TIn the draft Recovery and Resilience Plan of Bulgaria, EUR 882.2 million is indicated for incentives for energy refurbishment of residential buildings. The entire energy efficiency segment will be worth EUR 1.53 billion, according to Minister Petya Avramova.
Post date: 29 Nov 2020
The Joint Task Force on Energy Efficiency Standards in Buildings of the Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency was established in 2015 by the Committee on Sustainable Energy and the Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management for 2016–2017 with a possibility of extension. Its mandate was extended for the period of 2018–2019, and further for the period of 2020–2021 with a possibility of extension.
Post date: 29 Nov 2020
“Net-Zero” and “Passive House” are certification labels for ultra-low energy buildings that use very little energy to heat and cool them.
Although the origins of the passive house date back to the 1970s, its popularity only began to spread in the past decade or so.
Post date: 27 Nov 2020
The European Union and its member states were a major driving force behind the negotiations at the United Nations that led to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda to achieve them. Five years later, the EU’s leadership is needed more than ever before to drive the transition towards a sustainable future and to lead by example.
Post date: 26 Nov 2020
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