Residential buildings

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re-MODULEES is a project funded under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme, having as an overall aim the creation of the EU-wide retrofit market activation framework in the residential building sector, supported by digital and physical Renovation Hubs at the member state and EU level.  
Post date: 10 Feb 2021
Type: Link

This webinar is part of the training modules offered by the District Energy in Cities Initiative.   It provides key insights of business models to ensure the viability of district energy projects for both heating and cooling systems.  
Post date: 8 Feb 2021
Type: Event

The multi-family house from the turn of the century was saved from demolition and extensively renovated. 6 apartments were set up with the latest technology and low energy consumption. The usable building fabric was carefully renovated and new elements added accordingly.   The comprehensive renovation enables comfort standards from the new building in the guise of an old building:  
Post date: 3 Feb 2021
Type: Case

Level(s) is a new European approach to assess and report on the sustainability performance of buildings, throughout the full life cycle of buildings.   Using existing standards, the Level(s) framework with its indicators provides a common language for building sustainability, which can be used directly on building projects and portfolios, or as a basis for other initiatives, policies, schemes and actions, to include life cycle thinking and circularity.  
Post date: 3 Feb 2021
Type: Publication

Concept and objectives:   To reach the COP21 goal of nearly-zero energy, zero emission buildings MBLabs Labs strives to unleash the innovation potential of the SMEs of the Construction sector by lowering the entry barriers to test innovative solutions in a network of testing facilities in RTOs and Living Labs in 13 countries, most EU member states (ES, FR, BE, IT, DE, TR, UK, LU, PL, SE, HU, AT, IE) allowing a direct feedback from the end-users during the final development stages.
Post date: 3 Feb 2021
Type: Link

Concept and objectives:   The building integrated photovoltaics sector can benefit from innovations in construction and solar energy alike, even moreso when the two are in sync.   In the PVadapt project, combined innovations in modular construction and modular photovoltaics will lead to the creation of an adaptable and multifunctional BIPV system of substantially lower cost than conventional solutions.  
Post date: 3 Feb 2021
Type: Link

CITE 2021 congress will be held online. Presentations will be made by videoconference or in poster format.   The official languages of the congress are English and Spanish.   CITE 2021 provides the perfect platform to discuss the latest developments in the field of projects and innovations in new technologies applied to building, architecture, engineering and research.  
Post date: 1 Feb 2021
Type: Event

PLEA is an organisation engaged in a worldwide discourse on sustainable architecture and urban design through annual international conferences, workshops and publications.   It has a membership of several thousand professionals, academics and students from over 40 countries.  
Post date: 1 Feb 2021
Type: Link

On the outskirts of Aarhus lies Lisbjerg Bakke, a 4,100m2 hybrid timber building and winner of the 2014 ‘sustainable social housing of the future’ competition.   In a joint venture between the architects and engineers, the full lifecycle of the building has been taken into consideration from the outset, with a flexible design that allows the reconfiguration of the building into new layouts or office space, and building components that can be easily upgraded.  
Post date: 29 Jan 2021
Type: Case

The European Commission has asked advisors to rework the EU’s green finance taxonomy rules after member states rejected draft implementing guidelines, unhappy about the exclusion of gas as a “transition” activity towards net-zero emissions.   “On Wednesday, 20 January, we requested the Platform on Sustainable Finance to provide further input on the taxonomy framework,” said Aikaterini Apostola, an EU Commission spokesperson.  
Post date: 29 Jan 2021
Type: News