Apply for European Green Capital & European Green Leaf awards

sustainable city, urban development, environment 12/09/19 09:55 FEDARENE - Energy Agencies https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/apply-for-european-green-capital-amp-european-green-leaf-awards.html Apply for European Green Capital & European Green Leaf awards

The prestigious titles of European Green Capital (EGCA) and European Green Leaf (EGLA) are awarded every year to  European cities for their commitment to environmental, social and economic sustainability. The European Commission’s competition to find the next winner of the EGCA and EGLA titles are open for applications. Cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants are eligible for the European Green Capital (EGCA) title Cities with more than 20,000 and 100,000 inhabitants are eligible European Green

FACADES19 Conference /South challenges and beyond - Call for abstracts

envelope, facade, sustainable building, isolation 12/09/19 09:50 Build Up https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/facades19-conference-south-challenges-and-beyond-call-for-abstracts.html FACADES19 Conference /South challenges and beyond - Call for abstracts

Annual EFN conferences goal is to bring together, a multi-disciplinary group of scientists and facade designers, specialists, consultants, manufacturers, builders etc. and young researchers, from Europe and other parts of the world to present and exchange new ideas and concepts, work in progress, case studies and results relating to building facades. We invite you to submit abstracts (in English) according to the format defined below on the following topics: Climate, energy and sustainable building

VELUX makes new inroad into Central Europe with opening of RenovActive house in Slovakia

health, confort, air quality, sustainable housing, renovation 12/09/19 09:42 Communication VELUX France https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/velux-makes-new-inroad-into-central-europe-with-opening-of-renovactive-house-in-slovakia.html VELUX makes new inroad into Central Europe with opening of RenovActive house in Slovakia

A free-to-download renovation guide provides a sustainable solution to the ageing building stock in Slovakia and neighbouring countries. The VELUX Group officially opened a model house in Sala today, which is renovated according to seven principles that form the basis for the RenovActive concept. An online guide is also launched, explaining how to make healthy, energy-efficient and sustainable living environments out of houses similar to this in the region.   “ This unique renovation concept

Rope Access Benefits for Building Maintenance

Real Estate, building maintenance, environmentally friendly 12/09/19 08:54 Daniel Clark https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/rope-access-benefits-for-building-maintenance.html Rope Access Benefits for Building Maintenance

Regarding working with heights or difficult to reach areas, rope access in Sydney is considered as the safest and most efficient access method used around the world for the completion of work and making it usable. Due to the modern access of rope access equipment, safe systems of work, and the high level of trained technicians strive to complete their certification. With the evolution of the rope access industry has registered the lowest number of accidents and fatal injury rates in the entire access

Harnessing the power of digital revolution for urban sustainability and prosperity - 14th Global Forum on Human Settlements productively convened at UN Conference Center in Addis Ababa

sustainable development, smart city, digital revolution 12/09/19 04:20 Sabrina He https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/harnessing-the-power-of-digital-revolution-for-urban-sustainability-and-prosperity-14th-global-forum-on-human-settlements-productively-convened-at-un-conference-center-in-addis-ababa.html Harnessing the power of digital revolution for urban sustainability and prosperity - 14th Global Forum on Human Settlements productively convened at UN Conference Center in Addis Ababa

As one of the most important global congresses on urban agenda, sustainable cities and human settlements, as well as an observance of Urban October, GFHS 2019 was successfully held on 5-6 September at UN Conference Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Dr. Eng. Seleshi Bekele, Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy of Ethiopia, Mr. Raila Odinga, former Prime Minister of Kenya, High Representative for Infrastructure Development at the African Union Commission, and Mr. Oliver Chinganya, Director, African

39: The Market for Owned Micromobility : Jeff Russakow, CEO of Boosted

mobility, micromobility, electric vehicles, infrastructure 10/09/19 11:52 La rédaction C21 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/39-the-market-for-owned-micromobility-jeff-russakow-ceo-of-boosted.html 39: The Market for Owned Micromobility : Jeff Russakow, CEO of Boosted

In this episode, Oliver interviews Jeff Russakow, CEO of Boosted Boards, makers of the famous electric skateboards and now scooter. Boosted focuses on vehicle-grade owned micromobility, which provides a refreshing counter to the hype around shared models. It’s one of our best episodes to date—highly recommend checking it out! Specifically we cover: the origins of the company, and how it proves out Horace’s early thesis on the disruptive potential of modularized componentry. Jeff’s history with

How heat grids achieve more CO2 reduction

D2Grids, Interreg, heat, district heating, heating and cooling, renewable energy, Stroomversnelling, Interreg 10/09/19 11:02 Redactie Stroomversnelling https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/how-heat-grids-can-acheive-more-C02-reduction.html How heat grids achieve more CO2 reduction

In order to reach the climate goals in 2050, we must increase the sustainability of almost seven million dwellings and one million buildings in the Netherlands. District heating should be an important part of the solution. The Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving (PBL) has substantially lowered these expectations by passing on the Climate Agreement draft. How can we increase the potential of district heating after all? The passing of the Climate Agreement draft was disappointing for the Built Environment

Futur.e.s in Africa

innovation, star-up, sustainable city, Africa 10/09/19 10:45 Cap Digital https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/futur-e-s-in-africa.html Futur.e.s in Africa

