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EUCalc MOOC – Pathway Finder to a low-carbon EU-society: Free course now online!

There are many suggestions and various policies and actions to combat climate change and achieve decarbonization but how do we know which ones will be most beneficial?   For example, what will have the greater impact on emissions:...

RESTORE Newsletter #35

August 2020 newsletter of RESTORE project is out!   The contents are the following: TS 5 school program is accredited by ILFI ! Please answer to “RESTORY Survey”. Here the link: https://www.survio.com/survey/d/V1Y3M3W7M1P1Q0L7O Status...

Sustainable Places 2020

Sustainable Places is the only annual international conference focused on showcasing results of EU projects on innovation for the built environment. The 8th edition, Sustainable Places 2020 (27-30 October 2020), will be held over four days...

|Call for Abstracts| Ventilation 2021: 13th International Industrial Ventilation Conference for Contaminant Control

Ventilation 2021: 13th International Industrial Ventilation Conference for Contaminant Control August 15-18, 2021 Toronto, Canada ashrae.org/ventilation2021   The Ventilation 2021 Conference takes place Aug. 15-18, 2021 at...

Be part of the EUCF adventure

The European City Facility (EUCF) aims to support municipalities and their groupings in developing investment concepts related to the implementation of their climate and energy action plans. All ...

Building on experience

Europe is known for its valuable built environment, which includes many historic homes and beautiful buildings. But peel back this façade and you’ll find that many are grossly inefficient. In fact, Europe’s buildings consume 40% of all the...

The 14th edition of ZERO-PLUS newsletter has been released

Take a look at the latest news of the ZERO-PLUS Project and stay tuned for the upcoming newsletter!   14th edition of ZERO-PLUS newsletter

Comment l’économie circulaire devient un levier de relance post-crise COVID19 et de repositionnement du secteur de la construction

Le vendredi 5 juin, la Plateforme des Acteurs pour le Réemploi d’Eléments de Construction à Bruxelles a rencontré Emmanuel Mossay, expert en économie circulaire chez Ecores, Groupe One et à l’Institut Eco-conseil et...

The European City Facility’s application process

Do you want to apply for the European City Facility (EUCF) but you don’t know how?   EUCF has prepared a short video to show the whole process: The first call of the European City Facility is open until the 2nd October 2020 (17:00 CEST)....

PLAGE : la législation énergétique qui va transformer l’immobilier bruxellois

Le secteur du bâtiment est le principal producteur de gaz à effet de serre et le deuxième plus grand émetteur de substances polluantes dans l’air de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale (RBC). En conséquence, la RBC a décidé d’...

BPIE August newsletter is out!

Contents are the following:   Focus on: EU building policy   A Guidebook to European Building Policy: Key legislation and initiatives Highlights   Bringing buildings back to reach zero-carbon by 2050 The...

SBE21 Heritage Conference - deadline for submission of abstracts extended!

SBE21 Heritage warmly welcomes contributions from different research fields.   We are looking forward to receiving submissions covering best practices of energy retrofit in the built heritage sector, conservation-compatible solutions,...

DG Energy August Newsletter

August 2020 newsletter is out!   Contents are the following: News A new generation of EU energy labels Review of renewables and energy efficiency directives - Commission launches first steps in process ITER ceremony marks...

Going ‘Deep Green,’ Office Buildings Give Back to the Planet

For a couple of decades, many in the real estate industry have been trying to make buildings “green,” replacing conventionally made materials with sustainable ones and installing energy-efficient systems. Buildings have a heavy...

How to grow a “living” building

Andreas Gyr remembers his first car fondly: a 1982 Ford Escort, which had the gas parts ripped out and replaced with 17 golf cart batteries and an electric motor. “It had about a 15-mile range and it topped out at like 58 miles per hour,”...

The climate emergency demands bold policy innovations – can cities deliver? 

While the challenges of climate change and a global health crisis converge in cities, the economic conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic now present an unprecedented moment in modern urban sustainable development. Are cities ready,...

The City Finance Lab calls on urban leaders to help build back better

Organised by sustainability expert South Pole, the competition for the most innovative financing solutions for city climate action is open and will run until 21 October 2020. Pitches for the City Finance Lab’s 2020 call for proposals can...

Energy Community, EBRD publish policy guidelines on financing mechanisms for energy efficiency

According to the recently published Energy Transition Tracker, the energy-saving measures could lead to additional investments worth EUR 2.5 billion in the Western Balkans.   Under the Energy Efficiency Directive, Energy Community...

Greece earmarks EUR 850 million for energy efficiency, prosumers

The idea is to introduce energy saving measures in 60,000 households per year until 2030, local media reported. The government will subsidize up to 85% of each investment while the maximum amount per household will be EUR 50,000, according...

Slovenia drafts energy efficiency law, submits buildings renovation strategy by 2050

he Ministry of Infrastructure said its forthcoming Energy Efficiency Act would regulate the field in Slovenia and that some provisions in the draft match the Energy Act. Others have been amended or added in order to transpose European...