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BPIE workshop: Building Renovation Passports: the journey to better renovation

This workshop, supported by the EU-funded project iBRoad, will present the concept of the Building Renovation Passport (BRP) and its usefulness in supporting buildings renovation in the EU. In addition, the event will aim at assessing the...

Green Solutions Awards 2018: be there on December 6 at COP24 in Katowice for the international winner gala!

Save the date! On December 6 in Katowice, in Poland where COP24 will take place, the 9 international winners of the Green Solutions Awards 2018 will be revealed. Join us at the University of Silesia to know which buildings, districts and...

One Planet Summit 2018: Europe sustains its leadership on climate action

Europe is committed to leading the fight against climate change. To underline its leadership, the Commission presented a comprehensive set of 10 transformative initiatives, the Action Plan for the Planet, at the inaugural One Planet Summit...

EBRD starts consultations on its draft energy sector strategy

  The EBRD Energy Sector Strategy covers the Bank’s activities in two areas: electricity generation, transmission, distribution, storage and supply; and hydrocarbon extraction, processing, transportation, distribution, storage, and supply...

World tallest passive-house Bolueta tower completed in Bilbao

Join us at the PUBLENEF Final Conference on 10 October

In Brussels for the #EURegionsWeek on the 10th of October? Join the PUBLENEF Final conference to explore the capacity of regions and cities to implement Energy Efficiency policies, and engage with EU, regional/local experts and...

More banks join EU-backed pilot scheme for green mortgages

  By joining the scheme, the two banks will adopt standards which are currently being tested as part of an EU-backed pilot programme involving banks and financial institutions representing a combined lending power of over €3 trillion,...

InnoEnergy offering investments to SMEs for cleantech, sustainable energy solutions

  The cut-off date to apply for the 2018 Investment Round is October 4, InnoEnergy said. The investments range from EUR 100,000 to EUR 5 million. The Investment Round targets SMEs with proven technology concepts that will transform the...

STARTUPS WANTED, KLIMAHOUSE STARTUP AWARD

Klimahouse, a leading trade show for innovations in the sustainable construction sector, is organising the 3rd edition of Klimahouse Startup Village to coincide with Klimahouse 2019 at the Bolzano Exhibition Center....

Efficient Buildings & Renewable Energy MED Community Conference

The Efficient Buildings & Renewable Energy MED Community Conference is organized in the framework of the Interreg MED Programme. The conference will take place in Ljubljana (Slovenia) the 18th and 19th of October. It will host the...

Benefits of BIM and its level of adoption in European countries

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is at the centre of a digital transformation of the construction sector and the built environment. The European construction sector represents 9% of EU GDP and 18 million employees being a driver for...

[Urban Chronicles #WellBeingAtWork] #02 - Towards an « as service » corporate office?

In the same way that the traditional vision of housing is being questioned by the arrival of the "millennials" on the residential building market, the office real estate market is now being shaken by the new expectations of occupants....

VELUX turns century-old wood into new roof windows

This unique product innovation showcases the willingness of the Group to listen to customer needs and to try new things. It is a kind of ‘VELUX experiment’ that’s in the spirit of VELUX founder Villum Kann Rasmussen, who once said (and...

What is BIM?

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a set of technologies, processes and policies enabling multiple stakeholders to collaboratively design, construct and operate a Facility in virtual space. As a term, BIM has grown tremendously over...

EBRD approves new loan for green energy development in Serbia

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a loan of up to 600 million dinars (around 5.1 million euros) to UniCredit, the second-largest bank in Serbia, to enhance its financing of the green economy. The...

The H2020 REVALUE project confirms a growing awareness of energy efficiency in residential housing

The H2020 REVALUE project has finished. Over the past 4 years, the project partners researched the relation between the value of residential real estate and its energy efficiency.  A greater awareness of what investments could improve both...

Launch of the Renovation Hub: EU platform for energy-efficient refurbishment technologies and business models

The STUNNING Renovation Hub, a virtual platform for the interactive knowledge exchange in energy-efficient building renovation, was launched by the EU-funded, Horizon 2020 project STUNNING in September 2018. It enables all participating...

[Urban Chronicles #WellBeingAtWork] #01 - Working on your five senses

Taking into account the impact of buildings on the health and well-being of their occupants is not new but become increasingly important in the real estate sector in recent years. At the 2017 Salon de l'Immobilier d'Entreprise, a special...

California set to run on carbon-free power by 2045

Legislation has been passed to move the state towards 100 per cent clean energy by 2045. On Tuesday, the state Assembly voted to approve the legislation, known as Senate Bill 100. Over the next couple of days the bill is expected to be...

Observance of "World Cities Day 2018” and Global Forum on Human Settlements 2018

The 2018 Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS 2018) will be convened in 30-31 October 2018 at the United Nations Conference Center, Bangkok, Thailand, co-organized by the Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS) and...