[Video] AEREM positive energy plant - Four minutes to understand

Tags: positive energy building, renewable energy, photovoltaic, BEPOS, factory, industrial building, #GreenSolutions, GSA 2019, video, 4mn to understand, Green Solutions Awards, Green Solutions Awards 2019
Date : 17/12/19 12:58

Author : La rédaction C21

Imagine a straw and wood factory that houses steel activities. Imagine a building that is frugal in its own energy demand, but with machines that consume a lot of energy. Imagine a building that is nevertheless positive energy. This is the AEREM factory, designed by Seuil Architecture in Pujaudran near Toulouse after a participatory process. The cooperators of SCOP AEREM have thus implemented in the design process of their building, the functioning that is their daily life. A great adventure, according

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[Video] Ceremony of the Green Solutions Awards 2019, Batimat - Energy & Hot Climates Prize

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Date : 13/12/19 10:11

Author : C21 France La redaction

Discover the award of the Energy & Hot Climates Prize during the international ceremony of the 2019 Green Solutions Awards! An event that took place on November 4, 2019 during the Batimat exhibition. The aim of the Green Solutions Awards is to highlight sustainable buildings, districts and infrastructures. The winning projects are pioneering constructions that can be widely replicated to help to fight global warming. Jean-Marie Hauglustaine, professor at the Liege University (Belgium), President

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GABC anual report: Big step-up in ambition can open door to crucial pollution cuts from homes and workplaces worldwide

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Date : 12/12/19 13:29

Author : La rédaction C21

Buildings and construction generate nearly 40 per cent of CO2 emissions, yet action continues to lag far behind opportunity. With a window opening for enhanced Paris agreement plans, the sector will be key to unlocking higher climate action.   Download the GABC anual report   Dramatic improvements in the way the world’s buildings are built, designed and operated are urgently needed if the vast, globally significant building and construction sector is to play its part in meeting international goals

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Becoming a smart city: experiences from “lighthouse” cities

Tags: smart city, urban planning
Date : 12/12/19 10:07

Author : Build Up

Sinfonia Webinar series “Smart City talks”   Our “Smart City talks” is a series of 6 webinars that will share the experiences of Sinfonia pilot cities, exploring best practices and tools for urban energy planning, strategies for citizen engagement and the policy framework. All aspiring to create a sustainable future for citizens and enterprises through the knowledge transfer from experienced actors.   This first Webinar will share real-life experiences on how three smart cities planned their energy

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Housing renovation plan will be ‘flagship’ of European Green Deal

Tags: housing, renovation
Date : 12/12/19 10:03

Author : Build Up

A housing renovation programme, aimed at reducing energy consumption of buildings, will be “one of the flagships” of the upcoming European Green Deal that will be unveiled by the European Commission next month, an EU official has said. “From our perspective it’s clear that if we want to go to a decarbonised economy by 2050, the heating sector will have to make a very important contribution,” said Robert Nuij, an official in the European Commission’s energy directorate. “One of the flagships

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EU City facility: Calls for Country Experts & National networks of local authorities

Tags: financing, sustainable financing
Date : 12/12/19 09:56

Author : FEDARENE - Energy Agencies

European City Facility (EUCF) – Background The new pan-European City Facility is set up under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Union: tailor-made, rapid and simplified financial support (in the form of EUR 60,000 lump sums) and related services will be provided to a large number of cities and municipalities in the European Union to enable them to develop relevant investment concepts. The Facility will address two fundamental barriers for sustainable

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The iBRoad field test experience

Tags: HORIZON 2020, Buildings energy performance, iBRoad project
Date : 12/12/19 09:56

Author : Stellina Patelida

The iBRoad tools, consisting of the individual Building Renovation Roadmap and Logbook, were field-tested in Bulgaria, Poland and Portugal during the period March to May 2019. Additionally, the iBRoad Logbook was field-tested in Germany. Prior to field-testing, project partners from the pilot countries received an online train-the-trainer seminar. During the field test, 15 – 20 buildings per pilot country were examined in cooperation with local certified energy auditors. In total, 27 energy auditors

