building and construction sector

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CHESS SETUP is a H2020 funded project designing a technology solutionaiming to increase the energy efficiency, self-sufficiency and renewables in buildings.  
Post date: 24 Feb 2020
Type: Link

Collectively, buildings in the EU are responsible for 40% of our energy consumption and 36% of greenhouse gas emissions, which mainly stem from construction, usage, renovation and demolition. Improving energy efficiency in buildings therefore has a key role to play in achieving the ambitious goal of carbon-neutrality by 2050, set out in the European Green Deal.  
Post date: 24 Feb 2020
Type: News

This report aims to identify key orientations for the establishment of long-term decarbonisation strategy for Belgium. It draws on a wide range of quantitative and qualitative analyses, policy documents and scenario modelling for 2050.  
Post date: 18 Feb 2020
Type: Publication

Minimising Energy Consumption for Green Buildings respecting present uses and public needs About the project  
Post date: 12 Feb 2020
Type: Link

This policy brief presents insights into how the buildings sector could contribute to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, thanks to the help of the newly developed European Calculator (EUCalc) model. The model shows that achieving EU climate neutrality will require a transformative approach both in the building sector and regarding how electricity and heat are produced.  
Post date: 12 Feb 2020
Type: Publication

Digital Skills for Workplace Mentors in Construction Sector Apprenticeships (CONDAP) is an EU-funded project with the objective to enhance the digital skills of mentors in construction apprenticeships. Instructus Skills are working together with other European partners from Greece (Exelia), Lithuania (VSRC), Belgium (EBC) and Spain (Polytechnic University of Valencia).  
Post date: 10 Feb 2020
Type: Link

In a letter sent to housing secretary Robert Jenrick, Khan points out that the proposed Future Homes Standard sets carbon reduction targets 25% lower than those detailed in the 2016 London plan. The Future Homes Standard is currently under consultation and is due to come into effect in the latter half of 2020, covering England only.
Post date: 7 Feb 2020
Type: News

The European project HOUSEFUL has released a video to invite key stakeholders in the housing sector to join a series of co-creation workshops. The workshops aim to socially validate the circular solutions developed by HOUSEFUL and make buildings more sustainable  
Post date: 5 Feb 2020
Type: News

BUILD UP Skills Advisor app was first released in 2015, with the aim of providing construction workers with job-specific advice and short upskilling opportunities. By turning on the app notifications for specific techniques, the user automatically receives updates on the most current course offers as well as question sets based on practical real-life situations.  
Post date: 5 Feb 2020
Type: Tool

Morocco’s residential sector is growing – as is energy demand. To keep in line with Morocco’s NDC objectives, a financing mechanism to support energy efficiency is under preparation with support from the NAMA Facility . Within this NAMA support project, real estate developers will be supported to construct new energy efficient buildings (through the public housing developer Al Omrane) and retailers will be incentivized to market highly efficient appliances.  
Post date: 4 Feb 2020
Type: News