The 23rd webinar on the Low Carbon Economy
Every day, more than 22,000,000 m³ of hot water are consumed by European homes alone. It is a major source of energy consumption for new housing, and yet 80 percent of this heat ends up in sewers and is wasted.
Considering hot water is mostly used in showers, recovering waste heat from shower drains could be a simple way to save up to 70 percent wasted energy and related CO2 emissions.
Post date: 17 Nov 2020
In the past weeks, WBCSD has participated in several events centered around how the building sector is key to reviving the global economy and the importance of reinforcing sustainability going forward.
During the 11th annual World Green Building Week and Climate Week New York, there was an unequivocal consensus among all participating organizations that we need to build our way out of the social and financial crisis provoked by COVID-19, without losing sight of our net-zero targets.
Post date: 10 Nov 2020
Deep renovation is a key action to drastically reduce energy demand and achieve the EU vision of a decarbonised building stock by 2050. However, only 1% of European buildings are being renovated yearly and shallow retrofits persist with low impact on energy consumption.
The StepUP project is developing new technologies and solutions to make building renovation more attractive and affordable.
Post date: 9 Nov 2020
Starting March 2022, any new building in Israel will be constructed according to the national green standards.
"We are pioneers and very proud of this," said Ran Avraham, head of the green building unit at the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection (MoEP), referring to the new mandatory sustainable construction legislation.
Post date: 2 Nov 2020
The energy and seismic upgrading of Europe’s building stock can be costly and disruptive for occupants. Nevertheless, is necessary, since most buildings are energy-intensive, earthquake-prone and over 50 years old.
Post date: 23 Ott 2020
Europe’s building stock is both unique and heterogeneous in its expression of the cultural diversity and history of our continent. But not surprisingly, it is also old and changes very slowly. More than 220 million building units, representing 85% of the EU’s building stock, were built before 2001. 85-95% of the buildings that exist today will still be standing in 2050.
Post date: 22 Ott 2020
To reduce emissions by at least 55% in 2030 and build the foundations for a climate neutral Europe by 2050, the Renovation Wave aims to renovate 35 million inefficient buildings by 2030.
85-95% of buildings in the EU are expected to still be standing in 2050. Renovating them is essential to reducing emissions and energy use.
Post date: 22 Ott 2020
The European Commission has published its Renovation Wave Strategy to improve the energy performance of buildings. The Commission aims to at least double renovation rates in the next ten years and make sure renovations lead to higher energy and resource efficiency.
This will enhance the quality of life for people living in and using the buildings, reduce Europe's greenhouse gas emissions, foster digitalisation and improve the reuse and recycling of materials.
Post date: 15 Ott 2020
27 October 2020 | 10:00-11:00 (CET) – Turboden:
Decarbonisation of Heat and Power
Thermal comfort is the biggest source of carbon emissions, the fossil fuel gases that contribute to climate change and decarbonising heat and power is key to meet the targets for cutting carbon emission by 2050.
Post date: 9 Ott 2020
An increasing number of utility and non-utility corporates are aiming to meet part, or all, of their energy demand through renewable energy (RE) sources. Several options exist, but many are exposed to price risk due to market fluctuations and changing regulations across the EU.
Post date: 8 Ott 2020