Certification schemes

Publication

Sustainable as the new normal for DGNB

DGNB published a report illustrating the importance of certification in the context of both achieving targets of emissions reduction as well as embarking into more transparency in the construction process.

The DGNB is the German Sustainable Building Council. Founded in 2007 by 16 initiators from a variety of specialist backgrounds in the construction and property industry, in order to promote sustainable building in the future.   The figures...
Event

Living Future® 19 Collaboration + Abundance

Living Future is all about cross-industry collaboration. We believe regenerative design can only happen when all voices are brought to the table. If you’re interested in making a difference in your community, then there’s a place for you at...

This spring, a global community of changemakers will convene in Seattle to turn ideas into action at the 2019 Living Future unConference. This event brings together a diverse group of leaders – from the AEC Community, Manufacturers,...
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The Embodied Carbon Review - Embodied carbon reduction in 100+ regulations and rating systems globally

Unique global review of the status quo of construction sector embodied carbon reduction approaches.

 

The Embodied Carbon Review reports the results of how embodied carbon, that is, the carbon emissions from construction...

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...
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Energy efficiency recommendations for lenders and valuers

The REVALUE project partners have delivered recommendations for key stakeholders on how best to ensure energy efficiency is included in the valuation process. There are long-term risk implications for low energy performance properties and...
Publication

Energy efficiency: the value of buildings and the payment default risk

Energy efficiency is "an energy source in its own right". By 2030 more energy will be saved than the amount of oil-based energy then, thus energy efficiency is expected to actually become the “first fuel”.   To realise the sustainable...
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Energy efficiency in property valuation - what the future looks like

After sharing the research conclusions, the REVALUE project partners took the opportunity to talk with some key stakeholders about the role of energy efficiency in the European housing sector, both now and moving forward.   1. An...
Event

nZEB for Residential Webinar Series

The Nearly Zero Energy Buildings standard (nZEB) is being implemented in Ireland through Building regulations Technical Guidance Document Part L – Conservation of Fuel and Energy – Dwellings 2018. It comes into force on 1st April 2019. nZEB means...

This series of bi-weekly webinars is intended to bring you up to speed with what nZEB means for the residential sector. Sign up for a single webinar or for the series and find out all you need to know without leaving your desk. Ask...
Case

Deep renovation of “El Garrofer” school in Viladecans to meet EnerPHit / Passivhaus standard

The project of deep renovation of “El Garrofer” school allowed the upgrading of the building so as to meet the Pasivhaus standard and have a nearly zero energy building (nZEB).

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http://bertapujol.com/portfolio/rehabilitacio-d-edifici-escolar-a-viladecans/?lang=en   This project was contracted by Viladecans municipality based on the results of a previous study of the capacity of Deep renovation of...