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

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

RELaTED Webinar: New solutions for sustainable district heating in European cities

Sustainable district heating, European Union, webinar, Renewable Energy Directive 05/02/19 14:04 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/related-webinar-new-solutions-for-sustainable-district-heating-in-european-cities.html RELaTED Webinar: New solutions for sustainable district heating in European cities

The recently revised EU Renewable Energy Directive recognises heating and cooling as a key sector in accelerating the decarbonisation of the energy system. In order to facilitate the penetration of renewable energy in the heating and cooling sector, each Member State is required to increase the share of renewable energy supplied for heating and cooling by an indicative 1.3 percentage points as a yearly average for the periods of 2021-2025 and 2026-2030. In this endeavour, new technologies and innovative

Fast-tracking smart city solutions using hackathons

data,smart trafic,mobility 04/02/19 11:33 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/fast-tracking-smart-city-solutions-using-hackathons.html Fast-tracking smart city solutions using hackathons

One team was chosen during the Junction hackathon event that was held from 23rd to 25th of November 2018 in Espoo (Finland) to collaborate with the STARDUST partners in Tampere   Technology is fast evolving and STARDUST’s Lighthouse city of Tampere eyes on adapting new methods that use data for its citizens’ advantage. Lately, hackathons are on the rise as these are grounded on co-creation - a principle cultivated heavily within the STARDUST project.   Last November 2018, the city of Tampere played

Innovate Community Heating to relieve people from Fuel Poverty

fuel poverty,energy,building 04/02/19 11:19 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/innovate-community-heating-to-relieve-people-from-fuel-poverty.html Innovate Community Heating to relieve people from Fuel Poverty

Join us on Monday, 11th February 2019, 14.00h (UTC+0) / 15.00h (CET) to find out how innovation in Community Heating can alleviate Fuel Poverty   Adequate warmth is essential to guarantee a decent standard of living and health. Fuel poverty is defined as the condition of being unable to afford to keep one’s home sufficiently heated. It is estimated that this condition affects more than 50 million households in the European Union. The underlying causes of fuel poverty can be complex and often interrelated

Climate change: trees to the rescue

global warming,biodiversity,vegetalisation 01/02/19 16:27 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/climate-change-trees-to-the-rescue.html Climate change: trees to the rescue

Bringing nature back into cities can help fight global warming   Fighting climate change is the challenge of the century. The last UN Environment Emissions Gap Report warned that, in order to ensure global warming stays below 2°C, efforts should be tripled, and if we want to stay below 1.5°C, they should be increased around five times.   Researchers think one weapon to use is something that could actually make cities much more beautiful and pleasant: this weapon is nature itself. The so-called "nature

Ban Ki-moon to give opening keynote speech at MIPIM 2019

MIPIM,Ban Ki-Moon,climate change,Paris agreement,real estate,sustainable performance,economic growth,buildings 31/01/19 10:02 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/ban-ki-moon-to-give-opening-keynote-speech-at-mipim-2019.html Ban Ki-moon to give opening keynote speech at MIPIM 2019

12 - 15 March 2019 Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France Ban Ki-moon, the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, will give the opening keynote speech at MIPIM on Tuesday 12 March at 2:00 pm in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. He will share his vision of the new global challenges, from climate change and economic upheaval to increasing pressures involving energy and water. Ban Ki-moon served two consecutive terms as UN Secretary-General from 2007 to 2016. Born in the Republic of Korea

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