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ENDURCRETE Publication in the Designs journal by MDPI

New publication alert!   Another EnDuCrete project paper was published in the Designs journal by MDPI!   You can read the paper online on ZENODO or download it directly from the project website: endurcrete...

TripleA-reno infographics

TripleA-reno: Attractive, Acceptable & Affordable deep Renovation by a consumers orientated and performance evidence based approach.
The attached infographics made by the TripleA-reno project show some interesting insights about the project.   TripleA-reno is a H2020 EU-funded project running from May 2018 until April 2021. It raises awareness and...

Towards a healthy renovated Europe

Renovating our buildings is an opportunity that cannot be missed. Tackling climate change, edning energy poverty & creating green jobs are win-win-win for Europe.
The publication includes some insights concerning:   The hidden costs of Europe´s decrepit buildings: Europe’s buildings are among the biggest contributors to the climate crisis, as well as health inequality, but to date...

Whole-life Carbon: Challenges and solutions for highly efficient and climate-neutral buildings

The European Union aims to be climate-neutral by 2050, requiring a fundamental transformation of the construction and building sectors. This decade is critical as direct building CO2 emissions need to more than halve by 2030 to get on...

Introducing Whole-life Carbon metrics: Recommendations for highly efficient and climate-neutral buildings

With the drive towards reducing in-use energy to “nearly zero”, sources of carbon emissions from buildings, beyond in-use operational energy demand, become increasingly important and therefore a vital part of future carbon reduction plans...

A systematic intervention approach for the integration of energy-efficient ventilation system in historic buildings

Ventilation in historic buildings is very important to foster health and comfort of the occupants as well as for the conservation of the building structure. Moreover, energy-efficient ventilation (e.g. demand controlled ventilation DCV and...

Revision of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive – EEB feedback

Greening our homes and public buildings is crucial to achieving the EU’s  medium and long-term climate goals. For this reason, we welcome the revision of the EU’s Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). We call...

Targeting energy efficiency renovation to improve housing conditions of the most vulnerable

Avoiding social risks and ensuring the benefits.
Evidence points out that most vulnerable households face major challenges in the renovation of their homes. Lowest-income families live in most energy-inefficient homes, according to research by the Vlaams Steunpunt Wonen. This means that...

ACE - 2020 Annual report & 2021 outlook

Founded in Treviso, Italy, in May 1990, the ARCHITECTS’ COUNCIL OF EUROPE (ACE) is the representative organisation for the architectural profession at European level. ACE’s mission is:   To influence, through advocacy, EU legislation...

Position About importance of integration of two state initiatives: “Affordable Mortgage” and “Green Deal”

On January 27th , the Government of Ukraine approved a resolution on "Affordable Mortgages": the interest rate on loans was set at 7% per annum, which will operate under the program "Affordable Loans 5-7-9%".   The mechanism provides that...

Towards a healthy, affordable and sustainable Built Environment

Greening Europe’s homes and public spaces is a crucial element of the EU’s strategy towards climate neutrality, and one of the pillars of the European Green Deal. But to achieve its goals, the EU will need to come up with a comprehensive...

UIPI survey: European Property Owners' readiness and capacity to renovate

UIPI conducted an online survey to assess European property owners’ capacity and willingness to renovate their homes. By approaching how the sector and households are adapting and making their properties more climate friendly, and how the...

Whole life carbon assesment of 60 buildings

BUILD REPORT 2021:12
Possibilities to develope benchmark values for LCA buildings ​Whole life carbon assessment of 60 buildings - Possibilities to develop benchmark values for LCA of buildings assesses the hitherto largest number of building cases collected in...

Brochure 'Smart Building EU-funded Innovations'

This brochure developed by the SmartBuilt4EU project provides a portfolio of synthetic factsheets on EU-funded projects, which have been identified and selected for their particular relevance with the Smart Building topic.   They include...

On-bill schemes to deliver the Renovation Wave and economic recovery: RenOnBill policy briefing

Accessible, easy and sufficient funding is key to speed up renovations in the EU. The EU Renovation Wave strategy, published in 2020, estimates the additional investment to double current renovation rates at around €90 billion per year....

Better energy performance certificates through innovation: X-tendo presents the first implementation steps of its 10 features

To fully unlock the potential and benefits of EPCs, the existing certification regimes at Member State level have to be properly implemented and endorsed, supported by well-functioning management, control and monitoring mechanisms.   In...

Carbon Neutrality or Climate Neutrality: What is the difference?

Carbon Neutrality and Climate Neutrality are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. In this article, we explain the difference between them and how to get a Neutral Carbon certification for your company. Click on “...

Experiences and lessons learned from P4P pilots for energy efficiency

Europe’s buildings have the potential to play a key role in our future energy systems. Making them more efficient reduces the need for expensive power plant capacity, defers the costly upgrading of network infrastructure, and enables this...

Briefing - Renewable Energy Directive, Revision of Directive (EU) 2018/2001

This briefing is one in a series of 'implementation appraisals', produced by the European Parliamentar y Research Service (EPRS ), on the operation of existing EU legislation in practice. Each briefing focuses on a specific EU law, which...

CINEA leaflet

The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency plays a key role in supporting the EU Green Deal through the efficient and effective implementation of its delegated programmes.   CINEA's vision   The...