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Retrofit Social Housing – Better Homes Improve Lives

Our homes are essential for a successful society. They provide shelter and a safe space from which all of us, individually (...)

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Life in lockdown has shown us our houses need to work harder for us

As we’ve been living more closely with families and house mates through COVID-19, the more intensive ways we’ve used our (...)

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Future generations face health risks from life indoors

New Indoor Generation spends 90% of time indoors Indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than outside but 77 (...)

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Insight into Construction in Estonia by the European Construction Sector Observatory

The Estonian construction sector has gone through a boom and bust cycle due to the global economic crisis, followed by a (...)

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Insight into Construction in Finland by the European Construction Sector Observatory

The Finnish construction sector was not as affected by the economic crisis as other European countries; however, its performa (...)

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Energy “vigilant” citizens

People are increasingly testing smart control systems to curb energy use, while maximising the amount of renewables employed (...)

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Insight into Construction in Portugal by the European Construction Sector Observatory

The Portuguese construction sector was hit very hard by the economic crisis. The unstable macroeconomic situation was accompa (...)

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Insight into Construction in Latvia by the European Construction Sector Observatory

The economic crisis caused significant falls in productivity in building construction (-61.8%) and civil engineering (-3 (...)

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Insight into Construction in the Netherlands by the European Construction Sector Observatory

The Dutch construction sector was in recession until 2014, as a result of the economic crisis. Productivity fell by 22.4 (...)

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Insight into Construction in Austria by the European Construction Sector Observatory

Productivity in building construction in Austria fell by 3.6% between 2008 and 2010. Despite a subsequent period of growth (...)

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Insight into Construction in Luxembourg by the European Construction Sector Observatory

Luxembourg’s construction sector weathered the economic crisis better than most EU countries, in line with the positive traje (...)

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Insight into Construction in Lithuania by the European Construction Sector Observatory

Productivity fell significantly in building construction (-64.9%) and civil engineering (-32.8%) between 2008 and 2010, due (...)

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Insight into Construction in Belgium by the European Construction Sector Observatory

Productivity in building construction in Belgium fell by 6.8% between 2008 and 2010, in the wake of the crisis, and was still (...)

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How to Use More of Solar Energy at Home without Compromising with Looks

An increasing number of people are becoming environmentally conscious, resulting in a record breaking growth of the solar (...)

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Sustainable Renovation Grand Prize winner of the Green Solutions Awards 2017: Projet 55 (Belgium)

The Project 55 is a zero energy refurbishment of a heritage list mansion, within the centre of the city of Mons. The project (...)