Campaigning and awareness raising

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Use the HARP online tool to find out where your installed heating appliance fits on the energy label.   The tool is also there to help you find a replacement! Fill in a few details about the characteristics of your dwelling and get an overview of the different suitable alternatives and their benefits as well as contact details of installers and an overview of the available subsidies.  
Post date: 16 Mar 2021
Type: Tool

  The Institute for Renewable Energy of Eurac Research invites you to the SBE21 Heritage Conference, which will take place online from the 14th to the 16th of April 2021.   Universally recognised as emblems of many cities, historic buildings account for a quarter of Europe’s existing construction.
Post date: 16 Mar 2021
Type: News

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

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

Concept:   Concrete is one of the most consumed materials on the planet. It is cost-effective and efficient for the construction of buildings and infrastructure, making it almost irreplaceable in the construction sector.   Unfortunately, cement (material used to bind concrete together) has an enormous carbon footprint, emitting large amounts of CO2 during its production.  
Post date: 10 Mar 2021
Type: Link

BRUSSELS, 10 March 2021 - A new report launched today by the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) finds that EU Member States continue to underplay the role of the building sector in delivering a climate-neutral Europe.  
Post date: 9 Mar 2021
Type: News

  Around 400 million tons of construction and demolition waste, excluding excavation materials, are yearly generated and then mostly landfilled in EU.   On the other hand, concrete is the most widely used material in building, with a growing trend towards prefabrication.  
Post date: 9 Mar 2021
Type: News

  Concept:   Concrete is a composite material made up of a mixture of aggregates and paste.   The aggregates are sand and gravel or crushed stone; the paste is water and Portland cement. Cement makes up around 10–15 % of concrete.   Through the hydration process, the cement and water harden and bind the aggregates into a rock-like mass.  
Post date: 5 Mar 2021
Type: Link