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A two-day free online course for planners and manufacturing companies organised by Gumpp & Maier – 20 and 21 May 2021  
Post date: 17 May 2021
Type: Event

As European buildings are responsible for 36% of CO2 emissions, the subject of deep renovation of buildings has become central in its role for making Europe climate neutral by 2050. Henceforth, there is a compelling need for a new set of skills to deep renovation projects. 4RinEU MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) offers to new professionals in the construction sector a comprehensive set of lessons and training materials to develop such skills.  
Post date: 17 May 2021
Type: Tool

A new online GIS tool is helping designers, researchers and policymakers to understand how different European climates and cultures can influence energy demand in buildings. Researchers from RMIT University, Eurac Research and University Ca’ Foscari Venezia have launched an innovative GIS map with a difference: The European Climate and Cultural Atlas for Plus Energy Building Design – the 2CAP-Energy Atlas.  
Post date: 17 May 2021
Type: Tool

With the drive towards reducing in-use energy to “nearly zero”, sources of carbon emissions from buildings, beyond in-use operational energy demand, become increasingly important and therefore a vital part of future carbon reduction plans. This policy briefing demonstrates that carbon metrics are needed to align building policies and incentives with carbon-neutrality goals.
Post date: 17 May 2021
Type: Publication

Help us improve BUILD UP, the European Portal for Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Taking this short survey can be your contribution to making sure BUILD UP truly meets your needs. It will only take a few minutes.  
Post date: 17 May 2021
Type: News

Tuesday 1 June 2021, 15:00-16:45 CET   The current development in building energy efficiency towards nZEB buildings represents a number of new challenges to design and construction.   One of these major challenges is the increased need for cooling in these highly insulated and airtight buildings, which is not only present in the summer period but also in the shoulder seasons and in offices even in midwinter.  
Post date: 17 May 2021
Type: Event

As Europe contends with the Covid-19 pandemic, exposure to indoor air has been rising, with people spending up to 90% of time indoors. Indoor air quality is a crucial element of resilience against respiratory disease. Insufficiently burned fuel in old stoves and mold often pollute the air making buildings unhealthy to live in. These households are often the most vulnerable to price increases and decreasing job opportunities during the pandemic.  
Post date: 12 May 2021
Type: News

What are the available tools providing technical and financial support for local action in building renovations? What can we learn from leading European and Canadian cities' experience and what do they need to reach their climate goals?Join the European Commission, Natural Resources Canada, representatives from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the EIB and the Covenant of Mayors and many representatives of cities and local authorities across Europe and Canada on May 18th, 2021 – 16:00-18:00 CET | 10:00-12:00 EST.  
Post date: 11 May 2021
Type: Event

This digital conference is exceptional in many ways:   It offers to bring together energy economists, policymakers and business leaders from around the world in real time for 3 consecutive days. This event will allow a non-stop exchange from San Francisco to Tokyo.   It will feature mid-day keynote addresses to bring together a global audience in a common time zone.  
Post date: 10 May 2021
Type: Event

VIRTUAL This is about you.   Boost your skills for driving change. Let's learn how to get started, scale up and master success! At Urban Future Virtual you can connect with the most exciting urban change-makers, listen to their intimate transformation stories and test your idea with the world’s largest community of CityChangers.   This is where…  
Post date: 10 May 2021
Type: Event