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Construction21.eu launches first virtual tradeshow for sustainable construction for Europe with the support of 13 Green Building Councils.
Post date: 25 Ott 2013
Type: News

For more information on the certificate and how to obtain it, please visit the course website.
Post date: 3 Giu 2013
Type: Link

The Passive House is the world's leading standard in energy-efficient construction: The energy savings as compared to mandatory new building standards amount to more than 80 per cent. Heating costs for a home are reduced to only ten to 25 Euros per month - high energy prices therefore hardly affect Passive House residents. The space heating demand in a Passive House is less than 15 kWh/(m2a) (with respect to the treated floor area).  
Post date: 3 Giu 2013
Type: Link

For more information on the certificate and how to obtain it, please visit the PassivHausPlaner website.
Post date: 3 Giu 2013
Type: Link

This scheme is now closed. The eighth framework programme funding research, technological development, and innovation is Horizon 2020.   The complete name of FP7 is 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. The programme has a total budget of over € 50 billion for the period 2007-2013. This represents a substantial increase compared with the previous Framework Programme FP6, a reflection of the high priority of research in Europe.
Post date: 2 Apr 2013
Type: Link

This book discusses six environmental and three purely energy based certification systems along with four briefly discussed certification systems:• the British BREEAM Assessment Method• the US LEED Rating System• the German DGNB Certification System• the Australian Green Star Rating System• the Swedish Miljöbyggnad system• and the French HQE system• the European Green Building Programme• the Swiss Minergie Building Standard• and the German Passive House (Passivhaus) Standard• the Japanese CASBEE assessment system
Post date: 31 Gen 2013
Type: Publication

‘In 2011, for the first time, European investments in renewable energies were higher than for conventional fuels. Europe already produces over 3.8 GW from wind power alone!’ said Oettinger, adding that there would be ‘no sustainable economic growth without sustainable energy’. The Commissioner promised ‘more jobs in renewable energy, on top of the million we have already created’.
Post date: 30 Gen 2013
Type: News

One might ask why certify at all? The reasons vary from stronger branding with an environmental profile and ensuring a good indoor environment, to energy efficiency and “guaranteed” building quality leading to more tenants and higher occupancy rates which ultimately can give increased financial value of a building. All this leads to an important message which is to understand the certification systems and to be able to compare them on a good level.
Post date: 26 Gen 2013
Type: News