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RES4BUILD project advances development of integrated renewable energy based solutions tailored to end user needs and requirements

The Renovation Wave aims to accelerate improvements in the energy performance of 35 million buildings across Europe by 2030.   Much emphasis is on advancing technology integration by developing integrated and compatible technology packages for...

Retail real estate needs Paris-Proof decarbonisation strategy to ensure contribution to global and EU emissions targets, the Buildings Performance Institute Europe says

BPIE – Buildings Performance Institute Europe has released a new report highlighting that despite industry efforts to decarbonise building portfolios, retail real estate asset managers and owners lack a sector-specific trajectory towards achieving...

41 suppliers selected to design artificial intelligence solutions to help cities reach carbon neutrality

In December 2020, a 'Buyers Group' of six cities and regions launched a Request for Tenders, inviting suppliers to submit innovative artificial intelligence (AI) solutions in the fields of energy and mobility, which will help cities and...

Building insulation: Is hydrogen our get out of jail free card?

Energy experts that advocate heating homes with hydrogen rather than turning to deep renovation and building insulation as their first port of call will make the energy transition more expensive for everyone, says Jan Rosenow from the...

National straw networks

There is a strong network of straw bale construction - nationally and internationally. In many European countries construction experts and those interested in sustainable building with straw are organised in national associations.    In...

Slovenia plans refurbishment for 74% of single-family homes, 91% of multiapartment buildings by 2050

The energy renovation of buildings until 2050 envisages a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 70% in the next ten years, and of CO2 emissions by 75% through 2050 from the 2005 levels.   The Government of Slovenia adopted a long-term...

First 100 households in Sarajevo get subsidies to abandon coal in heating

Within a pilot project for incentives for households in Sarajevo Canton to abandon coal and other solid fuels in heating, 77 beneficiaries were selected for subsidies to install certified units that use wood pellets and 27 applicants will...

The missing “WHY” for energy efficiency

The Energy Efficiency Watch presents the results of its new survey, bringing together the insights of over 1,200 experts on the progress in energy efficiency policies and key factors for narrative development in all EU Member States.   As...

Is Europe doing enough to tackle climate change?

On 23 April, EIT Climate-KIC CEO Kirsten Dunlop spoke on a panel of leading scientists, policymakers and entrepreneurship experts during a Euronews livestream in partnership with Copernicus and hosted by science correspondent and Climate...

9th VELUX Daylight Symposium to take place in November 2021

The VELUX Group will be hosting its 9th VELUX Daylight Symposium as a digital event, which will take place on November 15-19 under the theme "Bridging research and practice".   The Daylight Symposium is a biennial conference organised by...