“Connecting the Unconnected” a recap of the IMEAS and C-track 50 event

energy transition, governance, low carbone 23/07/19 14:15 FEDARENE - Energy Agencies https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/connecting-the-unconnected-a-recap-of-the-imeas-and-c-track-50-event.html “Connecting the Unconnected” a recap of the IMEAS and C-track 50 event

On the 19th of June, during the EU Sustainable Energy Week, project partners and participants of IMEAS and C-track 50 discussed how to achieve a better understanding of interactions between actors at various governance levels – a knowledge which represents a key element for a successful energy transition. In different EU countries, different governance levels have dissimilar backgrounds, conflicting mechanisms, incentives and reporting tools. The IMEAS and C-track 50 projects study the framework

EUSEW Energy Day - Session 1: Bringing solutions together

building, energy performance, energy efficiency 23/07/19 12:52 Build Up https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/eusew-energy-day-session-1-bringing-solutions-together.html EUSEW Energy Day - Session 1: Bringing solutions together

Five Eu funded projects (TripleA­reno, iBROAD, HAPPEN, ALDREN, Fit­to­NZEB) collaborating on integrated tools and methods for deep retrofitting, looked at key challenges that need to be surpassed for a breakthrough in building energy improvement, propose specific solutions, and highlight some good reasons for optimism.  Photo credit: Jo Szczepanska News published on Build Up NewsConsult the source

Innovation and regulation in the age of PropTech

real estate, startups, regulation, 23/07/19 11:07 Laura Lindberg https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/innovation-and-regulation-in-the-age-of-proptech.html Innovation and regulation in the age of PropTech

Although the PropTech sector is certainly booming in Europe, fragmentation ad lack of transparency are key challenges affecting the transformation of the industry. Common standards, strong collaboration and transparency are seen as the way forward to protect the customers' experience and have common rules without hampering innovation and creative ideas, according to experts from the real estate industry, European policy-makers and the tech community speaking at the panel “Innovation & Regulation

23rd In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce 2019

Passive house, zero carbone, zero emissions 23/07/19 10:57 Camille Sifferlen https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/23rd-international-passive-house-conference-2019.html 23rd In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce 2019

Un­der the theme Pass­ive House world­wide this years in­ter­na­tion­al Pas­sice House con­fer­en­ce is tak­ing place in Gaobeidi­an/China. Re­gister now for two days of in­spir­ing lec­tures and work­shops. As usu­al you will get the chance to roam through the at­tend­ant ex­hib­i­tion and get in touch with oth­er people at the first Pass­ive House con­fer­en­ce out of europe.   The In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce is the year's premi­um Pass­ive House event, where about 1000 thought

Addressing the Affordable Housing Crisis Through Digital Innovation and Technology

BIM, housing, innovation, 19/07/19 10:03 Build Up https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/addressing-the-affordable-housing-crisis-through-digital-innovation-and-technology.html Addressing the Affordable Housing Crisis Through Digital Innovation and Technology

Undoubtedly one of the biggest challenges facing Canadians today is affordable housing. To address this issue cities will require commitment, investment, and perhaps most of all, innovation. The design, construction and operation industries, which have been built on traditional workflows, are poised for disruption. New technologies, digital processes, fabrication and efficient assembly methods are no longer on the horizon, but are already showing us we can design, construct and operate the housing

BIM Middle East 2019 Conference & Expo Open BIM: The Key To Industry 4.0

BIM, simulation, energy efficiency, management 19/07/19 09:53 Build Up https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/bim-middle-east-2019-conference-amp-expo-open-bim-the-key-to-industry-4-0.html BIM Middle East 2019 Conference & Expo Open BIM: The Key To Industry 4.0

Developments and advancements in computer software have grown exponentially over the last few decades in the construction sector, perhaps none more so than Building Information Modelling (BIM). Why BIM Mddle East 2019? Construction industry professionals have continuously searched for ways to make development of the built environment a faster, efficient, safer and more cost-effective process. BIM facilitates virtual visualisation of the complete physical and functional representation of a built

The Anatomy of Floating Cities

floating cities, green living, architecture 18/07/19 22:03 Lior Zitzman https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/the-anatomy-of-floating-cities.html The Anatomy of Floating Cities

A floating marine city might sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, but these innovative urban developments could soon be taking shape in our world. Technically speaking, the concept of floating cities isn't new. Humans have had a long history of living on the water, from the chinampas of the Aztec Empire to the canal city of Venice, Italy. However, as climate change and the resulting rising sea levels begin to threaten our communities, there is renewed global interest in the idea of sustainable

Solution Sets and Technologies for NZEBs

NZEB, low carbon, buildings 17/07/19 09:41 Build Up https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/solution-sets-and-technologies-for-nzebs.html Solution Sets and Technologies for NZEBs

The CoNZEBs team has identified potential technical solution sets that can reduce cost in the construction process for NZEBs.   The scientific partners assessed the costs related to the construction and operation phase according to the specific conditions applying in the participant countries, i.e. Denmark, Germany, Italy and Slovenia.   Based on calculations of cost and energy performance of typical NZEBs, cost optimising solution sets were identified and analysed. Solution sets are combinations

