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More than 700 delegates from over 50 countries from business, public sector and the research community are expected to participate in the World Sustainable Energy Days 2018, one of Europe’s largest annual events on energy efficiency and renewable energy, which will take place from 28 February to 2 March 2018 in Wels, Austria, offering 7 conferences and 3 interactive events on sustainable energy.   The event’s topics are the following:  
Post date: 28 Aug 2017
Type: News

The World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED) are among Europe’s largest annual conferences on energy efficiency and renewable energy. The 2018 conference will take place from 28 February - 2 March 2018 in Wels, Austria.  
Post date: 28 Aug 2017
Type: Event

The Horizon 2020 funded project SIMPLA (Sustainable Integrated Multi-sector PLAnning) supports local authorities in harmonising their Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) and Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs).   The project targets small and medium-sized municipalities with a population between 50.000 and 350.000 inhabitants proposing a four-step approach to foster harmonised planning.  
Post date: 15 Aug 2017
Type: Link

Smart and flexible 100% renewable district heating and cooling systems for European cities     SmartReFlex, an Intelligence Energy Europe (IEE) project, aimed to inspire the development of sustainable district heating and cooling solutions for the future by setting up an exchange of ideas, expertise and experience.   The project actions have aimed at increasing the diffusion of smart and flexible district heating and cooling systems including high shares of renewable energy sources (high-RES DHC) in European towns and cities.
Post date: 14 Aug 2017
Type: Link

A study from the German Energy Agency-Dena, based on a survey among decision makers of 20 important office building investors and 20 major renters of office areas in Germany has resulted in sustainability and energy efficiency becoming more and more important; yet the main decision criteria are still economic. The investors aim at high building values and low operation costs and high renting demand. These are the main reasons for the energy renovation of their buildings.
Post date: 8 Aug 2017
Type: News

Die Energiewende – ein gutes Stück Arbeit Innovation durch Forschung Erneuerbare Energien und Energieeffizienz: Projekte und Ergebnisse der Forschungsförderung 2016  
Post date: 8 Aug 2017
Type: Publication

On 14 July 2017 a settlement of plus energy houses was inaugurated with a ceremonial key hand over to the building owners. All 13 houses (nine single-family houses and four double house halves) fulfil the efficiency house plus standard defined by the German Building Ministry. As such they generate more final and primary energy from renewable energy sources than they consume if balanced over a year. This includes also the household electricity use.
Post date: 8 Aug 2017
Type: News

Die Deutsche Energie Agentur (dena) hat Entscheidungsträger von 20 wichtigen Büroimmobilieninvestoren und 20 großen Büroflächenmietern zu den Themen Energieeffizienz, Nutzungsdauern und Sanierungszyklen befragt. Die Ergebnisse zum Stellenwert der Energieeffizienz, zum derzeitigen Bürogebäudebestand und zur energetischen Beschreibung sind in der Studie zusammengefasst.
Post date: 8 Aug 2017
Type: Publication

Die BINE Projektinfo präsentiert ein energieeffizientes Quartiersprojekt in der Münchner Innenstadt. Im Stadtteil Haidhausen wurde von der städtischen Wohnungsgesellschaft GWG ein Komplex aus mehreren Mehrfamilienhäusern aus den 1950er Jahren energetisch saniert, nachverdichtet und CO2-neutral mit Wärme versorgt. Das Kernstück des Nahwärmeheizsystems ist eine Gasmotor-Wärmepumpe, die Grundwasser als Wärmequelle nutzt und die Gebäude beheizt und das Trinkwarmwasser erzeugt.  
Post date: 8 Aug 2017
Type: Publication

A start-up company called Green City Solutions has developed 4m high vertical plant walls with moss, called CityTrees. These moss installations feed on dirty air; they filter CO2, NOx and dust pollution and convert them to their own biomass. The company aims to tackle one of the biggest problems for people living in cities worldwide – air pollution. Every CityTree reduces local air pollution in a proximity until 50m by up to one third.
Post date: 8 Aug 2017
Type: News