Environmental issues related to buildings

The project EFFECT4buildings develops in collaboration with public building managers a comprehensive decision-making support toolbox with a set of financial instruments to unlock the investments and lower the risks of implementing energy efficiency measures (retrofitting, upgrading and deep renovation) in buildings owned by public stakeholders.   About the project
Post date: 21 Feb 2019
Type: Link

REEEM aims to gain a clear and comprehensive understanding of the system-wide implications of energy strategies in support of transitions to a competitive low-carbon EU energy society, given the objectives and framework outlined in the Strategic Energy Technology Plan. The provisions of the energy services in this society will be defined by their sustainability, affordability, efficiency, energy security and reliability.  
Post date: 21 Feb 2019
Type: Link

Architect’s Council of Europe ACE published the 2018 Sector Study – a biennial survey that collects and analyses statistical, sociological and economic data on the European Architects, the architectural market and the architectural practices.   Responses from 30.000 Architects in 30 European countries give, among others, information on BIM use in practice.   More info on BIMcert website.
Post date: 20 Feb 2019
Type: News

The BIMcert project will develop a blended, fully supported suite of Building Information Modelling learning tools, which will allow geographically dispersed construction project teams to use technology to enhance information exchange and collaboration. The project will have a particular focus on testing the BIM approaches to green and passive building design to contribute to the improvement of energy efficiency.  
Post date: 20 Feb 2019
Type: Link

Project name: Rannaliiva Location: Vöru/Estonia, Liiva 26a Owner: Apartment association “Rannaliiva” Built in: late '80s   Construction characteristics: Facade/external wall: Clay brick and light blocks; (U value [W/m2.K]): U=0,8 W/m2.K
Post date: 20 Feb 2019
Type: Caso

RenoZEB aims to unlock the nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) renovation market by increasing property value through a new systemic approach to retrofitting. This will include innovative components, and processes and decision making methodologies to guide all value-chain actors in the nZEB building renovation action.
Post date: 20 Feb 2019
Type: Link

The workshops aimed to explore the role of the Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH) in meeting local or regional energy challenges: how do those working in energy at the local level feel SSH understandings could help them in their work? Workshop organisers were trained beforehand in participatory ‘storytelling’ methods, which were designed into the workshops in order to enable rich and diverse contributions from participants to help understand these challenges and draw out SSH-relevant themes.
Post date: 20 Feb 2019
Type: Publication

The “One-stop-shops for energy renovations of buildings” report is the exploratory review of case studies of past and current one-stop-shops (OSS) with a primary focus on the EU Member States. One-stop-shops are transparent and accessible advisory tools from the client perspective and new, innovative business models from the supplier perspective.  
Post date: 18 Feb 2019
Type: Publication

The BIMzeED project focuses on the training needs for the current and future construction industry with the main purpose to encourage 1) better employability 2) low-carbon growth, 3) green and nZEB skills 4) increase in youth employment. The challenge of the BIMzeED project is to overcome skills mismatching and improve employability in the current European construction market by improving and extending the existing skills of Trainers, SMEs, site managers, craftworkers and other experienced operatives.  
Post date: 13 Feb 2019
Type: Link

E=0 project will support the development of home makeovers to net zero energy levels in FR, NL, UK and LUX.  
Post date: 13 Feb 2019
Type: Link