Legislation, regulations, standards

The Commission proposed to establish a research & innovation partnership on ‘People-centric Sustainable Built Environment’ (#Build4People), to be implemented under the Horizon Europe programme (2021-2027).  
Post date: 20 nov 2019
Type: Evenement

April – November 2020 | Applications are now open!  
Post date: 20 nov 2019
Type: Nieuws

Building on its climate change mitigation policies and greenhouse gas emissions reductions over recent decades, the EU aims to become the world's first climate-neutral economy. Achieving climate neutrality will help Europe contribute to the Paris Agreement objectives of limiting global temperature increase to well below 2˚ C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5˚ C, but will require substantial change across Europe.
Post date: 20 nov 2019
Type: Publication

This article illustrates how the implementation of the EPBD in the UK has interacted with the CEN EPBD-related standards. The focus is on the UK story, but the some of the opinions and perspectives reflect discussions with technical advisors and civil servants in other countries. I was quite close to some of the decisions and the reasoning behind them but more distant from others. So, some of the views expressed are inferences, sometimes from 15 or so years ago.
Post date: 19 nov 2019
Type: Publication

The EEA report ‘Trends and projections in Europe 2019 — Tracking progress towards Europe’s climate and energy targets’ presents analysis of the EU progress towards the 2020 and 2030 targets for climate and energy. The analysis is based on official statistics on energy and GHG emissions up to 2017; preliminary data for 2018, including the 'approximated EU GHG inventory'; and national projections of GHG emissions reported in 2019.  
Post date: 19 nov 2019
Type: Nieuws

Deep disparities define today’s energy world. The dissonance between well-supplied oil markets and growing geopolitical tensions and uncertainties. The gap between the ever-higher amounts of greenhouse gas emissions being produced and the insufficiency of stated policies to curb those emissions in line with international climate targets. The gap between the promise of energy for all and the lack of electricity access for 850 million people around the world.  
Post date: 19 nov 2019
Type: Nieuws

Besides energy efficiency, the new zero carbon standard also considers the upfront carbon emissions associated with the construction of the homes. It also encourages home builders to actually measure how the homes perform after they are purchased and lived in.  
Post date: 19 nov 2019
Type: Nieuws

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a methodology that has been developed to evaluate the environmental impact of buildings, with respect to their processes, their materials and use (energy) throughout the whole life cycle of a building. It is not to be confused with Life Cycle Costs which instead focuses on cost reduction, especially interesting when embarking in the design and construction of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEBs).  
Post date: 19 nov 2019
Type: Nieuws

As a non-EU country, Switzerland is not obliged to implement the EPBD, not even in the frame of the bilateral contracts. However, as a full member of CEN, the Swiss Association for Standardization (SNV) has – as all other CEN members – agreed to adopt all European standards and publish them as national standards. For the building area, this has been delegated to the Swiss Association of Architects and Engineers (SIA).  
Post date: 19 nov 2019
Type: Publication

C-Track 50 Webinar – 18th December 2019 at 10:00 CET  
Post date: 18 nov 2019
Type: Evenement