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Protecting health by improved building efficiency

A revised EU directive to fight energy poverty and pulmonary diseases due to unhealthy buildings should be approved this month Home sweet home. Houses are supposed to be our nest, a shelter from the world outside. But how healthy are...

Turning Circular Cities into a reality

Practical approaches and latest solutions on circular cities were discussed in the conference on Circular Cities: Promoting Innovation in Urban Systems. Around 120 experts from academia, industry and financial and research institutions...

Energy vigilant citizens

People are increasingly testing smart control systems to curb energy use, while maximising the amount of renewables employed in the process  When temperatures are low, the temptation to take long, scalding showers and turn electric heaters...

BSolutions, Sustainable Construction Grand Prize 2017, the BSolutions project designed to demonstrate the know-how NZEB (Nearly Zero Energy Building)

Cédric Anbergen, laureate of the 2017 Sustainable Grand Prize (Green Solutions Awards), talks about the BSolutions project presented at the competition. An exemplary achievement designed to demonstrate the expertise NZEB (Nearly Zero...

Energy “vigilant” citizens

People are increasingly testing smart control systems to curb energy use, while maximising the amount of renewables employed in the process   When temperatures are low, the temptation to take long, scalding showers and...

Global solar installations smash fossil fuels over the past year

Solar power took another step towards global domination last year with a record 98 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity coming online. This astonishing figure was more than the amount of new coal, gas and nuclear plants put together. Net fossil...

Portugal runs on renewable power for the whole of March

Portugal has produced so much renewable electricity that it has outstripped the entire country’s consumption for the month of March. The national grid operator, REN, has announced that renewables generated 4,812 gigawatt hours (GWh) over...

How can the circular approach save our cities?

The state of the art findings on circular cities and their implementation at an urban level were highlighted in the conference on Circular Cities: Promoting Innovation in Urban Systems. On March 12, a one-day conference took place at the...

Future heat waves, droughts, and floods in major European cities

A team of Newcastle University researchers have released a study that assesses the future changes in flood, heatwaves, and drought impacts for 571 European cities, finding that heatwave days will increase across all cities. Additionally, ...

BuildHeat entering in its demonstration phase

BuildHeat is quickly leaving its research phase by moving towards the validation and the demonstration phase of the solution packages developed for the three project demo sites. This step was marked in Madrid at the end of February 2018....

European Renovation Hub: The STUNNING Project invites you to share your renovation insights!

The recently started EU-funded project STUNNING has the goal to promote successful and innovative renovation packages and business models around a European Renovation Hub. This virtual and interactive knowledge sharing platform for...

Roger Léron Award 2018 – 4th edition

The Roger Léron Award aims to acknowledge the determination of an an individual and their impressive contributions to sustainable energy at the regional and / or local level in Europe. Indeed, regional and local levels of governance play a...

Household air pollution: the forgotten hazard

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimated that each year 4.3 million people die of exposure to household pollutants. Buildings with a safe indoor environment can reduce healthcare costs As air pollution is largely considered to be an...

New Compete4SECAP project - Teaming up for Energy

The new Compete4SECAP project, or C4S, is building on resources developed in previous projects such as 50000&1 SEAPs working on the topics of energy management and action plan standards and the Save@Work project that organised...

How can the circular approach save our cities?

The state of the art findings on circular cities and their implementation at an urban level were highlighted in the conference on Circular Cities: Promoting Innovation in Urban Systems.   On March 12, a one-day conference took...

Protecting health by improved building efficiency

A revised EU directive to fight energy poverty and pulmonary diseases due to unhealthy buildings should be approved this month   Home sweet home. Houses are supposed to be our nest, a shelter from the world outside. But...

Household air pollution: the forgotten hazard

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimated that each year 4.3 million people die of exposure to household pollutants. Buildings with a safe indoor environment can reduce healthcare costs   As air pollution is largely...

BuildHeat entering in its demonstration phase

BuildHeat is quickly leaving its research phase by moving towards the validation and the demonstration phase of the solution packages developed for the three project demo sites.   This step was marked in Madrid at the end of February...

The BUILD UP Skills Pillar II Final Evaluation report published!

As part of the contract EASME/H2020/EE/2015/008 to ‘Support for BUILD UP Skills EU exchanges and analysis on construction skills’ for the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), Trinomics, with the support of...

London has ‘no intention of slowing down’ on green finance

A group of experts has delivered its recommendations to the UK Government as to how it can grow sustainable finance in the country. London is one the world’s leading financial centres and a recent report also confirmed the city as the go-...