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Net Zero Technical Report

This technical report accompanies the 'Net Zero' advice report which is the Committee's recommendation to the UK Government and Devolved Administrations on the date for a net-zero emissions target in the UK and revised long-term targets in...

Research Brief: Multiple benefits as a driver of energy-efficient building renovation

An increased energy performance of buildings not only reduces energy costs and CO2 emissions, but creates jobs, increases the comfort and health of its occupants and brings environmental benefits in terms of improved air quality. Valuing...

Living labs in zero emission neighbourhoods: Definition, ideas, and examples

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...

Special Eurobarometer 490 – Climate change

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,...

Advancing energy efficiency on the global agenda. Activity report 2009-2019

Energy efficiency – the concept of using less energy while keeping people and economies active and growing – came to the fore in the 1970s in response to the oil crises experienced by Western industrialised countries. However, the upfront...

Commission report: Evaluation of the Energy Taxation Directive

EU rules on energy taxation no longer deliver the same positive contribution as when they first came into force in 2003, according to a new report published by Commission services on 12 September 2019.   While the evaluation of the Energy...

Regenerative design in digital practice. A handbook for the built environment

Book developed as the result of the work done in the Work Group 2 of RESTORE CA16114 COST Project.
Architectural design can no longer be only concerned with developing artefacts that produce reduced environmental impacts within a certain threshold of emissions. Conversely, buildings today must be developed to reverse the effects of...

ExcEED Guidelines: Discover all the findings and technical solutions developed by the Horizon 2020 project

The purpose of the H2020 ExcEED project builds on the statement that there is a lack of structured and comprehensive set of building data, which can be used to elaborate useful information and knowledge for market players and policy makers...

Drivers Of The Energy Transition: Why Do Property Owners Decide To Renovate?

Deep energy renovations are a big step for small multi-apartment buildings, especially if advanced technological solutions are considered. In order to understand what are the drivers that motivate property owners to carry out these...
Hardi, can you tell us a bit more about what you do and what Rannaliiva is and does? Sure! Rannaliiva is a non-profit apartment association established by apartment owners in 1999 for the purpose of sharing the management...

Innovation Brief: Deep Renovation Using Prefabricated Components

Innovation in the construction sector is an important driver to adapt to megatrends such as digitalisation, globalised value chains and greater urbanisation, while reducing the industry’s climate impact. Industrial prefabrication is a...

AIVC September 2019 Newsletter

This issue of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre’s (AIVC) newsletter provides an overview of the centre’s latest achievements and initiatives i.e. information on past and future events, new publications, feedback on on-going AIVC...

Energy and flexibility services for citizens energy communities

Citizens Energy Communities are becoming increasingly popular at policy level and in society generally, for environmental, economic and social reasons. Each community may have one or more of a range of objectives and activities. For...

Bringing embodied carbon upfront

Coordinated action for the building and construction sector to tackle embodied carbon
The World Green Building Council’s pioneering report demands radical cross-sector coordination to revolutionise the buildings and construction sector towards a net zero future, and tackle embodied carbon emissions. Through the Advancing...

RELaTED – Development schemes for new district heating developments (2.5)

This report (D2.5) is one of various RELaTED reports describing low temperature concepts from different perspectives. The report refers to other RELaTED reports when relevant.   The guidelines of this report are in general terms, based on...

Italy property investment market

2019 kicked off with a pipeline full of opportunities for institutional investors. Some real estate deals have been on hold since last year and have been waiting for someone to seize the opportunity; others have been waiting for timing and...

Integrating Green and Grey: Creating next generation infrastructure

A new generation of infrastructure projects that harness the power of nature can help achieve development goals, including water security and climate resilience, according to a new report from the World Bank and World Resources Institute....

The Net Zero Carbon Buildings Declaration

Our buildings help define our cities – from our iconic skylines to our historic architecture. They are where our citizens, live, work, study and play. These buildings are also one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, ...

RELaTED project: Know more about Low Temperature District Heating solutions

District heating is one of the most energy efficient systems to deliver heat in urban environments. Despite this fact, energy market requires a conversion of actual DH concept. This is the main objective of RELaTED concept, that will...

ACE study on the Role of Architecture in Building Performance as Defined by the EU Level(s) Scheme

The EU Commission has been developing Level(s) - a framework of macro-objectives and indicators aiming to help building professionals to report on the environmental performance of buildings. As well as energy and material impacts, Level(s...

G20 Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth

15-16 June 2019, Karuizawa, JAPAN.
The G20 Energy and Environment Ministers, met in Karuizawa Town, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, on 15 and 16 June 2019, to discuss energy transitions and global environment for sustainable growth. They recognize the importance of leading energy...