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FEDARENE’s Manifesto: Europe and its Regions, a Partnership for Energy Transition

In celebration of Europe Day and ahead of the European Elections, the regions, energy agencies and islands of FEDARENE declared once again their clear and immovable commitment to support the European Union in its climate action and energy...

Study launched on decarbonising Europe’s heavy industries by 2050

Industry representatives, regional experts, academics and EU officials held the first public meeting of the research study group: ‘Infrastructure needs of an EU industrial transformation towards deep decarbonisation’.   The initiative aims...

The Green Revolution Starts at Home’s Outcomes

During the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2019, the session co-organised by DecarbHeat and FEDARENE, “The Green Revolution Starts at Home” took place in order to presents the heating and cooling sector in Europe and the resources...

Nottingham ready to beat Theresa May’s climate targets

As Theresa May signs into law a commitment to bring the UK’s carbon emissions to net zero by 2050, one city in the UK is on its way to achieving this goal 22 years sooner   As one of her final acts as Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced...

Smart buildings of glass

Glass in architecture has been recently used more intensively thanks to developments in its manufacturing   Whether you are arriving to or departing from Helsinki Airport, the first thing you notice is the glass around you...

Building renovations: social aid to accept the change

When energy-saving measures are planned in social housing buildings, the environmental aim is combined with the scope of reducing inequality. In Zaragoza, Spain, a team of social workers is helping the tenants of a multi-family building to...

The Scottish Government in the Energy Efficient Mortgages Pilot Scheme

As an important part of their ambitious Energy Efficient Scotland Programme, The Scottish Government joined the Advisory Council of the Energy Efficient Mortgages Pilot Scheme in September 2018 and has been supporting the Energy Efficient...

PRÉSENTATION DE LA STRATÉGIE RÉNOVATION AUX HORIZONS 2030-2050 À BRUXELLES

La Belgique doit réduire ses émissions de gaz à effet de serre de 35% d’ici 2030 .   Alors que le secteur résidentiel et les bureaux représentent 74% de la consommation énergétique de la Région bruxelloise ; alors que 85% des 573.276...

Las plantas fotovoltaicas usarán BIM para mejorar su rendimiento

El sector energético está viviendo una revolución impulsada por la introducción de nuevas tecnologías, lo que está cambiando desde las formas de generación hasta del consumo.   En este contexto, Ayesa está participando en un proyecto...

LIFE energises shift to climate-neutral Belgium homes

“Renovation of buildings is by far the most cost-effective way to tackle the climate problem”, said Roel Vermeiren from the Flemish Energy Agency, speaking at the LIFE Platform meeting on Climate Action and the Building Sector on 17 June...

The power of training and gamification: How to influence energy use behaviour

Buildings are responsible for approximately 40 % of energy consumption and 36 % of CO2 emissions in the EU, according to the European Commission. It’s also widely accepted that to reduce the amount of energy used, consumers have to change...

Lisbon’s City Finance Lab-backed green participatory budget awarded €5 million for next cycle

Lisbon City Council’s first-ever ‘green’ participatory budget, an initiative supported and managed by South Pole and EIT Climate-KIC’s City Finance Lab, has been allocated €5 million to support climate change mitigation and adaptation...

First round of 15 winners of Reinventing Cities competition announced

Teams in Chicago, Madrid, Milan, Oslo, Paris and Reykjavík chosen to transform underused sites in their cities into more sustainable and resilient spaces.   C40 Cities and EIT Climate-KIC have announced 15 winners of its Reinventing Cities...

WCEF 2019: The challenges and potentials of circular procurement in cities

Increasing population growth and urbanisation intensifies the pressure on cities globally. In addition, resources are used inefficiently in the current linear system, which makes cities largely unsustainable.   Considering their high...

[Video] SB&WRC Project: Prototype 3 - Insulation material based on wheat straw bale

The SB&WRC project is part of the Programme Interreg VA France (Channel) England and benefits from financial support from the ERDF.   This project, designed and led by Nomadéis, a sustainable development consultancy agency, aims to...

[Invitation] Meet the SB&WRC project partners and discover the insulation prototypes

The SB&WRC project is part of the Programme Interreg VA France (Channel) England and benefits from financial support from the ERDF.   The SB&WRC project partners are pleased to invite you to the closing event of the project. It...

RICS supports Construction 2050 - A New vision for the European Construction sector

As part of the European Construction Forum, RICS and other leaders representing the European construction industry call for a new inspiring EU policy framework for the future of the sector, presenting a joint initiative to the European...

Greening your home: better information and novel solutions can boost the energy behaviour change

Last BUILD UP webinar counted on the participation of the EU-funded projects dealing with energy users engagement to improve energy performances in buildings.   Although many people are concerned about the environment, this does...

Climate becomes top priority in EU’s 2020 budget

The European Commission proposed on 5 June 2019 a budget worth €168.3 billion for the bloc in 2020, aimed at promoting a more competitive European economy and solidarity and security in the EU. This is the last budget under the 2014-2020...

Building energy efficient communities

In many EU countries multi-family dwellings represent the dominant residential solution. But structural renovations to cut emissions and save energy may be a real challenge in such contexts, if the communities are not properly...