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Q&A: ‘We need to reduce the ‘embodied energy’ of buildings

Only about 1% of demolished buildings are reused. To green the construction industry, buildings need to be made recyclable (...)

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The UK has some of the least energy-efficient housing in Europe – here's how to fix this

Samot/Shutterstock Poorly constructed housing can seriously affect people’s health and wellbeing. And with the UK having (...)

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BauZ! Vienna Congress on Sustainable Building

BauZ! 2021, the 18th Vienna Congress for Sustainable Building, is accompanying the industry’s fresh start in 2021. Subsequent (...)

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Green buildings can bring fresh air to design, but they can also bring pests

  Norman Day, Swinburne University of Technology Throughout the world architects are designing green buildings, whether it’s (...)

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[Webinar] Reducing CO2 by half, in CONCRETE

We are confident that we can reduce the > 7.1 billion ton of CO2 the concrete economy emits per year (study by Prof. Koji (...)

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Updated Framework Guidelines for Energy Efficiency Standards in Buildings

The Joint Task Force on Energy Efficiency Standards in Buildings of the Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency was established (...)

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“Complete overhaul” to building renovation practices required to meet higher EU 2030 climate target, BPIE analysis shows

Europe needs to reach a minimum 3% annual deep renovation rate to achieve a strengthened GHG reduction target and a boost (...)

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Transferring global experience of “efficiency first” to the EU: New Enefirst report

“Efficiency First” (E1st) is a fundamental principle applied to policymaking, planning and investment in the energy sector (...)

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The Green Design Brief

We developed The Green Design Brief© to support project managers, owners, developers and design professionals to get green (...)

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How to achieve high building performance at less than 2% additional costs

We’ve worked with a lot of project owners, investors and managers over the years who are actively looking to bring added (...)

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WorldGBC spotlights female leader driving Asia Pacific’s sustainable building movement

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) ‘Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards’, showcases the businesses (...)

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Benefits of Proper Exhaustive Construction Safety Training Programs

It is an unfortunate fact that every year thousands of construction employees are injured on the job. According to OSHA’s (...)

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[Webinar] AIVC - venticool : Resilient Ventilative Cooling in practice

The current development in building energy efficiency towards nZEB buildings represents a number of new challenges to design (...)

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[Webinar] The Renovation Wave seen by national energy agencies

The Interreg MED Efficient Buildings Community is organizing the webinar "Efficient Buildings Strategies: The Renovation (...)

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[Webinar] Building automation and control systems requirements in the revised EPBD: how to check compliance?

To support the Member States in implementing the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), eu.bac has create (...)