sustainability

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What The Life for LCA LCC Level(s) project (short: LIFE Level(s)) is directed towards mainstreaming sustainable buildings in Europe through greater awareness and use of the specified indicators within the framework of Level(s), a set of common European Union indicators to address life cycle environmental performance of buildings.  
Post date: 1 Sep 2020
Type: Link

Sustainable Places is the only annual international conference focused on showcasing results of EU projects on innovation for the built environment. The 8th edition, Sustainable Places 2020 (27-30 October 2020), will be held over four days in virtual format to facilitate thematic presentations and fruitful discussion on topics such as circular economy, digital twins, BIPV, local energy communities, sustainable digital infrastructure, etc.
Post date: 1 Sep 2020
Type: News

Tuesday 15 September, 15:30 – 16:15 CET / 14:30 – 15:15 BST   As regulatory pressure mounts, it is imperative that banks have a clear plan to address climate risks, and to finance a green agenda. Join our experts as they discuss how banks can implement a successful climate risk management strategy.  
Post date: 26 Aug 2020
Type: Event

For a couple of decades, many in the real estate industry have been trying to make buildings “green,” replacing conventionally made materials with sustainable ones and installing energy-efficient systems. Buildings have a heavy environmental footprint, so the upshot of all this tinkering has been structures that are less harmful to the planet.   Now some developers are going further with “deep green” buildings that are actually good for it.  
Post date: 24 Aug 2020
Type: News

Andreas Gyr remembers his first car fondly: a 1982 Ford Escort, which had the gas parts ripped out and replaced with 17 golf cart batteries and an electric motor. “It had about a 15-mile range and it topped out at like 58 miles per hour,” Andreas remembers. “I’d carry an extension cord around and plug it into friends’ wall outlets to make it home.” It might have been inconvenient, but it made him excited about the future. “It was different, it was hopeful, we charged it with solar panels!” he says.
Post date: 21 Aug 2020
Type: News

The European Green Deal is considered an essential element of an inclusive and sustainable growth strategy for Europe. EU Member States are currently developing recovery plans as part of their existing strategies to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Sustainable energy investments are an important pillar of such strategies, which require significant public financing as a lever for private investment.   
Post date: 20 Aug 2020
Type: News

The July 2020 RESTORE newsletter is out!   The contents addressed are the following:
Post date: 18 Aug 2020
Type: News

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, founded in 1990 as the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, is the world’s leading network of local and regional governments committed to sustainable development. ICLEI believes that local action drives global change and the leadership of local and regional governments can make a major difference in addressing complex environmental, economic and social challenges.  
Post date: 6 Aug 2020
Type: Link

This year marks the 15thEuropean Sustainable Energy Week EUSEW.  Under the circumstances with Covid-19 the event was adapted to provide a dynamic, interactive and carefully organised online format. This effort has proved successful with more than 6300 registered participants and 4600 active online participants and some sessions of the policy conference gathering over 1500 registrations from people around the world.
Post date: 29 Jul 2020
Type: News

Leuven 2030 zet zich in voor een stad met minder uitstoot en meer toekomst. Een toekomst waarin we kunnen genieten van gezonde lucht, veel groen, comfortabele woningen en aantrekkelijke publieke ruimtes. Een toekomst zonder negatieve impact op ons klimaat.  
Post date: 21 Jul 2020
Type: Link