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France pledges to increase climate action commitments

France has vowed to go beyond its initial international commitments under the Paris Agreement, and will launch a new initiative to attract climate change expertise from across the globe. According to government spokesman, Christophe...

Pittsburgh to aim for 100% renewable energy by 2035

The city of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania plans to transition to 100% renewable energy, including wind and solar, by 2035, Mayor Bill Peduto said on Friday 2 June.  Mayor Peduto announced that he was joining the coalition “Mayors for 100%...

Spanisch Aufbau der Gemeinschaft fordert mehr Ehrgeiz energetische Sanierung von Gebäuden

Am 14. Juni 2017, der europäischen Allianz der Unternehmen für Energieeffizienz in Gebäuden (EuroACE) , organisierte einen workshop in Madrid, Spanien, zum Thema 'energetische Sanierung von Gebäuden in Spanien". Über 50 Teilnehmer aus...

European Energy Service Award 2017 – Results

On the 31 May, the 2017 edition of the European Energy Service Award was celebrated. The winners of the competition have been honoured at a high level award ceremony at Red Town Hall Berlin by Berlin’s Senator for Economy, Energy and...

REMOURBAN @ EUSEW 2017

REMOURBAN will participate in Clean Energy for all Europeans – EUSEW 2017 (19-25 June 2017, Brussels).   REMOURBAN will  share their experience with other members of the Lighthouse projects community. The project will be represented by...

Introducing Level(s): a common language for sustainable buildings

To improve sustainability and drive market demand for better buildings, a new, open source assessment framework, Level(s), has been developed by the European Commission in close collaboration with stakeholders including Skanska, Saint-...

Every Building On the Planet Must Be ‘Net Zero Carbon’ by 2050 to Keep Global Warming Below 2°C, New Report

Building Sector—Responsible for 30 Percent of Global Emissions—Has Steep Climb Toward Achieving Paris Agreement Targets    The building sector, which is responsible for global emissions roughly equivalent to that of China, must operate at...

Commission requests the CZECH REPUBLIC and the NETHERLANDS to fully comply with the EPBD

One of the key decisions taken by the European Commission regarding the Energy policy in the June infringement package in a letter of formal notice and a reasoned opinion: The Commission has requested in the...

Different phases of CITyFiED Methodology: ongoing process of Sustainable City Planning

A smarter way to delivering large-scale change: the CITyFiED Methodology for Sustainable Urban Renovation at district level   Sustainable urban renovation is complex, particularly with respect to the decision making...

EU Sustainable Energy Awards 2017 - quick glimpse of Public Sector nominees

Discover the EU Sustainable Energy Award nominees: Public Sector   Next week the winners of the EU Sustainable Energy Awards for 2017, which showcase Europe's most innovative sustainable energy products...

ABRACADABRA project: Building add-ons are a solution to low construction rates

by Ralf Tinga (PRACSIS)     BUILD UP attended the third international workshop of ABRACADABRA, a project that encourages the development of building add-ons with integrated renewables. Building add-ons could be a solution...

IEA’s Energy Technology Perspectives 2017 released

On Tuesday 6 June 2017, the International Energy Agency released its latest report on Energy Technology Perspectives (ETP 2017), mapping major transformations in the field over the next decades.   The report calls attention to decisive...

R2CITIES retrofitting design methodology and data management: upcoming webinars 19 June!

Towards zero-energy cities     R2CITIES - 2 webinars to sidestep the pitfalls of residential district retrofitting - Monday 19 June   On the first day of this year’s EU Sustainable Energy Week, experts from the...

SAVES project winner at ECEEE conference

The Student Switch Off (SSO) campaign is an inter-dormitory energy-saving competition that has been running in the United Kingdom since 2006. Over the academic years 2014-15 and 2015-16 the campaign was adapted and run in Lithuania, Greece...

URBAN GreenUP – New Strategy for Re-naturing Cities through Nature-Based Solutions

URBAN GreenUP is a project funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Under the coordination of CARTIF Technology Centre, 25 partners from 9 countries are working together to develop a new strategy...

CommONEnergy Economic Assessment Tool: tutorial video now available!

A tutorial video explaining how to use the economic assessment tool has just been released and is available at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReTkSW9W7-o.    The economic assessment tool allows estimating the energy saving...

Passivhäuser öffnen Ihre Türen für die Internationalen Passivhaus-Tage Mitte 2017-Jahr-Ereignis

Von 16 bis 18 Juni 2017, bei der Mitte des Jahres Internationalen Passivhaus-Tage der Offenen Tür, organisiert von der International Passive House Association (iPHA) und deren internationale Partner, Passivhaus, Wohnungen, Büros und...

Healthy Homes Barometer 2017 examines the impact of housing on Europeans’ health

On Wednesday May 31, the VELUX Group launched the 2017 edition of the Healthy Homes Barometer during an event dedicated to Healthy Buildings which took place at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.   The report analyses the...

Finally – a concrete definition of a “smart building” to be placed at the heart of EU policymaking as negotiations heat up

Brussels, 2 June 2017 - The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) put the finishing touches on its comprehensive work on smart buildings, providing a working definition of a ‘smart building’ and making detailed policy...

CommONEnergy policy factsheet – Shopping centres: the renovation opportunity behind the EPBD revision

On May 29, The European Parliament’s committee on industry and energy (ITRE) met to debate on the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). In particular, the discussion converted on the draft position prepared by...