How will tenants save money with renewable energies?

Energy efficiency, Renewable energies 24/09/19 16:57 Alessandra Barbieri https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/how-will-tenants-save-money-with-renewable-energies.html How will tenants save money with renewable energies?

As Germany’s recent Tenant Electricity Act opens the door to the so-called tenant electricity, Dresden unveils its "Smart Tenants" project to help them saving energy, money and protecting the climate.   Before mid-2017, Germany homeowners had difficulties transferring the electricity generated by the own photovoltaic systems installed in their rooftops to the respective homes of their tenants. This is now made possible thanks to the recent Renewable Energy Sources Act. Together with the Tenant Electricity

C40 World Mayors Summit - Copenhagen

Energy policies, Legislation, regulations, standards, Financing, socio-economics, Campaigning and awareness raising, Environmental issues related to buildings 24/09/19 16:37 Build Up https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/c40-world-mayors-summit-copenhagen.html C40 World Mayors Summit - Copenhagen

The C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen will build a global coalition of leading cities, businesses and citizens that rallies around the radical and ambitious climate action our planet needs. AGENDA SPEAKERS The Summit will showcase examples of how cities are already delivering on their strong commitments and accelerate the bold climate solutions needed for a sustainable, healthier, resilient and inclusive future.   Why Copenhagen? As the host city, Copenhagen will make visible the wide range

The Net Zero Carbon Buildings Declaration

Energy policies, Legislation, regulations, standards, Energy performance certification, Energy efficiency technologies and materials, On-site renewable energy sources, Very low energy buildings, Building operation, monitoring, energy management 24/09/19 16:29 Build Up https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/the-net-zero-carbon-buildings-declaration.html The Net Zero Carbon Buildings Declaration

Our buildings help define our cities – from our iconic skylines to our historic architecture. They are where our citizens, live, work, study and play. These buildings are also one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, accounting for over half of total city emissions on average, and a significant source of air pollution. Currently, half a million people die each year due to outdoor air pollution caused by energy used in buildings. Delivering on the goals of the Paris Agreement

Last chance to apply as a mentee for PROSPECT: dealine on the 30th September

climate, energy, financing, innovation 24/09/19 08:59 FEDARENE - Energy Agencies https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/last-chance-to-apply-as-a-mentee-for-prospect-dealine-on-the-30th-september.html Last chance to apply as a mentee for PROSPECT: dealine on the 30th September

The fourth and last PROSPECT learning cycle on innovative financing for local energy and climate projects will start this November 2019, following an ongoing 2-step recruitment process of mentors and mentees. The first step, calling for mentors during the summer, resulted in the applications of more than 20 cities, regions and energy agencies (local and regional), from 13 different EU countries. For this last learning cycle, the project team is very happy to welcome the application of the city of

D2Grids project: newsletter #1 has been released !

D2Grids, district heating, heating and cooling, 5GDHC, Interreg 20/09/19 12:00 D2Grids Communication https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/d2grids-newsletter.html D2Grids project: newsletter #1 has been released !

Check out the first newsletter of the D2Grids project for news on 5th generation district heating and cooling, and on partners' progress. In this edition : the inauguration of the Paris-Saclay network, an interview of Herman Eijdems (Mijnwater), Blockchain technology and D2Grids...and much more ! D2Grids newsletter #1 D2GRIDS is the acronym for "demand-driven grids". It is an Interreg North West Europe (NWE) project lasting over 3 years (2018-2022). Mijnwater Ltd. based in the Netherlands is lead

“From Dream to Reality” Leading Smart City projects to Share Results in Brussels at EU Regions Week 2019

best practices; energy efficiency; energy refurbishment 19/09/19 14:48 youris.com EEIG https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/from-dream-to-reality-leading-smart-city-projects-to-share-results-in-brussels-at-eu-regions-week-2019.html “From Dream to Reality” Leading Smart City projects to Share Results in Brussels at EU Regions Week 2019

On 8 October 2019, from 14:30-17:00, the first three Smart Cities and Communities projects GrowSmarter, Remourban and Triangulum, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, are hosting the session “From dream to reality: sharing experiences from leading European Smart Cities” at the European Week of Regions and Cities, dedicated to share their key lessons learnt. The session will touch upon both technical and political aspects of creating smart cities, explains

DGNB #BuildTheFuture Event

sustainable building, building, DGNB 19/09/19 12:30 Maresa Schmid https://www.construction21.org/deutschland/articles/de/dgnb-buildthefuture-event.html DGNB #BuildTheFuture Event

Join the #BuildTheFuture-Event in Copenhagen on October, 28th. This day is aimed to give visibility to actors in the field of sustainable building and offer opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences with pioneering doers. Join this day to widen your network on an international scale and find like-minded persons to drive sustainable building. As DGNB system partners, GBC Denmark and GBC Spain will share insights into the decision and application of a localized DGNB certification system. Within

International Consultant Training in Copenhagen, Denmark

local architecture, sustainable design, quality control, holistic life cycle 19/09/19 12:20 Maresa Schmid https://www.construction21.org/deutschland/articles/de/international-consultant-training-in-copenhagen-denmark.html International Consultant Training in Copenhagen, Denmark

