built environment

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We are living very strange times which demand us to stay indoors even more than usual (80% > 95% > 100%) and for some of us a great deal more (50% > 95% > 100%). This experience is enabling a more salient observation of our indoor environment which otherwise often goes unnoticed as we humans adapt, especially when distracted by our preoccupations, whatever they may be. In world areas with a COVID-19 outbreak it manifests:  
Post date: 15 Apr 2020
Type: Event

Following the success of earlier events in the series, SEB-20, the Twelfth International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings is organised by the KES International and will be held in the format of a virtual conference this year.   SEB-20 invites participation and paper submissions across a broad range of sustainability and energy-related topics relevant to the main theme of Sustainability in Energy and Buildings.  
Post date: 10 Apr 2020
Type: Event

The Biophilic Map is a databank for case studies which have implemented Biophilic Design at the core of their design process. Biophilic Design is known for its effects of indoor environmental quality and therefore on building users wellbeing.   The map recognizes exemplary projects in articulating and applying Biophilic Design principles to the built environment. The Biophilic Map is hosted by the International Living Future Institute’s Biophilic Design Initiative.  
Post date: 10 Feb 2020
Type: Tool

In a letter sent to housing secretary Robert Jenrick, Khan points out that the proposed Future Homes Standard sets carbon reduction targets 25% lower than those detailed in the 2016 London plan. The Future Homes Standard is currently under consultation and is due to come into effect in the latter half of 2020, covering England only.
Post date: 7 Feb 2020
Type: News

Following the Plenary Stakeholders meeting on 12 December 2019 in Brussels, we wish to invite you to send us your written comments and contributions to the proposed R&I partnership on “People-centric Sustainable Built Environment” to be set up under the Horizon Europe programme.   Give your feedback here!
Post date: 18 Dec 2019
Type: News

While there is a broad consensus on the fact that a high-quality built environment impacts positively on people’s everyday lives, it can prove difficult for public authorities, project developers and built environment professionals to assess and guarantee the quality of the buildings and urban spaces they commission and design.  
Post date: 9 Dec 2019
Type: Publication

The TEBE research group, founded by prof. Marco Filippi, works in the Department of Energy (DENERG) at the Politecnico di Torino.   TEBE members are professors, assistant professors, grant researchers, PhD students and scholarship holders.  
Post date: 27 Nov 2019
Type: Link

This Call is also available here in German, in English and in Italian. The event will be in Italian and English, with the possibility of asking questions in German.   WHY RE-THINKING TECHNOLOGIES   Proper technology solution-sets (the gears in the picture) can enable a regenerative indoor environment for building users and for the Planet. Technologies will be the key to promote a shift of paradigm in building design from the “less bad” to the “more regenerative”  
Post date: 15 Nov 2019
Type: News

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 these multiple benefits is key to making investment decision more viable and thus accelerating building renovation.  
Post date: 21 Oct 2019
Type: Publication

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 climate change, enhance natural systems, the built environment and inhabitants’ life.  
Post date: 8 Oct 2019
Type: Publication