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  • World Green Building Week 2016
    May 25, 2016

    World Green Building Week is the flagship event of the global green building movement - organised by the World Green Building Council and led by its network of 75 Green Building Councils and their 27,000 member companies. The week raises awareness of green buildings around the world, highlighting how they are the most effective means to achieving a range of environmental, social and economic goals, from addressing climate change to creating sustainable homes, businesses and communities – better places for people to live, work and play.

  • Sustainable Tropical architecture: the successful case study of Singapore
    May 25, 2016

    GreenA Consultants Singapore is organizing the first international workshop on Sustainable Tropical architecture: the successful case study of Singapore which will be held during the water expo @city solutions Singapore. With this initiative GreenA Consultants seeks to promote and share Singapore’s know-how in tropical architecture and sustainable building practices, renewable technologies green infrastructure and energy efficient development by getting an inside look of most representative local projects.

  • 2016 – Implementing the EPBD: Individual Country Reports now available
    May 25, 2016

    The national/regional reports from the recently released Concerted Action EPBD Book "2016 – Implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) – Featuring Country Reports" are now available as individual files, accessible from the updated Country Facts section of BUILD UP, as well the CA EPBD website.

Publications

  • Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: The Case for a Systems Approach to Energy Efficiency
    May 26, 2016

    “Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts: The Case for a Systems Approach to Energy Efficiency”, released by the Alliance to Save Energy, is the “Systems Efficiency Initiative (SEI) Year 1 Report”. The report characterises the potential benefits of a building systems approach and prioritises areas for further technical and policy research.  

  • ZEBRA2020 Overview of building-related policies
    May 24, 2016

    A new report from the ZEBRA2020 project links energy efficiency efforts related to construction and renovation activities with European, national and regional policies implemented in the building sector. It provides a detailed overview of policy frameworks in 12 EU countries (AT, CZ, FR, DE, IT, LT, LU, NO, PL, RO, SK, ES) by covering such aspects as: strategies and action plans; buildings codes; Energy Performance Certificates and more.  

  • NZEB 2.0: interactive players in an evolving energy system
    May 24, 2016

    Buildings are more than just stand-alone units using energy from the grid. They are becoming micro energy hubs consuming, producing, storing and supplying energy more flexible than before.