Most people in the year 2050 will live in the very same buildings that we occupy today. There are over two hundred million buildings in the EU that together emit more CO2 than any other sector. Decreasing and decarbonizing the energy used to heat, cool and use these buildings is crucial for the transition to a climate-neutral Europe.
Post date: 6 déc 2019
Besides energy efficiency, the new zero carbon standard also considers the upfront carbon emissions associated with the construction of the homes. It also encourages home builders to actually measure how the homes perform after they are purchased and lived in.
Post date: 19 nov 2019
3rd December - Day 1 - Delivering Net Zero Carbon
09:00-09:30 Welcome coffee and networking
Post date: 7 nov 2019
The importance of cutting carbon in major infrastructure projects - in addition to the construction and operation of buildings - is increasingly being recognised. Changes to public procurement policies have the potential to make a dramatic impact here.
Post date: 4 nov 2019
This technical report accompanies the 'Net Zero' advice report which is the Committee's recommendation to the UK Government and Devolved Administrations on the date for a net-zero emissions target in the UK and revised long-term targets in Scotland and Wales. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland each have an important role to play in delivering a UK net-zero emissions target.
Post date: 23 oct 2019
Living labs are user centred initiatives where knowledge production involves individuals or user groups affected by sustainable transitions. The FME Research Centre on Zero Emission Neighbourhoods in Smart Cities (ZEN) has chosen living labs to secure user engagement and as a framework for the organisation of user involvement in pilot projects.
Post date: 18 oct 2019
Join us on the journey to decarbonize the built environment!
Post date: 14 oct 2019
The World Green Building Council’s pioneering report demands radical cross-sector coordination to revolutionise the buildings and construction sector towards a net zero future, and tackle embodied carbon emissions.
Post date: 25 sep 2019
Our buildings help define our cities – from our iconic skylines to our historic architecture. They are where our citizens, live, work, study and play. These buildings are also one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, accounting for over half of total city emissions on average, and a significant source of air pollution. Currently, half a million people die each year due to outdoor air pollution caused by energy used in buildings.
Post date: 19 sep 2019
Oslo and Heidelberg join 23 other cities committed to C40’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Declaration.
On 17th September in London (UK), The Governing Mayor of Oslo, Raymond Johansen, and Lord Mayor of Heidelberg Eckart Würzner, committed to significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions from their cities by ensuring that new buildings operate at net zero carbon by 2030.
Post date: 19 sep 2019