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Recently, WorldGBC Europe responded to a consultation from the technical expert group on sustainable finance (TEG) on the development of the 'taxonomy' - an EU-wide classification system for environmentally sustainable economic activities. This follows on from the Commission's legislative proposal on an EU taxonomy in May 2018.  
Post date: 15 Mai 2019
Type: Publication

The Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative (EMIRI) organised a “TECH TALK” event on March 7, 2019 in Brussels.   Phillipe Jacques, EMIRI Managing Director, launched the workshop by presenting the objectives of the association. He stressed the importance of targeting "clean energy and clean mobility where advanced materials are key enablers".  
Post date: 15 Mai 2019
Type: News

The 4th call for proposals of Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE is devoted to the exploitation of outputs and results being delivered by projects funded by the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme within the first two calls.
Post date: 15 Mai 2019
Type: News

The results of the first pan-European tendering procedure for serial and modular construction have been announced. Nine bidders were awarded the contract in Berlin today for their innovative housing concepts, from which member companies of the umbrella association of the housing industry can now select GdW.
Post date: 13 Mai 2019
Type: Publication

The German housing association (GdW Bundesverband deutscher Wohnungs) has published a report. This report explores the housing requirements of the future. In this study, it has been proposed that the new (future) housing requirements can be classified into eight overarching trends:  
Post date: 13 Mai 2019
Type: Publication

The ReUseHeat report "Accessible Urban Waste Heat" shows a significant heat recovery potential from unconventional excess heat sources. Approximately 1.2 EJ (or 340 TWh) per year are possible to recover from data centres, metro stations, service sector buildings, and waste water treatment plants. This corresponds to more than 10 percent of the EU's total energy demand for heat and hot water, which is approximately 10.7 EJ (or 2,980 TWh).  
Post date: 13 Mai 2019
Type: News

The conference aims to encourage the participation and commitment of students and experts/professions of coming/acting generation who proactively researches on sustainable built environmental related issues that are critically relevant to the mitigation of and the adaptation to the undergoing climate change.
Post date: 10 Mai 2019
Type: Ereignis

Green Finance is an important and developing trend that is increasing investments into environmentally and socially responsible projects while reducing financial risk to those lending for those projects. This concept creates a tremendous opportunity to positively transform the health and environmental performance, quality, comfort and financial viability of Europe's new and existing housing stock.  
Post date: 10 Mai 2019
Type: Ereignis

The objective of the project is to provide communities with the technology and support to help reduce energy consumption in their homes and to investigate ways in which communities can work towards more sustainable life styles. It is an ongoing three year project with pilot studies in Brussels (Belgium), Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Bergen (Norway).   Aim: “Reduce electricity consumption in households through community participation and technological solutions”:
Post date: 9 Mai 2019
Type: Link

This report analyses the definition of a Zero Carbon building in the UK and compares national Building Regulations in Zero Carbon building with a Passivhaus Classic and renewables. The report highlights problems such as the performance gap, seasonal energy storage, and limits to deploying renewable energy. It sproposes Passivhaus as a feasible way to achieve Zero Carbon without massive renewable energy expansion coupled with a significant investment in grid capacity.   
Post date: 9 Mai 2019
Type: Publication