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RESTORE Training School 2019: new deadline for applications!

The Construction and Operational phases of a building are crucial in realising the regenerative sustainability vision, intent, concept and design. Construction can be regenerative, with those involved in the construction phase (contractors,...

Registration open! Webinar on new EPBD tools to trigger renovations: building renovation passports

The countdown to transpose the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) has started!   Member States have until March 2020 to translate into national law all the new requirements from the EU energy efficiency...

What is an Energy Efficient Mortgages? EEM initiative published the definition

The Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEM) Initiative is unveiling its definition of an energy efficient mortgage which is the result of extensive cross-sectoral, market consultation of the lending institutions piloting the...

ECTP Conference 2018 Report

The 8th ECTP Conference took place at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels on November 13-14, 2018 (cf. the conference programme).   More than 170 stakeholders from the whole construction value-chain and representatives of the European...

Energy efficiency measures in schools to help children grow as future leaders of energy transition

Implementation of energy efficiency measures in schools and kindergartens, besides leading to energy savings and reduction of environmental pollution, would also improve the conditions in which children spend much of their time. More so,...

Home sweet (hemp) home

December 5 is UN World Soil Day. The building industry has thus been called to account for its role in the massive use of mineral raw materials and environmental pollution. One solution comes from the bio-...

UN climate change conference in Katowice: stay informed on #COP24!

The UN climate summits, so called COP (Conference of the Parties) are global conferences, in the course of which action for climate policy is negotiated. Poland hosted them twice - in 2008, in Poznań and in 2013, in Warsaw. In December...

COP24: urgency, opportunity and ambition

COP24 will be held in Katowice from 3 to 14 December 2018.   Three years after securing the historic Paris Agreement, negotiators have two key tasks in Poland. First, they must agree the so-called ‘Paris Rulebook’, which is...

The Commission calls for a climate neutral Europe by 2050

Following the invitation by the European Council in March 2018, the Commission's vision for a climate-neutral future covers nearly all EU policies and is in line with the Paris Agreement objective to keep temperature increase to well below...

Calling global leaders in energy management: Global Energy Management Awards 2019

The Energy Management Leadership Awards program for 2019 is now accepting entries. Any organization with an ISO 50001-certified energy management system is invited to enter this global competition, now in its fourth year....