BIM4REN is a European funded research project involving 23 European partners. Its general objective is to help improving the low productivity rate of the European construction sector in the market segment of energy renovation. By innovating and allowing every kind of construction actor to easily use novel and adequate BIM based digital tools, the project aims to overcome current barriers in culture, knowledge, tradition, affordability and opportunity that hinder the access to the digital revolution.
Post date: 29 Jan 2019
European countries must thoroughly modernize their building stock. The EU directives envision raising the refurbishment rate to around 3%, representing an estimated 110 million buildings across the EU. However, several barriers exist that keep actual retrofitting rates far below envisioned ones, especially in southern countries. Retrofitting at the district level has been found to be an effective way to overcome the obstacles that prevent the retrofitting rate from rising above its current rate of 0.2% - 1.0%.
Post date: 22 Jan 2019
How to finance AdoRES and Assistant Buildings to reach concrete market acceleration towards the Nearly Zero Energy Buildings target.
Day 1 : CAPACITY BUILDING EVENT
Post date: 17 Jan 2019
Join the Nottingham Team on Monday, 28th January 2019, 15.00h (UTC+0) to learn more on innovative procurement for domestic energy retrofitting
Post date: 15 Jan 2019
If one wants to have a short look back at how the European policymakers have dealt with the topic of renovation of housing over the last few years, 2010 would probably be a turning point. That year, on the one hand, the Global Financial Crisis and the various attempts to launch economic recovery plans at the EU and national level effectively put the housing sector and in particular the renovation of the existing stock at the centre of political concern because of its growth-enhancing role.
Post date: 14 Jan 2019
The Horizon 2020 funded RentalCal project (European Rental Housing Framework for the Profitability Calculation of Energetic Retrofitting Investments) aims to improve market transparency for energy efficiency investments in the rental housing industry. It does so by providing a benchmarking tool for transnational profitability assessments of such investments.
Post date: 14 Jan 2019
In order to inform its future policy-making, the European Commission is currently conducting a survey across Europe on architects’ activities with respect to energy renovation and nearly zero energy buildings (nzeb). The survey shall enable to better understand solutions developed by architects, barriers to their implementation and drivers behind architects’ and clients’ choices. Consult the EU Commission’s letter of support for more details.
Post date: 10 Jan 2019
Ecobuild is one of the worldwide largest events for ecological design, sustainable construction and enviromental protection. Exhibitors represent the complete spectrum of sustainable construction products, for new build and refurbishment, residential and commercial projects. The best-known names in the sector continue to choose Ecobuild as their most important marketing platform seeking out and highlighting the continuing opportunities for sustainable construction.
Post date: 9 Jan 2019
The REVALUE project partners have delivered recommendations for key stakeholders on how best to ensure energy efficiency is included in the valuation process.
There are long-term risk implications for low energy performance properties and the lending industry is beginning to recognise this. Here is a short video summarising the main risks and recommendations.
Post date: 8 Jan 2019
The REVALUE project partners have delivered recommendations for key stakeholders on how best to ensure energy efficiency is included in the valuation process. There are long-term risk implications for low energy performance properties and the lending industry is beginning to recognise this. Here is a video summarising the recommendations and outlining the potential risks.
Post date: 7 Jan 2019