There has been much talk going on in the past decades about decarbonisation of the economy. And as if that wasn’t a big enough problem to tackle, this year brought about an energy crisis. Electricity prices are soaring in Europe. In the Iberian market, the price for 1MWh has reached…

The pandemic of COVID-19 has changed the European economy. For several months some of the industries were frozen, many had to shift their business model and offer new services, and digitalization became a fact — not a future plan. As a response to the economic crisis, the European Commission decided…

The New European Bauhaus conference (22–23 April 2021) was inaugurated by a speech by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. She outlined an ambitious plan of challenges and changes that await us in the forthcoming years. Her speech probably surprised most of the participants — they…

Looking back at 2020, one thing will naturally come up in most people’s mind. The pandemic’s reach is global and very much ongoing, with only a handful of countries now flirting with a“back to normal”. Beyond the ubiquitous health crisis, we are all familiar with the economic implications that it…

When, in 1964, Bernard Rudofsky finally opened the exhibition Architecture without Architects: A Short Introduction to Non-Pedigreed Architecture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, he caused quite a stir. The catalogue started a new chapter in modern architecture based on photos and commentary of vernacular construction (that…

The whole-life cycle of a building can be analyzed from the point of view of energy used for each phase of the operation (Life Cycle Energy Analysis — LCEA). An investment process begins when an investor chooses a plot or decides to build a facility, and ends with a handover…

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Energy and Buildings for Future Climate

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