The Integrated Urban Plan: methodology for the design of a sustainable urban development strategy for European cities

smart city, sustainable city 14/06/19 17:20 youris.com EEIG https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/the-integrated-urban-plan-methodology-for-the-design-of-a-sustainable-urban-development-strategy-for-european-cities.html The Integrated Urban Plan: methodology for the design of a sustainable urban development strategy for European cities

Thursday 19th of June, 2019 at 14:00h (CEST / UTC+2)   Over the past few years a new trend has been spreading in Europe. The concept of smart cities has gained momentum in connection with the sustainable development of urban areas and, hence, the life quality of their inhabitants. By means of using digital technologies as a vector to increase the efficiency of a large number of urban functions and services, several solutions are being developed and tested in the fields of Energy Efficiency, Mobility

Evaluation of natural-based internal insulation systems in historic buildings through a holistic approach

historic building,renovation,energy saving 14/06/19 12:21 Build Up https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/evaluation-of-natural-based-internal-insulation-systems-in-historic-buildings-through-a-holistic-approach.html Evaluation of natural-based internal insulation systems in historic buildings through a holistic approach

Historic buildings are defining elements of city centres but also responsible for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions. In order to reduce their energy demand, it is important to improve envelopes’ thermal transmittance without damaging the historic integrity of their façades by applying interior insulation. Thus, a detailed planning is needed to guarantee that case-specific variables are well considered. In this study, a holistic performance-based evaluation method is developed.   Firstly

First round of 15 winners of Reinventing Cities competition announced

sustainable city,Reinventing Cities 14/06/19 12:18 Catherine Ouvrard https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/first-round-of-15-winners-of-reinventing-cities-competition-announced.html First round of 15 winners of Reinventing Cities competition announced

Teams in Chicago, Madrid, Milan, Oslo, Paris and Reykjavík chosen to transform underused sites in their cities into more sustainable and resilient spaces. C40 Cities and EIT Climate-KIC have announced 15 winners of its Reinventing Cities competition, an initiative launched in December 2017 for local innovators to transform underutilised urban spaces in their communities into carbon neutral and resilient urban projects. Supported by EIT Climate-KIC, the Reinventing Cities competition helps bring to

[Invitation] Meet the SB&WRC project partners and discover the insulation prototypes

SB&WRC, Interreg project, biobased material, circular economy, recycling, France, England 14/06/19 07:03 C21 France La redaction https://www.construction21.org/france/articles/fr/invitation-meet-the-sb-wrc-project-partners-and-discover-the-insulation-prototypes.html [Invitation] Meet the SB&WRC project partners and discover the insulation prototypes

The SB&WRC project is part of the Programme Interreg VA France (Channel) England and benefits from financial support from the ERDF. The SB&WRC project partners are pleased to invite you to the closing event of the project. It will take place on June 18 at 2:30pm at Veolia's headquarters. Veolia is one of the project partners, with Nomadeis, lead partner of SB&WRC, who designed and led the European project, the communications partners ASBP and Construction21, and researchers from ESITC Caen, UniLaSalle

The ENVISION H2020 Project: harvesting energy from all building skins without it being visible

energy positive building 13/06/19 11:28 Build Up https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/the-envision-h2020-project-harvesting-energy-from-all-building-skins-without-it-being-visible.html The ENVISION H2020 Project: harvesting energy from all building skins without it being visible

ENVISION has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 767180.   Started on 1st October 2017, the project’s ambition is to use of the full external building surface to harvest the maximum amount of solar radiation, thus obtaining energy positive buildings.   This is theoretically very simple, as sufficient solar energy reaches the building during a whole year.   The challenge of ENVISION Project Consortium (comprising 13 internatio

AZEB method makes affordable energy neutral building reality

NZEB, low carbon 13/06/19 11:26 Build Up https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/azeb-method-makes-affordable-energy-neutral-building-reality.html AZEB method makes affordable energy neutral building reality

PRESS RELEASE: At the moment many (nearly) zero energy buildings (nZEBs) face a surplus in investment costs in relation to regular buildings. The barrier may be lifted by making the nZEB more affordable for developers, construction partners and clients. This will lead to faster implementation of the European directive on energy efficiency of buildings.   How do you make ambitions reality in an affordable way? The answer is the AZEB roadmap which can be used by all stakeholders to develop affordable

WCEF 2019: “The circular economy in cities”

circular economy, green city 13/06/19 11:24 Catherine Ouvrard https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/wcef-2019-the-circular-economy-in-cities.html WCEF 2019: “The circular economy in cities”

EIT Climate-KIC CEO Kirsten Dunlop emphasised the importance of systemic change as cities aim to go circular—that it will connect them to one another and thereby scale positive climate impacts globally—during the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) session, “The circular economy in cities,” last week. The session panel, “Cities leading the change,” also featured Jan Vapaavuori, Mayor, City of Helsinki, Esther Agricola, Director and spatial development and sustainability, City of Amsterdam​, and Annerieke

Lisbon’s City Finance Lab-backed green participatory budget awarded €5 million for next cycle

green city, biodiversity 13/06/19 11:17 Catherine Ouvrard https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/lisbon-s-city-finance-lab-backed-green-participatory-budget-awarded-5-million-for-next-cycle.html Lisbon’s City Finance Lab-backed green participatory budget awarded €5 million for next cycle

