Topic of the Month

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What is Topic of the Month?


In Build Up we want that everyone feels involved. That is what the Topic of the Month is for, so all the community can contribute with articles, events and much more under the same topic. 


This month of June our topic is 'Green Deal'​​.


Which content is related to the topic?

  • Increasing the EU's climate ambition for 2030-2050
  • Supplying clean, affordable and secured energy 
  • Mobilizing industry for a clean and Circular Economy
  • Building and Renovation in an energy and resource-efficient way
  • Zero pollution ambition for a toxic-free environment 
  • Pursuing green finance and investment and ensuring a just transition
  • Greening national budget and sending the right price signals
  • Mobilizing research and fostering innovation

Here you have the remarkable contributions of this month:



Overview Articles


overview.jpgFrom nearly-Zero to Plus Energy Buildings.The 2030 Framework for climate and energy sets a 40% cut in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions compared to the 1990 level as an EU-wide target for 2030. To this end, the European Union (EU) has established clear legislative frameworks to reduce its energy demand.


overview.jpgnZEB policies and the support tools in eCentral project target countries (Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary).EU has established legislative frameworks as EPBD (directive 2010/31/EU and update) and EED (2012/27/EU) in order to increase the energy performance of the buildings and has required the nearly zero energy building (nZEB) target for public buildings starting from January 2019.




iPHA Community Meet Up Passive House Student Competition in Greece- Online. This presentation will look at a Passive House student competition held in Greece. It will cover the whole education procedure, where almost 40 certified PH engineers shared their knowledge and experience as mentors for the participating students.


WorldGBC Europe: Masterclass on net zero buildings commitments - why, what and how? - Virtual. In this masterclass, you will find out why committing is so powerful and so important and you'll also hear unique insights into how to deliver net zero carbon buildings in practice.




RenoZEB Collaborative platform. The RenoZEB Platform is a web-based environment where different actors and software tools can work together managing a renovation project, sharing the data and the BIM models, centralizing the files, assigning tasks.






original.jpgTowards zero-carbon building. Carbon emissions are released not only during the operation of buildings but also during the manufacturing and transportation of materials, construction and end-of-life phases of all built assets – buildings and infrastructure alike.



original.jpgThe nZEB and the construction crafts: one goal, too many roads to achieving it? The logic behind CraftEdu’s approach is simple but impeccable: if we want workers with different occupations to achieve similar standards across EU, we need to define what they need to know: a set of learning outcomes.





resalta.jpgWhat makes an Efficiency Houses Plus? The scheme demonstrates how buildings in the future can work as micro power plants that, calculated over the entire year, produce more energy than they use without compromising aesthetic appeal or quality of life.



resalta.jpgCo-creation of positive energy blocks.  A main challenge in building carbon-neutral built environments is the ability to scale and replicate solutions. We examine how to develop low-carbon neighbourhoods and districts, while aiming at climate-friendly and sustainable livable urban environments.




resalta.jpgSvart hotel in Norway: how to reach the Plus Energy target The architect firm Snøhetta, in collaboration with Arctic Adventures of Norway, Asplan Viak and Skanska, has designed “Svart”, the world’s first Plus Energy hotel in a Northern climate.





theodore.jpgIEA EBC - Annex 83 - Positive Energy Districts. The aim of Annex 83 is developing an in-depth definition of PED and the technologies, planning tools and planning and the decision-making process related to positive energy districts. Experience and data to be used in the Annex will be gained from demonstration cases.


Get ready for August's Topic of the Month 'Building operation' and prepare your next publications.


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