Participate at the three day course in Copenhagen from October 29th - 31st and become an DGNB expert.   During 3 days you will learn about sustainable design and quality control in construction from a holistic life cycle perspective, taking environmental as well as economic and social criteria into consideration. Thereby an overview of the DGNB Criteria is given and relevant topics and background knowledge will be discussed in detail. The application of selected criteria will be taught in team work

Affordable housing lessons from Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore: 3 keys to getting the policy mix right

housing, public policies, social mix, well-being, social housing, economy 19/09/19 10:33 The Conversation Global Perspectives https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/affordable-housing-lessons-from-sydney-hong-kong-and-singapore-3-keys-to-getting-the-policy-mix-right.html Affordable housing lessons from Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore: 3 keys to getting the policy mix right

Affordable housing is a critical problem for Australia’s biggest housing markets. Five Australian cities are in the top 25 with “severely unaffordable” housing in a 2019 Demographia survey of 91 major metropolitan markets. Sydney was ranked the third least affordable of the 91. The average age of first-time buyers in Sydney has reached 38. And, on average, tenants spend more than 30% of their income on rent. Those who entered the Sydney market 10-15 years ago are more likely to find their housing

Five things you need to know about: decarbonising Europe

decarbonise, carbon neutral, energy efficiency, carbon emissions, energy footprint 19/09/19 10:25 Build Up https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/five-things-you-need-to-know-about-decarbonising-europe.html Five things you need to know about: decarbonising Europe

Countries across Europe have, in the past few years, announced their intention to become carbon neutral in the coming decades. Some, like Norway, have targets for 2030, while others, like the UK and France, have goals that extend to 2050. Despite the differences, however, all have agreed to decarbonise, but just what will this entail, and how will it work? We spoke to some experts in the field to find out what needs to happen for Europe to become carbon neutral.   1. It will affect everyone from

Keeping the city cool isn't just about tree cover – it calls for a commons-based climate response

climate change, thermic confort, sustainable city, public spaces 19/09/19 10:22 The Conversation Global Perspectives https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/keeping-the-city-cool-isn-t-just-about-tree-cover-it-calls-for-a-commons-based-climate-response.html Keeping the city cool isn't just about tree cover – it calls for a commons-based climate response

A recent report by the Greater Sydney Commission singles out urban heat as one of four priority areas given our coming climate. It identifies tree canopy as the top response for reducing city temperatures and delivering amenity. However, the public conversation about urban heat often misses the complex relationship between trees, people and the built environment, which challenges this response. In soon-to-be-published research supported by the Landcom University Roundtable we found that responding

Scaling up investments towards deep energy renovations of residential buildings in Europe through on bill schemes: the H2020 project RenOnBill officially kicks off

financing, onbill, residential, renovation, utilities, financing institutions, h2020, EU, on bill schemes 19/09/19 10:16 Roberta D'Angiolella https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/scaling-up-investments-towards-deep-energy-renovations-of-residential-buildings-in-europe-through-on-bill-schemes-the-h2020-project-renonbill-officially-kicks-off.html Scaling up investments towards deep energy renovations of residential buildings in Europe through on bill schemes: the H2020 project RenOnBill officially kicks off

In order to achieve the European Commission’s long-term energy vision for 2050, yearly energy investments in the EU need to almost double  and of these, energy efficiency improvements in residential buildings represent more than half. Deep retrofits will thus be critical, but, as they can be expensive, new and innovative ways of financing are vital. On-bill schemes (OBS) are one key innovative way of financing energy efficiency: they bring the up-front costs of energy efficiency upgrades down to

New report: the building and construction sector can reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050

WorldGBC, zero emissions buildings, embodied carbon emissions, sustainable construction, 19/09/19 10:00 La rédaction C21 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/new-report-the-building-and-construction-sector-can-reach-net-zero-carbon-emissions-by-2050.html New report: the building and construction sector can reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050

With the support of more than 80 organisations, the World Green Building Council’s new report describes actions to revolutionise the buildings and construction sector towards a net zero future, through elimination of embodied carbon emissions. As part of the 10th annual World Green Building Week, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has issued a bold new vision for how buildings and infrastructure around the world can reach 40% less embodied carbon emissions by 2030, and achieve 100% net zero

Improving Sustainability Using a Photocell Switch

photocell switch, sustainable building, 19/09/19 09:13 Mattie Elsner https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/improving-sustainability-using-a-photocell-switch.html Improving Sustainability Using a Photocell Switch

The modern building is nothing like its ancestors. The concept of architecture has seen a myriad of periods and experiences, from the classical and the neo-classical to Roman and Victorian tastes. In the olden times, builders would focus on developing extravagant buildings. Today, however, the idea is to create sustainable and energy-efficient establishments. The One Angle Square building in Manchester is among the best examples of sustainable construction. This structure makes use of natural resources

ICSD 2020 : 8th International Conference on Sustainable Development,

sustainable development, socio-cultural sustainability 19/09/19 09:00 Diamantina Allushaj https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/icsd-2020-8th-international-conference-on-sustainable-development-9-10-september-2020-rome-italy.html ICSD 2020 : 8th International Conference on Sustainable Development,

European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with Canadian Institute of Technology  will organize the 8th ICSD 2020 International Conference on Sustainable Development, with particular focus on Environmental, Economic and .   The Conference theme : Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: Research, Practice and Education Date: 9- 10 September 2020 Place: Roma Eventi, Pontifical Gregorian University, Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy   The 8th ICSD 2020 will

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