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[Urban Chronicles #WellBeingAtWork] #06 - Building materials: a new source of well-being at work?

Today's building professionals are facing many new challenges: complying with new thermal regulations, being more environmentally friendly or lowering construction costs. As a result, building materials are constantly evolving, improving...

No more excuses: Financing 1.5C

First published in Environmental Finance as part of a series covering EIT Climate-KIC’s Climate Innovation Summit 2018.  The financial sector must play a critical enabling role to limit global warming to below 1.5 degrees. Investors need...

New “Building Market Brief” initiative enables context-specific comparison of building stock data across countries in Europe

The building sector is in need of comparable, pan-European data. It is a pre-requisite for making the right decisions, setting standards and regulations, and preparing good quality business cases for investment. Up until now, this...

BY&FORCITIZENS Conference: Citizens to play key role in making their cities greener and more sustainable

Across Europe citizens are being put centre stage in efforts to move towards a more sustainable and liveable built environment. How are EU-funded projects embracing this citizen engagement as they innovate?   To answer this as fully as...

Time to deliver: putting building renovation into practice

The EPBD targets are tough but clear enough and it’s now up to member states to enforce these commitments. The risk of the directive being ineffective is high if countries and local authorities do not enforce it correctly.   “The EPBD was...

11th International BUILDAIR Symposium - Call for Papers

Current know-how on airtightness, leaks and ventilation systems   All colleagues from Germany, Europe and beyond, who are concerning with the subject of airtightness of buildings, are cordially invited to contribute to the...

AIVC 2019 Conference - Call for Abstracts & Topical Sessions

We are pleased to announce that the AIVC 2019 Conference “From Energy crisis to sustainable indoor climate – 40 years of AIVC" is now accepting abstracts & proposals for topical sessions. The Conference will be held during 15-16...

Andy Bull is the winner of the 2018 Roger Léron Award

The 4th edition of the Roger Léron Award was concluded on the 10th October 2018, with the Ceremony at the Palais des Académies in Brussels and the announcement of Andy Bull as winner. Andy Bull spent 30 years in Welsh Local Government and...

Save the date: Unlocking the potential of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to transform the buildings and construction sector

Unlocking the potential of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to transform the buildings and construction sector Thursday, 6 December 2018 from 09:30 AM to 5:30 PM (TBC) 132 NDCs explicitly mention the buildings sector. Among them...

Thank you for participating in the Webinar on Long-Term Renovation Strategies

The countdown to transpose the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) has started!   Member States have until March 2020 to translate into national law all the new requirements from the EU energy...

Making British energy grids smarter

Smart energy management systems wanted for a large housing provider in the UK; exploring solutions for future energy markets.     A large affordable housing provider in the UK is looking to become an energy service provider...

Montenegro launching Energy Efficient Home program

  The Energy Efficient Home program entails at “attractive” and sustainable financial mechanism aimed at implementing household energy efficiency measures. The Ministry of Economy has secured EUR 120,000 to subsidize interest rates and...

HISER project final conference: new circular economy solutions for the construction sector

New technological methods for increasing quality and quantity of recovered construction & demolition waste, promoting the consideration of end-of-life management of buildings and building components at their design stage, and...

iBRoad publishes Key Notes of Stakeholders Meetings

The engagement of stakeholders during the development process of the iBRoad project is considered of high value since the beginning. Following the stakeholders’ mapping procedure, a process that included the identification, the analysis,...

#GreenSolutions Awards 2018: winners of the International platform are known

The Green Solutions Awards aim to include realisations (buildings, districts and infrastructures) from allover the world. While Spanish, French, Chinese, Belgian, Italian, Moroccan, Algerian and Luxembourg projects can compete on their own...

The next evolution of green "thinking"

For those looking to understand better the next evolution of "green" thinking, you will find some interesting ideas from a California conference on joining the Circular Design Movement.  The article is in English and you can find it on...

What trends in the 2018 Green Solutions Awards?

The Green Solutions Awards are an international contest organized by Construction21 to highlight and reward inspiring and innovative construction projects which contribute to the fight against climate change: buildings, districts and...

The largest Public-Private Partnership for energy efficiency in South-East Europe is now operational

In April last year, the City of Ljubljana agreed a public-private partnership (PPP) with a consortium of GGE and Petrol for the energy retrofitting of public buildings in the municipality. The EUR 14.9 million project will deliver energy...

IMPULSE: a European pilot project for the energy upgrading of Public Buildings

IMPULSE introduces an integrated support system concerning energy upgrading projects for Public Buildings.   The Project is coordinated by the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES) and is implemented in the context of the...

IPCC climate change report: a global and urgent call to action

The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5º C was approved by the IPCC on Saturday in Incheon, Republic of Korea. It will be a key scientific input into the Katowice Climate Change Conference in Poland in December, when governments review...