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Call for sessions at EUSEW 2020 - extended until 27 January

Did you add energy goals to your New Year’s resolutions list? Why not start 2020 off by sharing them at the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)?    EUSEW 2020 will be an extremely special week-long event, running from 22 to...

[D2Grids] What is the future of heat supply in cities?

Every autumn, the heating in many houses is switched on again. In the Netherlands there is a lot of natural gas being burned in order to get it comfortably warm inside. In 2050 in the Netherlands, the supply of natural gas to the built...

Last trends in energy-saving applications

Empowering energy education is a milestone for a less energy-consuming society. To achieve this, apps may help but the challenge is to make them really usable for the many   From home automation to bill management, our relationship with...

[D2grids] Residential-tertiary: combining high-performance renovation and decarbonated heating networks

Rather than opposing them, high-performance renovation of buildings should be combined with the deployment of heating networks, in order to achieve the energy transition objectives that France has set out to achieve.   A long way to go for...

BIM ALLIANCE Collaboration Growing

As part of the sustainability planning within BIMcert and with other EU BIM projects we have collaborated to form BIMalliance.  The primary aim of this is to enable BIMcert to develop an exploitation plan in collaboration with other...

Dynamic indoor climate in the office

We all want to be healthier and more productive in our environment right? But how? Recently we started in the office of Huygen with dynamic indoor climate applications to see how such conditions affect people’s well-being, productivity and...

Retrofitting district heating systems: contributing to long-term renovation strategies

The EU Energy Efficiency Directive requires Member States to submit long-term strategies for mobilising investment in the renovation of building stock within their National Energy Efficiency Plans. Recent changes to the Energy Performance...

Lisbon kicks off its year as European Green Capital

This prestigious title is awarded annually to a European city that is a leader in sustainable development, including environmental, social and economic considerations. The title includes a €350,000 prize to further bolster exceptional...

Call for papers - CLIMAMED 2020 - Lisboa

Climamed 2020 will be hosted by Ordem dos Engenheiros, and will have as its motto “Towards Climate-Neutral Mediterranean Buildings and Cities”, intending to represent a meaningful contribution to the solution of the problems posed to...

Registration and Call for Presentations for the C4E Forum 2020 are open!

The C4E Forum (Central & Eastern European Energy Efficiency Forum) is a bi-annual conference dedicated to energy efficiency in the CEE region. Launched in 2016 in Balchik, Bulgaria, and continued in 2018 in Serock,...

New electricity rules enters into force

On 1 January 2020, the Electricity Regulation EU/2019/943 entered into force. An important part of the new electricity market design, agreed under the Clean energy for all European’s package, the regulation establishes the fundamental...

Host a session at the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2020

The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), organised by the European Commission, is the biggest event dedicated to renewable energy sources and efficient energy use in Europe.   It brings together public authorities, private companies, NGOs...

Construction skills: Equipping building professionals with new skills to achieve European energy targets

The EU launched the BUILD UP Skills initiative in 2011 to answer to the lack of adequate construction skills which hampers the developmennt of NZEBs and effective renovations. This initiative aimed to increase the number of qualified trade...

Bauen und Qualität

Building Inspection – der Weg zu mehr Qualität am Bau?   Seit Jahren wird getrommelt: „Energieeffi ziente Bauweise senkt den Energieverbrauch.“ Im Betrieb zeigt sich immer wieder, dass die tatsächlichen Energieverbräuche...

Helsinki launches Climate Watch to track city’s emission reductions

In accordance with the Carbon-Neutral Helsinki 2035 Action Plan, the city launched 147 measures to reduce emissions and to attain the goal of carbon neutrality. This means that after 2035, activities taking place in Helsinki will not...

Call for papers - ICACER 2020 - Barcelona

Paper Submission   Please submit your full paper (for publication and presentation) or abstract (for presentation only) by Easychair Submission System.   Note: The paper should be written in correct English and have at...

Last trends in energy-saving applications

Empowering energy education is a milestone for a less energy-consuming society. To achieve this, apps may help but the challenge is to make them really usable for the many   From home automation to bill management, our...

How we can recycle more buildings

More than 35 billion tonnes of non-metallic minerals are extracted from the Earth every year. These materials mainly end up being used to build homes, schools, offices and hospitals. It’s a staggering amount of resources, and it’s only too...

[Hot climates - dossier] #18 - An operation for renewed housing in French overseas departments

In the French overseas territories, a large proportion of the population, subject to various constraints, has settled in areas exposed to high risks, particularly coastal areas. The impacts of climate change, in particular the expected...

[Video] Ceremony of the Green Solutions Awards 2019, Batimat - Conclusion (10/10)

Discover the last part of the international ceremony of the 2019 Green Solutions Awards! An event that took place on November 4, 2019 during the Batimat exhibition. The aim of the Green Solutions Awards is to highlight sustainable...