Efficiency: The First Renewable Energy

The past decade has seen increased awareness of the need for renewable energy and reducing embodied energy in the building sector. Together with our affiliates, our global #EfficiencyFirst campaign aims to raise awareness of the foundational aspect of sustainable buildings that is too often overlooked: Energy efficiency. Currently, 35% of global energy consumption stems from the buildingContinue reading “Efficiency: The First Renewable Energy”

nZEB buildings in Europe

The EPBD requires all new buildings from 2021 (public buildings from 2019) to be nearly zero-energy buildings (NZEB). According to Article 2 “nearly zero-energy building” means a building that has a very high energy performance, as determined in accordance with Annex I. The nearly zero or very low amount of energy required should be coveredContinue reading “nZEB buildings in Europe”