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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

The Belgian Building Research Institute is a private research institute founded in 1960 under impulse of the National Federation of Belgian Building Contractors in application of the so-called "De Groote" decree-law of 1947.   This decree-law named after the former Minister of Economic Affairs was specifically aimed at the promotion of applied research in the construction industry, in order to improve its competitiveness.  
Post date: 8 May 2019
Type: Link

Too often it takes a crisis to trigger changes in legislation and behaviour, when forward thinking, cooperation and future planning could have negated the risk in the first place. Australia’s building and construction industry is under the microscope and changes in the law are in the wind, due to situations that could have been avoided.  
Post date: 8 May 2019
Type: News

Indonesia plans to relocate its capital from the sprawling city of Jakarta – and it isn’t the only country with plans to build whole new cities.   AsiaTravel/Shutterstock Wendy Steele, RMIT University The announcement that President Joko Widodo’s government will move Indonesia’s capital to another location, due to the severity of human-induced degradation in Jakarta, highlights a key tension for cities today.  
Post date: 8 May 2019
Type: News

Linked to GlobalABC Work Area 3 – Market Transformation. Speakers: - Cristina Gamboa, CEO, World Green Building Council - Luca De Giovanetti, Manager, Science-based Targets, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) - Romain Poivet and Edouard Fourdrin, ACT project, ADEME - French Environment and Energy Management Agency  
Post date: 8 May 2019
Type: News

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has unveiled a framework for the UK construction and property industry to transition new and existing buildings to become net zero carbon by 2050, in line with the ambitions of the Paris Climate Agreement.   
Post date: 8 May 2019
Type: Publication

As part of its Living Standard initiative, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released a new U.S. public research report titled Standard Issue that sets out to better gauge how the public feels about issues at the core of the green building community’s mission: sustainability, green buildings and the environment.
Post date: 8 May 2019
Type: Publication

The European Commission has launched the first Horizon Impact Award. This prize acknowledges and rewards the most influential and impactful projects under Horizon 2020 or FP7. Can you demonstrate that you have valorized your results and created a societal impact?  
Post date: 7 May 2019
Type: News

The Policy Conference of EUSEW 2019 will take place in Brussels between 18 and 20 June and is free of charge for all participants.    The conference will be hosted at three venues: the European Commission's Charlemagne and Berlaymont buildings, and the Residence Palace, all five minutes walking distance from one another.   The program includes: -Joint Programming Platforms driving clean energy innovation
Post date: 7 May 2019
Type: News

The Roger Léron Award aims to celebrate outstanding contributions to the development of sustainable energy at the EU, local and regional level. The Award was established by FEDARENE in 2014.  
Post date: 1 May 2019
Type: News