Campaigning and awareness raising

What do they do? At the ZEN Research Centre, they conduct research on zero emission neighbourhoods (ZEN) in smart cities. Their goal is to develop solutions for future buildings and neighbourhoods with no greenhouse gas emissions and thereby contribute to a low carbon society.  
Post date: 18 paź 2019
Type: Odnośnik

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 paź 2019
Type: Publication

Climate change is one of the most serious challenges facing our world today. Its effects are being felt on all continents and are predicted to become more intense in the coming decades. These changes have the power to transform our world, affecting our environment, health, food and water supplies and pose threats to global security and stability.
Post date: 17 paź 2019
Type: Publication

The building and industry sectors combined represent about 85% of Europe’s CO2 emissions and about 70% of final energy use. Increasing energy efficiency and reducing energy demand is thus a key strategy to reducing carbon emissions from these sectors. Energy efficiency measures typically pay for themselves over time, but nevertheless, businesses often prioritise other types of investments in lieu of energy saving projects.  
Post date: 15 paź 2019
Type: Termin

The CRAVEzero pinboard is a structured framework organizing all needed information and tools to build reliable low life cycle cost nZEBs. It comprises all major results and outcomes. It thereby is an interactive support web tool for most of the involved stakeholders (developer, design team, advisors, general contractor, suppliers/sub-contractors, investor and financer). The pinboard enables the organization of data and information in a user-friendly and understandable way.
Post date: 15 paź 2019
Type: Termin

Driving decarbonization of the EU building stock by enhancing a consumer centred and locally based circular renovation process
Post date: 14 paź 2019
Type: Odnośnik

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 paź 2019
Type: Aktualności

PROtect traditional built HERITAGE Skills – PRO-Heritage According to the climate change and energy policy of the EU, each member state needed to identify and develop a series of energy efficient goals and regulations, of which buildings are a key element, in order to reach the set goals. However, Europe has numerous historic buildings, which need permanent maintenance and refurbishment in order to fulfil the requirements of sustainability and use.  
Post date: 7 paź 2019
Type: Odnośnik

Improving the energy efficiency of heritage buildings is one of the priorities of the European Commission. Historical buildings play an important role for their cultural value and social identity within the vast real estate heritage. Only by carefully planning the energy refurbishment of these buildings is it possible to improve users’ comfort while preserving the architectural features for which they are protected.  
Post date: 7 paź 2019
Type: Odnośnik

Context Europe is facing the now more than pressing challenge to triple the current renovation rate in order to meet its climate and energy goals, mitigate climate change and get on track to limit global temperature increase to 1,5°C as agreed in the Paris Agreement in 2015.  
Post date: 7 paź 2019
Type: Odnośnik