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Making our iconic city skylines better for the planet

Making our iconic city skylines better for the planet

By Frankie Downy, Manager of C40’s Private Building Efficiency Network     When stepping off a train or plane to visit a city for the first time, you wonder: will it live up to expectations, will it look like it does in the movies? Then...
10 things to know on Energy Efficiency Review in 2016

10 things to know on Energy Efficiency Review in 2016

The Europe 2020 Strategy involves a number of policies to help Member States towards their 2020 targets. Realising the EU’s long-established intention to ‘turn the European Union into the most energy efficient economy in the world’ will depend on...

New energy labels for appliances seen as boon for consumers

By Zoran Radosavljevic (EURACTIV)     The European Parliament approved on Tuesday (June 13) the introduction of new energy labels for household appliances, which MEPs and industry experts said should enable consumers to save...

When crowdfunding is Sharia compliant

Starting at the bottom, creating a tangible project, sharing and limiting risk. This is what crowdfunding and Islamic finance is all about when they come together   Islamic finance abides by the Sharia law. It demands socially...

Self-Driving Vehicles - Green Revolution, Or Eco-Disaster?

There’s been a lot of talk over the last few years about self-driving vehicles. Vehicles ‘driven’, essentially, by computer are being rolled out in various locations across the world. The technology, we’re told, is ready to go - all that...

Energy efficiency of buildings: video interview with the EBC President

  European Institutions should take into account the importance of the renovation sector, that creates thousands of jobs in Europe and will reduce energy consumption, according to Patrick Liébus, President of the European Builders...

What Could Make The Public Choose More Pro-Renewables?

We’re not doing badly so far as ‘green’ attitudes go. More people than ever before feel positively about renewable energy, and would like to see a greater global commitment to reducing carbon emissions. We’re more ‘eco-conscious’ than ever...

European Regional Network of the World GBC: Position Paper on the EPBD

  This paper, released in March 2017, sets out the key messages from the Europe Regional Network (ERN) of the World Green Building Council (WGBC) on the key elements of the Clean Energy Package impacting Green Building Councils (GBCs) and...

RENOVATE EUROPE publishes proposals for the 2017 legislative reviews of the EPBD and EED

How to make Renovate Europe's NZEB vision a reality by 2050?     On 27 March 2017, RENOVATE EUROPE released an infographic presenting their vision and the changes in the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)...

Glass for Europe Position Paper on the EPBD and EED revision proposed by the Commission

Making Europe’s buildings highly energy efficient - Improvements needed to the EU Winter Package: EED and EPBD     In March 2017, BUILD UP Partner Glass for Europe released a position paper and a relevant infographic...