Local/regional/national authorities and facilitators

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The CoMS 2020 International Conference has been renamed to COMS 2020/21 and will take place online from 20 to 21 April 2021.   The main purpose of the conference is to disseminate research results, exchange experiences and identify key issues and challenges in the thematic areas of the conference.   The conference will provide a platform for an active dialogue of conference participants.  
Post date: 22 Mar 2021
Type: Evento

Concept:   The renewable transformation of heating and cooling is underway but requires innovative next-generation policies. Currently, renewables are estimated to serve just 10 % of the thermal energy demand.   The implementation of district heating and cooling (DHC) systems based on renewable energy sources (RES) is a solution that is spreading, particularly among small communities in search of energy independence.  
Post date: 22 Mar 2021
Type: Link

Concept and objectives:   In engineered wood products (EWPs), adhesives play an essential role particularly by helping save wood, making the structure light and robust, and moderating the expansion and contraction due to the inherent moisture.   Although there are many advantages associated with EWPs, the use of adhesives causes some concerns about their sustainability, recyclability, and broader environmental impact.  
Post date: 22 Mar 2021
Type: Link

We are happy to share our new video from the installation process of module #EENSULATE facade and one of the demonstration sites - Public School in Dzierzoniow (Poland).   Watch the video HERE.
Post date: 20 Mar 2021
Type: Link

REN21’s Renewables in Cities Global Status Report (REC) series provides an overview of the status, trends and developments of renewable energy in cities, using the most up-to-date information and data available.   The REC’s neutral, fact-based approach documents in detail the annual developments in policies, markets, investments and citizen action, with a particular focus on renewables in public, residential and commercial buildings as well as public and private urban transport.
Post date: 19 Mar 2021
Type: Publication

As the places where we live and work, buildings are the natural interface between citizens and energy, and the places where the energy use patterns of tomorrow are shaped, from sole energy consumption to self-consumption and demand management.  
Post date: 18 Mar 2021
Type: News

ZERO-PLUS is a comprehensive, cost-effective approach for the design, construction and monitoring of Net Zero Energy Settlements (NZESs). The proposed approach was applied in four case studies in different climatic settings, France, UK, Italy and Cyprus.   ZERO-PLUS settlements exceed the state of art by setting performance objectives requiring improvement relative to other energy-efficient buildings.  
Post date: 17 Mar 2021
Type: News

The purpose of the report is to present an overview of the underlying programs and procedures that have been created and integrated in order to provide functionality to the ZERO-PLUS monitoring schema.   For the monitoring purposes of the ZERO-PLUS case studies data were collected from many monitoring devices and aggregated in the Web-GIS platform.  
Post date: 17 Mar 2021
Type: Publication

70+ NATIONS EXPLORE THE FUTURE OF BUILDING   The INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CONFERENCE takes place online on 23 and 24 March 2021.NOTE: Due to COVID-19 this event will be held virtually.  
Post date: 17 Mar 2021
Type: Evento

Context:   Since 2015, the Climate Chance Association participates in the mobilisation against climate change   Founded after the World Summit Climate and Territories which brought together climate actors just before COP21.  
Post date: 17 Mar 2021
Type: Link