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SHIFFT: Sustainable Heating: Implementation of Fossil-Free Technology

The declaration of a climate emergency means we must all look at how we can make big changes within our own communities. The current COP25 meeting in Madrid will highlight the society wide approaches which must be taken across the...

Call for Abstracts - 6th International Symposium on Occupant Behaviour & 5th Expert Meeting of Annex 79

Following the tradition of IEA Annex 79, we organize the 6th International Symposium on Occupant Behaviour Research with Digital Technologies. Presentations include invited speeches and proposed speeches.   Submission page   Topics (not...

The EDA and the European Green Deal

The new changes in the European Green Deal are expected to bring many benefits to people and businesses.   Thanks to energy labels idea that help consumers to buy more eco-friendly products and save energy, or the new European Union (EU...

Why national building renovation plans are key for the recovery

The European Commission has proposed a €1.85 trillion recovery plan to help the European Union exit the economic crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. How some of this money will be spent will be defined in national Recovery and...

Estonian govt approves long-term building renovation strategy

The strategy is a part of Estonia's national energy and climate plan, spokespeople for the government said.   Prime Minister Juri Ratas said that the state must aim to improve the living and working conditions of 80% of...

COST Connect – The Green Deal

On Thursday 02 July, an online COST Connect session on the Green Deal was held. The event joined together COST Actions with expertise from the European Commission to discuss the future needs of EU research under Horizon Europe in order to...

The European Green Deal

What is the European Green Deal?    The EU Green Deal is the new growth strategy for Europe and a dedicated roadmap for making the EU’s economy sustainable. The goal of the European Green Deal, presented by the European...

The European Green Deal is Going Local

The European Committee of the Regions has today launched the 'Green Deal Going Local' working group. ​Composed of 13 local and regional elected representatives, its objective is to guarantee that EU cities and regions are...

Questions and answers: An EU Strategy for Energy System Integration

Aligned with the publication last 8 of July of the EU Strategy for Energy System Integration the European Commission provides a first questions and answers session:   What is energy system integration?  ...

[Webinar - Replay] 5th Generation DHC

Renewable and waste heat resources are readily available in urban environments. A new generation of highly efficient district heating and cooling networks is needed to harvest these resources and use them to meet local energy demand.   How...

[Save the Date] The European Energy Efficiency Conference

Boosting economic recovery with energy efficiency – this is the focus of the next European Energy Efficiency Conference from 24 – 26 February 2021 in Wels/Austria.   What is it all about?   Europe has the ambitious goal...

Why national building renovation plans are key for the recovery

The European Commission has proposed a €1.85 trillion recovery plan to help the European Union exit the economic crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. How some of this money will be spent will be defined in national Recovery and...

How Europe’s city façades and pavements are being used to harvest clean energy

Europeans have become used to seeing solar panels on the roofs of buildings. But there are plenty of other man-made surfaces in our cities and towns that could be used to harvest energy, including building surfaces.   ‘In Europe there is a...

Boosting the EU's green recovery: Commission invests €1 billion in innovative clean technology projects

The Commission has launched the first call for proposals under the Innovation Fund, one of the world's largest programmes for the demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies, financed by revenues from the auction of emission...

NZEB Letter - July 2020

The newsletter from eCENTRAL project is out!   Read the latest news about nZEB from Europe.   The news are: UTJECAJ COVID-19 BOLESTI NA UVOĐENJE NZEB STANDARDA U HRVATSKOJ UPRAVLJANJE IN UPORABA JAVNIH STAVB PO EPIDEMIJI COVID-19...

Eurac Research's advice to the Ukrainian government on renewables

For the past 15 months Eurac Research has been offering extensive advice to the Ukrainian government on promoting sustainable development and renewable energy. The consultancy, implemented by an Italo-Austrian team, included the Austrian...

Venticool newsletter issue #16 - July 2020

The venticool platform was inaugurated in September 2012 to increase awareness on ventilative cooling and to foster exchanges in the field. From 2013 to 2019, venticool was the main communication and dissemination partner of IEA-EBC Annex...

The webinar “Back home. How global crisis will change the places where we live”

The webinar “Back home. How global crisis will change the places where we live” organised by the CyprusInstitute, Project Partner of ZERO-PLUS, in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Cyprus Ambasciata d' Italia a Nicosia - Embassy of...

The NEWCOM competence database

With the aim of a Europe-wide comparability of acquired skills, a competence database has been developed. This database provides a basis for the mutual recognition of skills of professionals throughout Europe. The...

ETH Zurich combines 3D printing and casting to make more efficient concrete structures

Researchers at ETH Zurich have created a machine that controls the setting rate of concrete to offer a "seamless transition between casting and 3D printing" so that structures can be made that use less material.   The system called Fast...