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Horizon 2020 project nominated for the prestigious Zukunftspreis for innovation, using CO2 as a raw material to make plastics

Dr Christoph Gürtler, Prof Walter Leitner and Dr Berit Stange have have proven that CO2 currently emitted by industries to the atmosphere could be turned into tangible and marketable materials for future products. Researchers and industry have...

U-CERT news article October 2019 issue REHVA Journal

Under the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), all EU countries have established independent energy performance certification systems supported by independent mechanisms of control and verification. However, current practices and tools...

International DGNB Consultant Training

Become now an international DGNB Consultant and position yourself in the growing market of sustainable buildings. DGNB Consultants carry out auditing work for DGNB Certificates and Pre-certificates for buildings and districts.   The...

WorldGBC and global leaders call for historic Built Environment Day at COP26

The World Green Building Council joins nine international organisations to sign a letter to COP26 President, Alok Sharma, requesting a Built Environment Day at the climate summit in November 2021.   The day at COP26 would be dedicated to...

Gérard Dellinger is the winner of the 2020 Roger Leron Award

TOn 26th November 2020, in normal times, FEDARENE members, Roger Leron Award finalists and stakeholders of the sustainable energy field would have gathered in Brussels for the annual Roger Leron Award Ceremony.   But the extraordinary...

Bulgaria to use EUR 1.5 billion from EU recovery fund for energy efficiency

TIn the draft Recovery and Resilience Plan of Bulgaria, EUR 882.2 million is indicated for incentives for energy refurbishment of residential buildings. The entire energy efficiency segment will be worth EUR 1.53 billion, according to...

How ‘Net-Zero’ and ‘Passive’ Houses Can Cut Carbon Emissions — And Energy Bills

“Net-Zero” and “Passive House” are certification labels for ultra-low energy buildings that use very little energy to heat and cool them.   Although the origins of the passive house date back to the 1970s, its popularity only began to...

Milestone for first ever Passivhaus school in Powys

The construction firm has completed the main works to the Welshpool Church in Wales Primary School that meets the rigorous energy efficiency standards required for Passivhaus certification.   Constructed around a timber frame that was...

EU needs mandatory targets and means to save energy

In its recent communication on the European Union climate target for 2030, the EU Commission described energy efficiency legislation and policies as essential instruments contributing to the achievement of the new 2030 greenhouse gas...

15 positions open for early-stage researchers - MSCA-ITN "RE-DWELL. Delivering affordable and sustainable housing in Europe"

  RE-DWELL (Here) will train a new generation of professionals with the transdisciplinary skills to address the urgent need of affordable and sustainable housing, a major challenge for European societies.   Applications for 15 early-stage...