The “review and research” phase of the REQUEST programme aimed to identify best practices across Europe for increasing the uptake of EPC recommendations and promoting an integrated supply chain for low-carbonrenovation. In total, 95 case studies were identified and analysed – 77 from the REQUEST partner countries and 18 from non-participating countries (EU and beyond). 29 of these were considered best practice. (http://www.building-request.eu/info/review-and-research)
Post date: 15 Nov 2011
Post date: 11 Nov 2011
Post date: 9 Nov 2011
IDES-EDU structure of education
One of the core outputs of the IDES-EDU project is the design of two full courses on Integral Sustainable Energy Design of the Built Environment. These courses will apply to students (Master level) and to professionals (Post-Graduate level) and will focus on a multi-disciplinary approach integrating elements of architectural, civil, environmental and mechanical engineering. The Master course will take four semesters while the Post-Graduate course will take two semesters.
Post date: 18 Oct 2011
This new platform will offer various useful topics to building practitioners such as; news, thematic communities and a database of the most innovative building or refurbishment projects.
A prototype website is already running in French. Join us!
Post date: 13 Oct 2011
CONCERTO is co-funded by the European Commission.
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Post date: 11 Oct 2011
The OPEN HOUSE methodology assesses the whole life- cycle of a building:
Post date: 22 Aug 2011
An overview of the current status of implementation and plans for future development of the EPBD in Lithuania. The report covers updates to the legislation, certification for residential, non residential and public buildings, quality assurance, training and examinations for qualified experts, inspections, including quality control mechanisms, information and communication campaigns, and incentives and subsidies. This report is part of the work performed within the Concerted Action EPBD, co-funded by the Community´s Intelligent Energy Europe programme under the contract IEE/C
Post date: 16 Jun 2011
This specification is intended to be a guide for designing an Active House, as a building that combines energy efficiency with specific attention to the indoor climate and focus on user’s health and well-being. The scope of this specification is residential buildings. The Active House specification is intended to be a guideline for construction and design industries at an international level. It seeks innovative approaches at technical levels whilst introducing goals of architectural quality and environmental design responsiveness and still securing energy efficiency.
Post date: 15 Apr 2011
CEMBUREAU, the European Cement Association based in Brussels, is the representative organisation of the cement industry in Europe.
The Association acts as spokesperson for the cement industry before the European Union institutions and other public authorities, and communicates the industry’s views on all issues and policy developments with regard to technical, environmental, energy and promotional issues. Permanent dialogue is maintained with EU institutions, international authorities and other international associations.
Post date: 31 Jan 2011