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OpenSurface land-use tracking platform launches at COP25

Tags: urbanism, urban planning
Date : 12/12/19 09:54

Author : Catherine Ouvrard

Pioneering AI, satellite and ground-sourced data technology drives more effective climate action at planetary scale. Launched today at the COP25 UN Climate Summit, the OpenSurface platform presents a new way to monitor and forecast land-use change. Capable of scaling up to cover the Earth’s entire surface, the open-source, not-for-profit platform employs sophisticated, new AI techniques and integrates multiple data sources to drive more effective climate action. A pilot with the Chilean

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The suburbs can help cities in the fight against climate change

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Date : 10/12/19 14:28

Author : La rédaction C21

The edges of cities around the world are being devastated by fires and floods. It’s drawing attention to suburban residents and the role they’re playing in exacerbating their exposure to climate change risks. But instead of focusing on the suburban way of life alone, planners and policy-makers need to focus their attention and actions on what holds it all together: the “brutalscape,” which is comprised of the infrastructures that enable suburban life. Yes, today’s suburban lifestyles are grossly

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COP25: Towards the systemic transformation

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Date : 10/12/19 14:27

Author : Catherine Ouvrard

With the carbon costs of travel in mind, key EIT Climate-KIC COP25 session summaries are available online for those who cannot attend—and for review for those present. These summaries aim to extract important debates, dialogues, and learnings from each session. Last Friday, EIT Climate-KIC’s CEO Kirsten Dunlop and its Chief Strategy Officer, Tom Mitchell, joined Climate Blockchain Initiatives’ CEO and Co-Founder Francisco Benedito at the UNFCCC Pavilion for the COP25 panel, “Towards systemic transformatio

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Test driving the Individual Building Renovation Roadmap and Logbook

Tags: HORIZON 2020, iBRoad project, buildings energy performance
Date : 10/12/19 12:53

Author : Stellina Patelida

The iBRoad individual Building Renovation Roadmap and Logbook were field-tested in Bulgaria, Poland and Portugal from March to May 2019. In parallel, the iBRoad Logbook was also field-tested in Germany. During the field test, 15 – 20 buildings per pilot country were examined in cooperation with certified local energy auditors. The local energy agencies, KAPE, EnEffect and ADENE, managed the field tests in their respective countries and strongly supported the implementation. The design and execution

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Newtonproject House 1, positive energy collective housing, Germany - Green Solutions Awards 2019 Winner

Tags: Green Solutions Awards, Green Solutions Awards 2019, GSA19, #GreenSolutions Awards, energy plus house, photovoltaic, insulation, recycled wood, deconstruction
Date : 10/12/19 12:39

Author : C21 France La redaction

This building, located in Adlershof, Berlin, was awarded a national distinction in the Energy & Temperate Climates category. It then won internationally the 2019 edition of the Green Solutions Awards in this same category! Designed as an iconic project in Berlin’s sustainable Adlershof district, this project aims to exceed the KfW Efficiency House 40 Plus standard. The result is a positive energy building whose main innovation comes from the photovoltaic elements of the facade. These elements are

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[Video] Ceremony of the Green Solutions Awards 2019, Batimat - Sustainable District Grand Prize (9/10)

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Date : 10/12/19 11:45

Author : C21 France La redaction

Discover the award of the Sustainable District Grand Prize during the international ceremony of the 2019 Green Solutions Awards! An event that took place on November 4, 2019 during the Batimat exhibition. The aim of the Green Solutions Awards is to highlight sustainable buildings, districts and infrastructures. The winning projects are pioneering constructions that can be widely replicated to help to fight global warming. David Albertani, Programme Director at R20, President of the double jury dedicated

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Launch of 2019 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction: Press Conference at COP25

