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Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) is a well-tested and successful tool that has been helping building owners reach their energy and climate targets more quickly than with traditional implementation of energy saving measures.    Still there is potential for more use of EPC to reach unrealised saving potential in public sector.  
Post date: 22 Feb 2021
Type: Tool

The construction sector is an industry that consumes substantial amount of material sources and energy and produces significant volume of waste.   It nevertheless also carries innovation: digital product passports and building certificates are being introduced; Building Information Modelling (BIM) is applied into big public procurement projects, 3D printing emerges as a feasible construction technology, and the industry considers robotization and automation as a huge labour productivity boost.
Post date: 22 Feb 2021
Type: News

ZERO-PLUS is a comprehensive, cost-effective approach for the design, construction and monitoring of Net Zero Energy Settlements (NZESs).  
Post date: 19 Feb 2021
Type: Publication

Home Building Finance Ireland (HBFI) has launched a new green loan product offering a discount of up to 0.5% on loans to homebuilders for developments certified with Irish Green Building Council’s Home Performance Index certification.   
Post date: 18 Feb 2021
Type: News

  The European Commission is hosting a Sustainable Energy Investment Forum (SEI Forum) webinar on integrated home renovation services in Europe on Friday 26 February 2021 from 10.00 to 12.00 (CET).   
Post date: 18 Feb 2021
Type: Evento

The ePANACEA report "Common framework for a modular methodology: Inventory of smart and novel technologies" describes the process followed for the development of an inventory of smart and novel technologies which have an impact on the building energy performance.  
Post date: 18 Feb 2021
Type: Publication

  Important Dates   Submission Deadline: March 01st, 2021 Notification Date: April 01st, 2021 Registration Deadline: April 20th, 2021 Conference Dates: July 15-17, 2021 Call for Papers   Environment  
Post date: 18 Feb 2021
Type: News

The report "Next Generation of EPCs and Quality Convergence across the EU: Implementation of Innovative Certification Schemes" aims to tackle current EPC challenges by proposing new features for implementation within existing schemes.   The document first summarises the state-of-the-art regarding European and international certification schemes.  
Post date: 18 Feb 2021
Type: Publication

Thursday 1 April 2021, 17:00-18:30 CET   The Air Infitration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC) in collaboration with IEA EBC Annex 86 are organizing a workshop consisting of a series of three webinars on:  
Post date: 18 Feb 2021
Type: Evento

As already announced in the November issue of the AIVC newsletter, the AIVC board decided to start a project to collect, discuss and disseminate information about COVID‐19 in relation to ventilation and airtightness.   A working group was created to define the activities and outputs of the project with the title ‘Ventilation, airtightness and COVID‐19’. 
Post date: 18 Feb 2021
Type: Publication