Become an accredited DGNB Consultant! Training course in Milan, Italy 21.-23.10.2019.

17/10/19 15:01 Johanna Torres https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/become-an-accredited-dgnb-consultant-training-course-in-milan-italy-21-23-10-2019.html Become an accredited DGNB Consultant! Training course in Milan, Italy 21.-23.10.2019.

Build the future with the DGNB! DGNB is the sustainability system that remarkably suits European standards. Join the international Consultant Training course and learn everything there is to know about the DGNB Consultant Exam.   When 21 – 23 October. 2019   Where Copernico HUB Via Copernico 38 Milan, Italy   Fee* DGNB & Partner Members:  Non-members: € 1,100 € 1,250 Registration: Apply here   Contact us at: academy@dgnb.de       Course details:   The training format

Urban planning in cities with hot and dry climates: the case of Cairo

Dossier Hot climates, hot climate, urban planning, development, territory, eco-district 17/10/19 10:59 La rédaction C21 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/urban-planning-in-cities-with-hot-and-dry-climates-the-case-of-cairo.html Urban planning in cities with hot and dry climates: the case of Cairo

Despite the awareness of the need to focus on sustainable urban development in the 1980s, Egypt faces a lack of convergence between the sustainable urban design model and post-revolution urban modernism. In 1952, it focused on social housing plans and the theoretical values of post-modernist urban planning in a warm country like Egypt (see: Ali, 2003; Dona, 1999; Fahmi & Sutton, 2008; Stewart et al., 2004; Sutton & Fahmi, 2001).  An article by Ahmed El Hozayen Presentation of the context:   The Egyptian

[Energy Intelligence Event] 4 Reasons you should join DEXMA Day 2019

17/10/19 10:43 Cristina Teba https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/energy-intelligence-event-4-reasons-you-should-join-dexma-day-2019.html [Energy Intelligence Event] 4 Reasons you should join DEXMA Day 2019

Every year at DEXMA, we celebrate a special day to focus on energy efficiency and energy intelligence technologies. This year was not going to be the exception. What will the DEXMA Day 2019 sessions consist of?   During the event you will: Find out about the latest updates and trends on EMS, See how an energy management solution can support you in your day to day as an energy efficiency professional, Discover why Public organizations, Energy Services Companies, Utilities, Enterprise customers

Climathon Paris 2019 - Energy Efficiency Challenge

17/10/19 10:12 Natacha Boric https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/climathon-paris-2019-energy-efficiency-challenge.html Climathon Paris 2019 - Energy Efficiency Challenge

Contribuez à résoudre le défi de la Ville de Paris sur l'amélioration énergétique des bâtiments : comment investir pour mieux vivre dans les logements parisiens ? Rejoignez le Climathon de Paris pour rencontrer des responsables locaux, ainsi que des experts des secteurs financier et industriel, pour développer des solutions visant à mobiliser les investissements dans la rénovations des logements, afin de tirer parti de l'efficacité énergétique pour améliorer la qualité de vie au quotidien. Transformez

#12 Urban planning and constraints under the hot climate in Brazil

urbanism, brasil, Dossier Hot climates, tropical climate, urban planning, development, territory, eco-district, 10/10/19 11:56 La rédaction C21 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/12-urban-planning-and-constraints-under-the-hot-climate-in-brazil.html #12 Urban planning and constraints under the hot climate in Brazil

With a significant rural exodus and a territory very sensitive to the effects of global warming, Brazil must reorganize the urban fabric of most of its cities. This requires in particular taking into account very specific problems such as the proliferation of disease vectors or the concentration of labour supply in very limited places. Sergio Myssior, director and partner of Myr Projetos Sustentáveis, answers our questions. What is the role of urbanism in the fight against climate change?   Urbanism

ExcEED Guidelines: Discover all the findings and technical solutions developed by the Horizon 2020 project

data, building, data collection, platform, ieq, geocluster, benchmarking 10/10/19 10:16 Roberta D'Angiolella https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/exceed-guidelines-discover-all-the-findings-and-technical-solutions-developed-by-the-horizon-2020-project.html ExcEED Guidelines: Discover all the findings and technical solutions developed by the Horizon 2020 project

The purpose of the H2020 ExcEED project builds on the statement that there is a lack of structured and comprehensive set of building data, which can be used to elaborate useful information and knowledge for market players and policy makers. Moreover, most buildings show lower energy performance than originally planned, because of their design and/or their use. The innovative and dynamic platform developed by ExcEED helps responding to this need for transparency and comparability of building energy

How sustainable designs are challenging sports centre norms

10/10/19 09:33 Rachel Frost https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/how-sustainable-designs-are-challenging-sports-centre-norms.html How sustainable designs are challenging sports centre norms

Sustainability is a crucial aspect of any building design in 2019 and the years to come. More environmentally sustainable materials are being used along with building techniques which have less impact on the environment. Sports centres have become well-established features of our communities over recent years. Large centres include gyms, pools and even spar facilities. Other types of sports centres can include sporting stadiums and event spaces.   There are obvious challenges when it comes to designing

#11 Urban planning and development in tropical climates: the example of French Guiana

Dossier Hot climates, tropical climate, urban planning, development, territory, eco-district, 07/10/19 12:00 La rédaction C21 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/11-urban-planning-and-development-in-tropical-climates-the-example-of-french-guiana.html #11 Urban planning and development in tropical climates: the example of French Guiana

