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OVERVIEW | Alleviating Urban Heat Island in the Context of Climate Change

by Vasileios Ntouros (NKUA)   Urban Heat Island (UHI) is known to have significant impacts on the environment, giving rise to ambient temperatures in and around rural areas. At the same time, climate change issues are intensifying the UHI...
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OVERVIEW | Energy efficient university campus projects

By Heike Erhorn-Kluttig (Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics)   Similarly to energy efficient school projects, university complexes offer the possibility to reduce the energy...
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BUILD UP Skills Pillar II Final Evaluation report

As part of the contract EASME/H2020/EE/2015/008 to ‘Support for BUILD UP Skills EU exchanges and analysis on construction skills’ for the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), Trinomics, with the support of...
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BUILD UP Skills Pillar II overview brochure

This is a short brochure providing an overview of the BUILD UP Skills Pillar II. The brochure highlights the most remarkable activities carried out, results achieved and lessons learnt as part of the initiative.
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Renewable Energy in the United Kingdom

Renewable Energy Accounts for 30% of the Total Electricity Generated in the UK The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) released a number of reports on the 22nd of February detailing the energy production of...
Renewable Energy in the United Kingdom Renewable Energy Accounts for 30% of the Total Electricity Generated in the UK The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) released a number of reports on the 22nd of...
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EU CoNZEBs wants your opinion: Take part in a survey on living in high-performance buildings

  The CoNZEBs team is asking for your opinion, based on your personal experiences, conversations with friends and neighbours, media or technical literature. Do you have any questions and open dilemmas regarding living in Nearly Zero...
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OVERVIEW | Super Insulating Materials: From mature products to market ready system solutions

By Daniel Quenard (CSTB)   Following years of research and development by EU-funded, national and international projects, Super-Insulated Materials (SIM) have achieved maturity. The industry is now rolling out market-ready solutions.   VIP...
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OVERVIEW | Possibilities and challenges of BIM with respect to the assessment of the energy performance of buildings

By Peter Wouters, INIVE   BIM (Building Information Modelling) is in many EU countries high on the agenda. This article is focusing on the potential of BIM in relation to the energy performance of building assessment and also in relation...
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OVERVIEW | Quality of installation of heating and cooling systems in buildings

by François Durier (CETIAT)   Reducing the energy consumption of heating and cooling systems in buildings requires:   to reduce building heating and cooling needs, via high performance building envelopes, intelligent controls (management...
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EU Invests in the Planet: Ten Initiatives for a Modern and Clean Economy

  The Juncker Commission's contribution to the One Planet Summit, Paris, 12 December 2017     At the One Planet Summit, which took place in Paris on 12 December 2017 marking the second anniversary of the Paris Agreement, the European...