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Deutschland: Öffnung der Programme für qualifizierte Gebäudeenergieberater aus allen Branchen

Die Energieberatung des Bundes für Wohneigentümer („Energieberatung für Wohngebäude“) und für mittelständische Unternehmen („Energieberatung Mittelstand“) wird ausgeweitet. Für Verbraucher steht künftig ein größerer Kreis an qualifizierten...

Green light from Brussels for landlord-to-tenant electricity supply

Germany’s funding programme for landlord-to-tenant electricity supply obtained approval under state aid rules from the European Commission. This means that funding can be granted under this programme which has already been approved by the...

Pushing Forward Living Places - Alliance HQE-GBC Congress

During 3 days, 11 conferences on the environmental, social and digital transition, the HQE awards ceremony and other events are the opportunity for building professionals to meet, exchange and share best practices.   TUESDAY December 12th...

Half of energy consumed in Central Finland is renewable

Local production of energy plays an important role. The energy production and consumption data in Central Finland shows that half of the energy consumed in the region is renewable. Altogether, renewable energy corresponds to 50% of total...

Solar capacity in developing nations more than doubled in 2016

According to the latest review from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), new solar capacity is growing at an unprecedented rate due to decreased costs and innovative applications that facilitate energy access for millions. BNEF has...

ECTP and the Polish Regions sign a Letter of intent to develop energetically positive, sustainable and citizens-friendly cities

  In the context of the European Bioeconomy Congress 2017, which took place on 20-21 November in Lodz, Poland, a Letter of Intent was signed between the Polish Regions Lubelskie, Lodzkie, Małopolskie, Opolskie, Pomorskie, Świętokrzyskie...

The European ALiance for Deep RENovation in buildings kicks off!

The Centre Scientifique et Technique du Batiment (CSTB) is coordinating ALDREN, a H2020 new European project bringing together 8 partners around the European Common Voluntary Certification Scheme as backbone along the whole deep renovation...

Household energy prices in the EU down compared with 2016

Energy prices in 2017 - Household energy prices in the EU down compared with 2016 - -0.5% for electricity and -6.3% for gas     Brussels, 29 November 2017 In the European Union (EU), household electricity...

Abstract submission deadline for PLEA 2018 extended to 15 December

The abstract submission deadline for the 34th Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) Conference 2018 to be held in Hong Kong, China on 10-12 December 2018, has been extended.   The extended deadline for abstract submission is now ...

8th Sustainable Innovation Forum and ACLIMA alongside COP23

Interview with Davida Herzl, CEO and Co-Founder, Aclima   Among other comments, Davida Herzl talks about the main motivation behind sponsering the 8th Sustainable Innovation Forum which tool place in parallel to the COP23...

World´s largest battery being built in Australia in record time

Tesla on track to build the world’s largest battery in Australia in record time   Tesla is about to complete the construction of the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in South Australia and fulfil Elon Musk’s assurance...

EU Parliament ITRE Committee votes for new binding targets in energy efficiency and renewables

A binding target to reduce energy consumption by 40% by 2030 at EU level was agreed by the European Parliament's Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) on Tuesday 28 November 2017. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) wanted...

Discover the finalists competing for the Roger Léron Award 2017

The Finalists of the Roger Léron Award – 2017   Discover the finalists of the Roger Léron Award 2017! Among them, one  winner will be chosen by the Jury composed of 7 highly skilled experts – five members of FEDARENE, one...

CEN Workshop agreement on ‘Smart CE marking’

Information on construction products is heavily regulated at European level by Regulation EC 305/2011 (Construction Products Regulation or CPR). Manufacturers are obliged by this law to declare the performance of most construction products...

Third Report on the State of the Energy Union just published

The Third Report on the State of the Energy Union was published on 24 November, 2017. This report looks at progress made since the last state of the energy union in February 2017 and assesses challenges to be addressed. The EU...

Urban infrastructures dedicated to energy and environmental transition: Green Solutions Awards workshop at World Efficiency

World Efficiency, the premer international meeting for the low-carbon and resource-efficient economy, will take place from 12 to 14 December 2017 in Paris (porte de Versailles). During those 3 days, Construction21 will present 6 French and...

When districts play it green: Green Solutions Awards workshop at World Efficiency

World Efficiency, the premer international meeting for the low-carbon and resource-efficient economy, will take place from 12 to 14 December 2017 in Paris (porte de Versailles). During those 3 days, Construction21 will present 6 national...

Solutions firm CVC France Air joins the BIM objects platform BIM&CO

Through the offer "BIM & CO for Manufacturers", France Air and BIM&CO have collaborated closely to design and deliver high quality BIM objects for design and engineering departments around the world. BIM&CO technology has...

Starting the R2CITIES home run

In late October, the R2CITIES team met in Kartal, Turkey, for its second-to-last project meeting. As we look ahead to the final months of the project, our attention is on the monitoring of the works. This will allow us to build a picture...

Make your life easier: a simple framework for selecting district energy retrofit strategies

CITyFiED has developed a way to assess and select energy efficient measures for buildings to be included in existing or new district renovation strategies. The replication framework outlines energy costs and calculations plus interviews...