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European Construction Sector Observatory: Czech Republic

Over the 2010-2019 period, Czech Republic’s GDP increased by 22.6%, totalling CZK5,182.8 billion (EUR 198.2 billion) in 2019.   This is an annual growth of 2.4% compared to the 2018 levels. Czech’s...

New solutions for funding Europe’s energy transition

This CORDIS Results Pack specifically introduces you to 10 EU-funded projects that have been working to develop tools and solutions that will help to accelerate the financing of energy efficiency investments, as well as offering concrete...

Promoting energy efficiency standards and technologies to enhance energy efficiency in buildings

An important goal of public policy to stimulate transition to a sustainable energy system is to improve energy efficiency –a target clearly set out in Sustainable Development Goal 7.   Indeed, improving energy efficiency is one of the most cost-...

Study on the development of a European Union framework for digital building logbooks

This study provides the basis for the development of an EU framework for Digital Building Logbooks.   The definition of Digital Building Logbook has been created as part of this study, based on a thorough stakeholder consultation, interviews with...

COP26 climate summit to examine role of buildings

The COP26 climate summit hosted by the UK in November will include a focus on architecture and construction after its president Alok Sharma announced plans to include a ‘built environment day’   Sharma, who last week quit as business secretary to...

Dublin city housing regeneration to passive-grade and community hub

Before the refurbishment started, the local authority had around 1,500 bedsits right across the city. Known as zero-bed units, they were small – usually no more than 26 square metres – and as they aged, they became progressively less attractive to...

Charles de Gaulle school in Tourcoing

The Charles de Gaulle is a preschool and elementary school building located in Tourcoing, France.   It is a certified Passive House new build.   THERMAL ENVELOPE:   Exterior wall Plaster 0,250 13 Rock wool 0,037 60...

QUEST project newsletter #3

The 3rd newsletter of QUEST project is out!   Contents included are the following:   Online Predictive Tool for Quality Management Services for buildings ready for testing! QUEST presentation at Sustainable Places 2020...

Q&A: ‘We need to reduce the ‘embodied energy’ of buildings

Retrofitting Europe’s buildings for energy efficiency is not enough to slash the carbon footprint of the construction sector and cut emissions in time to meet the Paris climate agreement goals, according to Dr Catherine De Wolf, assistant...

Belgique : 600 millions d’euros pour la construction soutenable et l’isolation thermique des écoles en Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

La Banque européenne d’investissement (BEI) et la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (FWB) annoncent la conclusion d’un accord de prêt de 600 millions d’euros, dont une première partie de 300 millions a été formalisée ce jour, pour la construction...