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Help us improve BUILD UP, the European Portal for Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Taking this short survey can be your contribution to making sure BUILD UP truly meets your needs. It will only take a few minutes.   Your contribution...

Net-zero buildings in 2050: Key role for efficiency and integration

As Europe is taking a leading position on tackling climate change, the building sector will play a critical role in delivering carbon neutrality by 2050. Within the long-term perspective of the European Commission’s European Green Deal, key enablers...

Sun carport off at De Meent car park

Instead of only sustainable sports, athletes can now also park sustainably at De Meent Sport Complex in Alkmaar. Within the POCITYF project, 858 solar panels have been placed above the parking lot on the...

Tampere’s IoT Platform Gaining Recognition as one of Finland’s Most Skilled Procurement of the Year

The procurement of Tampere’s IoT platform has been nominated as a finalist for this year’s most skilful procurement competition in Finland.   One way of acquiring and implementing smart city solutions is through public...

Nature on the roof

A green roof has been installed on the El Campillo municipal market in Valladolid (Spain). The intervention is one of the nature-based solutions implemented by the EU project URBAN GreenUP. The Spanish city of Valladolid...

The Impact of Construction Automation on Sustainability

The pandemic caused increasing eco-consumerism. A housebound lifestyle exposed various individuals to their waste generation habits, sparking a need for sustainable solutions. Many homes adopted energy-efficient smart technology and other...

Peer-to-peer platforms – Shaping a democratic energy model to boost renewables

Prosumers are people who both produce and consume renewable energy. New peer-to-peer platforms allow them to share, sell or donate their power surplus to other citizens. This system is becoming crucial for residents of protected historical...

[Webinar] How can I centralise the data of my product suppliers?

Have you ever searched for a BIM object without knowing where you and your colleagues could have put it?   With Onfly, no more wasted hours searching for the right Revit, Archicad or other formats in your old projects, on your server or on...

Passports to defend the rights of the building materials

The construction industry is a major source of pollution and building materials should not be wasted but recycled. Architect Thomas Rau even proposed a UN Declaration of Material Rights in this respect. New material passports aim at...

Week for Sustainable Mobility and Climate

The Week for Sustainable Mobility and Climate #SMDC2021, at Dakar, the event co-organised by 3 partners committed to sustainable mobility in developing countries and to the fight against climate change at the local level: Climate Chance,...