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#23 Rehabilitation in French Guiana: Feedback from the REX system AQC high-performance buildings

Since 2010, the Construction Quality Agency (AQC) has been supporting the construction industry by identifying emerging risks in so-called high-performance buildings through the BP REX system. This system highlights the points of vigilance...

# 24 - The context of the Nianing Church

Located in a small town of 6500 inhabitants, the church of Nianing is one of the most famous in Senegal. This shell-shaped biomimetic building is inspired by termite mounds to preserve the faithful from the heat. Read the case study of the...

24th International Passive House Conference 2020 - Call for papers

It´s time, show us now how we build the fu­ture - sus­tain­ablyTrue to this motto, you can hand in your sub­mis­sions for the 24th In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce un­til March 2, 2020. We are already look­ing for­ward to re­...

Join the ManagEnergy Talk with Cara Augustenborg on 18 February

After two very successful editions featuring story-teller Rob Hopkins and Prof. Per Espen Stoknes, the ManagEnergy Talk is back during the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum – Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place! Dr Cara Augustenborg...

Protecting Against BIM Risk - Better BIM Management (20 Minute BIM Webinar Series)

Ten Episodes:   Five Steps To Better BIM Management BIM Execution Planning - BEPs 101 How do you contract for the right BIM at the right time? Lean BIM Management 101 Did You Get The BIM You Paid For? Agile Standards Management Building...

Interview with Herman Eijdems, Mijnwater B.V. - HeatNet NWE

Interview with Herman Eijdems, Innovation Manager at Mijnwater B.V. About HeatNet NWE: Reducing CO2 emissions in cities is a major challenge. HeatNet North-West   Read more on Construction21

#25 RESET, the standard for sustainable architecture in the tropics

Designed by and for tropical countries, the RESET standard is almost unique. Created in Costa Rica by the Instituto de Arquitectura Tropical, it has the particularity of advocating technological frugality. Bruno Stagno, one of its editors...

Call for papers - 8th ISEFI International Symposium 2020 - Paris

The conference organizers would like to invite the submission of both theoretical and empirical papers (in PDF files) relating to all aspects of environment, energy markets and their interactions with...

Calling all budding designers, it’s the Clifton Hall Design Competition!

Are you a budding designer? Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase your talent? Are you concerned about energy sustainability?   Brunel University has partnered with European research project, ReCO2ST, which demonstrates how...

CONSTRUCT NIGERIA EXPO ABUJA 2020

CONSTRUCT NIGERIA EXPO ABUJA 2020 – (Formerly ABUJA INVESTMENT EXPO) is organised by Shelter Aid Organisation (SAO) and Business Aid Group (BAG) in collaboration with Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) and a host of other Public...

[D2Grids] A need for multiple areas of expertise to optimize heating networks managed by local "energy communities" (ESCOs).

The D2Grids project, which can be seen as a technico-economic project at first glance, is designed with a multi-dimensional approach in which various perspectives from the technical sciences and the human and social sciences converge.  ...

Agile Standards Management - Better BIM Management (20 Minute BIM Webinar Series)

Ten Episodes:   Five Steps To Better BIM Management BIM Execution Planning - BEPs 101 How do you contract for the right BIM at the right time? Lean BIM Management 101 Did You Get The BIM You Paid For? Agile Standards Management Building...

[D2grids] Old coal mine district heating

Mijnwater B.V. is building a new network of pipes in Heerlen that will supply cooling and heating to homes, offices, stores, and industrial businesses. It is a circular energy network that stores heat or cold for a later time. What makes...

Sustainability with top marks: highlights of 2019

A DGNB Certificate in Platinum means meeting the highest standards for holistic quality in all aspects of sustainability – for new buildings as well as buildings in use and urban districts. To kick off the new year, we would like to take...

Unbuilding cities as high-rises reach their use-by date

We are entering a new world where skyscrapers and other huge buildings are becoming redundant and need significant overhaul or replacement. The process is called unbuilding or, if you’re a bit highfalutin, deconstruction.   These so-called...

EIT Climate-KIC’s work in Slovenia

Last November, the Slovenian parliament passed a motion to adopt an EIT Climate-KIC-led proposal called “A Deep Demonstration of a Circular, Regenerative and Low-Carbon Economy in Slovenia,” signalling that a system change approach...

ManagEnergy Expert Mission to Lyon, France

The ManageEnergy Expert Mission To ALEC Lyon – the local energy agency of the Lyon Municipality – was completed on the first week in January. The goal of the expert mission was to understand how the agency could best scale up Global energy...

# 19 Anticipating climate change effects by building our cities

Having a Mediterranean climate like that of Badajoz, a city in south-eastern Spain, in Paris in 2080 may seem a cheerful prospect... and finally not as dramatic as the alerts suggest?   However, Badajoz's summer climate is dangerously...

#20 Synthesis of "hot climates" case studies - Green Solutions Awards 2019

Construction21 is committed to presenting case studies of "exemplary" buildings, infrastructures and neighbourhoods that can inspire professionals in the sector to renovate or build sustainably. An important category of our database is "...

#21 The headquarters of the Guadeloupe National Park (REX)

Périne HUGUET, the architect for the project management team that built the headquarters of the Guadeloupe National Park. The team was also composed of : Eric Ramlall, Laurent Lavall, Frédéric Pujol architects, BIEB structural design...