meet EU climate targets and fully decarbonise the building...