carbon neutral

Passivhaus, zero carbon & health   The Welsh Government has set ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions (80% by 2050). Passivhaus offers a robust way to radically reduce energy consumption in the built environment whilst also eliminating fuel poverty and improving occupant health outcomes. This event aims to explore:  
Post date: 17 Apr 2019
Type: Event

HOUSEFUL proposes an innovative paradigm shift towards a circular economy for the housing sector. The main goal is to develop and demonstrate an integrated systemic service (HOUSEFUL Service) composed of 11 circular solutions co-created by stakeholders in current housing value chain. The HOUSEFUL Service will aim at the circular management and efficient use of water, waste, energy and material resources for all stages of European building’s life-cycle.   
Post date: 18 Mar 2019
Type: Link

The Paris rulebook will enable the Parties to the Paris Agreement to implement, track and progressively enhance their contributions to tackling climate change, in order to meet the Agreement's long-term goals.   EU action
Post date: 18 Dec 2018
Type: News

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

The recent IPCC report removes all doubt: the building and construction sector must decarbonise by 2050 to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. As nations all over the globe tackle operational emissions from buildings, we must challenge ourselves to address our sector’s total emissions impact if we are to deliver a truly net zero carbon building stock. COP24 must mark the beginning of a major global campaign to take on this challenge - one on which Europe must lead the world.  
Post date: 7 Dec 2018
Type: News

The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued a recent report stipulating that without drastic measures to cut carbon emissions, reduce energy use and remove carbon already in the atmosphere, we are “extremely unlikely” to meet the Paris Agreement goal of keeping global warming below 1.5C. With this new paradigm, it’s quite obvious what the to-do list should be for the production companies and large energy intensive ones.
Post date: 7 Dec 2018
Type: News

The STUNNING Renovation Hub, a virtual platform for the interactive knowledge exchange in energy-efficient building renovation, was launched by the EU-funded, Horizon 2020 project STUNNING in September 2018. It enables stakeholders throughout the value chain to share knowledge and experiences with each other through articles on their innovative refurbishment packages, replicable business models and case studies on their successful implementation.
Post date: 27 Aug 2018
Type: News

Affordable warmth, clean growth - Action Plan for a comprehensive Buildings Energy Infrastructure Programme  
Post date: 5 Oct 2017
Type: Publication

EU to aim for 100% emission cuts in new ‘mid-century roadmap’   By Frédéric Simon Original source: EURACTIV     The European Commission is preparing an update of its low-carbon economy roadmap for 2050, acknowledging that the bloc’s current target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions to at least 80% by mid-century are insufficient. With the 2019 European elections approaching, the Juncker Commission is stepping up preparatory work to lay down its legacy for the next EU executive.
Post date: 25 Sep 2017
Type: Note

Im Jahr 2016 veröffentlichten die beiden Bundesministerien für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) und für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi) gemeinsam eine Förderbekanntmachung zum Thema „Energieeffiziente Stadt“. Seit Juli 2017 stehen nun die 6 Gewinnerprojekte des Wettbewerbs fest und arbeiten an den Förderanträgen. Die ausgewählten 6 Leuchtturmprojekte sind:  
Post date: 7 Aug 2017
Type: News