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#EUSEW19 Awards: applications open now!

Every year the European Commission (Directorate-General for Energy and EASME) organises the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) – one of the biggest events dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. The...

Financial viability of NZEBs through AdoRes : Abracadabra financial tools and lessons learnt to support the building energy revolution

The webinar aims at answering the following questions :””How AdoRES can trigger – at a Financial standpoint – the Deep Renovation of Buildings towards NZEBs?”.   During the webinar, the Financial tools developed in the framework of...

MIPIM 2019: The main theme for the real estate conferences programme is "Engaging the Future"

MIPIM, the world's leading real estate event, celebrates this year its 30th edition. MIPIM is A 4-day real estate event to meet the most influential players from all sectors of the international real estate industry. Established in 1990,...

Cities to Be, InterNational Sustainable Building Congress 2019

This year, this unprecedented event will bring together the National Sustainable Building Congress ans the participants of the HQE International Summit under the same banner for an international edition dedicated to actors committed to...

Improving delivery and distribution systems for energy efficiency investment

"Effective and trustworthy delivery and distribution systems will be central to ramping up energy efficiency investment and meeting increasingly urgent climate targets. Time to mainstream energy efficiency: it’s a seat belt,...

Webinar on Smart and Technology Equipped Buildings – new features from the amended EPBD

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 efficiency legislation...

1st Nordic ZEB+ Conference : Call for abstracts

The conference will feature several outstanding keynote speakers from authorities within business and academia.   Abstract submission is open until 1st of Februry 2019!   We welcome abstracts from research and practice...

Towards elections: which future for EU-backed nature-based solutions (NBS)?

The EU has heavily invested in projects to renature cities. After the European elections, a new executive will head the EU. What will happen to the NBS policy?   The so-called "nature-based solutions" (NBS) are the latest trend in the...

Energiewende twinning towns: sharing knowledge and experience. Apply now!

The project “Energiewende twinning towns” is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and carried out by the Renewables Energies Agency and the Humboldt-Viadrina Governance Platform. It aims at...

Romanian regulator permits excess electricity sale by prosumers

The Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE) has approved 3 orders that facilitate the commercialization of electricity generated from renewable energy sources by prosumers in facilities with a maximum installed capacity of 27 kW.  ...

World Sustainable Energy Days 2019

Efficiency and renewable energy are at the core of Europe’s commitment to a clean energy transition that serves the needs of citizens, economic development, and the environment.   The World Sustainable Energy Days connect...

Find out about the Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat!

On 6 June 2018, Director General Dominique Ristori announced the creation of the Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat at the European Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels. The announcement was made in the presence of the Members of...

What can we learn from new trends in the construction sector

The European construction sector is crucial to the European economy as it provides 18 million direct jobs and contributes to about 9% of the EU's GDP. Furthermore, drives economic growth and offers solutions for social, climate and energy...

The Green Solutions Awards 2018: time-lapse and videos of the ceremony

Nine winners whose climate solutions reduce greenhouse gas emissions emitted by the construction industry were rewarded during the International Green Solutions Awards 2018 ceremony. But this event was also an opportunity for professionals...

On the road towards liveable cities

On November 29, 2018, the representatives of STARDUST’s Lighthouse City of Trento organised their 1st Stakeholder Workshop on how to tailor technical solutions electric mobility, according to the local needs   By the end of...

EU Commission’s survey on architects’ activities in the field of energy renovation and nearly zero energy buildings

In order to inform its future policy-making, the European Commission is currently conducting a survey across Europe on architects’ activities with respect to energy renovation and nearly zero energy buildings (nzeb). The survey shall...

Towards zero – a targeted approach

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s recent report gave a stark warning that current pledges from governments are not enough to avoid dangerous levels of climate change. In order to avoid this, we need to be aiming for a maximum...

TAIWAN - Bamboo Pavilion / ZUO STUDIO

Green building materials from Taiwan. Bamboo Pavilion, located in the fourth area of Fengyuan Huludun Park, is an exhibition hall sponsored by Taichung Real Estate Development Association.   The materials used are all native species from...

Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum 2019 – Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place

The Covenant of Mayors is the world’s largest movement for local climate and energy actions.   The initiative now gathers 7,000+ local and regional authorities across 57 countries drawing on the strengths of a worldwide multi-stakeholder...

The 2018 Building Action Symposium in videos

The Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC) is an alliance of 110 members representing 26 countries, 4 public agencies, 21 private corporations, 11 intergovernmental organizations, 38 non- governmental organizations and...