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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

Transition to an energy efficient economy means fundamental changes in the city’s economy structure and its technical infrastructure, changes in the regulatory framework, mobilization and coordination of all federal and regional executive authorities, changes in the consumption structure, in the behavioral stereotypes. Discussion of these subjects will become the key topic of XXXIV Conference and Exhibition “Moscow– energy efficient city”.
Post date: 27 Jun 2017
Type: Event

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

UIDC 2017 - Conference theme:  Accelerating Innovative Finance, Development & Renewable Solutions for Smart Cities in Africa   The third annual edition will be held on 30 - 31 October 2017 at the Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala, Uganda.
Post date: 26 Jun 2017
Type: Event

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

Post date: 23 Jun 2017
Type: Case

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