Local/regional/national authorities and facilitators

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Designed to ease the renovation journey for homeowners, the one-stop-shop also aims to boost renovations in France, Spain and Ireland. Solutions4Renovation is a homeowner-centric renovation journey which transforms the complex and fragmented renovation process into a simple, straightforward and attractive process, upskilling the industry and enhancing cross-sector engagement, as well as mobilising private investment.  
Post date: 4 Nov 2020
Type: News

Friday 20 November 2020, 16:00-17:15 CET   Ventilation is recognized as a major element in strategies for minimizing the risk of COVID infection. REHVA and ASHRAE have developed guidelines taking existing evidence of long-range aerosol based transmission into account including the importance of ventilation.   This webinar will present the guidelines by REHVA and ASHRAE and will also have a closer look to the similarities and differences in both guidelines.  
Post date: 4 Nov 2020
Type: Evento

Concept:   ACR+ is an international network of cities and regions sharing the aim of promoting a sustainable resource management and accelerating the transition towards a circular economy on their territories and beyond.   Circular economy calling for cooperation between all actors, ACR+ is open to other key players in the field of material resource management such as NGOs, academic institutions, consultancy or private organisations.   Mission:
Post date: 4 Nov 2020
Type: Link

Concept:   Residential heating energy accounts for more than 30 percent of energy use in most countries of Europe and Central Asia, and even more than 40 percent in the Balkans. Previous construction and heating methods did not focus on saving energy and the environment.   As a result, a highly inefficient energy use intensifies the impact of escalating energy prices on low-income households.
Post date: 3 Nov 2020
Type: Link

The Housing Evolutions Hub highlights the latest innovations in the field of social, public, affordable and responsible housing. Additionally, it provides a European-wide platform for communities of experts and practitioners to share and learn from innovation challenges that are crucial to enhance and promote their housing objectives.   THE PILLARS OF THE HOUSING EVOLUTION HUB
Post date: 3 Nov 2020
Type: Link

Heating and cooling are the largest sources of energy demand in Europe and, at the moment, they are mainly covered by fossil fuels, while low carbon energy sources like waste heat and cold recovery and renewable energy sources remain marginal.   Nevertheless, current studies showed that, in the European Union (EU), the amount of heat wasted by industries in the form of hot water or flue gases would be sufficient to cover the entire EU’s heating needs.  
Post date: 3 Nov 2020
Type: Evento

Concept:   Buildings are central to meeting the sustainability challenge. In the developed world, buildings consume over 70% of the electric power generated and 40% of primary energy and are responsible for 40% of CO2 emissions from the energy services they require. In Europe, 75-90% of today’s buildings will be in use in 2050.  
Post date: 3 Nov 2020
Type: Link

Starting March 2022, any new building in Israel will be constructed according to the national green standards.   "We are pioneers and very proud of this," said Ran Avraham, head of the green building unit at the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection (MoEP), referring to the new mandatory sustainable construction legislation.  
Post date: 2 Nov 2020
Type: News

Monday 30 November 2020, 10:30-11:45 CET   Air infiltration in buildings has multiple consequences on energy use and indoor environmental quality which depend on the location and distribution of leakages. Among others, pollutant infiltration and air draft are highly affected by leakage distribution. In current practice, leakage detection is frequently performed together with an airtightness test.  
Post date: 2 Nov 2020
Type: Evento

Tuesday November 10th, 2020 at 12:00-14:30 UTC/GMT   Progressing the scientific basis of indoor environmental quality is essential to understand which aspects can be better optimised to substantially reduce energy use in buildings. In recent years, IEA Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) international research projects have been investigating for this purpose both indoor air quality and thermal comfort.  
Post date: 2 Nov 2020
Type: Evento