green / sustainable buildings

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Why are COVID-19 stimulus packages important for a green transformation of the construction sector?     How can COVID-19 stimulus packages balance between building new and improving the old?   What role should material efficiency play in post-COVID construction projects?  
Post date: 18 Jun 2020
Type: Event

Date: 25 June, 2020 Start: 2.30pm GMT / 3.30pm CEST / 4.30pm EEST   -  Duration: 1½ hours  
Post date: 17 Jun 2020
Type: Event

2030 Palette is a database of sustainable design principles, strategies and resources easily accessible for supporting new projects and renovations.   Why the 2030 Palette?  
Post date: 12 Jun 2020
Type: Tool

Over 80 leading cities, states and organisations have signed the WorldGBC Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment to date. In this masterclass, you will find out why committing is so powerful and so important AND you'll also hear unique insights into how to deliver net zero carbon buildings in practice.   We will hear from the following leading voices: Why companies commit to net zero carbon buildings?  
Post date: 5 Jun 2020
Type: Event

HoHo Vienna is one of the tallest wooden buildings in the world and a lighthouse project for sustainable timber construction. Thanks to the level of thermal insulation, resource conservation, energy efficiency and sound insulation, it has been awarded with the certification LEED Gold and ÖGNB gold from the Austrian Society for Sustainable Buildings.  
Post date: 1 Jun 2020
Type: Case

The architect firm Snøhetta, in collaboration with Arctic Adventures of Norway, Asplan Viak and Skanska, has designed “Svart”, the world’s first Plus Energy hotel in a Northern climate.
Post date: 25 May 2020
Type: Case

On the 1st of May, Denmark's Social Democratic Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, made a crucial announcement that relieved many public housing companies in Denmark: a proposal to activate 30 billion DKK from the Landsbyggefonden (the National Building Fund) to renovation of social housing during 2020-2026. Of these, 18.4 billion DKK (2.4 billion €) will be used to renovate the 72,000-social housing in the fund's support queue. The remaining 11.6 billion DKK (1.5 billion €) will serve future renovations until 2026, with the focus on the green transition.
Post date: 25 May 2020
Type: News

The 2030 climate and energy framework includes EU-wide targets and policy objectives for the period from 2021 to 2030.   Key targets for 2030:  
Post date: 22 May 2020
Type: Link

In Europe, 90% of our daily lives are spent indoors. We live, learn and work in buildings, and the environments within and around our buildings have a strong influence on our productivity, health and overall well-being.  
Post date: 21 May 2020
Type: Publication

Le bois, en tant que matériau, est au cœur de l'industrie de la construction. En plus de ses excellentes performances, le bois est une ressource renouvelable, pourvu qu’il soit issu de forêts gérées durablement. Partons à la découverte de ce matériau tendance à plus d’un titre, cette ressource hors du commun.   Pourquoi choisir le bois et à quelles conditions ?  
Post date: 20 May 2020
Type: News