green / sustainable buildings

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In its 2018 landmark report, Global Warming of 1.5°C, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned of a catastrophic climate breakdown if global average temperatures rose by 2°C. Negative consequences for our communities and planet would be long-lasting and, in some cases, irreversible. Recent events in countries like Australia have shown us a glimpse of the future and that the worst, if we do not act now, is yet to come.   
Post date: 13 mai 2020
Type: Actualité

The construction sector is essential for an economic recovery after the COVID-19 crisis. It can rapidly create large amounts of jobs and involves far-reaching value chains of small and large businesses. In 2015, the sector accounted for 11-13% of global GDP. It is indeed a major employer: 7% of total global employment or 220 million jobs depend on it. Globally, USD 4.5 trillion were spent on construction and renovation of buildings in 2018.  
Post date: 11 mai 2020
Type: Actualité

The European Union is facing a great challenge: how to quickly re-build Europe’s economy in the context of COVID-19 while ensuring to keep itself on the path to become climate neutral by 2050.   Against this background, investing in decarbonising buildings is key to reconcile climate objectives and economic recovery, in a virtuous way. Indeed, the renovation wave is one of the key pillars of the European Green Deal, which should be at the core of the post-COVID-19 recovery plan.  
Post date: 6 mai 2020
Type: Actualité

The SKILLCO Erasmus+ international construction project 2017-20 was successfully completed with 923 individuals participating in the pilot training sessions for four previously identified as missing sectoral skills in three partner countries (Slovenia, Germany and Hungary). The project also resulted in the development of the SKILLgApp mobile application with SkillCO teaching materials to assist learners in training.  
Post date: 6 mai 2020
Type: Actualité

Due to the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.   This course is optional for those seeking the "Green Building Professional" certification. The course will be held in Romanian.  
Post date: 30 avr 2020
Type: Évènement

Backed by its mission to protect the Pacific Northwest’s natural environment and promote healthy and sustainable ecosystems, the Bullitt Foundation wanted their new headquarters to be built to the highest level of sustainability. They also wanted the building to be a demonstration project that would set a new standard for developers, architects, engineers and contractors.  
Post date: 29 avr 2020
Type: Cas

Due to the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.  
Post date: 27 avr 2020
Type: Évènement

Due to the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.   JOIN US IN THE JOURNEY TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE CITIES & COMMUNITIES OF THE FUTURE  
Post date: 15 avr 2020
Type: Évènement

Oliver Rapf is executive director at the Building Performance Institute Europe (BPIE), a not-for-profit think tank supporting evidence-based policy making in the field of energy performance in buildings.  
Post date: 14 avr 2020
Type: Actualité

The Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) is a 24,350-square-foot education, research and administration facility at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, a public garden attraction in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Designed and built to generate all of its own energy while treating and reusing all water captured on-site, the first facility in the world to meet four of the world’s highest green construction standards- now adds the distinctive BREEAM Outstanding In-Use rating to its resume.  
Post date: 14 avr 2020
Type: Cas