No more excuses: Financing 1.5C

no more excuse, financing 1.5C, innovation summit 2018, financial sector, climate change, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 19/10/18 14:03 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/no-more-excuses-financing-1-5c.html No more excuses: Financing 1.5C

First published in Environmental Finance as part of a series covering EIT Climate-KIC’s Climate Innovation Summit 2018.  The financial sector must play a critical enabling role to limit global warming to below 1.5 degrees. Investors need to quickly overhaul their strategies for climate change to be halted in just over a decade, and there are already tools and solutions available to help investors align with this goal. This week’s report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) makes

Women in Construction Europe | Be Inspired, Network & Supercharge Your Career

women, construction, europe, save the date 19/10/18 12:10 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/women-in-construction-europe-be-inspired-network-supercharge-your-career.html Women in Construction Europe | Be Inspired, Network & Supercharge Your Career

Following a sell-out conference in London this year, Women in Construction Europe is coming to Amsterdam to bring game-changing expertise and inspiration to Europe’s vibrant construction industry. With over 12 million employees in the industry, it’s time to level the playing field, empower women, and drive gender equality to the top of the sector’s agenda. This unique conference provides a powerful combination of inspiring keynotes from women smashing the glass ceiling, skills workshops, insight

Workshop “Aggregators as enablers of prosumers participation in the energy market”

19/10/18 12:08 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/workshop-aggregators-as-enablers-of-prosumers-participation-in-the-energy-market.html Workshop “Aggregators as enablers of prosumers participation in the energy market”

Aggregation service providers are central players for the participation of small consumers in the energy market. On 6th November 2018, during the European Utility Week, the BestRES project will hold a workshop focused on the role of Energy Aggregators. The workshop will provide the participants with an overview of the business models and legal framework for aggregators to support the engagement of consumers and the integration of decentralised RES production units.  Click here to download the agenda

Call for papers for the 23rd International Passive House Conference

Call for papers, International Passive House Conference 2019, China, passive house, healthy, sustainable world 19/10/18 12:00 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/call-for-papers-for-the-23rd-international-passive-house-conference.html Call for papers for the 23rd International Passive House Conference

Pass­ive House: Build­ing a health­i­er, more com­fort­able and more sus­tain­able world! Take the chance to present your Pass­ive House pro­ject in China! We are look­ing for­ ab­stracts on the fol­low­ing top­ics: Ex­amples of res­id­en­tial build­ings & non-res­id­en­tial build­ings Com­mis­sion­ing / fa­cil­ity man­age­ment / mon­it­or­ing Vent­il­a­tion / in­door air qual­ity / sum­mer com­fort Kit­chen ex­haust in Pass­ive House build­ings Air­tight­ness & thermal bridge-free con­struc­tion

[Urban Chronicles #WellBeingAtWork] #06 - Building materials: a new source of well-being at work?

low-carbon, label, bio-sourced materials, innovation, regulation, well-being 19/10/18 00:00 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/urban-chronicles-wellbeingatwork-06-building-materials-a-new-source-of-well-being-at-work.html [Urban Chronicles #WellBeingAtWork] #06 - Building materials: a new source of well-being at work?

Today's building professionals are facing many new challenges: complying with new thermal regulations, being more environmentally friendly or lowering construction costs. As a result, building materials are constantly evolving, improving and innovating to meet new energy efficiency challenges. In addition, tertiary buildings must also adapt to the new ways of working and be a vector of well-being for users, which increasingly structures the construction and renovation of these buildings, including

Andy Bull is the winner of the 2018 Roger Léron Award

Roger Léron Award, Andy Bull, Fedarene, winner, ceremony 16/10/18 11:14 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/andy-bull-is-the-winner-of-the-2018-roger-leron-award.html Andy Bull is the winner of the 2018 Roger Léron Award

The 4th edition of the Roger Léron Award was concluded on the 10th October 2018, with the Ceremony at the Palais des Académies in Brussels and the announcement of Andy Bull as winner. Andy Bull spent 30 years in Welsh Local Government and developed many projects on climate change mitigation and sustainable development over the years. He was responsible for the creation of Mid Wales Energy Agency and also worked for Severn Wye Energy Agency. He has been semi-retired for the last three years having

Save the date: Unlocking the potential of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to transform the buildings and construction sector

Nationally Determined Contributions, NDCs, GlobalABC, buildings, construction sector, Building Action Symposium, University of Silesia 16/10/18 10:30 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/save-the-date-unlocking-the-potential-of-nationally-determined-contributions-ndcs-to-transform-the-buildings-and-construction-sector.html Save the date: Unlocking the potential of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to transform the buildings and construction sector

Unlocking the potential of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to transform the buildings and construction sector Thursday, 6 December 2018 from 09:30 AM to 5:30 PM (TBC) 132 NDCs explicitly mention the buildings sector. Among them, 101 point to energy-efficiency opportunities to meet mitigation targets. However, despite progress, NDCs fall short of tapping into the 4.9 GtCO2 of potential annual emissions abatement that could be achieved if countries were to pursue strategic low-carbon and

IMPULSE: a European pilot project for the energy upgrading of Public Buildings

public buildings, energy efficiency, Interreg 15/10/18 12:29 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/impulse-a-european-pilot-project-for-the-energy-upgrading-of-public-buildings.html IMPULSE: a European pilot project for the energy upgrading of Public Buildings

IMPULSE introduces an integrated support system concerning energy upgrading projects for Public Buildings. The Project is coordinated by the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES) and is implemented in the context of the European Programme Interreg MED 2014-2020 with the co-funding of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). In Greece, the Project’s pilot implementation is realised by the Municipality of Heraklion through the Department of European Programmes, while the Regional

iBRoad project: Key Notes of Stakeholders Meetings

energy efficiency, residential buildings, HORIZON 2020, iBRoad 15/10/18 12:23 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/ibroad-project-key-notes-of-stakeholders-meetings.html iBRoad project: Key Notes of Stakeholders Meetings

The engagement of stakeholders during the development process of the iBRoad project is considered of high value since the beginning. Following the stakeholders’ mapping procedure, a process that included the identification, the analysis, the visualisation and the prioritisation steps for each stakeholder, namely the levels of expertise, influence, involvement necessity and interest to the project, the first round of physical meetings took place during February and March 2018 in 8 countries. In total

[Urban Chronicles #WellBeingAtWork] #05 - Employees regain control over their work environment

control, parameters, work space, well-being, environmental, certifications, open-space, working conditions, agility 15/10/18 12:00 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/urban-chronicles-wellbeingatwork-05-employees-regain-control-over-their-work-environment.html [Urban Chronicles #WellBeingAtWork] #05 - Employees regain control over their work environment

The automation of control bodies has gradually taken away from the occupants the power over their environment. But a new trend is emerging that requires that final control be given to the employees who occupy, live and work in the building on a daily basis.   A diversity of parameters for the control of your work space The power to choose the brightness of your workspace, using gradient switches or by acting on blinds or curtains, is essential. Indeed, the range of tasks performed throughout the



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