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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....

Beyond 40%: Fraunhofer ISE hits new module efficiency record

Fraunhofer ISE, in collaboration with the EU-funded CPVMatch project, has set a new record for solar module efficiency at 41.4%.   The module measures 122 cm² and utilizes a multijunction, tandem cell set up, with multiple layers of active...

ECTP Conference 2018 report: Presentations and photos available!

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

BIM4REN project: easy-to-use BIM tools for collaborative construction energy renovation works

With 3 million enterprises and 18 million workers, the construction industry represents around 9% of the European Union GDP. However, the sector is among the least digitalised industries of the European economy. The construction industry...

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...

Webinar on new EPBD tools to trigger renovations: building renovation passports and better access to financing

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...

European Parliament approved 2030 targets for the renewables and energy efficiency

On 13 of November, the European Parliament voted on the provisional agreements reached with the Council in June this year on the three important legislative files within the Clean Energy for All Europeans Package, such as Energy Efficiency...

EED, RED II and Energy Governance planned to be approved by the Council in December

The three main legislative files on the Energy Efficiency (EED), the Promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (RED II) and the Governance of the Energy Union, under the Clean Energy Package are most likely expected to get a...

EUSEW 2019: be part of it!

The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) will be held from 17 to 21 June 2019.   Launched in 2006, EUSEW includes a two month-long series of activities organised across Europe annually to promote secure, clean and efficient energy. It brings...

Latest World Green Building Trends: Nearly Half of Survey Respondents Expect to Make 60% of their Projects Green in Next 3 Years

The findings from the preeminent study on green buildings have been released and the results are both surprising and encouraging. Forty-seven percent of those participating in the World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report expect...

FACE: a training course on complex technological building façades

Interreg Italy-Austria FACEcamp project offered a training course (named FACE) aimed at increasing the know-how of companies and freelance professionals operating in the field of complex technological building façades. The...

Webinar on Demand Response Technology Readiness Levels for Energy Management

Organized by the H2020 project DR-BOB (Demand Response in Block of Buildings) in collaboration with BUILD UP, the webinar addressed the demand response technology readiness levels for energy management in blocks of buildings....

THERMOSS project: 3rd Newsletter

THERMOSS consortium would like to share with you the third project newsletter, aiming to provide you with the latest news and information about the project progress. Read more about the new partners on board, new demo site and much more...

Closing the Gap between Projects and People

An immersive and interactive workshop at the Nordic Edge conference late September shone the spotlight on how European project teams can get their message across to citizens.   Entitled "How to make invisible projects...

Urban GreenUP at the World Forum on urban forests in Mantua

URBAN GreenUP will play an active role in the event taking place from the 28th of November to the 1st of December 2018 in Italy   The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Municipality of Mantova, the Italian Society of...

Commission welcomes European Parliament adoption of key files of the Clean Energy package

On 13th November European Parliament completed the parliamentary approval of half of the eight legislative proposals in the 2016 Clean Energy for All Europeans package, following the Energy Performance in Buildings Directive, which came...

Making co-owned buildings energy efficient: a EU lab in Rome

Italy may be emblematic in the energy rehabilitation of buildings because of its red tape and ever-changing tax incentives   Some 15.4 % of the EU population reported that they live in dwellings with a leaking roof, damp...

Night at Museum with STARDUST

The STARDUST partners from Trento participated at the local Museum of Science for the 2018 European Researchers’ Night by demonstrating the science behind smart cities   One the eve of the 28th of September 2018, Fondazione Bruno...