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This report focuses on the main barriers to deep renovation that municipalities in Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia have to face. The barriers are divided into six groups which correspond to the categories identified by BPIE as the main topics that should be given serious consideration to facilitate a successful planning and delivery of national renovation strategies and their renovation potential:
Post date: 18 Aug 2017
Type: Publication

A recent Forbes article on “Four Major Success Factors In Large-Scale Transformation” cites the BUILD UPON project as an example of large-scale transformation, alongside examples of disruptive platform businesses such as Airbnb and Uber, as well as the current shift from diesel to electric car engines.  
Post date: 18 Aug 2017
Type: News

CELSIUS Summit 2017 - The Power of Networks will be held from 27 to 28 of November in Gothenburg, Sweden. The conference will showcase the latest research and technological developments in addition to addressing key challenges faced by cities in the planning, development and optimisation of their district energy systems.  
Post date: 18 Aug 2017
Type: Event

Roadmaps for Energy (R4E) is an EU funded project under the Horizon 2020 programme, aiming to develop a new type of energy strategy through visions and roadmaps for the 8 partner cities, in co-creation with relevant local stakeholders. The project focuses on three areas within the domain of sustainable energy that are closely linked to the municipalities main responsibilities: smart buildings, smart mobility, and smart urban spaces.  
Post date: 17 Aug 2017
Type: Link

EMPOWERING is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme which contributes to the shift of seven EU regions toward low-carbon society by enhancing the capacities of municipalities and regional representatives to shape integrated energy strategies and plans. The project contributes to bridge the gap of skills needed to plan energy measures in the new 2030 framework for Climate and Energy Policy in terms of GHG emission reduction, renewable energy and energy efficiency.  
Post date: 17 Aug 2017
Type: Link

Although Nearly Zero Energy Buildings will become a “must” for new buildings in Europe by the end of 2020 – no particular building concept exists, which would enable maximum use of daylight by a transparent glass façade and at the same time ZEB performance.   InDeWaG is an innovation action project funded under Horizon 2020, a Public Private Partnership on "BUILDINGS DESIGN FOR NEW HIGHLY ENERGY PERFORMING BUILDINGS".  
Post date: 17 Aug 2017
Type: Link

Open Dynamic System for Holistic energy Management of the dynamics of energy supply, demand and storage in urban areas     Odysseus, a EU funded project under FP7, developed a decision support system (Open Dynamic System or ODYS) to support the management of energy supply, demand and storage in urban areas using an open integration platform.  
Post date: 17 Aug 2017
Type: Link

  The project involves the realization of BMCE Academy, located bouskoura. This project consists of a set of training rooms, a reception center, an amphitheater, a restaurant, a bank branch and finally a Data Center.
Post date: 17 Aug 2017
Type: Case

The 25th edition of ICLEI's long-running Breakfast at Sustainability's series will be held on Tuesday 5 September, focusing on the work of the EU-funded FIESTA project. ICLEI is hosting the event in association with project coordinator AREA Science Park Trieste.  
Post date: 17 Aug 2017
Type: Event

Forest based composites for façades and interior partitions to improve indoor air quality in new builds and restoration    
Post date: 16 Aug 2017
Type: Link