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On the eve of November 21 in Brussels (Belgium), the European project STARDUST received the 2018 .eu Web Award for its website www.stardustproject.eu under the “Better World” Category.  
Post date: 6 Dec 2018
Type: News

Along with the rest of the Smart City Community, in late September 2018, the STARDUST project attended the 4th Nordic Edge Expo & Conference in Norway. The Nordic Edge is an annual event where the Smart City community presents their latest innovative solutions. This makes it an ideal place for the project partners of the Horizon 2020 Smart Cities and Communities programme to catch up.  
Post date: 6 Dec 2018
Type: News

We are living in a globalised world that is characterised by a continuing trend of urbanisation. First time in history, more than half of the world population is living in urbanized areas and almost three quarters of the European population lived in an urban area in 2015 (source).  
Post date: 6 Dec 2018
Type: News

The findings from the preeminent study on green buildings have been released and the results are both surprising and encouraging. Forty-seven percent of those participating in the World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report expect to do the majority of their projects (more than 60%) green by 2021.  
Post date: 22 Nov 2018
Type: News

In the midst of Istanbul’s sprawling concrete jungle lies Turkey’s “first vertical forest.” With nine hundred trees climbing up its geometric façade, the 16-floor building towers over those around it, serving as an urban landmark for the growing green building trend. For residents of Istanbul, the project is known as Greenox, a play on the words “green” and “oxygen.”  
Post date: 8 Nov 2018
Type: News

Daniela Unterholzer is CEO of "neunerhaus", an organisation which offers a home to homeless and handicapped people. Their newest building, the "neunerhaus" Hagenmüllergasse was constructed as a Passive House. Mrs. Unterholzer talks about their experience with the Passive House and the ventilation system especially. Subtitles are available in English, Spanish and German.  
Post date: 8 Nov 2018
Type: News

In the initial planning stages of Reserva de Madrid, a Low-Income Housing (LIH) Master Plan located in the outskirts of Bogota, Colombia, we in Prodesa came upon a big task.   
Post date: 1 Nov 2018
Type: News

Aggregation service providers are central players for the participation of small consumers in the energy market. On 6th November 2018, during the European Utility Week, the BestRES project will hold a workshop focused on the role of Energy Aggregators.   The workshop will provide the participants with an overview of the business models and legal framework for aggregators to support the engagement of consumers and the integration of decentralised RES production units.   
Post date: 25 Oct 2018
Type: News

First published in Environmental Finance as part of a series covering EIT Climate-KIC’s Climate Innovation Summit 2018.  The financial sector must play a critical enabling role to limit global warming to below 1.5 degrees. Investors need to quickly overhaul their strategies for climate change to be halted in just over a decade, and there are already tools and solutions available to help investors align with this goal.  
Post date: 25 Oct 2018
Type: News

Today's building professionals are facing many new challenges: complying with new thermal regulations, being more environmentally friendly or lowering construction costs. As a result, building materials are constantly evolving, improving and innovating to meet new energy efficiency challenges. In addition, tertiary buildings must also adapt to the new ways of working and be a vector of well-being for users, which increasingly structures the construction and renovation of these buildings, including the materials used.  
Post date: 25 Oct 2018
Type: News