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Are smart cities ready for Europe's new privacy measures?

By providing citizens with a bigger power and control over their personal information, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) represents a challenge to smart cities, which use also personal data to offer intelligent...
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Volumetric addition & building renovation: Find out more about our technical toolkit!

Want to test volumetric addition and deep energy efficieny renovation? Register in our page to have access to all the toolkits and watch the video-tutorial on ABRACADABRA Technical Toolkit!   https://youtu.be/Er9Luo8yTng    
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CEPPI project

CEPPI – Coordinated energy-related PPIs actions for cities – aims to build capacity in cities on how to achieve more sustainable energy solutions through a pro-innovation procurement approach. The five cities involved in...
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Affordable renewable energy supply for high energy efficiency in German building sector

A study commissioned by the organization Agora Energiewende and the European Climate Foundation finds that high energy efficiency in buildings is a condition for affordable renewable energy supply.

Efficiency reduces costs and risks, creates many benefits and opportunities. The study assesses how climate targets can be achieved at the lowest possible cost and what role building efficiency plays in the energy system.   The study...
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Green mortgages: could they increase the energy efficiency of UK homes?

The UK Government’s Clean Growth Strategy, released in 2017, included plans to work with lenders to develop green mortgage and to incentivise people to make their homes more energy efficient....

What are ‘green mortgages’? At the moment, there is no universal definition of green mortgages, but they usually refer to mortgages on energy efficient homes. It might be useful to expand this definition to include climate resilience as...
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Croatia’s Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund to co-finance home renewables systems

Croatia’s Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund (FZOEU) has issued a new invitation to apply for co-financing to install renewables systems at stand-alone houses. The total co-financing budget is HRK...

“We will co-finance the procurement and installation of biomass boilers and heat pumps by individuals with HRK 12 million. Depending on the location of the house, it is possible to get co-financing of between 40% and 80% of the project...
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International Passive House Open Days

Simply walking into other people's homes? That is exactly what everyone can do during the International Passive House Open Days. Residents of Passive House buildings will open their doors to visitors during this annual open days...
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SECAM 2019 -The 1st International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Climate in African Municipalities

The first International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Climate in African Municipalities (SECAM 2019) will be held at the ENSTP (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Travaux Publics) during the week of 22nd to 25th of...