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Climate becomes top priority in EU’s 2020 budget

The European Commission proposed on 5 June 2019 a budget worth €168.3 billion for the bloc in 2020, aimed at promoting a more competitive European economy and solidarity and security in the EU. This is the last budget under the 2014-2020 fiscal...
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Benchmark online per valutare i consumi degli edifici

Il Programma KlimaFactory di CasaClima è un’iniziativa di supporto per le aziende che vogliono migliorare le proprie performance energetiche e mantenere il proprio standard di qualità, ma con un impiego minore di energia.   Nel contesto di...
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URMA de Bruay: residential building for university student

The building was built in 2018 and it hosts 1300 students in food and body-care professions. The floors develop a useful surface around 9,000 m² distributed in two wings flanking a central courtyard:   On the street side, the reception wing, of...
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Better buildings for a better future - Eurima's action plan for a sustainable building stock by 2050

Buildings are critical to our health and well-being: Most of us spend up to 90 percent of the day in the office, at school, in hospitals, shops and at home, and the way we build and use our buildings directly impacts the quality and sustainability...
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L6: The Energy and Positive Water Laboratory

After acquiring 2 hectares of parcels that were formerly composed of scrap yards, the L'OREAL Group's Research & Innovation site has built (2018) its new research laboratory, the L6, with a twofold objective: environmental excellence and...
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THERMOS tool

The first release of the THERMOS tool has been developed within the EU H2020 project THERMOS (October 2016 – June 2020). It is a free, open-source software that offers local authorities address-level data for the optimised expansion of an existing...
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From nearly-zero energy buildings to net-zero energy districts. Lessons learned from existing EU projects

The report, prepared by the JRC (Joint Research Centre), presents an analysis of the current situation based on:   an extensive literature review review from 1992 to 2018 on relevant articles dealing with zero energy/zero carbon community,...
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State of Energy Efficiency in National Energy and Climate Plans

The EU has now at its disposal a new set of energy legislation, as well as targets to be met until 2030.For energy efficiency, an EU 2030 headline target of at least 32.5% was set in the revised Energy Efficiency Directive (EED).   The Governance...
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Mobile inspection tool for building condition assessment

Taking into consideration that all inspectors differ in their knowledge, education, attitude, or motivation, interpretation of the buildings technical condition is prone to biased opinions. Therefore, a reliable and consistent inspection tool based...
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Residential Scenia. Multi-family Passivhaus building in Mediterranean climate (Zaragoza, Spain)

Scenia (phase II) is a new built collective residential complex, with 26 exclusive homes and garage with a total of 13,576 m2 located in one of the best areas of Zaragoza, Valdespartera-Montecanal with common garden area, pool and paddle court.  ...