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Concept: New Buildings Institute (NBI) is a trusted, independent nonprofit organization with a mission to push for better buildings that achieve zero energy, zero carbon, and beyond—through research, policy, guidance, and market transformation—to protect people and the planet.  
Post date: 14 Gen 2021
Type: Link

Using the results, lessons learned, and strong collaborative relationships of ongoing and prior green finance projects, SMARTER Finance for Families offers its know-how to support identification of individual solutions for using green finance innovation to improve the health and comfort, financial stability, and energy performance of very low-income households.  
Post date: 14 Gen 2021
Type: Link

The COP26 climate summit hosted by the UK in November will include a focus on architecture and construction after its president Alok Sharma announced plans to include a ‘built environment day’   Sharma, who last week quit as business secretary to focus on his climate role full-time, revealed the decision in a recent letter to the World Green Building Council. In it, he said that ‘action to decarbonise the buildings and construction sector is critical to meeting our Paris Agreement goals’.
Post date: 14 Gen 2021
Type: News

The 3rd newsletter of QUEST project is out!   Contents included are the following:  
Post date: 7 Gen 2021
Type: News

Retrofitting Europe’s buildings for energy efficiency is not enough to slash the carbon footprint of the construction sector and cut emissions in time to meet the Paris climate agreement goals, according to Dr Catherine De Wolf, assistant professor of design and construction management at TU Delft in the Netherlands.   She says that we need to design buildings to make them recyclable – but doing this will require a fundamental restructure of the construction industry.  
Post date: 7 Gen 2021
Type: News

Concept and objectives:   ENSNARE’s main objective is to boost the implementation of renovation packages through:  
Post date: 5 Gen 2021
Type: Link

The Commission officially launched a new, revamped website for the EU-UN initiative Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG), which aims at addressing the investment gap on energy efficiency.   The objective of the new website is to keep stakeholders in the financial sector better informed on EEFIG activities, including synergies between the existing EEFIG structures and new EU initiatives foreseen under the European Green Deal, notably in the renovation wave initiative.  
Post date: 3 Gen 2021
Type: News

On the 16th of December 2021, hundreds of people gathered online for the launch of the European Climate Pact, an EU-wide initiative inviting people, communities and organisations to participate in climate action and build a greener Europe.    The significance of the initiative was reflected in the diversity among participants, but also in the topics addressed.  
Post date: 3 Gen 2021
Type: News

CO2 emissions increased to 9.95 GtCO2 in 2019. The sector accounts for 38% of all energy-related CO2 emissions when adding building construction industry emissions. Direct building CO2 emissions need to halve by 2030 to get on track for net zero carbon building stock by 2050. Governments must prioritize low-carbon buildings in pandemic stimulus packages and updated climate pledges.
Post date: 2 Gen 2021
Type: News

The 3rd newsletter of EEnvest project is out!   The contents included in the issue are the following:
Post date: 2 Gen 2021
Type: News