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How every part of the world has warmed – and could continue to warm

  The map, created by Zeke Hausfather and Rosamund Pearce, combined observed temperature changes with future climate model projections to show how climate change has changed up to present day, but also how it is forecasted to change in...
A new interactive map by Carbon Brief shows how every part of the world has warmed.
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Energy efficiency and the cooling imperative

  The IEA estimates that by 2050 energy demand from space cooling will triple. Entering into force in 2019, the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol seeks to reduce the global warming impacts of air conditioners and refrigerators...
Tapping the synergies with the HFC Refrigerant Phasedown under the Kigali Amendment (Webinar).
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European Real Estate sector achieves a 5.6% reduction GHG emissions in 2018

In 2018, GRESB scored and benchmarked the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of 432 European real estate funds and companies on behalf of 75 institutional investors. The data covers 78% of the listed real estate market...
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Tenant Engagement with the H2020 DREEAM project

The DREEAM project has a holistic approach towards renovation. Multi-building renovation processes led within the DREEAM framework comprise different stages: this video introduces us to the 'Tenant Engagement' stage of the process. It...
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New INSPIRE Geoportal launched

  The INSPIRE Geoportal makes it easier to discover, monitor and directly use geospatial data sets relevant for specific application areas, in particular European environmental policy. The new Geoportal provides overviews of the...
The Commission has launched the new INSPIRE Geoportal offering easier access to spatial data in the EU.
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World Green Building Week 2018: Global Activity Map

This map is a place for you to share how and where in the world you’re participating in World Green Building Week 2018. Will you learn more about the benefits of a greener home? Will you share the week with friends and family? Will you...
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Database of mixed-mode ventilated transitional spaces

  Transitional spaces are meant as “a space in between indoor and outdoor climate, or between two indoor environments, which thermal characteristics can be or not modified by mechanical control system and where occupant may experience the...
This database is part of a PhD work thesis by Marta Avantaggiato. The work title is: "Mixed-mode ventilation design and thermal comfort in transitional spaces".
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A new use for Google Maps: calculating a city’s carbon footprint

  Looking at a city’s Google Maps data, in combination with other data, a new tool from Google can estimate the carbon footprint of all of its buildings–and the carbon footprint of all the car trips, bus and subway rides, and other...
The Environmental Insights Explorer calculates emissions from buildings, car trips, and public transport to illustrate how a city’s sustainability efforts are faring.
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The carbon-free regions handbook: an action guide for states, provinces, and regional governments

The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) launched The Carbon-Free Regions Handbook: An Action Guide for States, Provinces, and Regional Governments in collaboration with The Climate Group, as secretariat to the Under2 Coalition. Designed to...
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SURVEY: Comparing housing providers’ sustainability planning

For a clearer picture of how housing providers across Europe are assessing and managing energy efficiency risk, the REVALUE project partners invite you to take part in this survey. Once the data has been gathered, results will be shared...
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The Center for Resilience: promoting resilient buildings and communities

U.S. Green Building Council is working to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built, and operated to encourage green building practices—and resilience is a clear extension of this work. The Center for Resilience is a...
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RE4 Project video

RE4 is a collaborative research project of 13 partner institutions from science and industry-funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The main purpose of the project is to develop a RE4 ...
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Public survey on smart grids in the Eusalp territory launched

Smart grids are intelligent power grids, encompassing all players of the energy system via a communication network. As power supply systems, they coordinate bidirectional communication between producer, consumer, energy storage and the...
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Energy Efficiency in schools - a Green Business Fund webinar

This webinar is for schools interested in learning more about how to embed good energy management practices within day to day activities, and identify opportunities for energy and cost savings.   Schools are pushed to make the most of...
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Got Energy Talent (GET): first call is open!

GOT ENERGY TALENT (GET) is a fellowship programme co-funded by the EU as part of the H2020-MSCA-COFUND programme (Grant Agreement number 754382). GET is run by the University of Alcalá (UAH) as beneficiary of the action in collaboration...
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Faces of energy

Use this interactive map to explore today's global landscape of stakeholders in gender and energy. See what’s happening where and discover opportunities to engage. Explore map: http://facesofenergy.org/.
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What would a heat-proof city look like?

If you’ve felt uncomfortably hot in a city this summer, chances are it’s not just because of the weather. Look around any urban centre and you’ll see the built environment itself exacerbates summer temperatures. Vehicles stuck in traffic...
Cities are already up to 10C hotter than surrounding areas. As temperatures rise, here are four ways to cool cities down – saving both lives and energy.
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E2VENT project: Energy Efficient Ventilated Facades for Optimal Adaptability and Heat Exchange

The old buildings, which represents the vast majority of the building stock, are predominantly of low energy performance and subsequently in need of refurbishment work. Within the existing European building stock, a large share (...
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The Overshoot Day 2018: how will you #MoveTheDate?

How many Earths would we need if everyone in the world lived the average lifestyle in your country?   We are using 1.7 Earths.   We use more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate through overfishing,...
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How to influence green policies at your local school

Have you ever observed a sustainability challenge at school—a lack of recycling, or school buses idling—and felt unsure of how you could help address it? Whether you are a student, parent or teacher, you know things could be done better....