The Voice of Architects in Europe

The Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) is the representative organisation for the architectural profession at European level. Its membership consists of regulatory and professional representative bodies throughout Europe. Through them, the ACE represents the interests of over 549.000 architects.+

The Architectural Profession in Europe 2014

Fourth edition of the Sector Study commissioned by the ACE. This study collects statistical data about architects and their practice. It updates the 2008, 2010 and 2012 studies and is based on more than 18,000 responses received from architects in 26 ACE member countries. +

Let’s Speak Sustainable Construction

In partnership with the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the European Cement Association, the Architects’ Council of Europe has developed a Sustainable Construction Glossary to promote the development of sustainable construction by encouraging the use of a common language and...+

13th Economic Trends Survey - Gradual Recovery of the Architectural Market

The 13th economic trends survey undertaken by the Architects’ Council of Europe confirms the earlier signs of recovery of the architectural market that were foreseen in the previous survey. However, the situation still differs greatly from one country to another.+

ACE Manifesto for the European Parliament Elections

The ACE promotes responsible architecture – for a sustainable future; aims to advance the highest professional standards – to safeguard the public interest and ensure global competitiveness ; and looks to optimize professional mobility – in order to stimulate Jobs...+

Design & Build Review Magazine - April edition, in association with the ACE

ACE Project Officer, Dr Veronika Schröpfer, presents the A2PBEER Project, a great example of how European Projects can support achieving 2030 Energy Efficiency Targets.+


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The ACE supports the 2015 European PV Technology Platform Conference


The EU PV Technology Platform holds yearly high-level conferences on core topics for the PV sector in Europe. This year’s event will consist in a discussion among investors, architects, construction and PV industry representatives, as well as policy makers about challenges and opportunities for the ...

ACE ENERGY DAY: Presenting Materials and Technologies from LEEMA, iNSPiRe and A2PBEER


ACE, the Architects’ Council of Europe, is proudly presenting results and progress of three FP7 projects they are involved in: LEEMA, iNSPiRe and A2PBEER on 16 June from 13:30 onwards in the Maison des Associations Internationales in Brussels. The conference will present various innovative material...

DBR Magazine - April issue, in association with the ACE


In this edition, ACE Project Officer Dr Veronika Schröpfer and Elisabeth O'Brien of the Limerick Institute of Technology, present the A2PBEER Project, a great example of how European Projects can support achieving 2030 Energy Efficiency Targets. Read the article Smart Retrofittin...


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ACE Response to Draft recommendations to the High Level Strategic Forum for the Construction 2020 Strategy


The ACE has taken this process very seriously indeed. We have devoted considerable resources to this issue, and consulted widely in order to develop common positions. Therefore, we are somewhat frustrated that some of the debate has been held without the back up of evidence-based, written positions...

ACE policy position on Life Cycle Assessment


The construction sector plays an extremely important role in the European economy, generating almost 10% of GDP, and providing 20 million jobs, mainly in micro and small enterprises. The performance of the construction sector can significantly influence the development of the overall economy. The...

ACE response to the consultation on Sustainable Buildings


The EU Commission launched on 9 July 2013 a public consultation on Sustainable Buildings (close on 1 October 2013). The European Commission wanted to gather views and additional information on the possible introduction of EU wide measures to achieve better environmental performance of buildings....

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