Conference on Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions 2019 – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

smart city, sustainable city 17/07/19 09:39 Build Up https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/conference-on-smart-and-sustainable-planning-for-cities-and-regions-2019-deadline-extended.html Conference on Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions 2019 – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

SSPCR 2019 aims to answer the question on how can we maximize the impact of academic research, the scaling-up and replicability opportunities of pilot projects, and the added value of local bottom-up initiatives, in relation to complex challenges posed by the smart city/region approach?   Therefore, building projects that wish to put their work in a larger (urban or regional scale) will find in this conference the right audience.   The call for proposals is articulated in six thematic tracks:  

The edges of home ownership are becoming porous. It's no longer a one-way street

housing, finance, 16/07/19 10:11 The Conversation Global Perspectives https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/the-edges-of-home-ownership-are-becoming-porous-its-no-longer-a-one-way-street.html The edges of home ownership are becoming porous. It's no longer a one-way street

  More than in many countries, in Australia home ownership has traditionally been seen as a journey, with most of us aspiring to own a home and pay down a mortgage by the time we retire. Because it’s been seen as a one-way street, we have tended to worry most about the first big transition: moving from renting to getting a mortgage, assuming that afterwards things will be okay. But things are becoming more complicated. The charts below are built from microdata from the Bureau of Statistics survey

CUBE2020: why participate? Testimony of RATP Cubists

CUBE2020, RATP, Testimony CUBE2020, sustainable building, energy saving, energy performance, IFPEB, communication, uses, well-being, comfort 16/07/19 10:01 Communication IFPEB https://www.construction21.org/france/articles/fr/cube2020-why-participate-testimony-of-ratp-cubists.html CUBE2020: why participate? Testimony of RATP Cubists

After having reduced their energy consumption by 12% between 2004 and 2015, the RATP renewed its engagement to reduce energy consumption by obtaining the ISO 50001 certification in 2017, setting a new objective of -20% between 2015-2025. With 9 sites currently competing in CUBE 2020, competing has become part of their new Energy Performance Action Plan / Strategy. Grégory Rohart, Sustainable Development Project Manager / Real Estate Energy Representative at RATP Real Estate and Théophile Caron, Ecodesign

Regional cities beware – fast rail might lead to disadvantaged dormitories, not booming economies

transport, mobility, commuting, rail, cities 16/07/19 09:51 The Conversation Global Perspectives https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/regional-cities-beware-fast-rail-might-lead-to-disadvantaged-dormitories-not-booming-economies.html Regional cities beware – fast rail might lead to disadvantaged dormitories, not booming economies

  Governments are looking to fast rail services to regional cities to relieve population pressures in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The federal government is funding nine business cases for such schemes. But what economic effect might these fast links have on the regional cities? The current fast rail schemes seem oriented at relieving population pressures in the major cities rather than a productive regional economic purpose. The minister for population, cities and urban infrastructure recently

Solutions for energy efficiency. 10 years of European Local Energy Assistance (ELENA)

smart building, smart finance, energy efficiency 16/07/19 09:49 Build Up https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/solutions-for-energy-efficiency-10-years-of-european-local-energy-assistance-elena.html Solutions for energy efficiency. 10 years of European Local Energy Assistance (ELENA)

The European Local Energy Assistance (ELENA) is a successful joint initiative between the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Commission (Smart Finance for Smart Buildings). It offers technical assistance for investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy in buildings and innovative urban transport projects through schemes. The objective is to accelerate investments by building experience, facilitating financing and overcoming barriers. Moreover, to encourage even more investments

Singapore's Net Zero Energy Building: A roadmap for the future?

net zero energy, renewable energy, heating, cooling, photovoltaic 16/07/19 09:32 Build Up https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/singapore-s-net-zero-energy-building-a-roadmap-for-the-future.html Singapore's Net Zero Energy Building: A roadmap for the future?

National University of Singapore’s (NUS) School of Design and Environment (SDE) building, the SDE4, certainly stands out for its unique structure. SDE4 is NUS's foremost net-zero building, and the first of its kind in Singapore to be built from scratch. SDE4 gets its power through a "solar farm" on its roof which comprises over 1,200 solar photovoltaic panels and boasts a range of innovative building strategies that focus on improving the well-being of its users. The SDE4 building makes use of the

CUBE 2020: Addressing the energy transition for non-residential buildings

15/07/19 16:52 Alicia Engel https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/cube-2020-addressing-the-energy-transition-for-non-residential-buildings.html CUBE 2020: Addressing the energy transition for non-residential buildings

CUBE 2020 – A contest for generating energy and CO2 savings Large companies are looking to equip themselves with a bottom-up approach to foster environmental performance in buildings to complement the top-down policies available in their significant portfolios (certifications, ISO 50001, facility management progress plans, etc.). Having noticed this market need, a contest – CUBE 2020, was created in 2013 by the French Institute for Building Efficiency (IFPEB), alongside global companies, asset managers


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