For a couple of decades, many in the real estate industry have been trying to make buildings “green,” replacing conventionally made materials with sustainable ones and installing energy-efficient systems. Buildings have a heavy environmental footprint, so the upshot of all this tinkering has been structures that are less harmful to the planet.
Now some developers are going further with “deep green” buildings that are actually good for it.
Post date: 24 Ago 2020
Andreas Gyr remembers his first car fondly: a 1982 Ford Escort, which had the gas parts ripped out and replaced with 17 golf cart batteries and an electric motor. “It had about a 15-mile range and it topped out at like 58 miles per hour,” Andreas remembers. “I’d carry an extension cord around and plug it into friends’ wall outlets to make it home.” It might have been inconvenient, but it made him excited about the future. “It was different, it was hopeful, we charged it with solar panels!” he says.
Post date: 21 Ago 2020
The European Green Deal is considered an essential element of an inclusive and sustainable growth strategy for Europe. EU Member States are currently developing recovery plans as part of their existing strategies to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Sustainable energy investments are an important pillar of such strategies, which require significant public financing as a lever for private investment.
Post date: 20 Ago 2020
The July 2020 RESTORE newsletter is out!
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Post date: 18 Ago 2020
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, founded in 1990 as the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, is the world’s leading network of local and regional governments committed to sustainable development. ICLEI believes that local action drives global change and the leadership of local and regional governments can make a major difference in addressing complex environmental, economic and social challenges.
Post date: 6 Ago 2020
This year marks the 15thEuropean Sustainable Energy Week EUSEW. Under the circumstances with Covid-19 the event was adapted to provide a dynamic, interactive and carefully organised online format. This effort has proved successful with more than 6300 registered participants and 4600 active online participants and some sessions of the policy conference gathering over 1500 registrations from people around the world.
Post date: 29 Lug 2020
Leuven 2030 zet zich in voor een stad met minder uitstoot en meer toekomst. Een toekomst waarin we kunnen genieten van gezonde lucht, veel groen, comfortabele woningen en aantrekkelijke publieke ruimtes. Een toekomst zonder negatieve impact op ons klimaat.
Post date: 21 Lug 2020
DOOR is a civil society organization of experts devoted to the promotion of sustainable energy development, founded in 2003. Today DOOR has more than 60 members, five members Steering Committee and eleven employees.
Post date: 20 Lug 2020
SUSTAINABLE FUTURES - LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND
Our goal is to promote, discuss, develop and showcase architecture as a crucial tool to achieving the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. We will share good solutions and ensure that the 17 Goals are inseparable and interlinked. We must start now, and we must include everyone. In this sense, the UIA World Congress of Architects in 2023 has already begun, and you are invited to join by sharing your best solutions.
Post date: 2 Lug 2020
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental organisation that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as the principal platform for international cooperation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy.
Post date: 2 Lug 2020