Environmental issues related to buildings

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Retrofitting Europe’s buildings for energy efficiency is not enough to slash the carbon footprint of the construction sector and cut emissions in time to meet the Paris climate agreement goals, according to Dr Catherine De Wolf, assistant professor of design and construction management at TU Delft in the Netherlands.   She says that we need to design buildings to make them recyclable – but doing this will require a fundamental restructure of the construction industry.  
Post date: 7 Gen 2021
Type: News

The fifth edition of this annual report provides a snapshot of the progress of the buildings and construction sector globally towards the achievement of the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change; particularly on the drivers of CO2 emissions and energy demand globally and the status of policies, finance, technologies, and solutions that support a zero-emission, efficient, and resilient buildings and construction sector.  
Post date: 3 Gen 2021
Type: Publication

Surface area is an important but limited resource in cities that aim to become climate neutral. It can be used to, for example, generate heat or electricity via active solar systems, improve air quality via greening, or provide cooling thanks to highly reflective and emissive materials.   Scientists at Italian institute Eurac have now developed a multi-factor approach to study the synergies and conflicts that arise from using ground, facade and roof space in urban communities.
Post date: 2 Gen 2021
Type: News

CO2 emissions increased to 9.95 GtCO2 in 2019. The sector accounts for 38% of all energy-related CO2 emissions when adding building construction industry emissions. Direct building CO2 emissions need to halve by 2030 to get on track for net zero carbon building stock by 2050. Governments must prioritize low-carbon buildings in pandemic stimulus packages and updated climate pledges.
Post date: 2 Gen 2021
Type: News

Call for Abstracts   To contribute to the success of the EEDAL conference, we invite you to participate in the conference and to submit abstracts on new technology developments, user behaviour, policies and programmes (including monitoring, evaluation and international collaboration), smart equipment, smart homes and smart metering, demand side flexibility and on-site generation.  
Post date: 30 Dic 2020
Type: News

VEF Virtual Series “Products Track” Session 6   Supporting Economic Recovery Through Innovation and Digitalisation 15 March 2021   VEF Virtual Series  
Post date: 30 Dic 2020
Type: Evento

Cost-effective ways towards energy efficiency and carbon reduction in industrial manufacturing.  
Post date: 23 Dic 2020
Type: Evento

Buildings account for 40% of the EU’s energy consumption and 36% of its greenhouse gas emissions. The EU knows that improving their energy efficiency is vital for achieving its 2050 climate targets under the European Green Deal.    And its recent EU Renovation Wave Strategy, which aims to double renovation rates over the next ten years, will also ensure that these renovations lead to higher energy and resource efficiency.  
Post date: 22 Dic 2020
Type: News

Call for Papers - Submissioin Deadline -  25/12/2020   2021 7th International Conference on Environment and Renewable Energy (ICERE 2021) is the premier forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of theoretical, experimental, and applied Environment and Renewable Energy.  
Post date: 18 Dic 2020
Type: News

European Energy Efficiency Conference 23 - 25 June 2021   VENUE Stadthalle, Pollheimerstraße 1, 4600 Wels/Austria and online   LANGUAGES
Post date: 18 Dic 2020
Type: Evento