Covid-19

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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced reoccupancy assessment and risk management planning tools as well as strategies and 3D models for specific types of buildings to guide building owners, facilities managers (FMs), design professionals, and public officials as buildings reopen from the COVID-19 lockdowns. The practical strategies for specific types of buildings cover offices and retail, senior living communities, and schools.
Post date: 16 juil 2020
Type: Actualité

Global sustainable building technology society ASHRAE’s Epidemic Task Force released guidance in recent weeks on mitigating potential health risks during reopening of buildings closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems.   ASHRAE’s recommendations for building readiness and reopening include the following:  
Post date: 16 juil 2020
Type: Actualité

Last year the main focus was on improving the energy performance of buildings. Reducing the use of fossil fuels and the direct and indirect CO₂ emission of buildings caused by heating, cooling and ventilating and at the same time improving or safeguarding the indoor environmental quality.  
Post date: 16 juil 2020
Type: Actualité

Coronavirus economic stimulus packages need to consider all facets of sustainable development, otherwise we risk creating even greater disasters for ourselves in the future.   Energy efficiency must be an integral part of any economic recovery efforts. Doing so will create jobs, reduce energy bills, stimulate SMEs, support electrification and reduce GHG emissions.  
Post date: 7 juil 2020
Type: Publication

The European Union is strengthening its efforts to make its energy systems cleaner and more resilient, reinforcing its global leadership in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new energy policy review by the International Energy Agency.  
Post date: 30 juin 2020
Type: Actualité

This is an updated version of the Analytical Report “Improving the human capital basis” published in 2017. Based on both statistical data and policy analysis, it provides insights and lessons learnt related to the workforce in the construction sector. The data collection for this report was performed before January 2020, before Brexit went into effect. Therefore, this report refers to EU as EU-28 and the United Kingdom is considered as a part of European Union.
Post date: 29 juin 2020
Type: Publication

Dwellings provide not just a living space, but act as a pandemic shelter, a workplace, an impromptu school, a gym, a playground and more.  Katja Maununaho, Sini Saarimaa, Jyrki Tarpio and Sofie Pelsmakers (Tampere University) critique current apartment design and contemplate how apartments can be designed to be adaptable and respond better to many existing and new needs.   
Post date: 29 juin 2020
Type: Actualité

The worldwide economic shock caused by the Covid-19 pandemic is having widespread and often dramatic effects on investments in the energy sector. Based on the latest available data, the International Energy Agency's World Energy Investment 2020 provides a unique and comprehensive perspective on how energy capital flows are being reshaped by the crisis, including full-year estimates for global energy investment in 2020.
Post date: 23 juin 2020
Type: Publication

Accelerating the Recovery – Buildings - EE Global Forum webinars series   July 29 Time: 10:00 AM   EE Global has gone virtual!  
Post date: 22 juin 2020
Type: Évènement

The Coronavirus pandemic has put the spotlight on Europe’s housing crisis, exposing the shortcomings of our housing policies that have increased inequalities and destabilized our societies. Now that the “Stay at home” guidelines pushed us more than ever before to take stock of the state of housing including the unacceptably high levels of homelessness and over-crowding and unsustainable rental costs in the EU, it’s time for a global rethink of housing policy. The EU must lead on this. Public, cooperative and social housing providers have set the example how to proceed.
Post date: 22 juin 2020
Type: Actualité