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In BUILD UP we are always willing to improve our portal and the user experience.   As we are a portal in which everybody can contribute, we need your valuable opinion to know what things can be improved...

Green mortgages: could they increase the energy efficiency of UK homes?

What are ‘green mortgages’? At the moment, there is no universal definition of green mortgages, but they usually refer to mortgages on energy efficient homes. It might be useful to expand this definition to include climate resilience as...

Croatia’s Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund to co-finance home renewables systems

“We will co-finance the procurement and installation of biomass boilers and heat pumps by individuals with HRK 12 million. Depending on the location of the house, it is possible to get co-financing of between 40% and 80% of the project...

RE4 Project: 3rd Newsletter

RE4 consortium is delighted to introduce the third edition of the project newsletter. In this edition, we will share with you what types of prefabricated building materials we are able to produce from construction & demolition waste (...

World Bank approves USD 32 million in additional financing for BiH Energy Efficiency Project

BiH has around 7,600 public buildings, including 2,908 in Republika Srpska and 4,419 in the Federation of BiH (FBiH), which are estimated to require energy efficiency investments of between EUR 350 million and EUR 510 million.   Energy...

Piamonte, HQE certified social housing operation in Colombia

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.    How to develop, on a very limited budget, the best possible...

EU Green Week 2019 - Call for proposals

Environmental laws have a huge impact on our life. They improve water and air quality, they protect nature, and they encourage recycling and waste management. But to really make an appreciable difference, these EU laws have to be properly...

Pilot Training and Educational Courses on Deep Energy Retrofit Starting Under the Fit-to-NZEB Project

Unfortunately, it is true - not all renovation works are of the quality we hope and pray for, and there’s a good reason for that – in general, professionals rarely have the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to...

Workshop “Aggregators as enablers of prosumers participation in the energy market”

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...

[Urban Chronicles #WellBeingAtWork] #06 - Building materials: a new source of well-being at work?

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...

No more excuses: Financing 1.5C

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...

New “Building Market Brief” initiative enables context-specific comparison of building stock data across countries in Europe

The building sector is in need of comparable, pan-European data. It is a pre-requisite for making the right decisions, setting standards and regulations, and preparing good quality business cases for investment. Up until now, this...

BY&FORCITIZENS Conference: Citizens to play key role in making their cities greener and more sustainable

Across Europe citizens are being put centre stage in efforts to move towards a more sustainable and liveable built environment. How are EU-funded projects embracing this citizen engagement as they innovate?   To answer this as fully as...

Time to deliver: putting building renovation into practice

The EPBD targets are tough but clear enough and it’s now up to member states to enforce these commitments. The risk of the directive being ineffective is high if countries and local authorities do not enforce it correctly.   “The EPBD was...

11th International BUILDAIR Symposium - Call for Papers

Current know-how on airtightness, leaks and ventilation systems   All colleagues from Germany, Europe and beyond, who are concerning with the subject of airtightness of buildings, are cordially invited to contribute to the...

AIVC 2019 Conference - Call for Abstracts & Topical Sessions

We are pleased to announce that the AIVC 2019 Conference “From Energy crisis to sustainable indoor climate – 40 years of AIVC" is now accepting abstracts & proposals for topical sessions. The Conference will be held during 15-16...

Andy Bull is the winner of the 2018 Roger Léron Award

The 4th edition of the Roger Léron Award was concluded on the 10th October 2018, with the Ceremony at the Palais des Académies in Brussels and the announcement of Andy Bull as winner. Andy Bull spent 30 years in Welsh Local Government and...

Save the date: Unlocking the potential of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to transform the buildings and construction sector

Unlocking the potential of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to transform the buildings and construction sector Thursday, 6 December 2018 from 09:30 AM to 5:30 PM (TBC) 132 NDCs explicitly mention the buildings sector. Among them...

Thank you for participating in the Webinar on Long-Term Renovation Strategies

The countdown to transpose the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) has started!   Member States have until March 2020 to translate into national law all the new requirements from the EU energy...

Making British energy grids smarter

Smart energy management systems wanted for a large housing provider in the UK; exploring solutions for future energy markets.     A large affordable housing provider in the UK is looking to become an energy service provider...