Environmental issues related to buildings

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Covid-19 stimulus spending for green construction means building back better

The construction sector is essential for an economic recovery after the COVID-19 crisis. It can rapidly create large amounts of jobs and involves far-reaching value chains of small and large businesses. In 2015, the sector accounted for 11-13% of...

Building energy efficient, sustainable homes for all

The Covid-19 pandemic has tested all aspects of our society: families and individuals in confinement, communities in collective self-isolation and local, national and international authorities struggling to manage the omnipresent effects of the...

Covid-19 stimulus spending for green construction means building back better

The construction sector is essential for an economic recovery after the COVID-19 crisis. It can rapidly create large amounts of jobs and involves far-reaching value chains of small and large businesses. In 2015, the sector accounted for 11...

Building energy efficient, sustainable homes for all

The Covid-19 pandemic has tested all aspects of our society: families and individuals in confinement, communities in collective self-isolation and local, national and international authorities struggling to manage the omnipresent effects...

We must invest today in the buildings of tomorrow

The European Union is facing a great challenge: how to quickly re-build Europe’s economy in the context of COVID-19 while ensuring to keep itself on the path to become climate neutral by 2050.   Against this background, investing in...

7 Measures to prepare your buildings for reopening after COVID-19

What can we do in our buildings to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection? Are there measures beyond complete disinfection of work spaces to facilitate re-entry?    The following proposals are valid for spaces where non-clinical activity...

Follow-up call with EU Internal Market Commissioner Breton

On 20th April EBC Vice-President Philip van Nieuwenhuizen joined a follow-up call with EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton and other construction stakeholders to discuss about the COVID-19 impact on the construction sector. In...

|CALL FOR PAPERS| Fifth Symposium on Urban Mining and Circular Economy SUM 2020

Paper submission   The postponement of the Symposium allows us to welcome paper proposals until 31st May 2020.   Papers must address one of the conference topics and be prepared using the...

Webinar | How to operate and use building services during the COVID-19 crisis

We are living very strange times which demand us to stay indoors even more than usual (80% > 95% > 100%) and for some of us a great deal more (50% > 95% > 100%). This experience is enabling a more salient observation of our...

OVERVIEW | Energy Flexibility in buildings

The EU’s 2030 Framework for climate and energy sets a 40% cut in greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990, and at least a 32% share of renewable energy consumption, as EU-wide targets for 2030. For the power system, reducing greenhouse...