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Using Better Energy Better   Energy productivity is all about maximising every single unit of energy to generate greater economic output - in other words, doing more with less.   Businesses have a crucial role to play in reducing their climate impact - and the EP100 initiative is how the world's biggest companies including H&M, SwissRE and others are demonstrating their energy productivity leadership. Ready to join them?  
Post date: 23 Jun 2017
Type: Event

At the end of 2016 the Commission launched the Smart Financing for Smart Buildings initiative as part of the Clean Energy for All Europeans Package. The initiative promotes more effective use of public funds through innovative financing solutions, provides assistance for project development and supports activities aimed at de-risking energy efficiency investments. The Commission and EEFIG worked closely to change the perception of risk regarding energy efficiency investments.
Post date: 22 Jun 2017
Type: News

ARVHA, Association for Research on the City and Housing, launches the fifth edition of Women Architects Prize - 2017 (Prix des femmes architectes) with the support of Ministry of Culture and Communication and the Ministry of Family, childhood, and women’s Rights, the city of Paris and the National council of the Order of Architects as well as building industry support.    This award aims to highlight the works and careers of women architects, so that young women architects may be inspired by existing female models, and encourage parity in a male dominated profession.
Post date: 21 Jun 2017
Type: News

The VELUX Group today announces that its RenovActive concept will be used by Belgian Social Housing Association, “Le Foyer Anderlechtois” to renovate 86 of their properties in the Anderlecht area of Brussels. VELUX’s RenovActive project took a property which was in extremely poor condition and carried out a deep renovation that brought it up to high standards, following the Active House principles which balance energy efficiency, indoor comfort and environmental considerations.
Post date: 21 Jun 2017
Type: News

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 Castaner, President Emmanuel Macron and Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot aim to ensure that France goes beyond its 2015 Paris climate Agreement.
Post date: 21 Jun 2017
Type: News

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% Clean Energy” which aims to uphold commitments made under the Paris Agreement.   The coalition – which is an initiative of the Sierra Club's Ready for 100 campaign – represents an increasing number of U.S. mayors who support a vision of 100% clean and renewable energy in their cities, towns and communities.
Post date: 21 Jun 2017
Type: News

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 Public Enterprises.
Post date: 19 Jun 2017
Type: News

In the report From Thousands to Billions - Coordinated Action towards 100% Net Zero Carbon Buildings By 2050, the WorldGBC calls for a dramatic and ambitious transformation towards a completely zero carbon built environment, through the dual goals of:   All new buildings must operate at net zero carbon from 2030 100% of buildings must operate at net zero carbon by 2050  
Post date: 15 Jun 2017
Type: Publication

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 “net zero carbon” by 2050 if global warming is to remain under two degrees Celsius, the limit enshrined in the Paris Agreement.
Post date: 15 Jun 2017
Type: News

The Request2Action (R2A) project final webinar   The challenges around urban retrofit, in particular the ones faced by private dwellers have long been in debate at EU level.   How to foster energy retrofit activities? Can a dwelling energy performance certificate help? How to promote the information in the EPC and support the dweller’s retrofit decision process? What are the barriers hindering a dweller´s decision to adopt energy efficiency retrofit measures?  
Post date: 15 Jun 2017
Type: Event