As the example of French Guiana illustrates, sustainable construction in a warm climate is not only a technical challenge. It also requires taking into account a particular social context. Between eco-neighbourhood and local reality, enlightening with Denis Girou, General Manager of the Efpa Guyane. What do you need to know before you talk about urban planning in French Guiana? First of all, it is a territory as big as the Nouvelle Aquitaine region. Nevertheless, this comparison is misleading, as

Green Solutions Awards 2019: Discover the selection of all countries

Winners, #GreenSolutions, #GreenSolutions Awards, Green Solutions Awards, Green Solutions Awards 2019, GSA 2019, buildings, districts, infrastructures, Morocco, Belgium, Germany, Italy, international platform, solutions, climate 07/10/19 11:34 C21 France La redaction https://www.construction21.org/france/articles/fr/green-solutions-awards-2019-discover-the-selection-of-all-countries.html Green Solutions Awards 2019: Discover the selection of all countries

After France, the other chapters of the Construction21 networks have lifted the veil on the winners in their country! A victory that is in fact double, since a qualification for the international phase comes with a national award. Juries of experts, chosen worldwide and divided into the different categories, now have the difficult task of analysing the finalist projects, in order to ultimately select the winning buildings, districts and infrastructures for the Green Solutions Awards. These international

#10 Energy: a major challenge for sustainable building in the Antilles

Dossier Hot Climates, tropical climate, energy consumption, new energies, renewable energy, energy mix 07/10/19 11:00 La rédaction C21 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/10-energy-a-major-challenge-for-sustainable-building-in-the-antilles.html #10 Energy: a major challenge for sustainable building in the Antilles

Energy consumption is growing rapidly in the Caribbean, both as a result of population growth and the very strong economic growth of the last twenty years. Committed to a sustainable development approach, France must implement strategies to limit energy consumption in these overseas departments, which are characterized by their tropical climate and their tendency to use expensive and polluting air conditioning systems. Pricillia Privat, head of the H3C-CARAïBES design office in Guadeloupe and Loic

#9 Construction with raw soil in Senegal

Dossier Hot Climates, local know-how, local material, sustainable construction, raw earth, ecological buildings 04/10/19 13:01 La rédaction C21 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/9-construction-with-raw-soil-in-senegal.html #9 Construction with raw soil in Senegal

In Senegal, the construction sector is booming. Today, concrete is used on construction sites, but although it is produced locally and cheaply, it is very polluting. The global cement industry is responsible for 6% of all greenhouse gas emissions. However, architects and entrepreneurs want to build differently. They are inspired by the ancient houses made of raw soil and the revival of local know-how. This is the case with Worofila Architecture. With a still dynamic local sector, as well as technical

#8 The use of typha in Senegal, interview with Ernest Dione

Dossier Hot Climates, energy consumption, gas emissions, sustainable construction, energy transition, envelope 04/10/19 12:03 Ernest DIONE https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/8-the-use-of-typha-in-senegal-interview-with-ernest-dione.html #8 The use of typha in Senegal, interview with Ernest Dione

In Senegal, 75% of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions are generated by building activities. With strong urban growth, construction is particularly dynamic in West Africa. However, construction techniques, often modelled after Western countries, appear to be poorly adapted to tropical and Sahelian climates: a transformation of architectural design and material choices is therefore necessary, in order to enhance both the comfort and energy efficiency of the building. Typha, a wild plant

#7 Development strategy for the "tropical built" sector

Dossier Hot Climates, sustainable development, thermal comfort, local materials, biomass 03/10/19 13:33 Nicolas DUTREIX https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/7-development-strategy-for-the-tropical-built-sector.html #7 Development strategy for the "tropical built" sector

With the "BIOREV Tropics" project, Nomadeis, BioBuild Concept and the Laboratoire d'Écologie Urbaine de La Réunion, have studied the particularities of insularity and the difficult problem of developing local sectors. Here is a summary of this document, which is one of the first steps towards full recognition of the specificities of construction in French tropical areas. See the study. The local context Reunion Island is part of a strong desire to integrate sustainable development into all the decisive

#6 Construction of local building materials sectors: a social as well as an economic challenge

Dossier Hot Climates, Biosourced Materials, Climate Change, Hot Climate, Tropical Climate, Gas Emissions 03/10/19 12:13 Bernard BOYEUX https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/6-Construction-of-local-building-materials-sectors-a-social-as-well-as-an-economic-challenge.html #6 Construction of local building materials sectors: a social as well as an economic challenge

The impact of building materials on climate change is a major challenge for the construction sector, as they are responsible for more than 50% of a building's greenhouse gas emissions over its entire life cycle. In a sustainable development approach, it is therefore preferable today to develop local supply chains for biosourced materials, which have many economic and ecological advantages. However, despite the abundance of these materials, particularly in regions with hot climates, the development

BIM4EEB | BIM based fast toolkit for Efficient rEnovation in Buildings: the definition of requirements for an efficient renovation process with digital ICT tools

renovation, building, BIM, energy efficiency, simulation, management 03/10/19 10:00 Build Up https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/bim4eeb-bim-based-fast-toolkit-for-efficient-renovation-in-buildings-the-definition-of-requirements-for-an-efficient-renovation-process-with-digital-ict-tools.html BIM4EEB | BIM based fast toolkit for Efficient rEnovation in Buildings: the definition of requirements for an efficient renovation process with digital ICT tools

The digital transformation of the AEC sector is facing several criticalities which have to be solved in order to effectively exploit its different potentialities. For instance, the lack of a proper information management along the entire lifecycle of constructed works is still a big issue: the exchange of information can be improved by using different management tools and by practicing collaboration between all actors. Consequently, companies need to improve the exchange of information, by using

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