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These tools from AIA can help you assess and manage the risk of COVID-19 in offices, retail, schools and more

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced reoccupancy assessment and risk management planning tools as well as strategies and 3D models for specific types of buildings to guide building owners, facilities managers (FMs), design...
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What special reopening considerations must be made for HVAC systems? See what ASHRAE says

Global sustainable building technology society ASHRAE’s Epidemic Task Force released guidance in recent weeks on mitigating potential health risks during reopening of buildings closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on heating, ventilation...
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Rolling out Plus Energy Buildings - views from an urban planner

Through energy-efficient urban planning, especially in PEB residential construction, unnecessary structural constructions can be avoided in advance. It forms the basis for sustainable, energy-optimised building planning, which is characterized by...
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EXCESS project proposes holistic definition of a Positive Energy Building

Statistically, 40 percent of energy consumption and 36 percent of emissions come from buildings. For that reason energy efficiency has become one of the EU’s top priorities and led it to acknowledge that buildings are key to achieving its goal of...
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COVID-19 and Climate crises – a new reality to focus on the European Green Deal

Last year the main focus was on improving the energy performance of buildings. Reducing the use of fossil fuels and the direct and indirect CO₂ emission of buildings caused by heating, cooling and ventilating and at the same time improving or...
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The EDA and the European Green Deal

The new changes in the European Green Deal are expected to bring many benefits to people and businesses.   Thanks to energy labels idea that help consumers to buy more eco-friendly products and save energy, or the new European Union (EU) rules...
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Why national building renovation plans are key for the recovery

The European Commission has proposed a €1.85 trillion recovery plan to help the European Union exit the economic crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. How some of this money will be spent will be defined in national Recovery and Resilience...
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Estonian govt approves long-term building renovation strategy

The strategy is a part of Estonia's national energy and climate plan, spokespeople for the government said.   Prime Minister Juri Ratas said that the state must aim to improve the living and working conditions of 80% of Estonia's...
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COST Connect – The Green Deal

On Thursday 02 July, an online COST Connect session on the Green Deal was held. The event joined together COST Actions with expertise from the European Commission to discuss the future needs of EU research under Horizon Europe in order to make the...
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The European Green Deal

What is the European Green Deal?    The EU Green Deal is the new growth strategy for Europe and a dedicated roadmap for making the EU’s economy sustainable. The goal of the European Green Deal, presented by the European Commission...