The Eiffage Carbon fund, an ingenious tool to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Fund Carbon, Eiffage, tool, innovation, carbon footprint 24/03/17 11:09 http://www.construction21.org/articles/h/the-eiffage-carbon-fund-an-ingenious-tool-to-reduce-greenhouse-gas-emissions.html The Eiffage Carbon fund, an ingenious tool to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Head of sustainable engineering at Eiffage, Joachim Lémeri was present at MIPIM during the conference "Cities against climate change: what actionable solutions?" co-organised by Construction21 and Green Planet Architects. In his speech, he talked about the Carbon Fund created by Eiffage. He answered our questions about this particularly innovative tool.  1. What is the Carbon Fund and how does it renew your approach to markets? The Carbon Fund is a selective corporate fund to finance cost differentials

Integrated Design Process library: new tool available for shopping centres retrofitting!

Integrated Design Process library, tool, shopping centre, retrofitting, CommONEnergy project, technology 24/03/17 09:43 http://www.construction21.org/articles/h/integrated-design-process-library-new-tool-available-for-shopping-centres-retrofitting.html Integrated Design Process library: new tool available for shopping centres retrofitting!

The CommONEnergy project aims at identifying this potential through deep retrofitting, developing a systemic approach made of innovative technologies and solution sets as well as methods and tools to support their implementation and to assess their environmental and social impact in a life-cycle approach. The basis for every retrofitting is a detailed analysis of the building and its context peculiarities. With such information, from basic data to building envelope and HVAC technologies, it is possible

Scaling Up Energy Efficiency for SMEs: Dr. Steven Fawkes

Energy Efficiency, SME, webinar, Dr. Steven Fawkes, Live Q&A, energy consumption 23/03/17 12:33 http://www.construction21.org/articles/h/scaling-up-energy-efficiency-for-smes-dr-steven-fawkes.html Scaling Up Energy Efficiency for SMEs: Dr. Steven Fawkes

Live Q&A with energy expert Dr. Steve Fawkes   Even after they start generating profits, small and medium-sized businesses need to keep an eye on their energy consumption. It's too far too easy for energy costs to spiral out of control, especially when it comes to using electricity. What's more, many SMEs have specific power usage requirements that cannot always be decreased by using facilities less.   Luckily, energy efficiency expert Dr. Steve Fawkes is on hand to show how your small business can

Cost-competitive deep renovation of shopping centres: technologies and drivers for EU policies – CommONEnergy Final Conference

renovation, shopping centres, EU, policy, CommONEnergy, technology, life-cycle 23/03/17 11:09 http://www.construction21.org/articles/h/cost-competitive-deep-renovation-of-shopping-centres-technologies-and-drivers-for-eu-policies-commonenergy-final-conference.html Cost-competitive deep renovation of shopping centres: technologies and drivers for EU policies – CommONEnergy Final Conference

The EU-funded project CommONEnergy aims to re-conceptualize shopping malls through deep retrofitting, developing a systemic approach made of innovative technologies and solution sets as well as methods and tools to support their implementation and to assess their environmental and social impact in a life-cycle approach. This is the closing year of the project and it can already encount many positive results to look back at: a clearer picture on retail buildings in EU, their features, inefficiencies

How concrete acquired a sterling reputation

concrete, urbanism, design, architecture, building 23/03/17 09:30 http://www.construction21.org/articles/h/how-concrete-acquired-a-sterling-reputation.html How concrete acquired a sterling reputation

Industrialization carried the growth of concrete, all the way to the dominating level it is at today. But with origins going back 2000 years, it has had to address many challenges through its history, and every time the industry had to rise to them. Today, it is the most used substance in the world, second only to water itself, with over 10 billion tons of concrete produced every year. And just about every renowned architect will say the same: they couldn't live without it. The first benefit brought

SURVEY: Do you need information to help you with your design decisions? We would like your feedback.

survey, Low Carbon, Built Environment, Knowledge, Hub project 23/03/17 03:41 http://www.construction21.org/articles/h/survey-do-you-need-information-to-help-you-with-your-design-decisions-we-would-like-your-feedback.html SURVEY: Do you need information to help you with your design decisions? We would like your feedback.

Survey for the Low Carbon Built Environment Knowledge Hub project Policy and practice in the built environment Do you need information about sustainability and carbon reduction strategies to help you make your design decisions, in either policy or practice? If so, we would like your feedback. Please complete the following survey: Click here for the survey> The information you provide will go to the development of an online Knowledge Hub that will help you to find the right information at the right

Rafiq Azam: "A collective fight from macro to micro level by the whole human race is the only way to save this blue Planet"

Rafiq Azam, principal architect, Shatotto Architecture for green living, climate change, cities, architects 22/03/17 11:38 http://www.construction21.org/articles/h/rafiq-azam-a-collective-fight-from-macro-to-micro-level-by-the-whole-human-race-is-the-only-way-to-save-this-blue-planet.html Rafiq Azam: "A collective fight from macro to micro level by the whole human race is the only way to save this blue Planet"

Rafiq Azam, principal architect of Shatotto Architecture for green living, is world-renowned but based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He draws his inspiration from the lush landscape and the architectural heritage of the Bengal Delta. Made of local and simple materials, his buildings are designed with a focus on green living. Rafiq Azam therefore contributes to green the city.He was there at MIPIM, where he shared, during the conference organised on the 16th of March by Green Planet Architects and Construction

Kvarit is coalescence of energy efficiency, environmental compatibility, resource efficiency and economy

Kvarit, building materials, eco-design, energy efficiency, resource efficiency, environmental compatibility, European IPPC 16/03/17 18:13 http://www.construction21.org/articles/h/kvarit-is-coalescence-of-energy-efficiency-environmental-compatibility-resource-efficiency-and-economy.html Kvarit is coalescence of energy efficiency, environmental compatibility, resource efficiency and economy

European IPPC (2007), the Bureau is considering about 50 techniques for pollution prevention and control in the ceramic industry. The proposed project will change all this. Technical specification of projects much better than the best available techniques (BAT), the ceramic industry in the production of bricks and articles of expanded clay. With very diverse raw material base, the project offers a completely new paradigm for eco-design, opens up new horizons to explore new concepts for future technology

Money talks: financing Europe’s low carbon transition

finance, energy efficiency investment, low carbon transition, EU, SEI Forums 16/03/17 17:18 http://www.construction21.org/articles/h/money-talks-financing-europe-s-low-carbon-transition.html Money talks: financing Europe’s low carbon transition

Accelerating investment in sustainable energy is key to meet the objectives of the Energy Union and support the transition to a clean energy system. This is particularly important in the building sector where the large-scale mobilisation of private financing is necessary to speed-up the renovation of the EU building stock, which represents 40% of the EU energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions. Over the next three years, a series of Sustainable Energy Investment Forums (SEI Forums) will take place

Green Solutions Awards : the 2017 edition is on!

Green Solutions Awards, contests, COP23, Construction21, Christian Brodhag, sustainable building, sustainable cities, sustainable infrastructure, innovation, solutions 15/03/17 17:00 http://www.construction21.org/france/articles/fr/green-solutions-awards-the-2017-edition-is-on.html Green Solutions Awards : the 2017 edition is on!

On March 15, Construction21 launched the 5th edition of the Green Solutions Awards at MIPIM in Cannes, France. This international competition of sustainable buildings, districts and infrastructures is supported by ADEME and the Global Alliance for Buildings & Construction. It aims to widely disseminate innovation in order to accelerate transition to a more sustainable world. The winners will be announced in Bonn, Germany, in November, during the Conference of the Parties on climate change (COP2




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