Tags: GABC, global status report, building and construction
Date : 10/12/19 11:02

Author : Han Joo

We are not on track. This high-level press conference will feature this among many other insights of our 2019 Global Status Report and highlight the urgent need for increased climate action in the buildings and construction sector.  The press conference showcases what is needed to get on track and presents countries' commitments to undertaking actions for putting the buildings and construction sector on track. We are delighted that Ms. Mollie Johnson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Natural Resources

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#17 - Sustainable construction in Peru between informality, unskilled labour, self-construction and corruption

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Date : 10/12/19 11:02

Author : Clément Gaillard

Building a sustainable city is, by its very nature, building for the day after tomorrow, technically, of course, but also socially and climatically. But what about when, thinking about tomorrow is already difficult? This is the equation faced by many stakeholders working in the tropical fringe. In this respect, Peru is an excellent case study because of the number of hot climates on its soil, the country's sensitivity to climate change and a complex social reality. As we will see, this last point

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[Video] Ceremony of the Green Solutions Awards 2019, Batimat - Energy & Temperate Climates Prize

Tags: #GreenSolutions Awards, GSA2019, Green Solutions Awards, Green Solutions Awards 2019, Batimat, ceremony, sustainable solutions, climate, GSA Batimat ceremony, temperate climates
Date : 10/12/19 10:49

Author : C21 France La redaction

Discover the award of the Energy & Temperate Climates prize during the international ceremony of the 2019 Green Solutions Awards! An event that took place on November 4, 2019 during the Batimat exhibition. The aim of the Green Solutions Awards is to highlight sustainable buildings, districts and infrastructures. The winning projects are pioneering constructions that can be widely replicated to help to fight global warming. Jean-Marie Hauglustaine, Professor at the Liege University (Belgium), President

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Become a DGNB Consultant: join our next training in Bangkok, Thailand

Tags: training, DGNB, thailand, energy, environment
Date : 09/12/19 17:36

Author : Johanna Torres

Organized in cooperation with EGS-plan and JGSEE (The Joint Graduate School for Energy and Environment) the 3-day training provides an insight on the DGNB Certification System and entails you to work closely with the design team and the client during the design and construction process within the meaning of the DGNB Certification. After the three-day intensive course, you can qualify as International DGNB Consultant by passing the DGNB online exam. Date: 19th - 21st February 2020 Venue: The Knowledge

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Workshop - Decarbonising cities with geothermal district heating: how to finance it?

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Date : 05/12/19 15:16

Author : Benoit Hofer

This seminar is organised as a partnership between the European geothermal industry and European local authorities committed to the energy transition to facilitate the uptake of this clean renewable energy technology. You can register using the following link. In particular, this workshop, organized in the framework of the GEORISK project and the HeatNet NWE project and in association with the Covenant of Mayors, aims at best answering the following issues: Role of local planning in enabling RES

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OVERVIEW | Socioeconomic and technical approaches to building stock renovation

Tags: renovation, refurbishment
Date : 05/12/19 11:33

Author : Build Up

Renovating the EU building stock Deep renovation of buildings has the potential to cut 36% of their energy consumption by 2030, while reducing the EU’s dependency on imported energy, creating growth, innovation and employment, reducing fuel poverty and resulting in more comfortable and healthier buildings.   EU legislative initiatives have been introduced to encourage building renovation, such as the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and the Energy Efficiency Directive. The recast

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TADI, an office complex focused on comfort, China - Green Solutions Awards 2019 winner

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Date : 05/12/19 11:30

Author : C21 France La redaction

The result of the Health & Comfort category is unprecedented in the history of the Green Solutions Awards: two international winners were chosen. Two emblematic buildings, each representing two complementary approaches, one human, the other technological, have stood out from the crowd. We present you now the second approach, that of TADI! The TADI office complex is a fully instrumented 20,000 m2 complex of buildings built in a dense urban environment. Sensors are used to measure indoor air quality

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International winners GSA 2019