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Sustainable Finance: Commission welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament of the Taxonomy Regulation

The European Commission has welcomed the adoption by the European Parliament of the Taxonomy Regulation – a key piece of legislation that will contribute to the European Green Deal by boosting private sector investment in green and sustainable...

EUSEW session on the Renovation Wave and recovery

Next Tuesday 23rd June from 14:30 – 15:45 and as part of the EUSEW policy conference, DG-ENER is organising a session on “Boosting the European Green Deal renovation wave - a centrepiece of the Green Deal and an engine for recovery...

Renovating historic buildings for a sustainable future

From small medieval towns in Italy to the elegant nineteenth-century boulevards in Paris; from the zen Buddhist temples in Kyoto to the colourful cathedrals of Mexico’s colonial cities: buildings reflect our culture and need to be preserved to tell...

Why the EU must renovate to recover

27 European heads of state are discussing the Commission’s proposal for a €1.85 trillion COVID-19 recovery budget. It is a huge sum: €1.1 trillion from the member states themselves and €750 billion to be borrowed on the capital markets. But it is...

Towards net-zero emissions in the EU energy system by 2050

This report presents a comparison of 8 scenarios achieving more than 50% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 1990, and 16 scenarios aiming at climate neutrality by 2050, similar with the ambitions of the “European Green Deal”....

2030 Palette - A resource for the design of zero-carbon, adaptable and resilient built environments

2030 Palette is a database of sustainable design principles, strategies and resources easily accessible for supporting new projects and renovations.   Why the 2030 Palette?   Over the next 15 years, an area equal to the entire...

Preparing the future Renovation Wave initiative – Have your say

The European Commission has today opened a public consultation on boosting the renovation of buildings across the EU. The Renovation Wave initiative is a priority under the European Green Deal and the Recovery play for the EU, aimed at increasing...

Pandemic offers global impetus for sustainable construction

The construction industry seems to be comparatively unscathed by the pandemic – at least at first glance. Work has continued on many building sites. But what about the long-term situation at the global level? Should urban densification in this new...

ACE 2019 annual report and 2020 outlook

On 29 May 2020 in the framework of its digital General Assembly, the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) presented its 2019 Annual Report & 2020 Outlook, summarising the organisation‘s activities for the previous year and plans for the future...

Aria, Mediatheque and Concert Hall in Cornebarrieu - France

The contest was aimed at a BBC 2005 Effinergie consumption level. We have reached the Passive level for the Media Library.   The building, taken off the ground to mark the wet nature, is part of the landscape along an existing dike. The accessible...