On 10 November 2016, the European Commission (DG GROW) issued a protocol which provides guidance on managing construction and demolition waste (C&DW). Developed by Ecofys, the protocol aims to increase industry's confidence in the waste management process and the quality of recycled C&DW materials.
Fire safety, resilience, energy efficiency.... these are just a few of the policy issue covered by the latest edition of Concrete Dialogue
According to the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, over the next 15 years, US$90 trillion needs to be invested in infrastructure. As a result, it calls on governments and finance institutions to scale up and shift investment for sustainable infrastructure as a fundamental strategy to spur growth.
Earlier this month, the Mayor's Adapt initiative published a brochure outlining good practices in terms of climate change mitigation and adaptation measures for European cities.
On 20 September 2016, the building sector joined forces in the launch of a new mortgage scheme offering lower rates to buyers opting for more energy efficient buildings. In order to be eligible, buyers would need to commit either purchasing more energy efficient homes or to carrying out energy-saving retrofits to the property purchased.