Could natural and renewable material be a driving force for social-economic development? Could we replace artificial thermal insulation with insulation made of natural and renewable materials? What constitutes green design? These are questions we ask ourselves as we chart our path to achieve the all EU Green Deal strategic goals 2050, amidst the rising fear that raw materials and energy resources are depleting in addition to increasing air pollution.
Post date: 31 juil 2020
The Upgrade DH project will support and initiate the upgrading process of eight district heating demo cases in Europe in the following countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Denmark, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, and The Netherlands and will provide the basis for replication to other cities.
Post date: 17 juil 2020
[Report] International experiences with Efficiency First
Post date: 1 juil 2020
Energy-efficient buildings have the potential to play a key role in EU energy transition. In the United States, several energy utilities have recently piloted and launched buildings Pay-for-Performance (P4P) programmes making use of possibilities offered by energy metering technologies that provide greater certainty over energy savings and drive improved performance.
Post date: 16 juin 2020
Linked Data technologies have been developed in order to connect concepts in a structured way, enhancing machine readability and enabling many features like semantic queries. The potential of such technologies is wide in many fields, in particular in the construction sector, which could benefit in many ways by their application.
Post date: 3 juin 2020
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 buildings has more than 40 years and it is not adequately heated, bringing to a low efficiency of the building stock in terms of energy and comfort1.
Post date: 26 mai 2020
BPIE – The Buildings Performance Institute Europe has published an analysis of the economic opportunity for Europe’s building sector, which could help mitigate economic damage of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Post date: 20 mai 2020
Due to the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.
Post date: 12 mai 2020
Interoperability in the construction sector is a key issue and researchers, developers and designers have tackled since the introduction of CAD systems. Traditionally, engineers, architects and site operators interact and track their information exchange through paper or digitalized drawings and e-mails. With the introduction of Building Information Modelling (BIM) techniques and tools, operators are using new solutions and methods to keep track and exploit these data.
Post date: 8 mai 2020
Thanks to the complex constitutional structure of BiH – with state level authorities, three administrative units (Federation of BiH (FBiH), Republika Srpska (RS) and Brčko District (BD)) and a further 10 cantons in FBiH, each with its own legislative competences – PPP is today regulated by 12 different laws, accompanied by a swathe of secondary legislation.
Post date: 26 avr 2020