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EU ‘confident’ €100bn green transition fund will see the light

Work on the detail of the fund has started after EU heads of state and governments “clearly endorsed” the European Green Deal’s “vision and path” at last week’s EU summit, officials said. The Commission confirmed on Monday (16 December)...

#01 Newsletter BIM4Ren

BIM4Ren's first newsletter is out!    The newsletter includes: A presentation of the project's coordinator Antoine Dugué Many project's news (e.g. BIM4Ren at REBUILD Italia, General Assembly in Bilbao,...

The European Green Deal sets out how to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, boosting the economy, improving people's health and quality of life, caring for nature, and leaving no one behind

On December 11 the European Commission presented The European Green Deal – a roadmap for making the EU's economy sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the...

Press Release: Green Finance Institute establishes Coalition for the Energy Efficiency of Buildings

The Green Finance Institute announced the formation of the Coalition for the Energy Efficiency of Buildings (CEEB), which aims to develop the market for financing net-zero carbon and climate-resilient buildings in the UK by accelerating...

CALL FOR ABSTRACS 11th International Conference Improving Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings and Smart Communities - IEECB&SC’20

The commercial (i.e. non-residential) buildings, public buildings and urban areas are the fastest growing energy consuming sectors and a key area where the CO2 reduction could be achieved in a cost-effective manner. This is mainly due to...

Capturing the untapped benefits of energy renovation

A growing body of research attaches figures to the value of benefits that energy efficiency measures deliver to public agencies, private entities, economies as a whole, and to individual citizens. Renovating private homes has a benefit-...

Première: Solar power from PV films lights up underground station

As part of its environmental efforts, Wiener Linien launched a unique pilot project: The first-time installation of special photovoltaic films, on the roof of the underground station in the Ottakring district. The power generated will be...

[Video] Ceremony of the Green Solutions Awards 2019, Batimat - Sustainable Construction Grand Prize (7/10)

Discover the award of the Sustainable Construction Grand Prize during the international ceremony of the 2019 Green Solutions Awards! An event that took place on November 4, 2019 during the Batimat exhibition. The aim of the Green Solutions...

Data that will boost the transformation of cities

Data processing is essential for the good management of cities. With the launch of the Building Market Brief Report (BMB) project in 2017 in Switzerland and then the City BMB tool on a European scale, EIT Climate-KIC and CUES Foundation...

TADI, an office complex focused on comfort, China - Green Solutions Awards 2019 winner

The result of the Health & Comfort category is unprecedented in the history of the Green Solutions Awards: two international winners were chosen. Two emblematic buildings, each representing two complementary approaches, one human, the...

[Video] Ceremony of the Green Solutions Awards 2019, Batimat - Energy & Temperate Climates Prize

Discover the award of the Energy & Temperate Climates prize during the international ceremony of the 2019 Green Solutions Awards! An event that took place on November 4, 2019 during the Batimat exhibition. The aim of the Green...

Newtonproject House 1, positive energy collective housing, Germany - Green Solutions Awards 2019 Winner

This building, located in Adlershof, Berlin, was awarded a national distinction in the Energy & Temperate Climates category. It then won internationally the 2019 edition of the Green Solutions Awards in this same category!   Designed...

GABC anual report: Big step-up in ambition can open door to crucial pollution cuts from homes and workplaces worldwide

Buildings and construction generate nearly 40 per cent of CO2 emissions, yet action continues to lag far behind opportunity.   With a window opening for enhanced Paris agreement plans, the sector will be key to unlocking higher climate...

Plans to tighten energy efficiency in buildings

The Government has launched a consultation on the introduction of a “Future Homes Standard” for England, to be operable from 2025. There are to be proposed interim measures applicable from 2020. The aim is to ensure that new build homes in...

Spotlight on condominiums: the EU’s orphan buildings

During the Belgian Fair for Condominiums, the ACE-Retrofitting Conference brought together Belgian and European stakeholders, from both public authorities and private entities, working in the building sector. The political debate and a...

1ST CEN-CE CLASSROOM PILOT TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION - 03-04 DECEMBER 2019 - ZAGREB, CROATIA

CEN-CE team, under the auspices of FSB, organized the 1st CEN-CE classroom pilot training and certification during 03-04 December 2019 in Zagreb, Croatia.

EU agreement on 2050 climate neutrality can help spur a renovation wave

Most people in the year 2050 will live in the very same buildings that we occupy today. There are over two hundred million buildings in the EU that together emit more CO2 than any other sector. Decreasing and decarbonizing the energy used...

40 buildings in BiH to be energy-renovated with EUR 19.5 million grant

The grant will be implemented through KfW via financing agreements to be signed by the end of 2019. The period of implementation is four years.   It is expected that approximately 40 buildings will be renovated, while about 15% of the...

Housing renovation plan will be ‘flagship’ of European Green Deal

“From our perspective it’s clear that if we want to go to a decarbonised economy by 2050, the heating sector will have to make a very important contribution,” said Robert Nuij, an official in the European Commission’s energy directorate. “...

iBRoad project test driving the Individual Building Renovation Roadmap and Logbook

The iBRoad individual Building Renovation Roadmap and Logbook were field-tested in Bulgaria, Poland and Portugal from March to May 2019. In parallel, the iBRoad Logbook was also field-tested in Germany. During the field test, 15 – 20...