sustainability

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This special BREEAM Awards publication proudly presents the people, projects and organisations that are leading the way with significant achievements in sustainable building design, development and management.   The projects shortlisted range from homes in vibrant mixed-use developments, to education sports buildings serving students and the wider communities in which they reside, to large scale commercial properties incorporating green roofs and living walls in the centre of cities.  
Post date: 8 Feb 2021
Type: Publication

RE-DWELL  will train a new generation of professionals with the transdisciplinary skills to address the urgent need of affordable and sustainable housing, a major challenge for European societies.   Applications for 6 early-stage researcher positions are now open until February 19 2021.  
Post date: 27 Gen 2021
Type: News

We are excited to announce that registration for the SBE21 Conference on Sustainable Built Heritage is open.   Join us for a three-day full immersion in the world of heritage preservation and enhancement. SBE21 Heritage will take place from the 14th to the 16th of April 2021.  
Post date: 19 Gen 2021
Type: News

An important goal of public policy to stimulate transition to a sustainable energy system is to improve energy efficiency –a target clearly set out in Sustainable Development Goal 7.   Indeed, improving energy efficiency is one of the most cost-effective options for meeting growing energy demand, ensuring more rational use of energy, securing economic well-being and improved quality of life, and contributing to a better environment and to energy security in most countries.  
Post date: 19 Gen 2021
Type: Publication

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

The fifth edition of this annual report provides a snapshot of the progress of the buildings and construction sector globally towards the achievement of the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change; particularly on the drivers of CO2 emissions and energy demand globally and the status of policies, finance, technologies, and solutions that support a zero-emission, efficient, and resilient buildings and construction sector.  
Post date: 3 Gen 2021
Type: Publication

#39 newsletter from RESTORE project is out!   Here are the contents you can find in the issue:   Looking back on an exciting RESTORE Final Conference   RESTORE final conference was held virtually on 3rd December  
Post date: 22 Dic 2020
Type: News

Heating and cooling accounts for almost half of global energy consumption. With most of this relying fossil fuels, however, it contributes heavily to greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. In parts of the world lacking modern energy access, meanwhile, inefficient biomass use for cooking also harms people’s health, damages the environment and reduces social well-being.  
Post date: 15 Dic 2020
Type: Publication

NBI's 2020 list of pioneering zero energy (ZE) projects represents the latest growth in a rapidly expanding market. ZE buildings are extremely energy efficient, with a median site EUI of only 23 kBtu/sf/yr*, and consume only as much energy as is produced onsite with clean, renewable energy resources such as solar.  
Post date: 15 Dic 2020
Type: Publication

My Europe in 2050 lets you choose how we will change the European "Machine" in the next decades. How we will move, live, eat and consume, how we will change the agriculture, transport, energy generation, building sector and production systems.   Explore how you can keep the machine's output below 30 gigatons of greenhouse gases. This is the budget available for Europe if we want to take a fair reduction share to keep the 1.5° C target formulated in the Paris Agreement.
Post date: 15 Dic 2020
Type: Tool