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Concept and objectives:   The 2018 revision of the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) aims to further promote smart building technologies, in particular through the establishment of a Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) for buildings.  
Post date: 15 fév 2021
Type: Lien

Stijn Verbeke is senior researcher at EnergyVille/VITO and University of Antwerp. He is an innovator on smart buildings and data-driven tools for improving the energy performance of buildings and districts.   Stijn holds a PhD degree in applied engineering and lectures courses on building physics and energy performance of buildings for engineering students at the University of Antwerp.  
Post date: 15 fév 2021
Type: Lien

This report is the first output of the GlobalABC “adaptation” working group, launched at COP24 in Katowice.   During the Global- ABC meeting in Rabat in October 2018, the representatives of the Kingdom of Morocco and GlobalABC members expressed their mutual wish to see the challenges of climate change adaptation and the benefits of initiatives in the real-estate, building, and construction sector be put in the spotlight, as up until now they have not been given due attention.
Post date: 11 fév 2021
Type: Publication

Buildings account for around 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the European Union.   Curtains walls, associated with modern architecture and large office building stock, are often criticized for their limited insulation properties. Existing buildings, including historical ones, are responsible for up to 60% energy losses through the envelope.  
Post date: 10 fév 2021
Type: Actualité

Join the team from the International Passive House Association for their series: iPHA Q&A with PHI!   Once a month, iPHA sits down with experts from different departments at the Passive House Institute to hear about the work they do, what they offer and how you can make the most of those offerings!  
Post date: 10 fév 2021
Type: Évènement

The SmartBuilt4EU project launches its first workshop to identify barriers, challenges and opportunities to support the take up of smart buildings in Europe.   This session will introduce the four task forces that will each address a specific theme (see below) and will kick off their respective activity.  
Post date: 10 fév 2021
Type: Évènement

With a staggering 97%[1]  of the housing stock estimated as being energy inefficient, the building sector represents a tremendous potential for energy savings, that still needs to be unlocked.  
Post date: 9 fév 2021
Type: Évènement

The way we heat our homes in the EU today weighs heavily on the environment and our household budgets.   Today the HARP project releases an online tool which will enable consumers in 5 EU countries to assess the energy efficiency of their installed heating appliance, and support them in finding a more efficient alternative.  
Post date: 8 fév 2021
Type: Actualité

Concept and objectives:   The construction sector is the most resource intensive industrial sector in the EU. It uses around 50% of the available primary raw materials, hence exhausting the natural resources, degrading environment and generating high costs to the business operators.  
Post date: 8 fév 2021
Type: Lien

  Around 400 million tons of construction and demolition waste, excluding excavation materials, are yearly generated and then mostly landfilled in EU.   On the other hand, concrete is the most widely used material in building, with a growing trend towards prefabrication.  
Post date: 8 fév 2021
Type: Évènement