Campaigning and awareness raising

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For the past 15 months Eurac Research has been offering extensive advice to the Ukrainian government on promoting sustainable development and renewable energy. The consultancy, implemented by an Italo-Austrian team, included the Austrian Energy Agency, Austrian Environmental Agency, Eurac Research Institute for Renewable Energy and was coordinated by E-Control.
Post date: 6 Jul 2020
Type: News

Who We Are Founded in 1977 by a pair of U.S. senators who recognized the enormous opportunity of energy efficiency, the Alliance to Save Energy is a nonprofit, bipartisan alliance of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders advocating for enhanced energy productivity to achieve economic growth, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security, affordability and reliability.  
Post date: 25 Jun 2020
Type: Link

This report by UNA-UK addresses the implementation of the climate deal agreed by UN member states in Paris in 2015.   The report is the fifth in a series of major reports on the Paris Agreement on climate change. It is the year that carbon emissions must peak and the year that states’ climate actions agreed under their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Climate Treaty start.  
Post date: 23 Jun 2020
Type: Publication

The Coronavirus pandemic has put the spotlight on Europe’s housing crisis, exposing the shortcomings of our housing policies that have increased inequalities and destabilized our societies. Now that the “Stay at home” guidelines pushed us more than ever before to take stock of the state of housing including the unacceptably high levels of homelessness and over-crowding and unsustainable rental costs in the EU, it’s time for a global rethink of housing policy. The EU must lead on this. Public, cooperative and social housing providers have set the example how to proceed.
Post date: 22 Jun 2020
Type: News

We are just beginning to rebuild Europe after a period of unprecedented economic, social and personal turmoil. With this spirit of renaissance in our hearts, there has never been a better time to rethink and renovate the buildings that shelter us. Creating a renovation wave in Europe now is key to any economic recovery and will be central to getting the EU back on its feet.  
Post date: 22 Jun 2020
Type: News

Date: 23 July 2020    Time: 10.30 - 12.30   Location: Online           Cost: PHT members: £20+VAT, Non members: £40+VAT, Staff of educational estates & LA: Free   Are you involved in the delivery of schools, operate University estates, or tasked with net-zero carbon strategies? This event is for you! Join us for the official launch of our latest Passivhaus campaign focused on Educational Buildings. 
Post date: 22 Jun 2020
Type: Event

Next Tuesday 23rd June from 14:30 – 15:45 and as part of the EUSEW policy conference, DG-ENER is organising a session on “Boosting the European Green Deal renovation wave - a centrepiece of the Green Deal and an engine for recovery – How the Renovation Wave can help in the recovery process and ensure the EU can achieve its climate and energy objectives”.  
Post date: 19 Jun 2020
Type: News

From small medieval towns in Italy to the elegant nineteenth-century boulevards in Paris; from the zen Buddhist temples in Kyoto to the colourful cathedrals of Mexico’s colonial cities: buildings reflect our culture and need to be preserved to tell our grandchildren the same story they told our fathers.  
Post date: 19 Jun 2020
Type: News

Why are COVID-19 stimulus packages important for a green transformation of the construction sector?     How can COVID-19 stimulus packages balance between building new and improving the old?   What role should material efficiency play in post-COVID construction projects?  
Post date: 18 Jun 2020
Type: Event

The European Commission has today opened a public consultation on boosting the renovation of buildings across the EU. The Renovation Wave initiative is a priority under the European Green Deal and the Recovery play for the EU, aimed at increasing the rate and quality of renovation of existing buildings and thereby help decarbonise the building stock.
Post date: 12 Jun 2020
Type: News