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  The ICARO team is delighted to invite you to its Closing Event which will take place online on Friday 12 March from 10am to 1pm CET.   The event is organised in relation to our Erasmus+ project ICARO, which aims to develop a new European qualification of ‘Construction Site Technician’.  
Post date: 3 Mar 2021
Type: Event

Concept:   Old buildings in seismic-prone areas are increasingly vulnerable to earthquakes.   They are also high energy consumers due to their outdated energy designs. Existing retrofitting methods for old buildings treat structural and energy issues separately, disregarding a holistic approach.  
Post date: 1 Mar 2021
Type: Link

With a staggering 97%[1]  of the housing stock estimated as being energy inefficient, the building sector represents a tremendous potential for energy savings, that still needs to be unlocked.  
Post date: 26 Feb 2021
Type: News

  Concept:   The steel industry has long held a strategic place in the EU economy, fostering innovation and growth and providing employment opportunities.   To keep up with the increasing demand for steel, it is important to reduce the environmental impact of steel production.  
Post date: 24 Feb 2021
Type: Link

  Concept:   With climate change becoming even more concerning and dangerous by the day, innovators across many industries and sectors aim to develop and introduce products and technologies that are environmentally safe.  
Post date: 24 Feb 2021
Type: Link

The ePANACEA report "Common framework for a modular methodology: Inventory of smart and novel technologies" describes the process followed for the development of an inventory of smart and novel technologies which have an impact on the building energy performance.  
Post date: 18 Feb 2021
Type: Publication

The report "Next Generation of EPCs and Quality Convergence across the EU: Implementation of Innovative Certification Schemes" aims to tackle current EPC challenges by proposing new features for implementation within existing schemes.   The document first summarises the state-of-the-art regarding European and international certification schemes.  
Post date: 18 Feb 2021
Type: Publication

Concept:   The countries in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region and in the former Soviet Union republics (CIS region) have the most energy-poor people in Europe.    This is mainly due to high energy prices and poor energy efficiency of the buildings, heating systems and household appliances.  
Post date: 17 Feb 2021
Type: Link

Stijn Verbeke is senior researcher at EnergyVille/VITO and University of Antwerp. He is an innovator on smart buildings and data-driven tools for improving the energy performance of buildings and districts.   Stijn holds a PhD degree in applied engineering and lectures courses on building physics and energy performance of buildings for engineering students at the University of Antwerp.  
Post date: 15 Feb 2021
Type: Link

In view of the ambitious 2050 full decarbonisation target and the need to reduce the initial and operational costs of buildings, the revival of the ‘neighbourhood’ concept is greatly endorsed in recent years.   The ZERO-PLUS project has developed a method and accompanying tools to provide an overarching solution to the barriers for the successful construction of new residential Net Zero Energy Settlements (NZES).
Post date: 11 Feb 2021
Type: Event