Campaigning and awareness raising

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The way we heat our homes in the EU today weighs heavily on the environment and our household budgets.   Today the HARP project releases an online tool which will enable consumers in 5 EU countries to assess the energy efficiency of their installed heating appliance, and support them in finding a more efficient alternative.  
Post date: 8 fév 2021
Type: Actualité

This part of the SHERPA Capitalization Platform serves as a “hub” of useful information, available for Regions, Municipalities and other stakeholders interested in buildings’ energy renovation (ERB).   It is divided into 4 thematic categories corresponding to the principle value-chain Axes for planning, implementing and monitoring energy renovation projects mainly for public buildings, namely:  
Post date: 8 fév 2021
Type: Tool

Concept and objectives:   The construction sector is the most resource intensive industrial sector in the EU. It uses around 50% of the available primary raw materials, hence exhausting the natural resources, degrading environment and generating high costs to the business operators.  
Post date: 8 fév 2021
Type: Lien

  Around 400 million tons of construction and demolition waste, excluding excavation materials, are yearly generated and then mostly landfilled in EU.   On the other hand, concrete is the most widely used material in building, with a growing trend towards prefabrication.  
Post date: 8 fév 2021
Type: Évènement

The Efficient Buildings Community has released new materials with the portfolio of digital tools developed by the Modular Projects of the community and with the synthesis of the main policy recommendations arisen from the ground experience of the projects.  
Post date: 8 fév 2021
Type: Publication

This special BREEAM Awards publication proudly presents the people, projects and organisations that are leading the way with significant achievements in sustainable building design, development and management.   The projects shortlisted range from homes in vibrant mixed-use developments, to education sports buildings serving students and the wider communities in which they reside, to large scale commercial properties incorporating green roofs and living walls in the centre of cities.  
Post date: 8 fév 2021
Type: Publication

To register for the EEFIG plenary meeting, you are required to use your EU login.   EEFIG organises annual plenary meetings that are open to all members and interested parties. The next plenary is taking place on 9-10 February 2021 in virtual format.
Post date: 8 fév 2021
Type: Évènement

The Horizon 2020 Green Deal Call, with the aim to support research and innovation projects on the European Green Deal, has closed.   Published last September, the call is structured in eight thematic areas reflecting the key work streams of the European Green Deal and two horizontal areas on strengthening knowledge and empowering citizens.   We received 115 proposals for the Call Topic 4: Building and Renovating in an Energy and Resource Efficient Way.
Post date: 3 fév 2021
Type: Actualité

Level(s) is a new European approach to assess and report on the sustainability performance of buildings, throughout the full life cycle of buildings.   Using existing standards, the Level(s) framework with its indicators provides a common language for building sustainability, which can be used directly on building projects and portfolios, or as a basis for other initiatives, policies, schemes and actions, to include life cycle thinking and circularity.  
Post date: 3 fév 2021
Type: Publication

Concept and objectives:   The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the international body for assessing the science related to climate change.   The IPCC was set up in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to provide policymakers with regular assessments of the scientific basis of climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for adaptation and mitigation.
Post date: 3 fév 2021
Type: Lien