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Renovating historic buildings for a sustainable future

From small medieval towns in Italy to the elegant nineteenth-century boulevards in Paris; from the zen Buddhist temples in Kyoto to the colourful cathedrals of Mexico’s colonial cities: buildings reflect our culture and need to be preserved to tell...

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...

Save the Date for the Virtual ManagEnergy Talk

After two very successful editions featuring story-teller Rob Hopkins and Prof. Per Espen Stoknes, the ManagEnergy Talk is back for its first ever virtual edition. Dr Cara Augustenborg will deliver an inspirational speech on "A...

|Call for abstracts| 13th International Scientific Conference on Energy and Climate Change

Calls & Registration form   4th Open Call deadlines Deadline for abstracts’ submission:         30 August 2020 Notification of acceptance:                     7 September 2020 Deadline for full...

Towards EU Member States Economic Recovery: The potential of buildings in delivering jobs and a better quality of life

The EU has long been considered a frontrunner in the field of climate and environment policy. In that perspective, the European Green Deal, a set of policy initiatives by the European Commission with the overarching aspiration of making...

Health and wellness will be the new normal of office buildings

Will this place make me sick? That’ll be the question on the minds of anxious occupants as they begin returning to offices. And it’ll be up to you, the fearless facility manager, to allay those fears.  That’s no small order. The...

What role does HVAC play in reducing Coronavirus risks in buildings?

As facility managers consider their reopening strategies, of course cleaning, PPE, and social distancing policies must be top of mind. But the role of the HVAC system cannot be ignored either. Can improved air filtration and better...

Gas boilers deserve an ‘F’, not an ‘A’

Europe’s heating and cooling is a climate time bomb, with the sector responsible for almost half of the EU’s energy consumption and a third of its CO2 emissions. Ageing buildings bear much of the blame, with a large part of the energy...

Co-creating in Austria and Catalonia

The EU project HOUSEFUL has completed its first set of workshops with housing sector experts from Austria and the Barcelona area. The goal? To identify, discuss and demonstrate a number of ideas for the uptake of circular buildings.  ...

4 Questions to Ask to Help Select Smart Building Technologies

It seems that every week brings the release of a new smart device or system for buildings. Often, the benefit of the new technology is related to energy in order to reduce consumption, trim demand, or cut carbon emissions. Since HVAC and...