New version of EcoShopping website is available!


New version of EcoShopping website is available!….. The EcoShopping website which is the “vehicle” to explain to the widest audience the project’s aims and objectives and to disseminate information about project activities and results. The website is also the repository of any publicity may have been created, journal articles and publications, and the information channel for any planned meeting and conference, possibly also linked to social media such as LinkedIn and Twitter.

EcoShopping website is available at: http://ecoshopping-project.eu/

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Eight ways the construction industry can rebuild itself for the 21st century


In a recent construction-industry survey conducted for the World Economic Forum, with more than 100 respondents, 77% of respondents agreed that the industry is not doing enough to attract and retain talent, and not one of the respondents fully agreed that the industry is investing enough in recruitment.

More at: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/05/construction-industry-recruit-talent/

Handbook for the introduction of BIM by the European Public Sector


This handbook responds to the growing challenges faced by governments and public clients to stimulate economic growth and competitiveness while delivering value for public money through the wider introduction of Building Information Modelling (BIM).

See more at: http://www.buildup.eu/en/practices/publications/handbook-introduction-bim-european-public-sector-0 

Energy efficiency becomes more important in the office real estate market


A study (in German) from the German Energy Agency-Dena, based on a survey among decision makers of 20 important office building investors and 20 major renters of office areas in Germany has resulted in sustainability and energy efficiency becoming more and more important; yet the main decision criteria are still economic. The investors aim at high building values and low operation costs and high renting demand. These are the main reasons for the energy renovation of their buildings. The users on the other hand see environment and sustainability aspects as part of the culture of their organisation and therefore as benefit to their image.

More at: https://www.zukunft-haus.info/presse/einzelansicht.html?tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=805&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=2815ae3e79f39672139858f47a818fd9

Four Steps to ISO Certification


Four Steps to ISO Certification

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Is obtaining ISO certification a goal for your company this year? It’s not as daunting as it may seem – in fact, certification is really just a 4 step process. This infographic is an easy-to-understand road map of the process and the steps it takes to meet each milestone.
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  1. Document your management system

Identify your core or business processes.
Develop documentation that meets your business needs. (Policy statements, objectives, manuals, work instructions, job descriptions, forms.)
Encourage employees to help develop documents to build ownership and awareness.
Review, approve and distribute the documents to those who need access to the information.

  1. Implement your system

Ensure procedures are being performed as documented.
Ensure employees are trained properly for the tasks they are performing.
Create effective reporting systems.
Monitor the effectiveness of your processes through the use of measurable data, where possible.
Review and take action to improve in the areas required.

  1. Verify…

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EcoShopping_Newsletter_March 2015


Dear all, on this link http://ecoshopping-project.eu/document/EcoShopping_Newsletter_March_2015.pdf … YOU could find the Newsletter of “EcoShopping” (March 2015) … included the 1st Review Meeting in Brussels, as well as Technology Implementation Plan (by Emil Lezak from IZNAB) … just have a look!

Let´s have a look at Beginner´s Guide to EU funding


As is said by Kristalina Georgieva: “Our goal is clear – to boost jobs and growth and create a better quality of life in Europe”. It introduces beginner´s (SMEs, Large companies, R&D entities, and Public bodies) to the wide range of EU funding opportunities available, offering basic information on the application procedures, and others general rules, as well as tells where to find more details (enough for scared beginner´s!).
Moreover, contains the most recent information about the current EU programmes for the period 2014-2020. More details on the Beginner´s Guide to EU funding is available on http://ec.europa.eu/budget/funding/

So, after reading some parts of this document – this should be enough to involve some entity to participate in project proposal as a partner, or in ongoing project as a third part/advisory board, but … the real life is that noone from “Beginner´s” is reading this type of “Guide´s”, or almost never attend EU/National Info-day´s!

What happens, if only electrical vehicles will exists?


As is said by Janssens “You can see whether there is a risk of energy shortages in certain zones when a given number of vehicles are being charged. For example, if too many EVs are charged at the same time, is there a risk that the street lighting will go out?” in the news of EU: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/data-sim-what-happens-if-we-all-drive-electrical-vehicles

In continuation of these article “These answers will provide useful information for policy-makers, to reinforce the network in those specific locations or to re-design the charging point locations”

So, for the Shopping centers (like demo-site in EcoShopping project) it could be next asset to perform holistic retrofitting solutions, in order to approach the market of electric-vehicle, receiving more customers every day for charging EVs!