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The fifth edition of this annual report provides a snapshot of the progress of the buildings and construction sector globally towards the achievement of the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change; particularly on the drivers of CO2 emissions and energy demand globally and the status of policies, finance, technologies, and solutions that support a zero-emission, efficient, and resilient buildings and construction sector.  
Post date: 3 Gen 2021
Type: Publication

CO2 emissions increased to 9.95 GtCO2 in 2019. The sector accounts for 38% of all energy-related CO2 emissions when adding building construction industry emissions. Direct building CO2 emissions need to halve by 2030 to get on track for net zero carbon building stock by 2050. Governments must prioritize low-carbon buildings in pandemic stimulus packages and updated climate pledges.
Post date: 2 Gen 2021
Type: News

My Europe in 2050 lets you choose how we will change the European "Machine" in the next decades. How we will move, live, eat and consume, how we will change the agriculture, transport, energy generation, building sector and production systems.   Explore how you can keep the machine's output below 30 gigatons of greenhouse gases. This is the budget available for Europe if we want to take a fair reduction share to keep the 1.5° C target formulated in the Paris Agreement.
Post date: 15 Dic 2020
Type: Tool

Economic crises present an opportunity for governments to take action on climate change.   The lockdown responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a fall in emissions—global CO2 emissions are expected to be about 8% lower in 2020 than in 2019, in line with the required 7.6% reduction needed each year through 2030 to keep temperature increases below 1.5°C, compared with pre-industrial levels.  
Post date: 8 Dic 2020
Type: Publication

States and utilities increasingly rely on energy efficiency programs to address climate change mitigation goals.   This report assesses two types of such energy efficiency programs: behavioral programs that offer savings for a relatively short time, and structural retrofit programs that offer savings over longer periods.  
Post date: 8 Dic 2020
Type: Publication

“Net-Zero” and “Passive House” are certification labels for ultra-low energy buildings that use very little energy to heat and cool them.   Although the origins of the passive house date back to the 1970s, its popularity only began to spread in the past decade or so.  
Post date: 27 Nov 2020
Type: News

In its recent communication on the European Union climate target for 2030, the EU Commission described energy efficiency legislation and policies as essential instruments contributing to the achievement of the new 2030 greenhouse gas reduction.  
Post date: 26 Nov 2020
Type: News

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

The large amount of energy-related data collected and analysed by the International Energy Agency are available on an on-line structured database.   In particular, there are three main sections where the information are divided:
Post date: 24 Ago 2020
Type: Tool

This Addendum Paper sets out the EuroACE interim position on the topics of section 5.3 of the Commission Public Consultation on the 2030 Climate Target Plan, i.e. questions related to the proposal to extend the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) to the building sector.  
Post date: 2 Lug 2020
Type: Publication