Narein Pereira: "Participation in the Green Solutions Awards garnered immense benefits"

Narein Perera, Testimony GSA, Green Solutions Awards, Sri Lanka, Hot Climates, bioclimatic, 26/04/17 11:16 http://www.construction21.org/articles/h/narein-pereira-participation-in-the-green-solutions-awards-garnered-immense-benefits.html Narein Pereira: "Participation in the Green Solutions Awards garnered immense benefits"

Dr. Narein Perera, international finalists in Energy & Hot Climates category of the Green Solutions Awards 2016, tells about Solis Ortus, the project he submitted for the contest. He also looks back on the awards and what benefits he received as a candidate and finalist. What is your practice in sustainable construction?  Dr. N.P.:  I am a Chartered Architect by profession - runs a practice, which prides itself in the degree of innovation and holistic applicability of its architectural solutions

Europe must curb emissions from buildings, urges coalition of 300 businesses - as Green Building Councils help governments to develop ambitious action plans for renovation

World GBC, refurbishment, Build Upon, Coalition, James Drinkwater 26/04/17 09:58 http://www.construction21.org/articles/h/europe-must-curb-emissions-from-buildings-urges-coalition-of-300-businesses-as-green-building-councils-help-governments-to-develop-ambitious-action-plans-for-renovation.html Europe must curb emissions from buildings, urges coalition of 300 businesses - as Green Building Councils help governments to develop ambitious action plans for renovation

Europe must lead the world on cutting greenhouse gas emissions from existing buildings if we are to meet the ambition of the Paris Agreement, a coalition of over 300 businesses and organisations from across the continent urged today. The <a href="http://buildupon.eu/commonvision/" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=fr&q=http://buildupon.eu/commonvision/&source=gmail&ust=1493279061194000&usg=AFQjCNGICom7wYtipswCTcBZuh2xz89QRg">coalition – which includes cities, public authorities, property developers, manufacturers and energy utilities, as well as trade associations, NGOs and universities - is backing the need for ambitious ‘national renovation strategies’ that set out clear targets, milestones

Jamaica on track for 30% renewable energy by 2030

renewable energies, Jamaica, energy transiation, 2030 26/04/17 07:43 http://www.construction21.org/articles/h/jamaica-on-track-for-30-renewable-energy-by-2030.html Jamaica on track for 30% renewable energy by 2030

Jamaica is on course to achieving 30 per cent of its energy consumption from renewables by 2030, according to the country’s Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. Andrew Wheatley. Speaking at the 2017/18 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday 18 April – Dr. Wheatley said as of last year, 10.5 per cent of net electricity generated was obtained from renewables. The Minister stated that Jamaica added 80 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity from renewable sources last year

Corporate demand to drive the renewable energy credits market

renewable energiy certificates, renewable energies, REC, market, finances 26/04/17 07:43 http://www.construction21.org/articles/h/corporate-demand-to-drive-the-renewable-energy-credits-market.html Corporate demand to drive the renewable energy credits market

A significant surge in demand for renewable energy certificates (RECs) is anticipated, following an increasing number of major corporations committing to ambitious environmental targets.   RECs are tradable and non-tangible commodities that enable energy consumers to verify that their electricity generated by renewable energy sources. Speaking at the RECS Market Meeting in Amsterdam last month, Tom Lindberg, Managing Director of renewable energy solutions provider Ecohz, said: “Since COP21 in Paris

Climathon opens applications for 2017 city hosts

Climate-KIC, Climathon, innovation, hackathon, climate change, applications 26/04/17 07:43 http://www.construction21.org/articles/h/climathon-opens-applications-for-2017-city-hosts.html Climathon opens applications for 2017 city hosts

Climate-KIC’s hugely successful Climathon programme opens for city host applications this week.  Climate-KIC is looking for city’s around the world to join the climathon movement, and drive climate action.  What is Climathon? Climathon is a global 24-hour climate change hackathon which will take place simultaneously in major cities around the world on 27 October 2017. It brings together the challenges of the world’s cities with the people who have the passion and ability to solve them. Climathon

CoachCopro® at EnergyCities’ Annual Conference !

CoachCopro, refurbishment, housings, collaborative platform, APC 25/04/17 18:03 http://www.construction21.org/articles/h/coachcopro-at-energycities-annual-conference.html CoachCopro® at EnergyCities’ Annual Conference !

CoachCopro® will be presented on April 27th in Stuttgart at the EnergyCities’ Annual Conference. “2050 STARTS NOW!” EnergyCities holds its annual conference “2050 starts now!” on 26/28th April 2017. The Conference is hosted by the German city of Stuttgart, well-known for its industrial activity as well as for its foresighted climate and energy policy. Stuttgart serves as a learning place on the societal, cultural, economic and technological shifts that come with the energy transition in Europe. FOCUS

Convenant of Mayors’ Survey

survey, Covenant of Mayors 25/04/17 14:53 http://www.construction21.org/articles/h/convenant-of-mayors-survey.html Convenant of Mayors’ Survey

The survey consists of 4 main parts: personal information, profile, climate and energy planning, needs and knowledge gaps. It contains 22 questions and should only take around 15 minutes to complete. Participate in our survey and take the chance to win one free journey to the EU Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels on 20-22 June 2017! For more information, do not hesitate to visite the Survey’s platform : Survey   News published on FEDARENE – energy agenciesConsult the source

Are you a change agent in climate innovation?

innovation, sustainability, European Union, certification programme 25/04/17 14:53 http://www.construction21.org/articles/h/are-you-a-change-agent-in-climate-innovation.html Are you a change agent in climate innovation?

Join the Pilot in “Promoting Sustainable Innovation” by May 7, 2017 and be assessed for free! Certified Professional is Climate-KIC’s innovative programme to certify future-oriented job competencies in innovation and sustainability. The certificate is set to invigorate the European job market and ultimately facilitate our society’s move towards a more sustainable future. The European policy agendas have identified transversal skills and competencies as key to foster sustainable change in the European

Sweden and Norway to extend renewable power subsidy scheme

renewable energies, Sweden, Norway, energy transition, subsidy, funding 25/04/17 14:53 http://www.construction21.org/articles/h/sweden-and-norway-to-extend-renewable-power-subsidy-scheme.html Sweden and Norway to extend renewable power subsidy scheme

The Swedish and Norwegian governments have come to an agreement regarding their shared green certificate system, enabling Sweden to extend its renewable energy target to 18 terawatt-hours (TWh) by 2030.  Norway and Sweden have been operating a common market for electricity certificates since 2012. The system – the only one of its kind – pays energy producers a premium for the power they sell on the market, encouraging the development of renewable energy projects. Last year, Sweden announced its commitment

Innovative study on the life cycle analysis of construction materials

LCA, CO2 emissions, sustainble materials, construction processes 25/04/17 09:46 http://www.construction21.org/articles/h/innovative-study-on-the-life-cycle-analysis-of-construction-materials.html Innovative study on the life cycle analysis of construction materials

The OERCO2 project aims at creating an Open Educational Resource (OERCO2) that unifies the calculations of CO2 emissions in each phase of the building construction, to get an overall picture on its footprint, starting with conception, and decide on each variable of the construction. The specific objectives of OERCO2 are: introduce the calculation of the CO2 emissions for all phases of the construction processes as well as concepts related to recycling and reuse; increase awareness about climate change




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