Buildings account for more than one-third of global carbon emissions. Five years after the Paris Climate Agreement, it is high time to act. To facilitate this process, the IGBC call on Irish businesses and cities to take a leadership role and to sign up to the Advancing Net Zero Commitment. The commitment, which aims to see 100% uptake of net zero carbon buildings by 2050, challenges businesses and cities to ensure that all buildings they own, occupy and/or develop operate at net zero carbon by 2030.
Post date: 9 Giu 2020
These projects will further facilitate Europe’s low carbon energy transition by helping to upgrade buildings’ energy performance, enhancing the role of consumers to change the market and developing smart energy services, channeling further private finance into energy efficiency investments and supporting public authorities and policy makers in driving the energy transition.
Currently, EASME is preparing the grant agreements with the aim to kick-off projects from September 2020 onwards.
Post date: 5 Giu 2020
Over 80 leading cities, states and organisations have signed the WorldGBC Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment to date. In this masterclass, you will find out why committing is so powerful and so important AND you'll also hear unique insights into how to deliver net zero carbon buildings in practice.
We will hear from the following leading voices:
Why companies commit to net zero carbon buildings?
Post date: 5 Giu 2020
The Global Renewables Outlook shows the path to create a sustainable future energy system. This flagship report highlights climate-safe investment options until 2050, the policy framework needed for the transition and the challenges faced by different regions. As the world seeks durable economic solutions, accelerated uptake of renewables promises to drive sustainable development, boost well-being and create tens of millions of new jobs.
Post date: 1 Giu 2020
This study is organised in three main parts: we begin by presenting the current state of play of storage technologies (deployment in Member States and key characteristics), then proceed to identify the need for various types of flexibility solutions at the 2030 and 2050 horizons, and finally examine the regulatory conditions that should be put in place to enable the market to deliver the appropriate level of energy storage technologies.
The three objectives can be summarised as:
Post date: 29 Mag 2020
The "Energy Efficiency Watch Survey" collects opinions from experts in all EU Member States on how they see the progress in energy efficiency in the last years in their own country.
Your opinion counts! Make it heard by completing our survey at: www.energy-efficiency-watch-survey.eu. This will only take about 10 minutes of your time.
Post date: 28 Mag 2020
On the 1st of May, Denmark's Social Democratic Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, made a crucial announcement that relieved many public housing companies in Denmark: a proposal to activate 30 billion DKK from the Landsbyggefonden (the National Building Fund) to renovation of social housing during 2020-2026. Of these, 18.4 billion DKK (2.4 billion €) will be used to renovate the 72,000-social housing in the fund's support queue. The remaining 11.6 billion DKK (1.5 billion €) will serve future renovations until 2026, with the focus on the green transition.
Post date: 25 Mag 2020
Agenda - Draft Agenda of 4th Energy Community Sustainability Forum - Registration
Registration via webex only. Registration will open at the end of May. You will find the registration link here.
Post date: 20 Mag 2020
Le bois, en tant que matériau, est au cœur de l'industrie de la construction. En plus de ses excellentes performances, le bois est une ressource renouvelable, pourvu qu’il soit issu de forêts gérées durablement. Partons à la découverte de ce matériau tendance à plus d’un titre, cette ressource hors du commun.
Pourquoi choisir le bois et à quelles conditions ?
Post date: 20 Mag 2020
In its 2018 landmark report, Global Warming of 1.5°C, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned of a catastrophic climate breakdown if global average temperatures rose by 2°C. Negative consequences for our communities and planet would be long-lasting and, in some cases, irreversible. Recent events in countries like Australia have shown us a glimpse of the future and that the worst, if we do not act now, is yet to come.
Post date: 13 Mag 2020