Updated: 11 September 2017
The 'Empowering smart solutions for better cities' conference, organised by the Smart Cities Information System (SCIS), will take place on 2 and 3 October 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. A mix of classic sessions and interactive methods, this event will bring together key stakeholders from cities and regions, smart cities & energy efficiency projects, industry, business, European Commission and smart cities initiatives.
Post date: 5 May 2017
People spend up to 90% of their lives indoors, so it is perhaps not surprising that the quality of the environment created has a significant impact on their health and well-being. What is perhaps even more surprising is that the indoor air quality of some buildings, including modern low energy buildings, has been shown to be poorer than urban outdoor air quality.
Post date: 20 Mar 2017
A range of breakthrough eco-building solutions which tackle the emerging problem of indoor air quality have been presented by the ECO-SEE project at the Ecobuild construction fair in London.
The solutions include novel insulation, coating and panel products which improve air quality by passively regulating humidity, capturing VOCs, and removing indoor organic pollutants through photocatalysis. External and internal wall panels have also been developed, in addition to design tools to support end users.
Post date: 16 Mar 2017
Upon the request of Habitat for Humanity International, Metropolitan Research Institute (MRI) has completed an in-depth research of energy efficiency renovation subsidy schemes in Central European countries (Hungary, Poland,
Post date: 14 Mar 2017
In line with the REELIH project, Habitat for Humanity worked with its long time partner Metropolitan Research Insitute (MRI) to conduct a study on Central and Eastern European countries having an experience with large scale renovations of multi-apartment buildings. The aim of the study was to analyse the main national subsidy schemes aiming to assist the energy efficient renovation of multi-family buildings in Central and Eastern Europe.
Post date: 8 Mar 2017
Reducing Energy Poverty by Energy Efficiency Projects in Residential Buildings: The Case for Eastern Europe
Post date: 20 Feb 2017
38,5% of energy savings in CUBE 2020? It's possible.
The building Quai Vendeuvre won the grand prize of the energy savings contest CUBE 2020 in 2016. While the 3rd edition of the contest just started, let’s ask the IFPEB’s director Cedric Borel about the score of the second edition’s winner, who made 38,5% of energy savings within a year! You said 38,5%, really? How is that possible?
Marguerite Dornier: You said 38,5%, right? It’s huge, isn’t it?
Post date: 8 Feb 2017
Energy poverty is one of the most pressing issues in Central and Eastern Europe. By addressing energy efficient retrofitting of multi-unit apartment buildings, the REELIH (residential energy efficiency for low income households) project is working to promote an innovative approach to reduce energy poverty.
Post date: 7 Feb 2017
Have you ever wondered how your city can meet its ambitious targets to decarbonise its heating and cooling system? Here is a new project that will offer knowledge, tools and training for supporting your city in such an ambitious goal: PLANHEAT.
PLANHEAT’s main objective is to develop and validate, in real case scenarios, an integrated and easy-to-use tool which will support local authorities in selecting, simulating and comparing alternative low carbon and economically sustainable scenarios for heating and cooling.
Post date: 10 Nov 2016
Families across Europe are taking steps that will reduce their energy consumption by more than 3,000,000 kWh thanks to the work of the EU funded FIESTA project.
The project, coordinated by Area Science Park Trieste, has carried out more than 1,022 energy audits with families in five European countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Hungary, Italy and Spain. The project includes five technical partners (one for each participating country) and 14 cities.
Post date: 2 Nov 2016