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Organised jointly by R20 MED, the R20 NGO's office for the Mediterranean region, École Nationale Polytechnique d'Oran Maurice-Audin ( ENPO-MA ) and École des Mines de Saint-Etienne ( EMSE ) 1st Seminar on the Promotion of Innovative Projects in Green Economy was held on 11 and 12 July 2017 at the Algerian School of Business (ESAA) in Algiers. It was sponsored by Ms Fatma-Zohra Zerouati, Minister of the Environment and Renewable Energies.  
Post date: 22 Jul 2017
Type: News

150 candidates from 19 countries in the Green Solutions Awards 2017: 118 buildings, 11 districts and 21 infrastructures    
Post date: 18 Jul 2017
Type: News

European project LEARN-EER, Mutual Learning for Energy Efficient Retrofitting, will undertake this challenge through an innovative learning platform that will answer to professional’s skill needs from the participating countries as to future professionals from building and energy sector.  
Post date: 18 Jul 2017
Type: News

 This month, OfficeVitae has deployed OfficeVitae Comfort+ at the Faculty of Industrial Design at the Technical University of Delft.     Key features include: Sensor data views of one’s own office for C02 levels, humidity, temperature, light, noise and movement. Via a desktop, IOS and Android app occupants can order heating for their space locally or remotely. Eco switch for extra energy savings. When Eco-mode is on heating is automatically adjusted or switched off heating depending upon space occupancy patterns.
Post date: 13 Jul 2017
Type: News

Can Sweden go carbon neutral by 2045? Can London’s transport get to zero emissions by 2050? And could the UK start using its sewer network to heat homes?  This, and more, in the week’s ten biggest climate innovation stories  
Post date: 28 Jun 2017
Type: News

Climate-KIC reaffirms its strategic support for the Climate Risk Information flagship programme, with €1.5M innovation investment for 2017.   Increasingly different parts of society are facing the need to plan and adapt to a riskier future as a result of climate change and increasing frequency of extreme weather events.
Post date: 28 Jun 2017
Type: News

IME Yepi Kaz wins the AQUAA Awards 2017   For their first edition, the AQUAA Awards aimed to promote the dissemination of new construction and renovation techniques in French Guyana, while meeting the environmental performance requirements and the constraints of the Amazonian environment. Among the ten candidates, the association AQUAA, resource center of the BEEP network, has awarded two buildings. The selected winners are: IME Yepi Kaz, appointed by the jury, and Epfag (Guyana Land and Development Agency)  
Post date: 27 Jun 2017
Type: News

When it comes to sustainable tourism, there are answers to address expectations: whether they come from tourists, investors or local populations, especially with infrastructures and buildings. The impact of tourism on global market is no secret: 6% of world exportations, 30% of which are services, 260 million jobs (1 job over 11). France received the highest number of international tourists in 2016 and as of January 2016, the country counted more than 156,000 accomodation facilities (hotels, residences, campgrounds, hostels, beds and breakfast...) totaling more thand 5.5 million beds...
Post date: 26 Jun 2017
Type: News

On March 15, Construction21 launched the 5th edition of the Green Solutions Awards at MIPIM in Cannes, France. This international competition for sustainable buildings, districts and infrastructures is supported by ADEME and the Global Alliance for Buildings & Construction. It aims to broadly disseminate innovation in order to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable world. The winners will be announced in Bonn, Germany, in November, during the Conference of the Parties on climate change (COP23). In the competition: 118 buildings,
Post date: 23 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