The growth of global urban population drives unprecedented construction, resulting in embodied carbon emissions from new buildings alone to excess of 100 gigatons by 2060. If all construction activity, including infrastructure and renovations, are included, the global construction activity carbon until 2060 is set to exceed 230 gigatons, unless carbon intensity is drastically cut.
Post date: 12 Dec 2018
This project was contracted by Viladecans municipality based on the results of a previous study of the capacity of Deep renovation of three schools contracted previously by Area Metropolitana de Barcelona.
Post date: 31 Oct 2018
The World Green Building Council's report Doing Right by Planet and People: The Business Case for Health and Wellbeing in Green Building urges companies to make green improvements by highlighting the tangible economic benefits of green building and showcasing improved occupant satisfaction when companies implement new health, wellbeing and productivity features in existing green structures.
Post date: 29 Aug 2018
There are currently hundreds of sustainability certifications for the built environment and the number is set to rise as the focus on certifying buildings continues to increase. This book provides a global overview of sustainable building certifications and an in-depth description, analysis and comparison of ten certification schemes based on their focus and strategic relevance to stakeholders in the built environment.
Post date: 29 Aug 2018
The alpine-wide contest “ClimaHost – Climate protection and energy efficiency in hotel and restaurants” was launched on 7 June by the German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Svenja Schulze, the Austrian Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism Elisabeth Köstinger and the Secretary General Markus Reiterer.
Post date: 24 Jul 2018
by Marine Faber (BPIE)
Post date: 12 Dec 2017
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a national certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to encourage the construction of energy and resource-efficient buildings that are healthy to live in.
Post date: 7 Dec 2017
Improving Dwellings by Enhancing Actions on Labelling of the EPBD
Post date: 17 Nov 2017
Individual Building Renovation Roadmaps - My path towards an energy efficient home
iBRoad project, funded by the Horizon 2020 European programme, aims at exploring, designing, developing and demonstrating the concept of individual Building Renovation Roadmaps. With the innovative approach proposed, the project aims to become a real driver for deep renovation.
Post date: 15 Nov 2017
Since 1949, the Qualibat association is a qualification and certification body for construction companies. Qualibat is accredited by Cofrac. More than 70 000 workers are qualified or certified by Qualibat.
In 2011, Qualibat launched qualification "8711" for building airtightness testers. Almost 1000 testers have been qualified since then.
In 2014, Qualibat launched qualification "8721" for ductwork airtightness testers. Since then, around 70 testers have been qualified.
Post date: 22 Sep 2017