sustainability

The EU funded BAMB Project – Buildings As Material Banks, will enable a systemic shift where dynamically and flexibly designed buildings can be incorporated into a circular economy. Through design and circular value chains, materials in buildings sustain their value – in a sector producing less waste and using less virgin resources. Instead of being to-be waste, buildings will function as banks of valuable materials – slowing down the usage of resources to a rate that meets the capacity of the planet.  
Post date: 20 Jun 2017
Type: Link

The EU-funded APSE project (Use of eco-friendly materials for a new concept of Asphalt Pavements for a Sustainable Environment) aims to demonstrate and validate an eco-innovative design of asphalt pavements based on the integration of more sustainable materials into its production cycle. This goal will be achieved by working on two asphalt mixtures’ main components, binders and aggregates. On the binder side, the aim is to replace almost the 100% of the bitumen by greener materials from renewable raw sources, e.g. vegetable oils, by-products of bioethanol production.
Post date: 20 Jun 2017
Type: Link

On Tuesday 6 June 2017, the International Energy Agency released its latest report on Energy Technology Perspectives (ETP 2017), mapping major transformations in the field over the next decades.  
Post date: 9 Jun 2017
Type: News

This special feature section complements the International Energy Agency (IEA)’s annual ‌Tracking Clean Energy Progress (TCEP) report containing information on public and private investment in research, development, and demonstration (RD&D).
Post date: 9 Jun 2017
Type: Publication

Energy Technology Perspectives 2017 Excerpt Informing Energy Sector Transformations  
Post date: 8 Jun 2017
Type: Publication

Catalysing Energy Technology Transformations   The 2017 edition of the International Energy Agency (IEA)’s Energy Technology Perspectives (ETP 2017), focuses on the opportunities and challenges of scaling and accelerating the deployment of clean energy technologies.  
Post date: 8 Jun 2017
Type: Publication

European ‘Energy Days’ kick started in Lund, Sweden   An early start to celebrating the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) ‘energy days’ began in Lund, Sweden, with an open invitation for politicians, municipal officials, researchers and more to discuss sustainable district renewal.    Held on 17 May, the CITyFiED project demonstration site and partners made a perfect tangible example for exchanging some inspirational ideas about how to build a sustainable city.  
Post date: 1 Jun 2017
Type: News

coolingEU Launch Event  
Post date: 31 Mai 2017
Type: Ereignis

The report, released in the framework of the RENEW SCHOOL project, presents the design and description of the activities undertaken within 16 school projects in Austria, Belgium, Copenhagen, Italy, Poland and Slovenija.   The main objectives of these projects were:  
Post date: 18 Mai 2017
Type: Publication

9th Webinar – Smart Grids district heating/cooling and cogeneration organised by IDEA   The main objective of this webinar was to present an overview about district heating and cooling (DHC), its link with cogeneration, the perspectives in terms of improved efficiency, integration with renewables sources and evolution in the smart cities framework.  
Post date: 17 Mai 2017
Type: News