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iBRoad publishes a Survey Analysis of the Markets for Individual Building Renovation Roadmaps

The Report "Understanding user needs" is an analytic report based on a survey of 1500+ participants from Bulgaria, Poland and Portugal.   The iBRoad project aims to eliminate barriers to deep renovation by developing an Individual...

Liverpool, a frontrunner city in re-naturing public spaces

The English city is leaving behind its maritime past by introducing innovative green solutions into its urban spaces   If you happen to swing by Liverpool in the future, you will probably see a tree urban...

Google launches solar power calculator in the UK

Google has launched a new tool to help UK households work out the solar potential of their homes. The service, called Project Sunroof, combines data from Google’s Earth and Maps platforms to estimate how much untapped solar power there is...

Training videos for owners of micro anaerobic digestion plants

In the frame of the BiogasAction H2020 project, the Severn Wye Energy Agency (SWEA) has been concentrating its activities on promoting the concept of small-scale, on-farm and waste based anaerobic digestion (AD).   As part of its capacity-...

Triodos Bank Spain office in Malaga

“Green Solutions Awards help us to raise awareness about the need to pay attention to health in the architecture exercise,” says architect Marta Torralba Triodos Bank Spain office in Malaga, designed by sAtt Arquitectura Abierta, won the...

Drones could add £42 billion to the UK economy, while improving sustainability

Drone technology has the potential to transform our economies to be more sustainable and efficient.   The professional services group looked at the impact that drones could have upon the UK economy, finding significant improvements across...

Siemens comes on board to support Europe’s largest battery plant

A new partnership between a Swedish energy start up and Siemens is expected to fast track the construction of a major battery factory in Europe.   Stockholm-based Northvolt is in the process of building a demonstration plant to develop...

Bio-based houses are seducing Latin America

The use of natural materials is growing rapidly in Argentina and other South American countries. Technical progress and policy implementation seem to go hand in hand   The green building phenomenon in Latin America has...

Scotland sets a new 90% carbon reduction target

A draft bill put before the Scottish Parliament has set a goal of reducing carbon emissions to almost zero by 2050. The 90 percent reduction target is an increase on the current 80 percent level set by the UK-wide Climate Change Act in...

New EU rules will make investors report on environmental risk

The European Commission has released fresh proposals to ensure the financial sector contributes towards combating climate change. New rules and guidance have been created to make it easier for investors to understand and act on...

City Finance Lab to launch beginning of June

A new initiative run by South Pole Group and supported by EIT Climate-KIC aims to unlock at least $500 million for climate action in cities over the next 5 years by supporting the development of innovative financial instruments. The City...

Unique renewables project is funding social housing in Scotland

A wind farm developed by a housing association has exceeded expectations in its first year of operation. Since its construction last year, the Fisherman Three wind farm has generated 24 million units of clean electricity, helping to...

Hilton makes new commitment to slash emissions by 61%

Hilton Hotels has made a major step towards supporting efforts to tackle climate change and sustainable development. New targets have been set across the business to reduce carbon emissions, heavily cut consumption and promote...

[avniR] conference: call for contribution is open until June 15th 2018

[avniR] platform is pleased to invite you to participate in the call for contributions for the 8th international [avniR] Conference in Lilliad, Lille, France, on 7th & 8th of November 2018.   This 8th edition: Circular economy,...

What if building insulation materials were heavily carbon negative, economically viable, in abundant supply and recyclable?

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) 2014 report, buildings consume more than one third of the energy and half of the electricity consumed globally, while generating one-third of global carbon emissions.   Furthermore,...

The dream smart city

A Smart City is a city where life has become very easy. Bus tickets can be bought directly from an App while private vehicles are replaced by cars and bikes shared by the public. Buses and cars don’t run on gas or other conventional fuels...

New deadline: you have until June 17 to register for the Green Solutions Awards 2018!

Construction21, organiser of the international competition Green Solutions Awards, grants one extra week to enter. Applications close on Sunday, June 17th, at midnight, to publish your buildings, districts or infrastructures in the...

Hamburg applies the brakes on diesel vehicles

Hamburg has become the first German city to restrict the use of diesel vehicles in response to a court ruling earlier this year. Germany’s second largest city has started to unveil signs preventing older diesel vehicles, which do not meet...

New ‘warming stripes’ show urgency of climate action

A new set of visualisations which show the long term rise in temperatures and the urgency of climate action have been published this week by University of Reading climate scientist Ed Hawkins. The ‘warming stripes’, which each represent...

Timber prefabricated multifunctional facade in 4RinEu project

One of the main objectives of 4RinEU is to improve the energy performances of existing buildings through the renovation of their envelope. Therefore, within the project, a new concept of façade is being developed, namely a timber...