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HoHo Vienna: the first city office built of timber in Vienna

HoHo Vienna is one of the tallest wooden buildings in the world and a lighthouse project for sustainable timber construction. Thanks to the level of thermal insulation, resource conservation, energy efficiency and sound insulation, it has...
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Global Renewables Outlook: Energy transformation 2050

The Global Renewables Outlook shows the path to create a sustainable future energy system. This flagship report highlights climate-safe investment options until 2050, the policy framework needed for the transition and the challenges faced...
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New X-tendo report shows that Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) need better data and harmonisation to catalyse the ‘renovation wave’ of the EU building stock

Energy Performance Certificate (EPCs) are one of the best available sources of information on Europe’s building stock, and if improved, can support the launch of a Renovation Wave in Europe.   The EPC is one of the EU’s main existing...
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Study on energy storage – Contribution to the security of the electricity supply in Europe

This study is organised in three main parts: we begin by presenting the current state of play of storage technologies (deployment in Member States and key characteristics), then proceed to identify the need for various types of flexibility...
Final report
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Joint Letter – Appropriate co-financing rate for LIFE CSA projects on sustainable energy

Representatives of cities, regions, energy agencies, cooperatives, NGOs, research institutes and Europe’s sustainable energy industry come together to call for an appropriate co-financing rate for CSA projects on sustainable energy.  ...
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BIM4EEB workflow

The renovation sector is crucial for a sustainable development of the construction market. Buildings account for 40% of the energy consumed today in EU, but annual renovation rates are limited to 0.4/1.2% in Europe. Also, a large share of...
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Regenerative technologies for the indoor environment

Proper technology solution-sets can enable a regenerative indoor environment for building users and for the planet, thereby ensuring occupant wellbeing and health. Several aspects are considered for high indoor environmental quality, such...
Inspirational guidelines for practitioners
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Svart hotel in Norway: how to reach the Plus Energy target

The architect firm Snøhetta, in collaboration with Arctic Adventures of Norway, Asplan Viak and Skanska, has designed “Svart”, the world’s first Plus Energy hotel in a Northern climate. The target “Plus Energy” has been translated by the...
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The residential building renovation market in Germany, Italy, Lithuania and Spain

The newly published RenOnBill report provides a detailed analysis of the main data, drivers and challenges involved in the energy renovation of residential buildings in four focus countries: Germany, Italy, Lithuania and Spain. Each...
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Sustainable buildings market study 2019

In Europe, 90% of our daily lives are spent indoors. We live, learn and work in buildings, and the environments within and around our buildings have a strong influence on our productivity, health and overall well-being.   Today, buildings...
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Smart City project SINFONIA: the renovation of the housing complex of Bolzano – via Brescia

The renovation of the residential complex of Via Brescia is one of the interventions developed within the FP7 Smart City project SINFONIA.   The building is divided in 5 staircases with 7 floors and 21 apartments each, with an overall...
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OVERVIEW | Supporting EU building stock transformation by fostering market players’ skills

Skills development in the building sector: what are the challenges? Over the last few years, the construction industry and the building sector as whole has seen a slow implementation of new skills, which have not developed evenly across...
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Co-creation of positive energy blocks

Abstract   A main challenge in building carbon-neutral built environments is the ability to scale and replicate solutions. We examine how to develop low-carbon neighbourhoods and districts, while aiming at climate-friendly and sustainable...
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What makes an Efficiency Houses Plus?

With its Efficiency House Plus initiative, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community is giving new impulses to research and development in the field of energy-efficient building. At the same time, the principles of...
Principles and examples of energy-generating buildings
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The residential building renovation market in Germany, Italy, Lithuania and Spain: new analysis by the H2020 project RenOnBill

The newly published RenOnBill report provides a detailed analysis of the main data, drivers and challenges involved in the energy renovation of residential buildings in four focus countries: Germany, Italy, Lithuania and Spain. Each...
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Open letter from the Covenant of Mayors – Europe Board

As recovery packages are developed at EU and national levels, local and regional authorities are urging for a systemic change, putting Climate Action at the core of the COVID 19 Recovery.   In an Open Letter published on May 5th, members...
Accelerating the transition towards climate neutrality
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EU wide Renovation Wave: where growth strategy and job creation meet climate goals and social inclusiveness

As businesses and investors having energy efficiency and energy demand reduction at the heart of our activities, we look forward to seeing Europe’s global climate leadership translated in green measures which will lead to a sustainable...
Unlocking the potential for energy efficiency and carbon footprint reduction that lies in the EU buildings stock is a top priority for the European Alliance to Save Energy.
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Rising to the challenge - IMT 2019 annual report

For nearly 25 years, IMT has partnered with government, business, and philanthropy to explore the frontier of action to improve the spaces where we live, work, and play. Our innovations have helped policymakers reduce carbon emissions and...
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The environmental sustainability at the time of COVID-19 pandemy: an holistic approach through LEED ® v4 BD+C rating system

Abstract   The intent and metrics of LEED v4 BD+C have been taken as a reference and analysed, for a holistic approach to the energy and environmental issues emerging from the implications that COVID-19 pandemy may have on building design...
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NHT – Austria

klimaaktiv bronze*   New apartment building completed in 2020. The entire residential complex is planned to be barrier-free. It is the new construction of a residential complex as passive house construction with 12 barrier-free or...