building and construction sector

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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 Feb 2021
Type: Publication

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 Feb 2021
Type: Evento

  Zaproszenie na spotkanie  w trybie online, które odbędzie się  11 lutego 2021 r.  
Post date: 8 Feb 2021
Type: Evento

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 Feb 2021
Type: Link

  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 Feb 2021
Type: Evento

The Efficient Buildings Community has released new materials with the portfolio of digital tools developed by the Modular Projects of the community and with the synthesis of the main policy recommendations arisen from the ground experience of the projects.  
Post date: 8 Feb 2021
Type: Publication

The Horizon 2020 Green Deal Call, with the aim to support research and innovation projects on the European Green Deal, has closed.   Published last September, the call is structured in eight thematic areas reflecting the key work streams of the European Green Deal and two horizontal areas on strengthening knowledge and empowering citizens.   We received 115 proposals for the Call Topic 4: Building and Renovating in an Energy and Resource Efficient Way.
Post date: 3 Feb 2021
Type: News

Level(s) is a new European approach to assess and report on the sustainability performance of buildings, throughout the full life cycle of buildings.   Using existing standards, the Level(s) framework with its indicators provides a common language for building sustainability, which can be used directly on building projects and portfolios, or as a basis for other initiatives, policies, schemes and actions, to include life cycle thinking and circularity.  
Post date: 3 Feb 2021
Type: Publication

Concept:   The main objective of Construction Blueprint is to develop a new sectoral strategic approach to cooperate on skills in the Construction industry, and support a better matching between skills need of companies and skills provided by training centres.  
Post date: 3 Feb 2021
Type: Link

Concept and objectives:   At Fundación Laboral de la Construcción, they have worked since 1992 to provide companies and employees alike the resources to be more professional, secure, qualified and with a more successful future ahead.   The sector is increasingly more united and connected, and works closer with society and the rest of sectors than ever before, to face the challenges of new times.  
Post date: 3 Feb 2021
Type: Link