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Save the date: Unlocking the potential of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to transform the buildings and construction sector

Unlocking the potential of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to transform the buildings and construction sector Thursday, 6 December 2018 from 09:30 AM to 5:30 PM (TBC) 132 NDCs explicitly mention the buildings sector. Among them...

Thank you for participating in the Webinar on Long-Term Renovation Strategies

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...

Making British energy grids smarter

Smart energy management systems wanted for a large housing provider in the UK; exploring solutions for future energy markets.     A large affordable housing provider in the UK is looking to become an energy service provider...

Montenegro launching Energy Efficient Home program

  The Energy Efficient Home program entails at “attractive” and sustainable financial mechanism aimed at implementing household energy efficiency measures. The Ministry of Economy has secured EUR 120,000 to subsidize interest rates and...

HISER project final conference: new circular economy solutions for the construction sector

New technological methods for increasing quality and quantity of recovered construction & demolition waste, promoting the consideration of end-of-life management of buildings and building components at their design stage, and...

iBRoad publishes Key Notes of Stakeholders Meetings

The engagement of stakeholders during the development process of the iBRoad project is considered of high value since the beginning. Following the stakeholders’ mapping procedure, a process that included the identification, the analysis,...

#GreenSolutions Awards 2018: winners of the International platform are known

The Green Solutions Awards aim to include realisations (buildings, districts and infrastructures) from allover the world. While Spanish, French, Chinese, Belgian, Italian, Moroccan, Algerian and Luxembourg projects can compete on their own...

The next evolution of green "thinking"

For those looking to understand better the next evolution of "green" thinking, you will find some interesting ideas from a California conference on joining the Circular Design Movement.  The article is in English and you can find it on...

What trends in the 2018 Green Solutions Awards?

The Green Solutions Awards are an international contest organized by Construction21 to highlight and reward inspiring and innovative construction projects which contribute to the fight against climate change: buildings, districts and...

The largest Public-Private Partnership for energy efficiency in South-East Europe is now operational

In April last year, the City of Ljubljana agreed a public-private partnership (PPP) with a consortium of GGE and Petrol for the energy retrofitting of public buildings in the municipality. The EUR 14.9 million project will deliver energy...

IMPULSE: a European pilot project for the energy upgrading of Public Buildings

IMPULSE introduces an integrated support system concerning energy upgrading projects for Public Buildings.   The Project is coordinated by the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES) and is implemented in the context of the...

IPCC climate change report: a global and urgent call to action

The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5º C was approved by the IPCC on Saturday in Incheon, Republic of Korea. It will be a key scientific input into the Katowice Climate Change Conference in Poland in December, when governments review...

IAQVEC 2019: Updates

It is our pleasure to write to you and to present the conference IAQVEC 2019: Healthy nearly Zero Energy Buildings. IAQVEC is a premier international conference series, held once every three years, and hosted in different...

Join the PROSPECT peer-to-peer learning programme

The PROSPECT learning programme enables peer-to-peer learning in regional and local authorities in order to finance and implement their sustainable energy and climate action plans. The programme builds upon successful financing schemes...

The iBRoad project video is here

The iBRoad project video has been completed with shots in Berlin and Athens, describing what is the building logbook (iBroad-Log) and the individual building renovation roadmap (iBRoad-Plan), and how they will enable a building’s deep...

#EUREGIONSWEEK is coming: meet us next week in Brussels

A very busy agenda from 8 to 11 November in Brussels: 170 sessions, 6.000 participants, officials from EU institutions and national and regional organisms and other relevant stakeholders. Hence, at least, this is a unique moment to make...

Participate in the STUNNING survey on barriers for energy-efficient refurbishments

The EU-funded, Horizon 2020 project STUNNING, which promotes knowledge exchange and interaction in the field of energy-efficient building renovation, is conducting a survey on barriers for energy refurbishments to seek out...

PUBLENEF Final Conference

A new Energy Efficiency Directive has been agreed upon and Europeans now have their new target: 32,5% for 2030. Public authorities through their energy efficiency strategies will be the main drivers for implementing the necessary measures...

iBRoad publishes "The logbook data quest- Setting up indicators and other requirements for a renovation passport"

The iBRoad project works on developing an Individual Building Renovation Roadmap for single-family houses. This tool provides a customised renovation plan over a long-term period of time (10-20 years).   The renovation roadmap is...

STARDUST Meets the Dragon

On September 5, the city of Tampere was awarded a prize for its work in the STARDUST project to become carbon neutral by 2030. Organized by the Foundation Prospective & Innovation together with the European Commission and the China...