Oceania

IEA-EBC Annex 73: Towards Net Zero Energy Public Communities   The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA-EBC Annex 73: Towards Net Zero Energy Public Communities” in 2016. The project will run until 2021.   The main objectives of the project are:  
Post date: 24 Apr 2017
Type: Link

IEA- EBC Annex 57: Evaluation of Embodied Energy and CO2 Equivalent Emissions for Building Construction   The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA-EBC Annex 57: Evaluation of embodied energy and carbon dioxide equivalent emissions for building construction” in 2011. The project was completed in 2016.  
Post date: 24 Apr 2017
Type: Link

IEA-EBC Annex 72: Assessment life cycle related environmental impacts caused by buildings   The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA-EBC Annex 72: Assessment life cycle related environmental impacts caused by buildings” in 2016. The project will run till 2021.  
Post date: 24 Apr 2017
Type: Link

  After months of public consultation, the City of Sydney has fast-tracked the adoption of an action plan that will help it achieve net zero emissions by 2050, tackle waste and water usage, and scale up renewable energy use.     On 28 March 2017, the City of Sydney adopted an action plan that its leaders says will help it achieve carbon neutrality and ensure that half of its energy comes from renewable energy by 2050.   
Post date: 12 Apr 2017
Type: News

People spend up to 90% of their lives indoors, so it is perhaps not surprising that the quality of the environment created has a significant impact on their health and well-being. What is perhaps even more surprising is that the indoor air quality of some buildings, including modern low energy buildings, has been shown to be poorer than urban outdoor air quality.  
Post date: 20 Mar 2017
Type: Publication

This guide, released by the Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ), is a literature review of recent research on indoor air quality that is relevant to New Zealand’s indoor environments (residential houses, schools, preschools and age care facilities). The document looks at the health effects, the pollutants and the building characteristics. Where possible, New Zealand research is presented. Emphasis is placed on gaps in the knowledge in order to identify future research in New Zealand.
Post date: 16 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

Impact of the financial crisis on carbon economics - Version 2.1 of the Global Greenhouse Gas Abatement Cost Curve  
Post date: 6 Dic 2016
Type: Publication

This report, released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), aims to provide an up-to-date scientific assessment of the global progress towards the emissions reductions required to be on track to meet the long-term goal of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Post date: 4 Nov 2016
Type: Publication

Utrecht/London/Cologne – 2 November 2016 - The building sector accounts for around 20% of climate-changing emissions, and its energy demand is likely to double by mid-century without action, according to a Climate Action Tracker (CAT) analysis released today.  
Post date: 3 Nov 2016
Type: Publication

ICLEI, 2016, Resilient Cities Report 2016   ICLEI launched the Resilient Cities Report 2016 during the Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador.  
Post date: 31 Ott 2016
Type: Publication