Environmental issues related to buildings

Call for papers - ICACER 2020 - Barcelona

Paper Submission   Please submit your full paper (for publication and presentation) or abstract (for presentation only) by Easychair Submission System.   Note: The paper should be written in correct English and have at least 5 full...

Energy efficiency is the first fuel, and demand for it needs to grow

The global economy is set to double in size over the next 20 years. But that does not mean it will need twice as much energy to power all the extra cars, homes and factories such growth will bring. By taking the available opportunities to become...

ZERO-PLUS newsletter #12 October 2019

The 12th edition of the ZERO-PLUS newsletter has been released!   Enjoy your reading here.

WorldGBC receives an award for leading industry change

Mohammad Asfour, Head MENA Regional Network was in Barcelona to receive an award on behalf of WorldGBC at the newly launched Mediterranean Real Estate Forum international conference. The focus of the conference was the importance of the...

Procredit Bank Macedonia secures EUR 1 million to finance energy efficiency in households

Procredit Bank Macedonia will on-lend funds to local households, housing associations and service providers planning to invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, the EBRD said on its website.   Possible investments will...

Restoring a Latvian treasure: the New Castle of Sigulda

The project is restoring what was once known as one of the most magnificent Writer’s Palaces in Europe, a unique example of national romanticism in Latvia. A total budget of over EUR 5 million has been made available for the work, of which...

New call for proposals for energy projects!

The EU-funded EU-Korea Climate Action project supports Climate Partnerships between Korean and European non-state entities who commit to implement climate actions in priority areas such as renewable energy, energy efficiency in buildings,...

European cities engage the market to realise zero-emission and healthy construction procurement

Cities from across Europe met on 9 October in ICLEI Member Copenhagen (Denmark) to liaise with market actors in the construction supply chain regarding their targets and plans to achieve clean and healthy construction. Representatives from...

The EU Building Stock Observatory needs your help!

The climate emergency is one of the most talked about and vocalised issues the population of the Earth currently faces with climate strikes now being a weekly occurrence and with a regular spot on the 6 o'clock news, it's no surprise that...

OVERVIEW | Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings: A State of the Art

Historic buildings can be considered the symbol of European cities, towns and villages; entire districts are a unique proof of the European cultural heritage. Currently, about 35% of the EU's buildings are over 50 years old and almost 75%...