Environmental issues related to buildings

We spend 90% of our time indoors and it's estimated that 92% of the air in the places we live is unsafe to breathe. That’s why 30 GBCs as part of our Better Places for People global project are working to combat global air pollution from the built environment and today launching an Air Quality in the Built Environment campaign.
Post date: 15 May 2019
Type: News

The 4th call for proposals of Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE is devoted to the exploitation of outputs and results being delivered by projects funded by the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme within the first two calls.
Post date: 15 May 2019
Type: News

CoME EASY’s overall objective is to promote, facilitate and extend the engagement of local public authorities in setting up and implementing sustainable and effective energy efficiency and climate action plans according to EU targets by applying a combination of synergistic supportive tools and initiatives. The CoME EASY project will provide municipalities with supporting tools for developing, monitoring and achieving their goals on energy and climate policy.  
Post date: 14 May 2019
Type: Link

The results of the first pan-European tendering procedure for serial and modular construction have been announced. Nine bidders were awarded the contract in Berlin today for their innovative housing concepts, from which member companies of the umbrella association of the housing industry can now select GdW.
Post date: 13 May 2019
Type: Publication

The German housing association (GdW Bundesverband deutscher Wohnungs) has published a report. This report explores the housing requirements of the future. In this study, it has been proposed that the new (future) housing requirements can be classified into eight overarching trends:  
Post date: 13 May 2019
Type: Publication

CEMBUREAU is organising a pop-up event that will show participants how everyday materials can be recycled and recovered for energy through co-processing.   Agenda 09:00 –09:30 Journalist Preview   09:30 -10:00 Registration and Welcome coffee   10:00 -10:05 Welcome address from Koen Coppenholle  
Post date: 13 May 2019
Type: Event

Following the success of previous International Conference on Energy, Environment and Economics, 4th conference will be held in Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Lothians EH14 4AS, UK, 20-22 August 2019. ICEEE2019 focuses on energy, environment and economics of energy systems and their applications. Conference will provide forum for both researchers and academicians around the world to present original research papers.   Subjects in the scope of the conference are :
Post date: 13 May 2019
Type: Event

The conference aims to encourage the participation and commitment of students and experts/professions of coming/acting generation who proactively researches on sustainable built environmental related issues that are critically relevant to the mitigation of and the adaptation to the undergoing climate change.
Post date: 10 May 2019
Type: Event

The objetive of the project is to provide communities with the technology and support to help reduce energy consumption in their homes and to investigate ways in which communities can work towards more sustainable life styles. It is an ongoing three year project with pilot studies in Brussels (Belgium), Amsterdam (Neteherlands) and Bergen (Norway).   Aim: “Reduce electricity consumption in households through community participation and technological solutions”:
Post date: 9 May 2019
Type: Link

This report analyses the definition of a Zero Carbon building in the UK and compares national Building Regulations in Zero Carbon building with a Passivhaus Classic and renewables. The report highlights problems such as the performance gap, seasonal energy storage, and limits to deploying renewable energy. It sproposes Passivhaus as a feasible way to achieve Zero Carbon without massive renewable energy expansion coupled with a significant investment in grid capacity.   
Post date: 9 May 2019
Type: Publication