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Is it possible to turn plastic waste into affordable housing?

Author: Lilly Cao

Soure: ArchDaily

For decades, companies have relied on disposable plastic packaging to bag and contain products worldwide.   Today, the staggering detrimental effects of this plastic dependence are well-known: since the 1950’s, over 9 billion tons of...
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How can Member States implement iBRoad?

Barriers and drivers for countries willing to explore the feasibility and replicability of iBRoad.   The Report "How can Member States implement iBRoad" aims to explore the barriers to and enablers of the design and...
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iBRoad Report "Stepwise and structured"

Surrounding policy instruments to support the iBRoad approach for building renovation take-off.   The Report “Stepwise and structured” investigates how surrounding policy instruments can be used to increase the...
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RESULTS OF THE X-TENDO SURVEY FOR NEW ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATES

RESULTS OF THE X-TENDO SURVEY SHOWS THAT BUILDING LOGBOOKS, FINANCING OPTIONS AND COMFORT ARE THE MOST RELEVANT FEATURES FOR NEW ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATES, ACCORDING TO END-USERS FROM FIVE COUNTRIES

Understanding end-user perspectives is crucial for the development and roll-out of new features for energy performance certificates (EPCs).   Without a full insight into what end- users want and need for the next generation of EPCs it will...
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EU launches ‘renovation wave’ for greener, more stylish buildings

Author: Frédéric Simon

Source: EURACTIV.com

The European Commission launched a renovation wave and a “new European Bauhaus” on Wednesday (14 October), aiming to rally popular support behind plans to cut emissions from buildings and reduce energy bills.   Three-quarters of Europe’s...
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How data can unlock Europe’s renovation revolution

Author: Cristina Gamboa

Source: EURACTIV.com

By starting local and scaling up, data can be the greatest ally of Europe’s upcoming renovation wave, writes Cristina Gamboa.   The COVID-19 wake-up call has shifted EU sustainability policy from ambition to action. We have seen decision-...
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A Renovation Wave for Europe -greening our buildings, creating jobs, improving lives

Europe’s building stock is both unique and heterogeneous in its expression of the cultural diversity and history of our continent. But not surprisingly, it is also old and changes very slowly. More than 220 million building units,...
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Renovation Wave - the European Green Deal

To reduce emissions by at least 55% in 2030 and build the foundations for a climate neutral Europe by 2050, the Renovation Wave aims to renovate 35 million inefficient buildings by 2030.   85-95% of buildings in the EU are expected to...