Environmental issues related to buildings

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Concept:   The EU has called on countries of central and eastern Europe (CEE) to do more to meet its 2050 net-zero emissions goals.   Based on an assessment of national energy and climate plans, CEE countries need to boost their potentials for efficient use of energy.  
Post date: 9 Dic 2020
Type: Link

Concept and objectives:   Buildings account for around 40% of total energy use and 36% of CO2 emissions in Europe .   According to the recast Directive on the energy performance of buildings (EPBD) all new buildings after 2020 should reach nearly zero energy levels, meaning that they should demonstrate very low energy needs mainly covered by renewable energy sources.  
Post date: 9 Dic 2020
Type: Link

Concept:   The achievement of the EU climate targets for 2030 will be facilitated by the widespread adoption of renewable energy. Hosting capacity can be reached through the market uptake of citizen energy communities (CEC).   The EU-funded LIGHTNESS project will increase the renewable energy capacity through social engagement, a regulatory roadmap, a low-cost technological package and innovative business models.  
Post date: 9 Dic 2020
Type: Link

Economic crises present an opportunity for governments to take action on climate change.   The lockdown responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a fall in emissions—global CO2 emissions are expected to be about 8% lower in 2020 than in 2019, in line with the required 7.6% reduction needed each year through 2030 to keep temperature increases below 1.5°C, compared with pre-industrial levels.  
Post date: 8 Dic 2020
Type: Publication

FINANCIAL TOOLS AND INSTRUMENTS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN BUILDINGS   EFFECT4BUILDINGS FINAL ONLINE CONFERENCE   8 December 2020, 9:00-16:00 CET-time   for the conference you may register here:
Post date: 3 Dic 2020
Type: Evento

Europe needs to reach a minimum 3% annual deep renovation rate to achieve a strengthened GHG reduction target and a boost for renewable heating and cooling.  
Post date: 3 Dic 2020
Type: News

Diciembre 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm CET   Las personas somos cada vez más conscientes del confort de nuestra vivienda y la necesidad de reducir el impacto ambiental.  En este sentido, estas exigencias se han convertido en valores añadidos a nuestros edificios.  
Post date: 3 Dic 2020
Type: Evento

Around the world, the Covid-19 crisis is driving policymakers to grapple with a public health emergency while simultaneously devising social and economic relief and recovery strategies.   Since 2015, global improvements in energy intensity – a key measure of the economy’s energy efficiency – have been declining. This trend suggests that there is an urgent need for action to boost energy efficiency. The Covid-19 crisis adds an extra layer of uncertainty.  
Post date: 3 Dic 2020
Type: Evento

Programme   What can you expect to see at the launch?  
Post date: 2 Dic 2020
Type: Evento

Concept: In the race towards building smarter, more powerful and more connected machines, scientists are also searching for ways to make sure they are energy efficient.   If no action is taken, computers will soon need more electricity than the world energy resources can generate. More alarmingly, the Internet of Things will connect up to 50 billion devices to the cloud through wireless networks.  
Post date: 2 Dic 2020
Type: Link