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TIMELESSCITY – European Conference on Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Cities

CITyFiED will be co-organising TIMELESSCITY – the European Conference on Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Cities (1-2 March 2017, Valladolid, Spain) – a forum to gain comprehensive insights into the opportunities and...

Checklist for assessing the EU Winter Package on energy legislation

The European Commission has announced that it would release its "Winter Package" on November, 30th.      The long-awaited legislative package is, as E3G consultancy names it, a "once-in-a-decade" set of reforms, containing 4 sets of...

CITyFiED project: Energy back in local hands

Some examples in Europe show that cities running their own energy company can lower the energy bill for citizens   Across Europe, town and city councils are becoming increasingly interested in energy decentralisation, i.e. in producing...

OPERE project meeting at USC Spain to discuss progress of efficient energy management

OPERE analyzes the design of energy monitoring system in the University of Santiago de Compostela   The Life – OPERE project met this week with a panel of experts to optimize the work carried out in the design and...

Homes made with bio-based materials store CO2 just like trees

Houses built with bio-based materials, such as timber, straw and hemp, act as CO2 banks. Experts explain how citizens can become custodians of atmospheric carbon dioxide and thus help reduce air pollution.   Domestic efforts play an...

Upcoming QUALICHeCK events

The following QUALICHeCK events have now been confirmed. Participation is free for all, but prior registration is required.     WEBINAR | Ventilative cooling potential and compliance — Status and perspectives in Spain and...

European Union on-the-ground support for the 2016 Heating and Cooling strategy

For the first time, a single document has been drafted by the European Commission providing an overview of  the activities and projects funded by EU programmes supporting the EU heating and cooling strategy which was adopted in February...

EU sets out its priorities for sustainable development in Europe and around the world

  On 22 November 2016, the European Commission set out a strategic approach for achieving sustainable development in Europe and around the world.   A first Communication on the next steps for a sustainable European future explains how...

Greece: The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) Earns Platinum LEED Certification

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the organisation that has developed the leading international certification system for green buildings, has announced that the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) has received a...

La plateforme MOOC Bâtiment Durable est ouverte!

15 Novembre 2016: L’ADEME et le Plan Bâtiment Durable, en partenariat avec France Université Numérique (FUN), s’associent pour lancer la plateforme “MOOC Bâtiment Durable”, première plateforme de MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses...

Covenant cities already achieved a 23% CO₂ reduction - on track to meet their 2020 targets

On 14 November 2916, the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre released their 2016 report on the Covenant of Mayors signatories achievements, which was presented at COP22 in Marrakesh.   In this report, the analysis of the...

Master RIDEF 2.0 Reinventare L´Energia. Aprete le iscrizioni alla XIII Edizione!

Master RIDEF 2.0 REINVENTARE L’ENERGIA. Rinnovabili, Decentramento, Efficienza, Sostenibilità.   APERTE LE ISCRIZIONI ALLA XIII EDIZIONE!   Il Master Universitario di II livello RIDEF 2.0 nasce nel 2003 sulla base...

REMOURBAN to make a stand at Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona

Due to take place in Barcelona between 15-17 November, the Smart City Expo summit is designed to mix ground-breaking technology with urban reality. With fellow Lighthouse projects and the EIP SCC, REMOURBAN will be sharing a stand equipped...

Changes to commissioning requirements proposed for ASHRAE/IES/USGBC/ICC green building standard

ATLANTA – Changes to the commissioning requirements in Standard 189.1 that would increase its ability to support achieving high performance green buildings are open for public input.   Published by the American Society of Heating,...

EC urges SLOVENIA to notify its comprehensive assessment on high-efficiency cogeneration

On 17 November 2016, in the context of the November Infringements Package, the European Commission formally reminds Slovenia to comply with Article 14(1) of the Energy Efficiency Directive (Directive 2012/27/EU).   These rules require...

ASHRAE/IES revised residential energy standard open for industry Input

ATLANTA – Recognising the amount of energy used by the residential building sector, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) are revising their...

Neuer Bericht von BPIE und i24 auf das up-scaling deep energy renovation

Die bevorstehende "Beschleunigung" Clean Energy Innovation" - Strategie, die Adresse der beiden wichtigsten politischen Prioritäten der europäischen Union: Aufbau einer ausfallsicheren und energieeffizienten Energie-system und die gebaute...

New Euro-Mediterranean renewable energy and energy efficiency platform launched

  On 14 November 2016, Miguel Arias Cañete, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy and Ziad Jibril Sabra, Advisor to the Minister and Director, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jordan, launched a new platform for...

EU in the driving seat of clean energy transition

With the Paris Climate Agreement now in force, international momentum to make the climate commitments it contains a reality must now be channelled into action – and the EU intends to spearhead progress.   Speaking at the COP22 climate...

Green buildings take centre stage at COP22

On 10 November 2016, the second Buildings Day at the UNFCCC COP22 took place in Marrakech. Morocco, organised by the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC). As with the first Buildings Day that was held at COP21 in Paris,...