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Solar Skins: An opportunity for greener cities

Solar photovoltaic (solar PV) electricity has recently become the lowest cost source of electricity in most parts of the world. Solar PV supports a socially just and acceptable energy transition and integrated applications, as well as new...
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The Zero Carbon and Circular Economy Challenge in the Built Environment – Policy options for the European Union and its Member States

Getting on track to limit global temperature increase to 1.5°C, as was agreed in Paris back in 2015, would not just be good for our climate, but first and foremost for all citizens.   What changes to the European policy framework and new...
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Passivhaus Hotel en Guipuzcoa, España

El hotel Arima (2017) ha obtenido el precertificado Passivhaus que le ha otorgado la empresa Energiehaus el mes de abril del 2019.   Con este galardón, se honra el esfuerzo realizado por parte de la promotora CLIVING15 y de la constructora...
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Fit-to-NZEB: Innovative training schemes for retrofitting to nZEB-levels

Fit-to-nZEB, a Horizon 2020 project continuing the legacy of the BUILD UP Skills Initiative within the Construction Skills topical area, aims to increase the competence and skills of the building professionals in 7 European countries -...
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Venticool newsletter issue #14 - June 2019

A major venticool event is approaching: the 40th AIVC - 6th venticool & 8th Tight Vent joint conference:   "From energy crisis to sustainable indoor climate - 40 years of AIVC" to be held in Ghent on 15-16 October 2019.   Also, you...
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The energy efficiency toolkit for energy communities

The REScoop Plus project aims to make Europe go beyond their activities of producing and supplying energy and take up energy savings for their members as a new pillar in their organisations.   In the project REScoop Plus it was first made...
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European Energy Transition 2030: The Big Picture

This report is on the fact that in 2018, the EU has decided upon a climate and energy framework up to 2030, involving clean, affordable and reliable energy system in Europe.   To that end, greenhouse gas emissions are to decline by at...
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URMA de Bruay: residential building for university student

The building was built in 2018 and it hosts 1300 students in food and body-care professions. The floors develop a useful surface around 9,000 m² distributed in two wings flanking a central courtyard:   On the street side, the reception...
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Better buildings for a better future - Eurima's action plan for a sustainable building stock by 2050

Buildings are critical to our health and well-being: Most of us spend up to 90 percent of the day in the office, at school, in hospitals, shops and at home, and the way we build and use our buildings directly impacts the quality and...
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L6: The Energy and Positive Water Laboratory

After acquiring 2 hectares of parcels that were formerly composed of scrap yards, the L'OREAL Group's Research & Innovation site has built (2018) its new research laboratory, the L6, with a twofold objective: environmental excellence...
The building is a laboratory structure with 120 working places realised by Bouygues Construction. As a model in terms of innovation, fully integrating digital technologies, the building is completely flexible in order to stimulate...
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Tokyo Declaration on Improving the Visibility and Energy Performance of Asset Investments by Financial Institutions

The Summit participants, financial institutions, supporting networks and experts, declared to the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth, that to increase the innovative financing and...
As one of the relevant outcomes  of the G20 in the field of energy efficiency, held the last June 12th in Tokyo, over 150 high-level delegates and participants concluded a shared declaration on improving the visibility and energy...
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From nearly-zero energy buildings to net-zero energy districts. Lessons learned from existing EU projects

The report, prepared by the JRC (Joint Research Centre), presents an analysis of the current situation based on:   an extensive literature review review from 1992 to 2018 on relevant articles dealing with zero energy/zero carbon community...
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State of Energy Efficiency in National Energy and Climate Plans

The EU has now at its disposal a new set of energy legislation, as well as targets to be met until 2030.For energy efficiency, an EU 2030 headline target of at least 32.5% was set in the revised Energy Efficiency Directive (EED).   The...
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Residential Scenia. Multi-family Passivhaus building in Mediterranean climate (Zaragoza, Spain)

Scenia (phase II) is a new built collective residential complex, with 26 exclusive homes and garage with a total of 13,576 m2 located in one of the best areas of Zaragoza, Valdespartera-Montecanal with common garden area, pool and paddle...
The simplicity in the implementation of techniques and local constructive solutions has been sought to achieve the passivhaus standard without compromising the economic profitability of the promotion. With this aim, high levels of...
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Energy performance contracts more versatile and profitable than expected

Energy performance contracts more versatile and profitable than expected   One way to make buildings more sustainable is implementing Energy Performance Contracts (EPCs). European research from the H2020 guarantEE project shows that EPCs...
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Selection of (Green) Roof Systems: A Sustainability-Based Multi-Criteria Analysis

A wide diffusion of green envelopes in cities can be an opportunity to improve urban environment conditions and reduce negative effects of climate change.   The green roof system is a widespread solution adopted all over the world due to...
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Statement of the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) - Designing for a Circular Economy

An ambitious implementation of circular economy principles in the building and construction sectors requirestheinvolvement and collaboration of all stakeholders, from the construction materials and building components manufacturers to...
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Torrelago district case from H2020 STUNNING project

Among the STUNNING case studies, we find the Torrelago district, which is an apartment block built between 1977-1981.   Torrelago district involves 31 private multi-property residential buildings (1488 dwellings) that were constructed in...
The project STUNNING aims at building up a stakeholder community around a Renovation Hub designed as a knowledge sharing platform, providing information on innovative solutions for building renovation and novel business models for their...
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OVERVIEW | #EUSEW2019 - Shaping Europe’s Energy Future

Since 2006, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy and the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) has organised its annual flagship event: the EU Sustainable Energy Week.   EUSEW is the biggest...
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Ensuring successful replicability in EE renovation business schemes

This document is one of the report of the H2020 project STUNNING “SusTainable bUsiNess models for the deep reNovation of buIldiNGs”, running from October 2017 to September 2019   The deliverable will focus on providing solutions that...