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Due to the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.   DS²BE is a joint initiative of research groups working on sustainability issues at eight Belgian universities: Université libre de Bruxelles, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, KU Leuven, UCLouvain, Université de Liège, UHasselt, UAntwerpen and UGent.  
Post date: 28 Apr 2020
Type: Evento

Oliver Rapf is executive director at the Building Performance Institute Europe (BPIE), a not-for-profit think tank supporting evidence-based policy making in the field of energy performance in buildings.  
Post date: 14 Apr 2020
Type: News

Following the success of earlier events in the series, SEB-20, the Twelfth International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings is organised by the KES International and will be held in the format of a virtual conference this year.   SEB-20 invites participation and paper submissions across a broad range of sustainability and energy-related topics relevant to the main theme of Sustainability in Energy and Buildings.  
Post date: 10 Apr 2020
Type: Evento

Due to the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.   Conference Objective and Philosophical Framework   The International Conference on Sustainable Development is organized by the European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with CIT University.
Post date: 10 Apr 2020
Type: Evento

Scottish startup Kenoteq has launched the K-Briq – a more sustainable building brick that is unfired and made of 90 per cent construction waste. Invented by engineering professor Gabriela Medero at Edinburgh's Heriot-Watt University, the K-Briq generates less than a tenth of the carbon emissions in its manufacture than a regular brick.   Medero spent over 10 years developing the product at the Scottish university, driven by the desire to reduce the environmental impact of the construction industry.  
Post date: 7 Apr 2020
Type: News

This report sets out the TEG’s final recommendations to the European Commission. This report contains recommendations relating to the overarching design of the Taxonomy, as well as guidance on how users of the Taxonomy can develop Taxonomy disclosures. It contains a summary of the economic activities covered by the technical screening criteria.  
Post date: 6 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

Located between the Bank of England and St Paul’s Cathedral, Bloomberg’s new European headquarters occupies 3.2 acres and will provide approximately 1.1 million square feet of sustainable office space. Clad in traditional stone and bronze, the building is sympathetic to its context and will improve the surrounding public realm.   Innovation Highlights:  
Post date: 6 Apr 2020
Type: Caso

Energy agencies have many important roles through which they can support sustainable energy investments: as facilitators, aggregators or project developers, and therefore are in a unique position to support energy investments in their regions and cities. ManagEnergy uses and enhances this role by raising the skills of energy agencies’ staff on financing and project development, ultimately making them leaders in the energy transition and increasing sustainable energy investments in Europe.
Post date: 1 Apr 2020
Type: News

Due to the current situation, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.
Post date: 24 Mar 2020
Type: Evento

The crisis of climate change is bearing down on the places and people we love. Committed to forward motion, our community works quickly to reverse this course even as a widening disaster looms on the horizon.   Yet – why do we still show up for the fight every day? What drives us? The data is bleak. The trend lines are blinding. Any sane person would have thrown in the towel. So why do we keep showing up?   Hope.  
Post date: 20 Mar 2020
Type: Evento