Environmental issues related to buildings

Today, over 20 countries from the World Green Building Council's Europe Network, (WorldGBC Europe) have signed an open letter urging the European Commission to recognise the vital role of the built environment sector in delivering a climate neutral Europe. The letter comes as European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, outlines the European Commission’s vision for a climate neutral Europe at COP24.  
Post date: 12 Dec 2018
Type: News

The human factor affects significantly the actual energy performance over the building life cycle. The incorporation of behavioral insights into the building design and operation is starting to be recognized as a key topic.
Post date: 12 Dec 2018
Type: Event

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
Type: Publication

This prestigious Summit will showcase the latest trends, researches, innovations, developments in the various fields of Power and Energy Engineering. The three-day gathering will explore the disruptions and innovations that are likely to occur in the industries and business processes through keynotes, interactive panel discussions, poster presentations, highly enriched workshops, B2B meetings, world-class exhibitions and solution-based presentations with an aim of equipping the guests to embrace the revolution in all the areas of Power and Energy Engineering.
Post date: 12 Dec 2018
Type: Event

The concept of EuroPACE is inspired by the success of an on-tax financing model called PACE, launched in California in 2008. In the US, in the past four years, the PACE market reached over $4.7 billion in funded projects, including the retrofit of over 200,000 homes, which resulted in more than 42,000 new local jobs and the creation of hundreds new companies.  
Post date: 11 Dec 2018
Type: Link

The International Energy Agency-IEA’s newly-enhanced Tracking Clean Energy Progress provides a comprehensive and rigorous assessment of a full range of energy technologies and sectors that are critical in a global clean-energy transition. It includes the most up-to-date information for where technologies are today and where they need to be according to the IEA’s Sustainable Development Scenario, a pathway to reach the Paris Agreement well below 2°C climate goal, deliver universal energy access and significantly lower air pollution.  
Post date: 11 Dec 2018
Type: Tool

If you are going to attend the World Sustainable Energy Days in Wels, Austria and you are interested in the topic of thermal energy storage, don´t miss the workshop called “Save today, use tomorrow”. On February 28th, 2019, there’s going to be a very special event where six H2020 research and innovation projects will be presented.  
Post date: 11 Dec 2018
Type: Event

The conference will include plenary sessions with high-level representatives from Covenant of Mayors initiative, the investment community, and the European Commission, a showcase of successful projects on:   - Innovative financing solutions; - Financing climate adaptation; - Financing urban mobility; - Financing Energy Efficiency in the public sector;  - Financing Home renovation; - Innovative sustainable energy planning.  
Post date: 11 Dec 2018
Type: Event

MEGACLIMA NIGERIA EXPO 2018 event attracted 86 exhibitors , representing companies from 17 countries Belgium, China, Eqypt, Ghana, India , Kuwait, Lebanon , Nigeria, S. Africa , Turkey, U.A.E, Switzerland, U.S.A ,South Korea, Japan, Germany, Cyprus as well as more than 4200 visitors throughout Africa such as Kenya , South Africa , Ghana , Tanzania, Egypt, Turkey ,India ,Lebanon , Ethiopia.  
Post date: 11 Dec 2018
Type: Event

“It’s critical we have a big change over the next couple of years in how we do buildings and construction”, said Joyce Msuya, Deputy Executive Director of UNEP. “We only need to look at the current norms and quality of many buildings to see that we can do so much better,” she said, emphasizing that “we need to raise the bar in energy-efficient, green buildings and far better practice in construction.”  
Post date: 10 Dec 2018
Type: News