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[Video] Ceremony of the Green Solutions Awards 2019, Batimat - Sustainable Construction Grand Prize (7/10)

Discover the award of the Sustainable Construction Grand Prize during the international ceremony of the 2019 Green Solutions Awards! An event that took place on November 4, 2019 during the Batimat exhibition. The aim of the Green Solutions...

Data that will boost the transformation of cities

Data processing is essential for the good management of cities. With the launch of the Building Market Brief Report (BMB) project in 2017 in Switzerland and then the City BMB tool on a European scale, EIT Climate-KIC and CUES Foundation...

TADI, an office complex focused on comfort, China - Green Solutions Awards 2019 winner

The result of the Health & Comfort category is unprecedented in the history of the Green Solutions Awards: two international winners were chosen. Two emblematic buildings, each representing two complementary approaches, one human, the...

[Video] Ceremony of the Green Solutions Awards 2019, Batimat - Energy & Temperate Climates Prize

Discover the award of the Energy & Temperate Climates prize during the international ceremony of the 2019 Green Solutions Awards! An event that took place on November 4, 2019 during the Batimat exhibition. The aim of the Green...

Newtonproject House 1, positive energy collective housing, Germany - Green Solutions Awards 2019 Winner

This building, located in Adlershof, Berlin, was awarded a national distinction in the Energy & Temperate Climates category. It then won internationally the 2019 edition of the Green Solutions Awards in this same category!   Designed...

GABC anual report: Big step-up in ambition can open door to crucial pollution cuts from homes and workplaces worldwide

Buildings and construction generate nearly 40 per cent of CO2 emissions, yet action continues to lag far behind opportunity.   With a window opening for enhanced Paris agreement plans, the sector will be key to unlocking higher climate...

Plans to tighten energy efficiency in buildings

The Government has launched a consultation on the introduction of a “Future Homes Standard” for England, to be operable from 2025. There are to be proposed interim measures applicable from 2020. The aim is to ensure that new build homes in...

Spotlight on condominiums: the EU’s orphan buildings

During the Belgian Fair for Condominiums, the ACE-Retrofitting Conference brought together Belgian and European stakeholders, from both public authorities and private entities, working in the building sector. The political debate and a...

1ST CEN-CE CLASSROOM PILOT TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION - 03-04 DECEMBER 2019 - ZAGREB, CROATIA

CEN-CE team, under the auspices of FSB, organized the 1st CEN-CE classroom pilot training and certification during 03-04 December 2019 in Zagreb, Croatia.

EU agreement on 2050 climate neutrality can help spur a renovation wave

Most people in the year 2050 will live in the very same buildings that we occupy today. There are over two hundred million buildings in the EU that together emit more CO2 than any other sector. Decreasing and decarbonizing the energy used...

40 buildings in BiH to be energy-renovated with EUR 19.5 million grant

The grant will be implemented through KfW via financing agreements to be signed by the end of 2019. The period of implementation is four years.   It is expected that approximately 40 buildings will be renovated, while about 15% of the...

Housing renovation plan will be ‘flagship’ of European Green Deal

“From our perspective it’s clear that if we want to go to a decarbonised economy by 2050, the heating sector will have to make a very important contribution,” said Robert Nuij, an official in the European Commission’s energy directorate. “...

iBRoad project test driving the Individual Building Renovation Roadmap and Logbook

The iBRoad individual Building Renovation Roadmap and Logbook were field-tested in Bulgaria, Poland and Portugal from March to May 2019. In parallel, the iBRoad Logbook was also field-tested in Germany. During the field test, 15 – 20...

Checking the compliance of energy products on the market

EEPLIANT 3 stands for “Energy Efficiency compliant products” and it is a follow up of a series of older projects, EEPLIANT 1 and EEPLIANT 2, started in 2015. It focuses on the benefits of the energy efficiency regulation and on checking...

Fill in our survey to help us make heating more efficient

The HARP project has launched a survey to understand what motivates customers to switch to a more efficient heating system: is it the prospect of saving money? reducing CO2 emissions? an improved indoor air quality?   Knowing this will...

Brigade, passive building integrated into the forest, Belgium - Green Solutions Awards 2019 winner

In this "Health & Comfort" category, we have, for the first time of the Green Solutions Awards history, 2 winners! Since both projects were really appreciated by the jury, one for its human approach, the other for its technical...

New York City buildings to receive "energy efficiency grade" in 2020

New York City has introduced a bill that will rank and grade large buildings according to energy efficiency.    The Local Law 95 implemented by the New York Department of Buildings will require structures that are 25,000 square feet (2,322...

Liquid windows and the energy-efficient buildings of tomorrow

They look like ordinary windows but they're not. Inside each pane, there is a continuous flow of distilled water and glycol. The windows have been designed by researchers and architects working to create the energy-efficient buildings of...

Introducing the new EU energy label system

What is your project about? The objective of our project is to support the implementation of the new EU energy label system developed by the European Commission. The most important is to ensure the smooth transition from...

Concerted Action EPBD - public survey

In the Concerted Action EPBD, we strive to support implementation of energy performance policies for buildings as much as possible, and we are looking for the most suitable and effective ways to communicate with relevant stakeholders. In...