Environmental issues related to buildings

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Due to the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.   The 2nd international conference on Circularity in the Built Environment (CiBEn) aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners in the area of green and sustainable construction. These topics call for a multi-disciplinary approach involving various research fields and expertise.
Post date: 29 avr 2020
Type: Évènement

As response to the coronavirus (COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, REHVA experts drafted a guidance document on how to operate and use building services in areas with a coronavirus outbreak to prevent the spread of COVID-19 depending on HVAC or plumbing systems related factors.  
Post date: 28 avr 2020
Type: Publication

We are living very strange times which demand us to stay indoors even more than usual (80% > 95% > 100%) and for some of us a great deal more (50% > 95% > 100%). This experience is enabling a more salient observation of our indoor environment which otherwise often goes unnoticed as we humans adapt, especially when distracted by our preoccupations, whatever they may be. In world areas with a COVID-19 outbreak it manifests:  
Post date: 28 avr 2020
Type: Actualité

Due to the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.   Présentation de l'événement  
Post date: 28 avr 2020
Type: Évènement

Due to the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.   DS²BE is a joint initiative of research groups working on sustainability issues at eight Belgian universities: Université libre de Bruxelles, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, KU Leuven, UCLouvain, Université de Liège, UHasselt, UAntwerpen and UGent.  
Post date: 28 avr 2020
Type: Évènement

The modular project TEESCHOOLS is the last project within the Efficient Buildings Community to come to an end.  TEESCHOOLS has covered a long distance on the path for the decarbonisation of public building stock.  A new publication now collects and presents all the most important outcomes of this journey.  
Post date: 26 avr 2020
Type: Publication

The EU’s 2030 Framework for climate and energy sets a 40% cut in greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990, and at least a 32% share of renewable energy consumption, as EU-wide targets for 2030. For the power system, reducing greenhouse gas emissions implies greater electrification, i.e. a greater share of electricity in the total energy mix.
Post date: 23 avr 2020
Type: Actualité

One of the mission critical pathways to reach EU´s goal to reach net zero emissions through Europe’s buildings. Varied in age and style, and so hugely inefficient in their use of energy this contributes towards 36% of the region’s emissions. The EU remains a world leader in its building energy codes, but rapidly scaling deep building renovation to deliver needed emissions savings remains one of the most wickedly complex societal, technical and financial challenges of our time.  
Post date: 22 avr 2020
Type: Publication

Putting EU Green Deal in Action: Upscaling sustainable home renovation with innovative financing tools Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of Europeans are spending nearly 100% of their time indoors. It is time to take a closer look at the energy efficiency, comfort and health of our homes and apartment buildings.  
Post date: 21 avr 2020
Type: Actualité

A major economic challenge will face us all once the COVID-19 crisis passes.
Post date: 21 avr 2020
Type: Publication