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HOMES Key INsulating material   The Advanced Aerogel-Based Composite (AABC) materials are a unique new class of materials. HOMESKIN, a Horizon 2020 project, aims at developing a new silica Advanced Aerogel-Based Composite material possessing the lowest thermal conductivity of all insulation materials found in the market.  
Post date: 14 Aug 2017
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Towards Adhesive Free Timber Buildings (AFTB)  
Post date: 14 Aug 2017
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The Interreg North-West Europe (NWE) ACE-Retrofitting project (Accelerating Condominium Energy Retrofitting) aims to facilitate the implementation of low-carbon, energy and climate protection strategies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in NWE.  
Post date: 14 Aug 2017
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  Transition strategies for delivering low carbon district heat     HeatNet will address the challenge of reducing CO₂ emissions in North West Europe (NWE) by creating an integrated transnational NWE approach to the supply of renewable and low carbon heat (incl. waste heat) to residential and commercial buildings, developed and tested in 6 local district heating and cooling networks (DHC) in UK, Ireland, Belgium, France, and the Netherlands.  
Post date: 11 Aug 2017
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Step by step commitments for energy saving     At present, energy conservation campaigns provide households with a general awareness but do not provoke large scale behavior changes.   The main goal of the STEP_BY_STEP, a Horizon 2020 project, is to maximise the number of households in a given area that significantly change their behaviour at home. Desired behaviour change includes reduced electricity consumption and the investment in energy efficient products and/or high quality renewable energy products.  
Post date: 10 Aug 2017
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Resource efficient cities implementing advanced smart city solutions     Based on thorough integrated climate planning, READY, a project funded under the FP7 programme of the European Union, will demonstrate a Whole City Approach including:  
Post date: 8 Aug 2017
Type: Link

Highly Innovative building control Tools Tackling the energy performance Gap     The actual energy consumption of buildings in Europe often significantly exceeds the expected energy requirements. This gap in energy performance can arise from construction errors or from differences between the way a building was intended to be used and how it is actually used.   An energy management platform could help to reduce this energy gap - and this will be easier thanks to a new and innovative energy reporting platform.  
Post date: 8 Aug 2017
Type: Link

Simulation Supported Real Time Energy Management in Building Blocks     Sim4Blocks is a four-year, EC-funded project that focuses on the development of innovative demand response (DR) services for residential and commercial applications. The project combines decentralised energy management technology at the blocks-of-buildings-scale to enable DR.  
Post date: 8 Aug 2017
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If you are looking for training materials about Energy Performance Contracting basics, the Green Rating tools and financing solutions, you can now find them on a dedicated section on the Trust EPC South website.   More specifically, in this section you will find the following:  
Post date: 31 Jul 2017
Type: News

 Integrative energy planning of urban areas: Collective learning for improved governance     URBAN LEARNING is a Horizon 2020 project that gathers cities to exchange and work on improving governance structures for integrative urban energy planning. The project aims to mainstream and institutionalise integrative urban energy planning within city administrations and is designed as project from cities for cities. The focus is on the governance processes related to the (re-) development of urban sites.  
Post date: 25 Jul 2017
Type: Link