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Future of BUILD UP Skills: make your voice heard!

The Executive Agency for Small & Medium-sized enterprises is launching an on-line consultation regarding the future implementation of the BUILD UP Skills initiative.   Launched in 2011, the main objective of BUILD UP Skills is to...

EIT Climate-KIC launches Call for Proposals to support post-COVID-19 green recovery

EIT Climate-KIC’s ‘Extraordinary Post COVID-19 Regeneration Call 2020’ will select projects and programmes with the potential to restructure and regenerate our economies in the wake of the pandemic and in anticipation of future climate,...

Building renovation in France and Germany: support schemes, actors and financing

The Franco-German Office for the Energy Transition (DFBEW/OFATE) is organizing an online conference on June 30th 2020, on the following topic:   Building renovation in France and Germany: Support schemes, actors and financing     The...

The Green Solutions Awards come back in September 2020

As you may have noticed, this year we did not launch the Green Solutions Awards at MIPIM. It was not because of coronavirus and event cancellation, but by choice.   Indeed, the success of the 2019 edition has encouraged us to move to a...

Iurreta site turns into an ultra-low temperature system

The main aim of Iurreta demonstration site is to tests the possibilities of the ultra-low temperature district heating systems in corporate building complexes.   For such purpose, the intervention proposed within the framework of RELaTED...

Urban regeneration One-Stop-Shops in the Post COVID Recovery

It is in a particular context that the project Opengela celebrated it’s one year of existence. Its partners decided that the best way to celebrate was digitally, surrounded by representatives of 6 fellow One-Stop-Shops European Projects....

The nZEB and the construction crafts: one goal, too many roads to achieving it?

The CraftEdu project sets up a blueprint in the efforts for mutual recognition of qualifications in the construction sector   Just a few months away from the obligatory entry into force of the nZEB requirements in all EU...

World Economic Forum: Slovenia best ranked among SEE countries in energy transition

Many fundamental challenges will remain after the unprecedented disruption caused by COVID-19 and the shift to clean energy is under threat, the World Economic Forum said in an annual report. It pointed to the volatility in energy prices,...

Germany’s solar industry could implode this summer

The country’s solar industry is collecting signatures and writing incendiary letters to politicians to finally abolish the solar cap and thus save thousands of jobs.   According to the latest survey results of the German Solar Industry...

Le bois certifié : Le matériau de construction renouvelable par excellence

Le bois, en tant que matériau, est au cœur de l'industrie de la construction. En plus de ses excellentes performances, le bois est une ressource renouvelable, pourvu qu’il soit issu de forêts gérées durablement. Partons à la découverte de...

Press release: EU Recovery Package should earmark €90 billion public funding annually towards building renovation for EU-27, new analysis shows

BPIE – The Buildings Performance Institute Europe has published an analysis of the economic opportunity for Europe’s building sector, which could help mitigate economic damage of the COVID-19 pandemic. The findings show that the total...

EPB Center, Newsletter no. 2 (May 2020)

What can you learn when scrolling newsletter no. 2? ♠ Stay informed and join the discussion ♣ Reap the benefits of the EPB Center services e.g.        EPB Center guide on how to fill in National Annexes...

8 Ways COVID-19 Will Change Architecture

Looking to respond constructively to the COVID-19 pandemic, many architects have turned to what they know best: design and innovation. The new restrictions placed on society have been a catalyst to rethink much of what we take for granted...

How ICT and social sciences can empower energy education

The eTEACHER video is the results of almost three years of work from 12 partners all over Europe and the combination of different skills and knowledge. Our mascot will show you the work done, the results achieved and those...

Call for Papers - International Conference on Clean and Green Energy Engineering CGEE 2020

Annoucement: In light of the worldwide spread of COVID-19, the conference organizing committee has decided to postpone the conference to August 4-6 for the safety and health of all the participants.   Call for Papers submission...

eTeacher Newsletter #4

#4 newsletter is out!   Contents included are: Articles Rebound behaviours, nudges, competition: energy saving is a matter of mindset Nudging energy saving behaviours   News #eTEACHERatHOME: tips to...

Heat pump installations for 5th generation district heating and cooling in the city of Brunssum

Mijnwater B.V. is developing a circular energy system for residential complexes of social housing corporation Weller B.V. Due to Mijnwaters’ heating and cooling network, the connected homes are not only heated without natural gas but will...

Towards zero-carbon building

In its 2018 landmark report, Global Warming of 1.5°C, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned of a catastrophic climate breakdown if global average temperatures rose by 2°C. Negative consequences for our communities and...

€112 million available for Horizon 2020 energy projects

12 energy topics under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme are now open for application. They make available EU funding of €112 million in total.   The topics relate to low carbon energy (check the link below for the full list of...

Covid-19 stimulus spending for green construction means building back better

The construction sector is essential for an economic recovery after the COVID-19 crisis. It can rapidly create large amounts of jobs and involves far-reaching value chains of small and large businesses. In 2015, the sector accounted for 11...