JOIN AFRICA’S MOST INNOVATIVE ECOSYSTEM : Futur.e.s in Africa is the first event that connects French, Moroccan and African digital ecosystems. Join and meet innovators, thinkers and doers from startups, companies, institutions and academics, and experiment new and exciting digital products and services that contribute to shape the cities and lands of tomorrow, sustainable and inclusive! LET’S BUILD TOGETHER THE FUTURE OF INNOVATION & LANDFutur.e.s in Africa fosters business and technological partnerships

Working the system: 3 ways planners can defy the odds to promote good health for all of us

Public health, Urban planning, Community health, Urban community, Town planning, Health costs 10/09/19 10:12 The Conversation Global Perspectives https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/working-the-system-3-ways-planners-can-defy-the-odds-to-promote-good-health-for-all-of-us.html Working the system: 3 ways planners can defy the odds to promote good health for all of us

Many of the chronic and costly diseases Australians face are related to how we live in cities. The speed of modern life clashes with poorly designed urban areas. As a result, health-promoting activities, such as regular physical activity, community interaction and the preparation of healthy food, become low priorities. We know better urban planning can encourage healthier behaviours. Providing infrastructure for walking and cycling is a prime example. Read also : Is your 'experience diet' making

Urban growth, heat islands, humidity, climate change: the costs multiply in tropical cities

Urban growth, heat islands, humidity, climate change, tropical climate, hote climate 10/09/19 10:06 The Conversation Global Perspectives https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/urban-growth-heat-islands-humidity-climat-change-the-costs-multiply-in-tropical-cities.html Urban growth, heat islands, humidity, climate change: the costs multiply in tropical cities

Some 60% of the planet’s expected urban area by 2030 is yet to be built. This forecast highlights how rapidly the world’s people are becoming urban. Cities now occupy about 2% of the world’s land area, but are home to about 55% of the world’s people and generate more than 70% of global GDP, plus the associated greenhouse gas emissions. So what does this mean for people who live in the tropical zones, where 40% of the world’s population lives? On current trends, this figure will rise to 50% by 20

18 Latin American cities unite to upscale green building action

building, energy efficiency to net zero carbon buildings, green buildings, sustainable development goals 10/09/19 09:53 Build Up https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/18-latin-american-cities-unite-to-upscale-green-building-action.html 18 Latin American cities unite to upscale green building action

Representatives from 18 Latin American cities met to discuss strategies to accelerate city scale action on green buildings from energy efficiency to net zero carbon buildings. On Wednesday 28 August 2019, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), The Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA), the World Resources Institute (WRI) and C40 cities hosted a BEA Regional Workshop in Bogotá, Colombia. The BEA is a public private initiative of 45 cities and states, and more than 40 companies and organisations

MED . Mediterranean Energy Debate

hot climate, bulding, regulations, climate action, energy efficiency 10/09/19 09:52 Build Up https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/med-mediterranean-energy-debate.html MED . Mediterranean Energy Debate

On 10th October 2019 in Brussels, the Efficient Buildings Community is organizing MED - Mediterranean Energy Debate a public event to present the solutions developed by the Community to the wide audience of the European Week of Regions and Cities. The event is a unique occasion for public administrators to learn from peers how to better design, implement and finance efficiency measures in public buildings and neighborhoods around the Mediterranean. The event is organized under the patronage of the

The district heating network of Heerlen: from flooded coal mines to circular district heating

D2Grids, Heerlen, Mijnwater, district heating, renewable energy, heating and cooling, Interreg 06/09/19 12:02 Herman Eijdems https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/from-flooded-mines-to-circular-district-heating.html The district heating network of Heerlen: from flooded coal mines to circular district heating

Now that the gas tap is turned off, new innovative energy sources are needed to heat our homes, offices and other buildings. One of these new energy sources is the circular district heating network of Mijnwater B.V in Netherlands. What started as a way to use groundwater in mines to heat and cool buildings in Heerlen has grown into perhaps the most innovative district heating network in Europe. When the coal mines in South Limburg were closed in the late 1960s, the galleries were filled with groundwater

GSA Trends 2019 #9 Co-constructing the city

GSA Trends, Green Solutions, social mix, social inclusion, public consultation 05/09/19 11:55 La rédaction C21 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/gsa-trends-2019-9-co-constructing-the-city.html GSA Trends 2019 #9 Co-constructing the city

Within the context of an urban project, the most affected part are undoubtedly the people, it is essential to identify the needs of the inhabitants and make them aware about the project. Also, in order to achieve a healthy cohabitation, cultural enrichment is necessary to break down social barriers and integrate a social, generational and functional mix. 9.1 Public consultation Since the beginning of the project, Lyon-Confluence developed strong public consultation. In 1998-1999, the exhibition

World Green Building Week

green building, carbon emissions, low carbon, energy efficiency, decarbonise 05/09/19 10:51 Build Up https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/world-green-building-week.html World Green Building Week

This World Green Building Week, we’re #BuildingLife and exploring how we can create a green, healthy and climate resilient built environment for all. This year’s campaign aims to raise greater awareness of the carbon emissions from all stages of a building’s lifecycle, and therefore encourage new practices and new ways of thinking to work towards reducing carbon emissions from buildings Did you know buildings and construction are responsible for 39% of global energy-related carbon emissions? 28

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