General

It is clear that we need to build a more sustainable world. Groups of people from all different areas are working towards this goal. However, so often we work in silos, trying to leverage our specific expertise only. The problem is that climate change is complex. The challenges we face and transformation we need impact a huge variety of actors, topics and fields in an interrelated way. These are not separated by expertise or field, so our approach to overcoming climate-related challenges can’t be siloed either.  
Post date: 18 okt 2019
Type: Nieuws

The 5th Consortium meeting of the BIMplement project was held on September 26 and 27 in Vilnius (Lithuania). At the meeting the progress that each partner is making was shared and special information was given on the trainings that have already been started in several of the participating countries, that are: France, the Netherlands, Poland, Lithuania and Spain.  
Post date: 18 okt 2019
Type: Nieuws

The Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme (SBC) aims at improving the knowledge of sustainable construction and to support and mainstream sustainable building solutions. Through the programme, all major sustainable construction activities can be brought together under the same umbrella. The work involves sharing good practices, launching implementation projects, creating cooperation networks and committing actors around the world to sustainable construction.  
Post date: 18 okt 2019
Type: Link

Living labs are user centred initiatives where knowledge production involves individuals or user groups affected by sustainable transitions. The FME Research Centre on Zero Emission Neighbourhoods in Smart Cities (ZEN) has chosen living labs to secure user engagement and as a framework for the organisation of user involvement in pilot projects.  
Post date: 18 okt 2019
Type: Publication

The Spara and bevara* database contains bibliographic records on articles and books dealing with energy efficiency in historic buildings. You will also find full-text documents and links to electronic resources.   *Spara och bevara is Swedish for "Save and preserve" as in save energy and preserve historic buildings.   Link to the database: http://eprints.sparaochbevara.se/  
Post date: 17 okt 2019
Type: Link

A fresh approach to social housing: Lacaton & Vassal architects, Frédéric Druot Architecture and Christophe Hutin Architecture have gained the 2019 Mies van der Rohe Award for their transformation of 530 apartments in the Grand Parc Bordeaux project.
Post date: 16 okt 2019
Type: Geval

A new smart city EU-funded project, POCITYF, is set to transform our historical and cultural cities into more efficient, healthy, sustainable living environments with "positive energy districts". Led by EDP, the project kicks off on 9 October with 46 partners from 13 countries.  
Post date: 10 okt 2019
Type: Nieuws

The 5th edition of the Roger Léron Award was concluded on the 9th October 2019 with the Ceremony at the House of the Brussels region (BIP) with the announcement of the winner and celebration of nominees’ achievements. Søren Hermansen was acknowledged as the winner of this 5th edition, while finalists Maria del Rosario Heras Celemín and Josep Puig i Boix shared the second place.  
Post date: 10 okt 2019
Type: Nieuws

In close interaction with various stakeholders, the study team has developed a provisional Smart Readiness Indicator assessment method and calculation scheme. We kindly invite all interested stakeholders to engage in the public bèta testing of this approach.  
Post date: 10 okt 2019
Type: Nieuws

After France, the other chapters of the Construction21 networks have lifted the veil on the winners in their country! A victory that is in fact double, since a qualification for the international phase comes with a national award.    Juries of experts, chosen worldwide and divided into the different categories, now have the difficult task of analysing the finalist projects, in order to ultimately select the winning buildings, districts and infrastructures for the Green Solutions Awards.   
Post date: 9 okt 2019
Type: Nieuws