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The Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs are inviting experts in the building construction value chain to take part in a survey and give their views on using circular economy principles in the design of buildings.   The results will contribute to defining circular economy policies that could be implemented as part of the EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan.  
Post date: 22 Oct 2020
Type: Știri

Increasing the energy performance of the EU building stock is key for the EU to achieve its climate and energy goals. However, annually only around 0.2% to 0.3% of buildings across Europe are undergoing deep renovation (aiming at achieving energy savings of at least 60% compared to pre-renovation energy consumption levels) and the average owner or user often considers such actions as too expensive.
Post date: 21 Oct 2020
Type: Știri

Introduction: the MedZEB approach The development of the retrofitting market is a significant challenge throughout Europe. This challenge faces particular conditions in the Mediterranean region due e.g. to its environmental and climatic factors, to the structure of the ownership and of the built stock, to social and economic factors, and to the consequences of economic crisis, which struck European Med countries with a higher impact than the other countries in Europe.
Post date: 21 Oct 2020
Type: Știri

The European Commission has published its Renovation Wave Strategy to improve the energy performance of buildings. The Commission aims to at least double renovation rates in the next ten years and make sure renovations lead to higher energy and resource efficiency.   This will enhance the quality of life for people living in and using the buildings, reduce Europe's greenhouse gas emissions, foster digitalisation and improve the reuse and recycling of materials.
Post date: 15 Oct 2020
Type: Știri

The lack of a common repository for all relevant building data amounts to additional costs and inefficiencies, stifled innovation, increased risk and low investor confidence. A Digital Building Logbook could overcome this through increased data transparency and availability to a broad range of market players.  
Post date: 13 Oct 2020
Type: Publication

On September 16, the president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen pushed everybody's energy efficiency hopes a little further: she increased the emission reduction target from 40 to 55% in a laudable attempt to turn the European continent into the leader of the new circular economy.   Those of us who work in the energy efficiency sector are celebrating this sign of a long-term commitment; at last! What's more, the necessary resources are available to EU member countries.
Post date: 12 Oct 2020
Type: Știri

For the 9th edition of the Build Up Expert Talks, the invited interviewee was Ursula Hartenberger,  member of a series of international sustainable-development and responsible-investment platforms and sustainable finance expert with a track record of initiating and managing research, capacity-building and awareness-raising projects at organisational as well as at the value chain stakeholder level.  
Post date: 9 Oct 2020
Type: Legătură

AmBIENCe – Actively Managed Buildings with Energy Performance Contracting- is an H2020 project that aims to extend the concept of energy performance contracting for active building and making the model available and attractive to a wider range of building typologies.  
Post date: 7 Oct 2020
Type: Publication

Fine words renovate no building. But President Ursula von der Leyen’s State of the Union speech was a political knockout. The bottom line: the European Union cannot meet 55% by 2030 emissions reduction target without at least doubling building renovation rates. That is why the green recovery needs to start at home, literally.  
Post date: 6 Oct 2020
Type: Știri

Stakeholders in financial markets, capital and investment are key players in tackling climate change, supporting solutions for climate adaptation, and reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.   But to enable our economy and society’s transition to net-zero, finance requires a fundamental overhaul. Financial portfolios, for instance, need to align with a well below 2-degrees emissions pathway, incentivising green growth, sustainable development, and systems transformation.  
Post date: 6 Oct 2020
Type: Știri