Public and non residential buildings

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Post date: 18 Mag 2020
Type: Publication

With its Efficiency House Plus initiative, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community is giving new impulses to research and development in the field of energy-efficient building. At the same time, the principles of economy, technological freedom, simplification and the voluntary aspect of measures continue to apply. Furthermore, the Efficiency House Plus building standard allows a high level of design freedom. This brochure provides information on the results achieved so far.  
Post date: 18 Mag 2020
Type: Publication

In its 2018 landmark report, Global Warming of 1.5°C, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned of a catastrophic climate breakdown if global average temperatures rose by 2°C. Negative consequences for our communities and planet would be long-lasting and, in some cases, irreversible. Recent events in countries like Australia have shown us a glimpse of the future and that the worst, if we do not act now, is yet to come.   
Post date: 13 Mag 2020
Type: News

Sustainable energy Positive & zero cARbon CommunitieS Project description   An inclusive process for the urban sustainable energy transition to smart cities  
Post date: 12 Mag 2020
Type: Link

The construction sector is essential for an economic recovery after the COVID-19 crisis. It can rapidly create large amounts of jobs and involves far-reaching value chains of small and large businesses. In 2015, the sector accounted for 11-13% of global GDP. It is indeed a major employer: 7% of total global employment or 220 million jobs depend on it. Globally, USD 4.5 trillion were spent on construction and renovation of buildings in 2018.  
Post date: 11 Mag 2020
Type: News

The Covid-19 pandemic has tested all aspects of our society: families and individuals in confinement, communities in collective self-isolation and local, national and international authorities struggling to manage the omnipresent effects of the crisis. Now is not the time to give up on our planet. Now is the time to unite for a more sustainable future.  
Post date: 8 Mag 2020
Type: News

For nearly 25 years, IMT has partnered with government, business, and philanthropy to explore the frontier of action to improve the spaces where we live, work, and play. Our innovations have helped policymakers reduce carbon emissions and energy costs across billions of square feet of real estate in major U.S.
Post date: 8 Mag 2020
Type: Publication

Abstract   The intent and metrics of LEED v4 BD+C have been taken as a reference and analysed, for a holistic approach to the energy and environmental issues emerging from the implications that COVID-19 pandemy may have on building design and urban planning.
Post date: 7 Mag 2020
Type: Publication

The 10 houses of Hem are the first homes rehabilitated in France to zero energy and any form of consumption guaranteed for 25 years. Energiesprong is an initiative initiated in the Netherlands in 2013. Vilogia tested in France the first prototypes of this approach on 10 houses built in 1950 in Hem near Lille. Vilogia aims to rehabilitate 500 homes over 5 years using the same method. The Energiesprong method is as follows: using the current technological tools (digital and industrial method) to rehabilitate a dwelling in 3 weeks.  
Post date: 7 Mag 2020
Type: Caso

The European Union is facing a great challenge: how to quickly re-build Europe’s economy in the context of COVID-19 while ensuring to keep itself on the path to become climate neutral by 2050.   Against this background, investing in decarbonising buildings is key to reconcile climate objectives and economic recovery, in a virtuous way. Indeed, the renovation wave is one of the key pillars of the European Green Deal, which should be at the core of the post-COVID-19 recovery plan.  
Post date: 6 Mag 2020
Type: News