Environmental issues related to buildings

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Building energy epidemiology as a tool to support European building energy performance improvement

From SETIS Magazine, October 2019.

Ian Hamilton is an Associate Professor at the UCL Energy Institute, University College London, UK. Ian’s research is focused on the nexus between...

What does the transition towards lowcarbon building stock mean for Europe?   European building stock is responsible for around a third of CO2 emissions, and the EU has set a target of 20 % reduction by 2020 and 60 % by...
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Un edificio capaz de absorber 8 toneladas de emisiones contaminantes

Una vez más, la arquitectura se enfrenta a la contaminación. El estudio londinense 'Sheppard Robson' ha diseñado un edificio capaz de absorber anualmente 8 toneladas de carbono y producir seis de oxígeno.

El edificio verde más grande de Europa estará en Londres. Desde Sheppard Robson lo han bautizado como Citicape House, una estructura que contará con una fachada viviente de 400.000 plantas que el estudio de arquitectura pretende usar como...
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Making Green Building Financing Mainstream

Join the webinar on 26. November 2019   Buildings and construction account for 40% of the world’s GHG emissions. Green buildings represent one of the most significant investment opportunities that contributes to mitigating...
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The Energy Union Package: what's new?

With the recently adopted Clean Energy For All package, the European Union is taking the lead in the global transformation of energy markets. Climate change resilience, digitisation, energy communities, ambitious...

The course will help participants find answers to those burning questions:   What are the critical energy market developments included in the Clean Energy package? How are the measures adopted at European and international level impacting...
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DigiPLACE Launch Conference

After the September kick-off meeting of DigiPLACE, the EU-funded project aiming at creating a roadmap for a Digital Platform for Construction in Europe, the DigiPLACE partners are pleased to invite you to:

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The event will be held within the larger framework of Digital & BIM Italia, an initiative dedicated to the transformation in the construction industry through digitalisation, technologies and innovation.   Please save the date in your...
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Costruire case di nuova generazione pensando agli utenti (e alle loro abitudini)

Eurac Research coordina il progetto europeo Cultural-e che tra i molti aspetti vuole facilitare la costruzione di edifici multiresidenziali “plus energy” utilizzabili dagli utenti anche in base al proprio contesto di provenienza, sociale e...

Nel realizzare case che consumano meno, o che addirittura producono più energia di quanta ne consumano, sono diverse le variabili da tenere in conto. Per dirne alcune: bisogna capire le tecnologie a disposizione sul mercato, il loro costo ...
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Mariahilferstrasse 182 - Vienna, Austria

BUILDING DESCRIPTION   The building consists of 29 residential units, of which 9 apartments and around 760 m² of living space are attributable to the newly developed two-storey attic floor. In the ground floor zone, around...
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Energy efficiency in buildings

Setis magazing No.21 – October 2019

Europeans spend approximately 90 % of their time in buildings. Living indoors requires energy to maintain the right temperature, to cook and to use electrical appliances. In fact, energy is expected to guarantee a healthy and comfortable...