Meeting Construction 2025 Targets

Meeting Construction 2025 Targets – the positive impact of BRE Group products and services In July 2013, the Government published:Construction 2025, Industrial Strategy: government and industry in partnership, setting out its long-term vision for how industry and Government will work together to put Britain at the forefront of global construction. The report builds on some … Continue reading “Meeting Construction 2025 Targets”

Smog Vacuums, 3D printing and glass-based paint – 4 of the best technology videos on the web

3D Printed Glass Team at MIT look at the potential for using 3D printing glass. The two chamber system appeared in the September edition of 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing.   Glass paint to keep metal surfaces cool Researchers at John Hopkins University have developed a silica-based paint that reflects sunlight from metal surfaces, keeping … Continue reading “Smog Vacuums, 3D printing and glass-based paint – 4 of the best technology videos on the web”

MaTrID Project

Market Transformation Towards Nearly Zero Energy Buildings Through Widespread Use of Integrated Energy Design This project promotes the Integrated (Energy) Design approach for delivering better buildings. Integrated Design (ID) focuses most attention on the early design stages, and seeks to ensure that the project’s Brief allows for the best possible outcomes for the Client and … Continue reading “MaTrID Project”

ECOHeat 4 Cities

The Ecoheat4Cities project supports the recognition, development and application of sustainable District Heating and Cooling (DHC) systems. Through the establishment of the voluntary green energy label that measures energy efficiency, use of renewables, and CO2 emission savings of DHC systems, companies, cities and interested investors can team up to make sustainable energy based choices. The … Continue reading “ECOHeat 4 Cities”


IDEAL EPBD – A European Project On Consumer Response To Energy Labels In Buildings The European Union has committed itself to increase energy efficiency by 20% up to the year 2020. A main instrument for reaching this target in the residential sector is the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), originally introduced in 2002 and … Continue reading “PROJECT: IDEAL EPBD”

Project: Carbon Detectives

A project supported by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme. Carbon Detectives is a three year project aiming to integrate the principles, values and practices of sustainable development into education and learning. The scheme will encourage and inspire teachers and 8-14 years old pupils across 10 European countries to reduce the carbon footprint in schools whilst … Continue reading “Project: Carbon Detectives”