This detached house represents the designer’s ambition to make this type of housing accessible to all and thus drastically reduce pollution related to buildings. The house is 100% autonomous thanks to its field of 96 m² bifacial photovoltaic panels (sized for two buildings) and its battery park. Production of photovoltaic panels = 19.2 kW peak battery storage capacity 15 kW. Here are the peculiarities of this house:
Post date: 6 Nov 2019
Every year, Klimahouse inspires 36,000 visitors from all over Europe. Klimahouse informs - featuring 450 exhibitors from the construction sector and an event program with more than 150 appointments in four days. Klimahouse promotes innovation and new ideas, giving ample space to fledging startups and young companies. And last but not least: Klimahouse connects – suppliers, demanders, experts and not – all those who believe in sustainable building for a better and more comfortable life.
Post date: 4 Nov 2019
Mohammad Asfour, Head MENA Regional Network was in Barcelona to receive an award on behalf of WorldGBC at the newly launched Mediterranean Real Estate Forum international conference. The focus of the conference was the importance of the real estate and urban industry as being fundamental for economic development of the Mediterranean region. The themes discussed included social housing programmes, the need to introduce sustainability in housing construction or the promotion of
Post date: 29 Oct 2019
The Conference is the Central Annual gathering of specialists and experts for the Green economy, Sustainability in building design and construction, Green energy and Transport together with the Sustainable Development in general.
Post date: 29 Oct 2019
Programme Building Green Copenhagen 2019
Knowledge-sharing platform and product exhibition
Building Green is a knowledge-sharing platform for the brightest actors in the field. It is a meeting point for turnkey products from a wide range of manufacturers in the construction and energy sectors. It constitutes a unique opportunity to showcase energy solutions targeting the professionals in the industry.
Post date: 25 Oct 2019
The valorization and sustainable management of historic centers is a topic relevant to the cultural identity and heritage of European cities. A rational strategy to preserve the centers must consider both energy and environmental retrofitting, even if this is a complex issue requiring interdisciplinary approaches, dedicated diagnostic procedures, and specific tools. Within this context, this paper proposes an integrated method for energy and environmental analysis specifically devoted to historical building retrofit.
Post date: 24 Oct 2019
SSPCR 2019 specifically wants to support the ‘transposition’ of research into practice and visionary approaches into (planning) policies and tools, to be applied by local authorities and decision-makers in an urban and regional context. SSPCR 2019 explores the impact of academic research, the scaling-up and replicability opportunities of pilot projects, and the added value of local bottom-up initiatives, in relation to complex challenges posed by the smart city/region approach.
Post date: 22 Oct 2019
Cities from across Europe met on 9 October in ICLEI Member Copenhagen (Denmark) to liaise with market actors in the construction supply chain regarding their targets and plans to achieve clean and healthy construction. Representatives from ICLEI Members – and Procura+ Participants – Copenhagen, Oslo (Norway), Helsinki (Finland), Budapest (Hungary) and Brussels (Belgium), as well as from ICLEI Member Lisbon (Portugal) and other cities discussed their procurement ambitions for zero-emission construction sites and sustainable building materials.
Post date: 21 Oct 2019
What do they do?
At the ZEN Research Centre, they conduct research on zero emission neighbourhoods (ZEN) in smart cities.
Their goal is to develop solutions for future buildings and neighbourhoods with no greenhouse gas emissions and thereby contribute to a low carbon society.
Post date: 18 Oct 2019
Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency project SEFIPA ended with impressive results. It supported real estate funds with a total volume of EUR 6.7 billion to apply sustainability criteria for their buildings portfolio.
Post date: 7 Oct 2019