Public and non residential buildings

Statistically, 40 percent of energy consumption and 36 percent of emissions come from buildings.   Although this has prompted energy efficiency to become one of the EU’s top priorities and led the EU to acknowledge that buildings are key to achieving its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95 percent by 2050, it is not always easy to encourage deep renovation.  
Post date: 22 Lug 2019
Type: News

The B3 Conference aims to launch an unprecedented momentum of bio-based building across local and regional authorities worldwide.   Over two days, creative and innovative initiatives of varying scales – from a building construction project to a regional development program - will be presented by project leaders, experts and professionals from both the public and private sectors to delegates from across the world.  
Post date: 16 Lug 2019
Type: Evento

Topic of the month (July 2019): Financing energy efficiency in buildings Current levels of investment are insufficient to deliver on the Union's energy objectives for 2030.  
Post date: 12 Lug 2019
Type: News

The report Creating an Energy Efficient Mortgage for Europe: The Supporting Role of the Green Building Sector sets out roadmap for market development with potential to transform millions of buildings across Europe.   In order to grow the market so that energy efficient mortgages will be made available to every borrower in Europe, the finance and the green building sector must work together more closely.  
Post date: 11 Lug 2019
Type: Publication

CitizEE is a new Coordiantion and Support Action at European level, funded under the Horizon 2020 programme. The project has been launched in May 2019, with a kick-off meeting held by WIP Renewable Energies in its facilities in Munich (Germany), on May 7th-8th.   The meeting gathered the 8 partners forming the consortium and served as starting point for the CitizEE project  
Post date: 2 Lug 2019
Type: Link

National University of Singapore’s (NUS) School of Design and Environment (SDE) building, the SDE4, certainly stands out for its unique structure.   SDE4 is NUS's foremost net-zero building, and the first of its kind in Singapore to be built from scratch. SDE4 gets its power through a "solar farm" on its roof which comprises over 1,200 solar photovoltaic panels and boasts a range of innovative building strategies that focus on improving the well-being of its users.
Post date: 1 Lug 2019
Type: News

&The European Local Energy Assistance (ELENA) is a successful joint initiative between the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Commission (Smart Finance for Smart Buildings).   It offers technical assistance for investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy in buildings and innovative urban transport projects through schemes.
Post date: 28 Giu 2019
Type: Publication

The OptEEmAL Platform is a great tool to design any energy efficient retrofitting project at building and district level. It provides the user with a holistic tool that reduces time and costs in the design phase, and improves the whole process in terms of management, information flows and design quality.   Explore it yourself. You'll find an introduction video and a video explaining exactly how the platform work, as well as more videos from our final conference here:
Post date: 28 Giu 2019
Type: Note

El hotel Arima (2017) ha obtenido el precertificado Passivhaus que le ha otorgado la empresa Energiehaus el mes de abril del 2019.   Con este galardón, se honra el esfuerzo realizado por parte de la promotora CLIVING15 y de la constructora Miguel Imaz Constructores, para convertir un proyecto que ha empezado conforme el Código Técnico, en un hotel de referencia en eficiencia energética a nivel nacional.  
Post date: 26 Giu 2019
Type: Caso

Glass in architecture has been recently used more intensively thanks to developments in its manufacturing   Whether you are arriving to or departing from Helsinki Airport, the first thing you notice is the glass around you and the characteristic Finnish design. If you pay attention, you will find yourself believing there are some forest elves watching you.   The impressive structure features glass that playfully illuminates the wood present everywhere.  
Post date: 26 Giu 2019
Type: News