Environmental issues related to buildings

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One of the mission critical pathways to reach EU´s goal to reach net zero emissions through Europe’s buildings. Varied in age and style, and so hugely inefficient in their use of energy this contributes towards 36% of the region’s emissions. The EU remains a world leader in its building energy codes, but rapidly scaling deep building renovation to deliver needed emissions savings remains one of the most wickedly complex societal, technical and financial challenges of our time.  
Post date: 22 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

Putting EU Green Deal in Action: Upscaling sustainable home renovation with innovative financing tools Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of Europeans are spending nearly 100% of their time indoors. It is time to take a closer look at the energy efficiency, comfort and health of our homes and apartment buildings.  
Post date: 21 Apr 2020
Type: News

A major economic challenge will face us all once the COVID-19 crisis passes.
Post date: 21 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

Upskilling building sector professionals, the linchpin for an effective renovation wave (EU Green Deal): showcasing CEN-CE scheme The EU-funded CEN-CE project has set up standard-based qualification and training schemes in energy efficient construction for heating and cooling professionals.  
Post date: 20 Apr 2020
Type: Evento

Due to the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.  
Post date: 17 Apr 2020
Type: Evento

Improving Local Energy and climate policy through quality management and certification
Post date: 17 Apr 2020
Type: Link

The Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum – Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place, has become an important annual landmark, gathering this year over 600 experts in the fields of sustainable energy and financing from more than 36 countries.
Post date: 17 Apr 2020
Type: News

Intelligent functional glazing with self-cleaning properties to improve the energy efficiency of the built environment Objective  
Post date: 16 Apr 2020
Type: Link

EU countries had until 10 March to transpose the buildings directive, which was last updated in May 2018 as part of a package of clean energy laws.   The aim of the directive is to make the entire European building stock “highly energy efficient and decarbonised” so that emissions are brought down to near-zero by 2050.  
Post date: 15 Apr 2020
Type: News

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. cities were reducing building energy use, and at least two factors contributed to that change: the age of a city’s housing stock and the relative size of its low-income population, according to an ACEEE report released today that should help guide local policy decisions.  
Post date: 15 Apr 2020
Type: News