Lisbon City Council’s first-ever ‘green’ participatory budget, an initiative supported and managed by South Pole and EIT Climate-KIC’s City Finance Lab, has been allocated €5 million to support climate change mitigation and adaptation projects selected by local citizens. The Mayor of Lisbon made the announcement in May during the ceremony for the winning citizen-selected projects. The Mayor of Lisbon made the announcement in May during the ceremony for the winning citizen-selected projects. Part

[Video] SB&WRC Project: Prototype 3 - Insulation material based on wheat straw bale

SB&WRC, European project, France (Channel) England Programme, biobased materials, waste, circular economy, insulation, building, wheat straw, agricultural co-produit 12/06/19 09:59 C21 France La redaction https://www.construction21.org/france/articles/fr/video-sb-wrc-project-prototype-3-insulation-material-based-on-wheat-straw-bale.html [Video] SB&WRC Project: Prototype 3 - Insulation material based on wheat straw bale

The SB&WRC project is part of the Programme Interreg VA France (Channel) England and benefits from financial support from the ERDF. This project, designed and led by Nomadéis, a sustainable development consultancy agency, aims to design and produce 3 prototypes of thermal insulation for buildings based on biobased and waste based raw materials. The third prototype is the result of the wheat straw processing, which is an agricultural co-product with abundant availability within the territory concerned

[PODCATS] 31: mMeetup - What makes Micromobility Disruptive?

micromobility, mobility, eletric cars 11/06/19 10:08 La rédaction C21 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/what-makes-micromobility-disruptive.html [PODCATS] 31: mMeetup - What makes Micromobility Disruptive?

In this episode, we release the content from a recent MM Meetup call with Horace where he unpacks ‘What makes Micromobility Disruptive?’.   This was recorded from a call for our paid subscribers via the Substack newsletter, and grants exclusive access to Horace to ask questions on a monthly basis. It helps support the work that Horace, myself, James, Chase and Luke do to generate content for you guys, and grants you exclusive benefits like discounts to Summits, exclusive swag, early access to content

[Video] SB&WRC Project: Prototype 2 - Polyester insulation panel based on recycled duvet covers

SB&WRC, European project, France (Channel) England Programme, biobased materials, waste, circular economy, polyester, isulation, used bedding, building 11/06/19 09:59 C21 France La redaction https://www.construction21.org/france/articles/fr/video-sb-wrc-project-prototype-2-polyester-insulation-panel-based-on-recycled-duvet-covers.html [Video] SB&WRC Project: Prototype 2 - Polyester insulation panel based on recycled duvet covers

The SB&WRC project is part of the Programme Interreg VA France (Channel) England and benefits from financial support from the ERDF.     This project, designed and led by Nomadéis, a sustainable development consultancy agency, aims to design and produce 3 prototypes of thermal insulation for buildings based on biobased and waste based raw materials. The second prototype, based on polyester from used bedding, allows the recovery of this raw material when it is currently not recovered. The resource

Webinar: Experiences in bridging the gap between Investors and Project Developers

environment, sustainable energy, webinar, finance 11/06/19 09:06 Build Up https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/webinar-experiences-in-bridging-the-gap-between-investors-and-project-developers.html Webinar: Experiences in bridging the gap between Investors and Project Developers

The European Commission, in partnership with the UN Environment Finance Initiative, is organising a webinar on “Experiences in bridging the gap between Investors and Project Developers” on 27 June 2019, from 10.00 to 12.00 Central European Summer Time. After a short introduction from the EASME (Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises), this webinar will hear from several presenters: -Policy context and priorities from DG ENER -“How to structure the dialogue on sustainable energy finance

South East Europe committed to lead on energy efficient renovation of buildings

11/06/19 09:04 Build Up https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/south-east-europe-committed-to-lead-on-energy-efficient-renovation-of-buildings.html South East Europe committed to lead on energy efficient renovation of buildings

  EuroACE, the European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings, organised, with support from the C4E Forum and sponsorship from Knauf Insulation and VELUX, a conference in Slovenia. The aim is to present to an audience from across the countries of South East Europe (SEE) the main changes to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and discuss opportunities brought with this revision.    Participants learnt of best practices from across the region, exchanged experiences

SBE19 - Resilient Built Environment for Sustainable Mediterranean Countries

resilience 10/06/19 11:49 Build Up https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/sbe19-resilient-built-environment-for-sustainable-mediterranean-countries.html SBE19 - Resilient Built Environment for Sustainable Mediterranean Countries

Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) Regional Conference 2019 : a platform for sharing research and innovation between researchers and practitioners of the construction sector.   The focus relies on Resilient Built Environment for Sustainable Mediterranean Countries.   The international conference, belonging to the Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) series of conferences, is organized by Politecnico di Milano with four international organizations:   – International Council for Research and Innovation

Survey: Indoor environmental quality in buildings

health, indoor air quality 10/06/19 11:46 Build Up https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/survey-indoor-environmental-quality-in-buildings.html Survey: Indoor environmental quality in buildings

Quantifying the health and performance gains of enhanced indoor environmental quality in offices, schools and hospitals. Across Europe, 90 million children and young people spend their weekdays in schools, colleges and universities. More than one in three of the working population is office-based.   And every year, 90 million patients spend more than a week on average in hospitals. Yet the impact of the indoor environment on people's health, well-being and performances is not well understood

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