News & Events

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...

Tackling the barriers that keep nature off the cities

The URBAN GreenUP analysis on obstacles hampering the implementation of Nature-Based Solutions and the related countermeasures is now available   Making our cities more sustainable and less harmful for the environment is one of...

The first-ever ESCO project signed in Cyprus

  The ESCO (Energy Services Company) market focuses on improving energy efficiency within client premises and production facilities. All the necessary technology and know-how have been developed for four years by RE-Pro and its Cyprus-...

Energy Performance of Buildings Directive: the consolidated version is available

The consolidated version of revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive has been published in 23 languages on EURLex.   Consolidation consists of the integration in a legal act of its successive amendments and corrigenda....

Webinar on DEEP RENOVATION AND PREFABRICATED SOLUTIONS: the EU H2020 project 4RinEU

This Webinar, organised by Eurac research and in collaboration with the BUILD UP team, is focused on teaching you all about deep renovation and prefabricated solutions and the H2020 project 4RinEU.   A big part of Europe...

European Energy Efficiency Conference 2019. Call for papers open until 10 October 2018

The European Energy Efficiency Conference 2019 will take place from 27 February to 1 March 2019 in the context of the annual World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED) conference. Each year, experts from all over the world come together in Wels/...

BPIE workshop: Building Renovation Passports: the journey to better renovation

This workshop, supported by the EU-funded project iBRoad, will present the concept of the Building Renovation Passport (BRP) and its usefulness in supporting buildings renovation in the EU. In addition, the event will aim at assessing the...

Green Solutions Awards 2018: be there on December 6 at COP24 in Katowice for the international winner gala!

Save the date! On December 6 in Katowice, in Poland where COP24 will take place, the 9 international winners of the Green Solutions Awards 2018 will be revealed. Join us at the University of Silesia to know which buildings, districts and...

One Planet Summit 2018: Europe sustains its leadership on climate action

Europe is committed to leading the fight against climate change. To underline its leadership, the Commission presented a comprehensive set of 10 transformative initiatives, the Action Plan for the Planet, at the inaugural One Planet Summit...

EBRD starts consultations on its draft energy sector strategy

  The EBRD Energy Sector Strategy covers the Bank’s activities in two areas: electricity generation, transmission, distribution, storage and supply; and hydrocarbon extraction, processing, transportation, distribution, storage, and supply...

World tallest passive-house Bolueta tower completed in Bilbao

Join us at the PUBLENEF Final Conference on 10 October

In Brussels for the #EURegionsWeek on the 10th of October? Join the PUBLENEF Final conference to explore the capacity of regions and cities to implement Energy Efficiency policies, and engage with EU, regional/local experts and...

More banks join EU-backed pilot scheme for green mortgages

  By joining the scheme, the two banks will adopt standards which are currently being tested as part of an EU-backed pilot programme involving banks and financial institutions representing a combined lending power of over €3 trillion,...

InnoEnergy offering investments to SMEs for cleantech, sustainable energy solutions

  The cut-off date to apply for the 2018 Investment Round is October 4, InnoEnergy said. The investments range from EUR 100,000 to EUR 5 million. The Investment Round targets SMEs with proven technology concepts that will transform the...

STARTUPS WANTED, KLIMAHOUSE STARTUP AWARD

Klimahouse, a leading trade show for innovations in the sustainable construction sector, is organising the 3rd edition of Klimahouse Startup Village to coincide with Klimahouse 2019 at the Bolzano Exhibition Center....

Efficient Buildings & Renewable Energy MED Community Conference

The Efficient Buildings & Renewable Energy MED Community Conference is organized in the framework of the Interreg MED Programme. The conference will take place in Ljubljana (Slovenia) the 18th and 19th of October. It will host the...

Benefits of BIM and its level of adoption in European countries

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is at the centre of a digital transformation of the construction sector and the built environment. The European construction sector represents 9% of EU GDP and 18 million employees being a driver for...

[Urban Chronicles #WellBeingAtWork] #02 - Towards an « as service » corporate office?

In the same way that the traditional vision of housing is being questioned by the arrival of the "millennials" on the residential building market, the office real estate market is now being shaken by the new expectations of occupants....

VELUX turns century-old wood into new roof windows

This unique product innovation showcases the willingness of the Group to listen to customer needs and to try new things. It is a kind of ‘VELUX experiment’ that’s in the spirit of VELUX founder Villum Kann Rasmussen, who once said (and...

What is BIM?

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a set of technologies, processes and policies enabling multiple stakeholders to collaboratively design, construct and operate a Facility in virtual space. As a term, BIM has grown tremendously over...