August 27, 2014
by Etienne Vienot (RAEE)

EU communication about sustainable buildings

On 1st of July, the European commission released a very important communication: “resource efficiency opportunities in the building sector”. Starting from the fact that there is “lack of reliable, comparable and affordable data, methods and tools on which the operators … Continue reading

July 10, 2014
by Etienne Vienot (RAEE)

Supporting behaviour change in sustainable building

During the past June, 23rd and 24th, a training concerning awareness and supporting behavior change was given by Lara MANG-JOUBERT and Ludovic GICQUEL, from OXALIS. This 2-day training provides tools to facilitate transmission, awareness and support for changing sustainable building … Continue reading

July 4, 2014
by Jakob Ebner

What can Sweden learn from Europe?

This was the question at a seminar on sustainable buildings in Dalarna in june 2014. Mats Rönnelid from the University of Dalarna presented the pros and cons on the building sector in Dalarna concluding: In Dalarna exist a good cooperation … Continue reading

May 12, 2014
by Apolline Faure

The use of local wood in sustainable construction projects

Through MountEE pilot projects, the regional natural Park of Pyrenees catalanes promotes the use of local building materials. According to the Park, sustainable construction is also using local materials. It contributes to the integration of the building in its environment … Continue reading

April 15, 2014
by Angela Sanchini (ARES)

Energy efficiency, green light to the transposition of the Directive 2012/27/Ue in Italy

The Italian Council of Ministers on 4 April approved a draft decree transposing  on energy efficiency, which changes Directives 2009/125/EC and 2010/30/EU and repeals Directives 2004 / 8/EC and 2006/32/EC. The decree introduces innovative measures aimed at promoting energy efficiency … Continue reading