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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...

Renovation wave approaches Czechia and Slovakia: 15 new training courses for construction professionals presented by the CraftEdu project

The construction sector is an industry that consumes substantial amount of material sources and energy and produces significant volume of waste.   It nevertheless also carries innovation: digital product passports and building certificates...

The Biggest Sources of Energy Loss in Old Commercial Buildings

Those who own old commercial buildings tend to struggle with energy loss. These structures weren’t exactly built with efficiency in mind, especially when compared to new architecture.   Property managers need to tackle this issue to save...

Home Building Finance Ireland offer developers a discounted green development loan using Home Performance Index Certification for sustainable housing developments

Home Building Finance Ireland (HBFI) has launched a new green loan product offering a discount of up to 0.5% on loans to homebuilders for developments certified with Irish Green Building Council’s Home Performance Index certification.   ...

Call for Papers - EREE 2021

  Important Dates   Submission Deadline: March 01st, 2021 Notification Date: April 01st, 2021 Registration Deadline: April 20th, 2021 Conference Dates: July 15-17, 2021 Call for Papers   Environment...

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A magyarországi ingatlanok tulajdonosainak 84 százaléka véli úgy, hogy otthona energiahatékonysági szempontból felújításra szorul - derül ki a Fundamenta-Lakáskassza Zrt. és az NRC piackutató legfrissebb, reprezentatív kutatásából...

Improved urban parks increase communities’ climate resilience

Start Park, a project led by citizens from Florence, Italy, has won “Most advanced idea” at the global Climathon Awards 2020.   The prize rewards the team that has improved the most since taking part in a previous Climathon: a city-based...

How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate change

How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate change cunaplus/Shutterstock Cameron Tonkinwise, University of Technology Sydney et Abby Mellick Lopes, University of Technology Sydney   Our cities,...

ComAct, the new H2020 project set to lift citizens in CEE and CIS region out of energy poverty by developing and piloting a set of community tailored actions website

In 2019, 6.9% of the EU population said in an EU-wide survey that they could not afford to heat their home sufficiently.   Energy poverty represents a problem all over Europe, and is particularly high in the East, South, South-Eastern and...