Most people in the year 2050 will live in the very same buildings that we occupy today. There are over two hundred million buildings in the EU that together emit more CO2 than any other sector. Decreasing and decarbonizing the energy used to heat, cool and use these buildings is crucial for the transition to a climate-neutral Europe.
Post date: 6 Dec 2019
“From our perspective it’s clear that if we want to go to a decarbonised economy by 2050, the heating sector will have to make a very important contribution,” said Robert Nuij, an official in the European Commission’s energy directorate. “One of the flagships of the new Commission will be an action on building renovation”.
Post date: 6 Dec 2019
El edificio verde más grande de Europa estará en Londres. Desde Sheppard Robson lo han bautizado como Citicape House, una estructura que contará con una fachada viviente de 400.000 plantas que el estudio de arquitectura pretende usar como revestimiento.
Post date: 14 Nov 2019
This technical report accompanies the 'Net Zero' advice report which is the Committee's recommendation to the UK Government and Devolved Administrations on the date for a net-zero emissions target in the UK and revised long-term targets in Scotland and Wales. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland each have an important role to play in delivering a UK net-zero emissions target.
Post date: 23 Oct 2019
An increased energy performance of buildings not only reduces energy costs and CO2 emissions, but creates jobs, increases the comfort and health of its occupants and brings environmental benefits in terms of improved air quality. Valuing these multiple benefits is key to making investment decision more viable and thus accelerating building renovation.
Post date: 21 Oct 2019
Driving decarbonization of the EU building stock by enhancing a consumer centred and locally based circular renovation process
Post date: 14 Oct 2019
Achieving climate neutrality by 2050 requires decarbonising the whole economy, including the energy-hungry heating sector, says Finland’s Riku Huttunen. And that will involve cooperation at all levels of government, including local and EU authorities, he argues.
Heating represents almost half (40%) of the EU’s total energy consumption. As such, it is also responsible for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, politicians seem reluctant to confront the issue head-on.
Post date: 2 Oct 2019
The World Green Building Council’s pioneering report demands radical cross-sector coordination to revolutionise the buildings and construction sector towards a net zero future, and tackle embodied carbon emissions.
Post date: 25 Sep 2019
The G20 Energy and Environment Ministers, met in Karuizawa Town, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, on 15 and 16 June 2019, to discuss energy transitions and global environment for sustainable growth.
Post date: 17 Sep 2019
We spoke to some experts in the field to find out what needs to happen for Europe to become carbon neutral.
1. It will affect everyone from individuals to industry. According to Dr Kirsten Dunlop, chief executive of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology’s climate knowledge and innovation community, which supports innovation for climate action, there are a wide number of areas that will need to be changed in order to reach near-term goals of total decarbonisation.
Post date: 16 Sep 2019