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ReCO2ST newsletter #4

#4 newsletter of ReCO2ST project is out!   Here are the contents: ReCO2ST demo sites’ news: London, Vevey, Cadiz, Frederikshavn) ReCO2ST Publications Latest activities: 5th Progress Meeting, 16...
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EU Recovery Plan: we need an EU concerted action to prioritise the built environment!

While the Covid-19 pandemic is still ongoing and the analysis of its impact will require time, the European institutions are discussing the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and the EU Recover Plan, notably the overall financial size of the...
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Construction 2050 Alliance officially presented at Commission Forum

On 17th June the European Commission hosted the 8th annual meeting of the High-Level Tripartite Strategic Forum of Construction 2020, a 2012 Strategy by the EC to boost the competitiveness of the European construction sector. The meeting gathered...
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Green, healthy buildings as economic stimulus

We welcome the EU’s intention to ‘Rebuild Europe’ by accelerating green building renovation to support economic recovery, to support our health, to reduce carbon emissions and improve energy security.   A recent survey of hundreds of central bank...
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CYPETHERM Improvements Tool

CYPETHERM Improvements is a tool for energy audits and analysis of improvement measures in buildings. It has been developed and improved within the H2020 project RenoZEB and released by the company CYPE, partner of the consortium.   The main...
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The EU has opportunity to accelerate shift to cleaner and more resilient energy future as it rebuilds from Covid-19, says new IEA policy review

The European Union is strengthening its efforts to make its energy systems cleaner and more resilient, reinforcing its global leadership in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new energy policy review by the International Energy Agency...
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ECSO – Improving the human capital basis

This is an updated version of the Analytical Report “Improving the human capital basis” published in 2017. Based on both statistical data and policy analysis, it provides insights and lessons learnt related to the workforce in the construction...
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Housing: Lessons for a Post-COVID-19 World

Dwellings provide not just a living space, but act as a pandemic shelter, a workplace, an impromptu school, a gym, a playground and more.  Katja Maununaho, Sini Saarimaa, Jyrki Tarpio and Sofie Pelsmakers (Tampere University) critique current...
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Green Deal: Coal and other carbon-intensive regions and the Commission launch the European Just Transition Platform

On Monday 29 June, the Just Transition Platform (JTP) was launched to help Member States to draw up their territorial Just Transition Plans and access funding from the over €150 billion Just Transition Mechanism. This online Platform will provide...
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Special report | Energy efficiency in buildings: greater focus on cost-effectiveness still needed

Faced with the challenge of mitigating climate change, EU leaders have committed to saving 20 % of the EU Member States’ projected energy consumption by 2020 and 32.5 % by 2030. Improving the energy efficiency of buildings is a key tool to achieving...