Local/regional/national authorities and facilitators

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Successful implementation of the Renovation Wave is highly dependent on the local level, in particular, the access to funding and the application of innovative instruments in municipalities across Europe.   The Our Buildings report stresses the importance of Long-term renovation strategies (LTRS) for local public authorities, and shares good  practices of financing, data collection and tailored approaches for renovation.  
Post date: 17 Mar 2021
Type: Publication

March 25, 2021 | 11:00 – 12:00 CET Register   This webinar will explore the mechanisms by which cities and regions can kick-start their renovation wave by facilitating collaboration between the public and private sector.  
Post date: 16 Mar 2021
Type: Evento

In this second round, an even larger number of cities will be selected to benefit from tailor-made, fast and simplified support and access the grant of €60,000 to develop their investment concept - an initial step towards a fully-fledged business and financial plan.   The call for applications will be open from 29 March - 31 May.  
Post date: 16 Mar 2021
Type: News

Renewable sources could cover more than one-third of energy demand across the Central and South-Eastern Europe energy connectivity (CESEC) area cost effectively by 2030, regional Renewable Energy Roadmap (REmap) analysis shows.   This study from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) offers a full energy system perspective, examining impacts on energy costs, investment plans, supply security and fossil-fuel consumption, along with, climate, the environment and people’s health.
Post date: 16 Mar 2021
Type: Publication

The Climate Chance Observatory released the 2020 Edition of its Global Sector-based Synthesis Report of Climate Action and organized, for this occasion, its week of #ClimateChanceTalks in December 2020 to exchange and cross points of view of different non-state actors around the trends and progress assessed for the last 3 years.  
Post date: 16 Mar 2021
Type: Publication

  Concept:   Construction and demolition waste (CDW) constitutes the largest volume of all solid wastes. As such, it poses not only an economic burden but also a threat to the environment.   Made up of a mix of materials generated during the construction and demolition of buildings or structures, the recycling of CDW remains a challenge.  
Post date: 12 Mar 2021
Type: Link

Concept and objectives:   Reinforced concrete urban infrastructure poses significant, insufficiently addressed, environmental challenges due to impacts from cement, natural aggregate and steel reinforcement production.   This proposal focuses on integrating fibre reinforced concrete (FRC) with “green” concretes produced with waste and recycled materials.  
Post date: 12 Mar 2021
Type: Link

This webinar will explore innovative business models of European one-stop-shops as a means of increasing renovation uptake in the residential sector, and decreasing carbon emissions related to buildings.   The building sector is responsible for more than one third of the European Union’s carbon emissions, yet only 1% of buildings undergo energy efficiency renovations per year, with the deep renovation rate being at a staggering 0.2%.  
Post date: 11 Mar 2021
Type: Evento

Concept:   The Building Performance Association (BPA) is a 501(c)6 industry association committed to redefining the industry by supporting policies that will improve and increase the expansion of home and building performance, energy efficiency businesses, and industries.  
Post date: 11 Mar 2021
Type: Link

Concept and objectives:   Buildings and Cities is an international, open access, peer-reviewed, academic journal publishing high-quality research and analysis on the interplay between the different scales of the built environment: buildings, blocks, neighbourhoods, cities, national building stocks and infrastructures.  
Post date: 11 Mar 2021
Type: Link