New European Commission

Jean-Claude Juncker, the newly elected European Commission President, just announced the distribution of portfolios.  The announcement marks the culmination of months of negotiations between Juncker and EU member states for the distribution of roles within the new EU executive. The procedure will be confirmed in a Strasbourg Parliament vote in October. As Juncker states: “Today I am presenting the team that will put Europe […]

European Responsible Housing Awards October 6th

Tenants’ empowerment and responsible housing Conference 6 October 2014 , North Rhine-Westphalia Representation to the EU, Rue Montoyer 47, 1000, Brussels Energy efficiency, social innovation, citizens’ empowerment, social inclusion and participation… What does this really mean in practice? How to achieve these goals in the housing sector? How can we empower tenants and inhabitants? Social landlords and tenants’ […]
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    A new report on “Greening the Building Supply Chain” issued by UNEP

A new report on “Greening the Building Supply Chain” issued by UNEP

UNEP’s Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (SBCI), together with Skanska and other partners, has assessed the different approaches to greening the Building Supply Chain and prepared an interesting report on their findings. While there is increasing efforts to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions from buildings, the building process from the point of view of material use, water consumption and waste generation has […]