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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 in...

European Green Deal call

The Green Deal call aims to support with €1 billion research and innovation projects on its main priorities. The call is structured in eight thematic areas reflecting the key work streams of the European Green Deal and three horizontal areas on...

Anatomy of a Sustainable City

Imagine a city with more walkers and bikers than cars, where buildings are all run off of solar power and designed with living ecosystems inside of them and city landscaping doubles as edible plants for the hungry.    While this may seem...

District Heating and Cooling – A Key Element of Energy System Integration

Energy System Integration is a key initiative of the Green Deal, highlighted in the new European Commission Strategy on Energy System Integration. Read more about the important role of district heating and cooling in this initiative, and...

CHESS SETUP Outcomes

After many months of hard work between all the 10 partners, CHESS SETUP H2020 funded project is coming to an end with an overall success.   CHESS SETUP was born with the idea to respond to the increasing heating and...

Developing a ‘Stand-By Mode’ for Buildings in the COVID-Era

As COVID-19 cases rose and lockdown measures came into effect around the world, commercial building occupancy dropped dramatically, from 100% to almost zero in the space of a week in many places. Many might expect near-zero occupancy to...

The Digital Disruption for Post-COVID Construction

Like all industries, construction has been shaken by the COVID-19 pandemic and is now being forced to adapt in order to operate in a heightened health and safety environment focused on social distancing. This disruption is fundamentally...

Task 59's Summer Newsletter

Summer newsletter of project Task 59 is out!   The contents are the following:   SAVE THE DATE! Task 59 Final Conference. Call for abstracts extended to 15th September 2020 HIBERATLAS Platform...

The role of microgrids in India

India is a growing country of 1.3 billion people. The energy needs are increasing and people from all corners of the country have started engaging in small businesses and demanding better infrastructure.   The country, however, only...

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 municipalities and their groupings (with ...