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AZEB method makes affordable energy neutral building reality

  The AZEB methodology organizes the sometimes overwhelming amount of existing solutions for affordable nZEBs and intends to facilitate both decision makers and experts in their projects.   Each of the 27 steps in the methodology...

South East Europe committed to lead on energy efficient renovation of buildings

EuroACE, the European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings, organised, with support from the C4E Forum and sponsorship from Knauf Insulation and VELUX, a conference in Slovenia. The aim is to present to an audience from...

Survey: Indoor environmental quality in buildings

Across Europe, 90 million children and young people spend their weekdays in schools, colleges and universities. More than one in three of the working population is office-based.   And every year, 90 million patients spend more than a week...

EIT Climate-KIC’s global cleantech competition ClimateLaunchpad is open for registration

EIT Climate-KIC’s ClimateLaunchpad, the world’s largest green business ideas competition, is open for applications in over 35 countries.   How it works Prospective participants are to consult the ClimateLaunchpad calendar, verify the...

Andy Bull an example of passion in the field of Sustainable Development

Andy Bull spent  30 years in Welsh Local Government and developed many projects on climate change mitigation and sustainable development over the years. He was responsible for the creation of Mid Wales Energy Agency and also worked for...

Green Solutions Awards 2019: applications extended until June 17

June 17, last deadline. You get an additional week to publish your building, district or infrastructure case study.   Use it well and take your chance in this contest: all participants are sure to win visibility! A collective adventure Our...

EIT Climate-KIC at World Circular Economy Forum 2019

EIT Climate-KIC is playing a prominent role at the third World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) in Helsinki, 3-5 June 2019. WCEF 2019 will highlight the world’s best circular economy solutions for governments, industries, businesses and...

June, 13 - 2 pm CET - Webinar on "Why Energy is the backbone of the Construction 4.0 revolution?", by Ecole Centrale de Lille and 3 construction companies, suppported by InnoEnergy

Pr. Z. LAFHAJ, Ecole Centrale de Lille, France, will reveal and dissect some of the key ingredients required today for the long-term survival and success of energy integration into Construction 4.0 processes. Construction processes have...

Urban greening can save species, cool warming cities, and make us happy

The current climate and ecological crisis demands a radical redesign of how we live and organise our societies.   Yet these urgent changes, though complex, are far from impossible. By Heather Alberro, Nottingham Trent University Some of...

Meet Adrian Joyce, leader at combining architecture and energy efficiency

Adrian Joyce has more than fifteen years of experience as a practising architect. During his career in the building sector, he has paid a lot of attention on how to bring innovation to this field towards a more energy efficient approach...

Social housing could be the first sector to decarbonize

  Drastically lowering energy consumption in buildings – and indeed, developing nearly-zero energy buildings (nZEBs) and positive-energy (or ‘smart’) buildings that can interact with the grid – is a cornerstone of Europe’s climate and...

TightVent Europe newsletter issue #16 - May 2019

The June 2019 edition of the TightVent Europe newsletter aims to provide an overview of the platforms achievements, progress and latest news in the past months as well as planned activities for the upcoming period.   Specific contents...

Registration now open - EPBD19a Feasibility Study stakeholder meeting, Brussels, 24 June 2019

The first stakeholder meeting of the EPBD Article 19a feasibility study will take place in Brussels on 24 June 2019.   The feasibility study is a one-year contract awarded by the European Commission, following Article 19a...

Bikes beat traffic

On 3 June the UN celebrates World Bicycle Day to promote sustainable transportation and road safety. We report from Turkey, where Tepebaşı, a district of Istanbul, aims to revive a once very vibrant biking culture which was largely...

The 11th 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! 11th edition of ZERO-PLUS newsletter  

FOTOVOLTAICO 4.0: EURAC RESEARCH STUDIA UNA PIATTAFORMA DIGITALE PER OTTIMIZZARE LA GESTIONE DEGLI IMPIANTI

Ogni impianto fotovoltaico è composto da numerosi componenti – moduli fotovoltaici, i diversi cavi, l’inverter ovvero il cuore dell’impianto stesso - tenerli monitorati e rendere questi dati facilmente accessibili permetterebbe di...

EU Project Boosts Use of E-Vehicles in Valladolid

Municipal staff in Valladolid, Spain, are going electric in their daily work. With a fleet of 13 e-cars, the municipality is leading by example in adopting a more ecological behaviour thanks to EU-funded project REMOURBAN.   Municipal...

Deep retrofits: Financing needs to play a critical role

This is the fourth and final blog post in our series on recent developments in energy efficiency financing. Prior posts covered Energy Service Agreements, PACE Financing, and on-...

DRIVE 0 project: offering efficient solutions concerning energy, materials and costs, within innovative consumer-centred circular renovation processes

Under the Horizon 2020 programme call ‘Decarbonisation of the EU building stock – innovative approaches and affordable solutions changing the market for building renovation’, the European Commission looked for innovative and affordable...

EC3 Industry Day - Invitation to submit presentation proposal

The EC3 Industry Day will kick off the 2019 European Conference on Computing in Construction, taking place from 10 to 12 July in Crete, Greece. This event is the premier European Conference for information, communication...