Digital construction skills: enabling the energy transition in Europe’s building stock

building, energy performance, energy efficiency, renewable energy, digital solutions 19/02/19 11:39 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/digital-construction-skills-enabling-the-energy-transition-in-europe-s-building-stock.html Digital construction skills: enabling the energy transition in Europe’s building stock

A BUILD UP Skills event during the Barcelona Building CONSTRUMAT’19 international trade fair.   Location: Avinguda Reina Mª Cristina s/n - 08004 Barcelona – Spain09:00-17:00 CET A BUILD UP Skills event during the Barcelona Building CONSTRUMAT’19 international trade fair. The buildings sector in Europe is undergoingchange in both technology and legislation. Tighter European energy and climate targets have been set, including revision to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). Achieving

Potenza pilot: Santa Lucia escalator and swimming pool of Montereale Sport Park

Heating system, renewable energy, electricty, municipality, potenza, Fedarene 19/02/19 11:31 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/potenza-pilot-santa-lucia-escalator-and-swimming-pool-of-montsereale-sport-park.html Potenza pilot: Santa Lucia escalator and swimming pool of Montereale Sport Park

The Potenza pilot involves the Santa Lucia escalator, the most powerful and long escalator in the city and the swimming pool of Montereale Sport Park. The Potenza pilot site is aimed at demonstrating the achievable advantages (primary energy, peak shaving, reduction of energy bills) by the Municipality in two different sites: a swimming pool, where a 165 kW CHP is able to provide about 95 % and 85 % of the required thermal energy and electricity, respectively, and also to feed, through the existing

Improving energy and resource efficiency in the European Construction Sector

Buildings, Build Up, Report, Energy Efficiency, EU, Cohesion Policy 19/02/19 11:27 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/improving-energy-and-resource-efficiency-in-the-european-construction-sector.html Improving energy and resource efficiency in the European Construction Sector

The European Union has set out ambitions targets for energy efficiency and climate change over the coming decades. These targets have major implications for the construction sector, in terms of its overall resource efficiency and specifically the energy performance of buildings in accordance with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (2018/844/EU).   The building stock is relatively old, with a large proportion of buildings built before the 1980s. The current replacement and renovation

Meeting Europe’s building renovation challenge

Buildings, Build Up, renovation, innovation, 19/02/19 11:10 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/meeting-europe-s-building-renovation-challenge.html Meeting Europe’s building renovation challenge

Join us to explore the pathway to decarbonisation of Europe's building stock. Following the adoption of the Clean Energy Package setting long-term targets for 2030, year 2019 will be a critical year for Member States to decide which policy tools can deliver results. Long-term building renovation strategies will be key to supporting the decarbonisation of the EU building stock while National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) outline measures contributing to reaching these targets. What does this

Renovated buildings: assessment of the HQE Performance ACV Renovation test

Building, renovation, HQE-GBC Alliance, LCA method 18/02/19 11:01 https://www.construction21.org/france/articles/fr/renovated-buildings-assessment-of-the-hqe-performance-acv-renovation-test.html Renovated buildings: assessment of the HQE Performance ACV Renovation test

In 2017, the HQE-GBC Alliance launched a test for renovated buildings in order to mobilize stakeholders around a common methodology and to identify the levers of action for renovation with a low environmental impact. The objective of this LCA method applied to renovated buildings: work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the existing fleet and be part of a circular economy approach. This work brought together 23 projects of renovated buildings, a group of 70 people with diverse profiles: owners

Case: the highest wooden tower is built in Norway

building, woods, skyscrapers, carbon footprint 18/02/19 10:00 https://www.construction21.org/france/articles/fr/case-the-highest-wooden-tower-is-built-in-norway.html Case: the highest wooden tower is built in Norway

81 meters and 18 floors, 350 meters and 70 floors, inflation is the side of wooden skyscrapers. With 81 meters of which 18 already built, the tower Mjøstårnet should retain some time the title of the tallest wooden building in the world, before being quickly exceeded, especially by Japanese monsters over 300 meters. Small tour of the owner. Wood construction without a concrete elevation tower is now a reality, as evidenced by the Mjøstårnet tower built in Brumunddal, north of Oslo. Thought like a

Key ingredients for a smart urban district

Smart districts, smart cities, retrofitting, renovation, energy efficiency 13/02/19 13:10 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/key-ingredients-for-a-smart-urban-district.html Key ingredients for a smart urban district

Smart city expert Ali Vasallo Belver shares the lesson learnt from an innovative integrated retrofitting strategy across Europe As awareness grows about the need to live more sustainably, policy action towards "greening" our towns and cities is also more intense. Buildings for example consume up to 40% of all the energy used in the EU, so a lot is at stake. However, energy efficiency measures need to be integrated into "the bigger picture" of the urban environment, which includes ICT, mobility, citizen

The Psychology of Green Buildings: 15 Research-Backed Benefits

green buildings, LEEDS, building standards, energy efficiency, construction, health and indoor air quality 13/02/19 01:31 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/the-psychology-of-green-buildings-15-research-backed-benefits.html The Psychology of Green Buildings: 15 Research-Backed Benefits

It’s no secret that green buildings help businesses lower their carbon footprint and cut back on operational costs. However, can buildings also affect the health of the occupants? Research shows that green building features such as clean indoor quality, biophilic views, living walls, and sufficient ambient light have a positive impact on our health and performance. With human beings spending an average of 90 percent of their time indoors, occupants are increasingly looking for green spaces to spend

Engineering Firms - How to leverage your content to better design and increase coordination ?

webinar, BIM, BIM&CO, built model 12/02/19 13:23 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/engineering-firms-how-to-leverage-your-content-to-better-design-and-increase-coordination.html Engineering Firms - How to leverage your content to better design and increase coordination ?

This Webinar explains how to better manage, organize and collaborate on your BIM content library, as well as how to better design, increase coordination and facilitate the delivery of as built models. The BIM&CO team will address some of the many issues that you may encounter in your BIM content management: How to search faster for the right family in design phase; How to collaborate with experts, engineers and non Revit users on equipment specification; How to enrich your model with data; •

MIPIM Discover the walloon projects

07/02/19 16:39 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/mipim-discover-the-walloon-projects.html MIPIM Discover the walloon projects

During the Mipim the different walloon projects will be presented. The list of projects: http://www.wallonia-mipim.be/projects Video of walloon participants: http://www.wallonia-mipim.be/videos Programme http://www.wallonia-mipim.be/programme The place to meet walloon participants : Palais des Festivals – Belgian Pavilion – Espace Debussy P1B14

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