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Liveable & fit for the future. People as the centre of sustainable construction

We spend up to 90 percent of our time in buildings. This should already be a sufficient argument to make sure that buildings are not only understood as functional places to reside, but also as an environment, with people as the central...
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ALDREN - Methodology note on linking the EVCS to financial valuation

As proposed in the initial roadmap and Grant Agreement, three stages were carried out to organise work: a state of the art to identify standards and existing initiatives to be used in the ALDREN protocol, the definition of the working...
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Enhancing Turkey’s policy framework for energy efficiency of buildings

Turkey’s building sector’s energy demand is growing rapidly, at a rate of 4.4% on average, effectively rendering it the one sector with the largest energy consumption among all end-use sectors, representing around one third of the country’...
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Bexel Consulting Applied Integrated BIM Approach for Large Hotel and Resort Project

Bexel Consulting is a high-tech, construction and engineering consultancy company. They designed, built, and constructed the Sensatori and Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts.   This beachfront resort, placed on the east coast of Dominican...
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Introducing DigiPLACE, the Digital Platform framework for Construction in Europe

On 3rd and 4th September the first official meeting of DigiPLACE took place in Brussels. DigiPLACE is an EU-funded project with a budget of €1 million aiming at creating a roadmap for a Digital Platform for Construction in Europe.   The...
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European Responsible Housing Awards 2019 Handbook

This third edition of the Responsible Housing Awards saw a record-breaking number of 87 submissions (an increase of 29% compared to 2016) across five categories from 16 countries.   The jury members had a tough decision at hand but in the...
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Interim Report July 2019 of the 2nd technical support study on the Smart Readiness Indicator for buildings

A greater uptake of smart technologies is expected to lead to significant, cost-effective energy savings, while also helping to improve indoor comfort in a manner that enables the building to adjust to the needs of the user.   Smart...
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Perlita Passive house

The goal of the Perlita Project is to show a new path for low energy consumption buildings in Los Angeles and in Southern California through realistic, affordable and reproducible solutions.   The main focus was the energy efficiency. We...
  - Project type : Renovation - Building Type : Isolated or semi-detached house - Construction Year : 2017 - Delivery year : 2017 - Climate zone : [Csa] Interior Mediterranean - Mild with dry, hot summer. - Net Floor Area : 197 m2 Other -...
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Tivoli Greencity- Greenbizz

Description générale:   Situé sur un ancien site de Belgacom, devenu terrain en friche, le bâtiment dédié au durable s'élèvera sur deux étages le long de la rue Dieudonné Lefèvre. Au rez-de-chaussée, les ateliers (sur 5.000 m2) ; et à l...
- Type de projet : Reconversion urbaine - Programme : Logements, Bureaux, Services et commerces, Espaces publics, Espaces verts - Surface totale : 38 458.00 ha - Nombre d’habitants : 1 500 hab - Nombre d'emplois : 60 emplois - Coût total...
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The Basque Country receives 1.7 million from the EU for two pilot projects of urban regeneration in the neighbourhoods of Txonta (Eibar) and Otxarkoaga (Bilbao)

The European Commission has taken note of the urban regeneration plans of the Basque Country and has decided to contribute 1.7 million Euros to the Opengela project.   This concerns a novel concept of neighbourhood offices in two places...
The main objective is to set up an office in each neighbourhood which will act as a one-stop-shop and provide advice and support to the community throughout the whole process of renovation of the buildings: from the paperwork to dealing...
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Report nZEB Demo buildings environmental impact through LCA

Overall environmental impacts of nZEBs are substantially lower than conventional buildings. This is the conclusion of a new AZEB study in which the environmental performance of 3 AZEB case studies was evaluated using life cycle assessment...
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Scaling up the Private Financing for Energy Efficiency – a huge necessity for upgrade of the current approaches

With the ending of EUSEW came along a number of benefits. Exchange of experience, reconciliation of opinions of the different stakeholders, announcement of innovations and other news, discussions on how to improve the attained results and...
by Zoya Vassileva – Mattig-Levercom Management Partners July 2019
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100% Renewable Energy Districts: 2050 Vision

The energy and carbon footprint of urban areas will increase with urbanisation and the growing economic activity of urban citizens.   The decarbonisation of cities and city districts presents an imperative and an obvious area of priority...
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Life Cycle Assessments – A guide on using the LCA

  The DGNB has made it its primary goal to plan, operate and use the built environment of the present day for the benefit of all, and in such a way that the generations that follow us can fully utilise their own potential and not be...
The present guidelines, which the DGNB has developed together with its members, convey a basic understanding of the great benefits that is offered by the use of life cycle assessments in the planning process.
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OVERVIEW | Financing energy efficiency in buildings

The challenge The EC estimates that about 35% of the EU's buildings are over 50 years old, and almost 75% of the building stock is energy inefficient.   At the same time, only 0.4-1.2% of the building stock renovated each year (depending...
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Slovak Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (SlovSEFF)

In 21 case studies, the EUKI project BEACON evaluated national climate policies in European countries. The Slovak Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (SlovSEFF) was one of the first credit lines by the European Bank for Reconstruction...
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Latvian Baltic Energy Efficiency Facility (LABEEF)

In 21 case studies, the EUKI project BEACON evaluated national climate policies in European countries. The Latvian Baltic Energy Efficiency Facility (LABEEF) is a company that was founded in 2016 to facilitate the deep renovation of the...
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Towards a fossil-free energy in 2050

Building the infrastructure to decarbonise the EU’s energy system by 2050 through large amounts of green gas is projected to be up to 36% more expensive than through energy efficiency and smart electrification, even in European countries...
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NHT - Burgeck - JE29E (Jenbach -Austria)

This new residential complex in Tirol, completed in 2018, is a passive house construction with 20 condominiums, 19 underground parking spaces and 8 carport spaces. The structure is U-shaped and is divided, due to the slope, in a basement...
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Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH): guidance for social landlords

The Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) aims to encourage landlords to improve the energy efficiency of social housing in Scotland.   This supports the Scottish Government's vision of warm, high quality, affordable, low...
Revised guidance for social landlords on the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH), February 2019.