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Financing schemes: the key for successful energy efficiency projects

In the last years, the improvement of energy efficiency in buildings is one of the main topics pursue at European level able to generate economic, social and environmental benefits.   At EU level several directives as EPDB Energy Performance of...
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Renovation of the THEODORE building

  The renovation of the THEODORE building is in line with the desire of AG Real Estate to participate in the enhancement of urban heritage.   This building of 3500 m2, inscribed in a remarkable architectural ensemble which includes...
Project type : Renovation Building Type : Office building < 28m Construction Year : 2015 Delivery year : 2017 Climate zone : [Cfb] Marine Mild Winter, warm summer, no dry season. Net Floor Area : 3 512 m2 Construction/refurbishment cost : 8...
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Sulgrave Gardens Housing - Passive certified development - London

Sulgrave Gardens comprises 30 family homes in four blocks with a mix of typologies (houses, apartments and maisonettes) and tenures (9 homes for affordable rent, 13 for shared ownership and 8 private houses) in a conservation area in West...
Sulgrave Gardens is a well-designed scheme with good architectural detail that over time is ageing well. Cartwright Pickard put a lot of resources into the project looking at the detail so that the finished product has got the right...
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Passive certified Office building "Aeroplis II"

Aeropolis is an urban UFO. Its compact form sits square on street alignment south just to show it does belong there, discretely steps back west liberating a sunny plaza like a breather off the busy boulevard, and humbly aligns its cornice...
Office building designed to use minimum energy and take what it needs from renewable sources, while offering optimal comfort for occupants – which was delivered in 06/2011
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Obvion Green Storm : Pioneering RMBS Green Mortgage project NL

In 2016, Obvion issued Europe's first 100% green RMBS (Residential Mortgage Backed Security); meaning the assets backing the bond are green residential mortgages, ie. linked to energy efficient homes, and that the proceeds of the bond...
Obvion NV is a residential mortgage provider in the Dutch market and a wholly owned subsidiary of Rabobank.
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Embodied carbon reduction in 100+ regulations and rating systems globally

The growth of global urban population drives unprecedented construction, resulting in embodied carbon emissions from new buildings alone to excess of 100 gigatons by 2060. If all construction activity, including infrastructure and...
The Embodied Carbon Review reports the results of how embodied carbon, that is, the carbon emissions from construction materials, is addressed in certifications and regulations globally. This unique research was conducted by Bionova Ltd (...
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IEA Energy Efficiency Indicators database

Having reliable data and indicators on how energy is used is key to informing and monitoring the effectiveness of energy efficiency policies. Highlighting the importance of such data, the IEA has updated its Energy Efficiency Indicators...
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SAVES2 PROJECT: Analysis of current trends in the rental accommodation market for students

Between November 2017 and January 2018 we carried our research into the provision and selection of privately rented student housing across the seven SAVES 2 countries - Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, Romania and the UK....
SAVES2 project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 754203.
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Global Status Report: Towards a zero-emission, efficient and resilient buildings and construction sector

The Global Status Report documents the status and trends of key indicators for energy use, emissions, technologies, policies, and investments to track the buildings and construction sector, globally and in key regions. Central findings of...
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Technical, Financial, and Social Barriers and Challenges in Deep Building Renovation: Integration of Lessons Learned from the H2020 Cluster Projects

With a low rate of new building construction and an insufficient rate of existing building renovation, there is the need to step up the pace of building renovation with ambitious performance targets to achieve European Union (EU) climate...