A showcase project to reduce an old school building's energy consumption is a goldmine of teaching opportunities for engineering students
Post date: 20 May 2014
A project to demonstrate optimised energy systems for high performance energy cities has just commenced. CITyFiED is a 5-year endeavour, co-funded by the EU and led by Valladolid-based Fundación CARTIF. The consortium comprises 18 partners from Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Belgium and Germany.
Post date: 30 Apr 2014
The first BRICKER steering committee meeting took place last month in Belgium where the BRICKER demonstration site of the University of Liège is located.
Post date: 9 Apr 2014
Three projects involving 15 municipalities have decided to join forces for greater leverage in sharing and promoting energy efficient renovation solutions for cities and communities EU-wide. The projects EU-GUGLE, R2CITIES and ZenN, have now set out a roadmap for clustering a number of their activities to come. These include joint dissemination such as access to project workshops for members of the sister projects, web cross-linking, joint social media and events, exchange of best practices.
Post date: 24 Mar 2014
Is your city, private company or association investing in energy efficiency, renewable energy or clean transport? Are you keen to gain EU recognition and visibility for your sustainable energy achievements?Share your contribution to the EU 2020 energy targets by submitting a project to the EU’s most important sustainable energy awards competition.
Post date: 14 Mar 2014
Last 12 – 14 February 2014, the R2CITIES project consortium gathered in Madrid, Spain, for its first progress meeting. The purpose of this ambitious four-year FP7 project is to develop and demonstrate replicable strategies for designing, constructing and managing large-scale district renovation projects for achieving nearly zero energy cities. These results will open the way for new refurbishments on a European scale within the framework of new urban energy planning strategies.
Post date: 27 Feb 2014
Renovations of entire districts, designed to reach near zero-energy consumption, need to be replicable if they are to be widely adopted The overall building stock represents about 40% of the EU’s energy consumption. It also produces about 36% of its total CO2 emissions. Besides, new buildings only account for 1% to 1.5% of the building stock. This means that renovation of existing buildings could be relevant for energy saving and greenhouse gases reduction.
Post date: 16 Dec 2013
Post date: 12 Dec 2013
Post date: 12 Dec 2013
The CONCERTO Conference (Brussels, 22-23/10/2013): Energy solutions for Smart Cities and Communities has summed up many outcomes of the CONCERTO initiative.Overall OBJECTIVES of the CONCERTO initiative:In order to substantially improve the overall performance of energy systems in new and/or existing communities, CONCERTO projects should involve integrated demonstration actions, which are economically attractive for replication.
Post date: 28 Nov 2013