Environmental issues related to buildings

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*** UPDATE: The InnoRenew CoE International Conference 2020 has been rescheduled and will take place on 3 September 2020 both live from Izola, Slovenia and online.  ***   The InnoRenew CoE International Conference 2020, “Integrating sustainability and health in buildings through renewable materials”, will provide a forum to explore renewable materials and their use for creating healthy, sustainable buildings during five thematic sessions:    
Post date: 5 aug 2020
Type: Evenement

This year marks the 15thEuropean Sustainable Energy Week EUSEW.  Under the circumstances with Covid-19 the event was adapted to provide a dynamic, interactive and carefully organised online format. This effort has proved successful with more than 6300 registered participants and 4600 active online participants and some sessions of the policy conference gathering over 1500 registrations from people around the world.
Post date: 29 jul 2020
Type: Nieuws

HAPPEN (Holistic APproach and Platform for the deep renovation of the med residential built ENvironment) is a project that develops and rolls out the MedZEB approach: a tailored, holistic, transparent and adaptive strategy aimed to foster the market uptake of the deep energy retrofitting of the Mediterranean residential built environment.
Post date: 27 jul 2020
Type: Publication

Let's shape the future together   European Research and Innovation Days is the European Commission’s annual flagship event, bringing together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and citizens to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond. With our societies gradually lifting their lockdowns and recovery plans taking shape, we must now ensure that the transition to a post-corona society is sustainable, inclusive and resilient.
Post date: 16 jul 2020
Type: Evenement

Considering the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.   FLEXCON is the international conference bringing together parties who share the common goal of engaging consumers in the flexible energy revolution.    Do not miss this full-day event with workshops and inclusive talks on topics including smart grids, blockchain, energy markets, demand response, transactive energy, smart homes, and more.  
Post date: 16 jul 2020
Type: Evenement

Online breakfast debate "Green Deal: Towards a carbon-neutral economy for Europe” - held in Spanish   Clara de la Torre, Deputy Director General of DG CLIMA and Nicolás González Casares, MEP from the ITRE committee will participate in the event organised by the Spanish Official Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg in collaboration with ZABALA  
Post date: 13 jul 2020
Type: Evenement

On 15 July 2020, the Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR) will co-host the online event “Building the future 2020 – boosting innovation in the construction industry”. Projects developing new construction materials to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings and fostering a circular economy will show how this industry can become more sustainable. The event also concludes the EU project INNOVIP.  
Post date: 10 jul 2020
Type: Evenement

The European Commission has proposed a €1.85 trillion recovery plan to help the European Union exit the economic crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. How some of this money will be spent will be defined in national Recovery and Resilience Plans, which national governments must prepare to access the funding. Within this context, financing building renovation is one of the smartest moves national governments could make and will respond to societal and environmental needs and urgencies.  
Post date: 8 jul 2020
Type: Nieuws

L’audit réemploi constitue une étape clé dans l'optimisation de la quantité de matériaux de construction effectivement réemployés par le secteur de la construction. En vue de cet objectif général, les inventaires réemploi peuvent servir à différentes fins :  
Post date: 8 jul 2020
Type: Publication

As we all spend more time in our homes than planned and desire, it is worth looking towards new models of doing things better from the building industry, the finance industry, and all of the other participants involved in building our homes. Some may have seen greater mention of terms such as “Green Finance” or “Green Mortgages” that have piqued the interest of business and starting to reach citizens looking to buy a home or improve their current home. What are these programs and what are the benefits of Green Mortgages and the Green Homes they finance?
Post date: 8 jul 2020
Type: Publication