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The document provides a detailed description of the green urban interventions implemented by the project   URBAN GreenUP has released a Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) catalogue, which is publicly available on the project’s website. The catalogue aims at fostering the global uptake of the URBAN GreenUP approach by providing cities worldwide with robust indicators on how to embrace urban challenges using nature.  
Post date: 11 Jul 2018
Type: News

Conference Objective and Philosophical Framework The International Conference on Sustainable Development is organized by the European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with CIT University. The 7th ICSD 2019 is inspired from the critical challenge of human, environmental, and economic sustainability concerning the present and future generations in a global-scale context. The Conference venue is: Roma Eventi, Pontifical Gregorian University, Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy
Post date: 2 Jul 2018
Type: Event

The Infrastructure Department of Rome (Italy) has published the interactive map of the 157 municipal photovoltaic installations in the town, most of which are installed on the roofs of scholastic buildings: the total amount of power of the photovoltaic panels nowadays is 2 MW. For each plant, beyond the position, are available technical properties and the maintenance conditions.
Post date: 29 Jun 2018
Type: Link

This paper presents a case study of a sustainable certification of a building renovation. The new LEED® rating system, GBC Historic BuildingTM protocol, proposed by Green Building Council Italy and addressed to Italian historical heritage, was applied to the High School “A. Canova” in Treviso, chosen because it was built before 1945 and it required a restoration work.
Post date: 28 Jun 2018
Type: Publication

IEA IBC Annex 56 methodology provides the basis for the assessment and evaluation of energy related renovation options of residential building stock, first and foremost with respect to cost, energy use and carbon emissions. Furthermore, it allows also for a broader approach going beyond cost effective reduction of carbon emissions and energy use by taking into account co-benefits achieved in a renovation process.
Post date: 28 Jun 2018
Type: Publication

The improvement of environmental performance in building construction could be achieved by prefabrication. This study quantifies and compares the environmental impacts of a Concrete Glulam Framed Panel (CGFP): the basic configuration of this precast component consists in a Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) frame structure supporting a thin reinforced concrete slab with an interior insulation panel and covered by finishing layers.
Post date: 28 Jun 2018
Type: Publication

Mission Innovation has launched a new recognition programme Mission Innovation Champions to celebrate and support innovative individuals who are accelerating the clean energy revolution. The programme was launched at the occasion of the Third Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI-3) on 22-23 May 2018 at Malmö, Sweden, and is currently accepting registrations.  
Post date: 26 Jun 2018
Type: News

Buildings and settlements are nowadays increasingly expected to meet higher and potentially more complex levels of performance. They should be sustainable, use zero-net energy, be healthy and comfortable, grid-friendly, yet economical to build and maintain. Buildings are central to the EU‘s energy efficiency policy. Improving the energy performance of Europe‘s building stock is crucial, not only to achieve the EU‘s 2020 targets but also to meet the longer term objectives of the climate strategy as laid down in the low carbon economy roadmap 2050.  
Post date: 20 Jun 2018
Type: Publication

The EU project on smart districts has unveiled its energy saving achievements after its renovation works in three residential areas  
Post date: 15 Jun 2018
Type: News

There are many considerations when installing LED light systems and this can be daunting for procurers. Selecting quality products, a competent installer, using daylight to your advantage and optimal design are just some of the considerations.   Premium Light Pro has produced a comprehensive guide for installation of indoor lighting in the non-domestic sector.  At the heart of this lies the project's Procurement Criteria, which serves as a benchmark of high quality.  
Post date: 8 Jun 2018
Type: Publication