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Sustainable solutions and energy positive sewage treatment plants

Energy positive sewage treatment plants – A sustainable solution for climate protection in municipalities   The municipal wastewater in Europe contains an available chemical energy of about 87,500 GWh per year. This...

ACEEE accepting abstracts for 2018 Summer Study

ACEEE is now accepting abstracts for the 2018 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, "Making Efficiency Easy and Enticing" to be held at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California. The Summer...

Advancing knowledge in deep retrofit: Remourban at Sustainable Places

Advancing knowledge in deep retrofit – Remo team attends Sustainable Places during EUSEW (2017) in June   If we are to heed to the message from a WSB2014 report stating “It is impossible to reach desirable climate change...

Empowering smart solutions for better cities

The conference Empowering smart solutions for better cities, taking place in Budapest on 2 & 3 October 2017, will bring together creative thinkers and decision-makers in urban planning, sustainable energy, mobility,...

Australian firm to build concrete out of carbon emissions

Mineral Carbonation International, an Australian company which develops carbon utilisation technologies is launching a pilot project aiming to capture carbon emissions and store them in building materials. The technology and research...

International Workshop on Ventilative Cooling - Registration & Programme available

The preliminary programme for the workshop “Ventilative cooling in buildings: now & in the future” to be held on Monday October 23, 2017 at the Belgian Building Research Institute (BBRI) in Brussels, Belgium is now available.   The...

NOVICE project to unlock energy efficiency investments

The International Energy Research Centre (IERC) has been selected by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 initiative to coordinate a €2m research project on the development of new business models in energy efficiency and demand response...

ECSO report identifies BUILD UP Skills as best practice

European Construction Sector Observatory report identifies BUILD UP Skills as best practice   The final version of the analytical report on ‘Improving the human capital basis’ by the European Contruction Sector...

Winners of Green Solutions Award 2017 announced 15 November during COP23

Green Solutions Awards 2017: be there on November 15 at the COP23 for the international winner gala!   The Green Solutions Awards is an international competition of sustainable solutions, organised by the Construction21...

World Sustainable Energy Days 2018 – Call for Papers & Speakers

More than 700 delegates from over 50 countries from business, public sector and the research community are expected to participate in the World Sustainable Energy Days 2018, one of Europe’s largest annual events on energy...

cPPP Impact Workshop 2017: Report and Presentations available

This 7th Impact Workshop, organised by the European Commission on 17 May 2017, gathered representatives of Horizon 2020 projects funded under the 2014-2016 cPPP calls for proposals, and the members of the cPPP Partnership Boards.   The...

START2ACT project launches interactive e-learning on energy efficiency

START2ACT project launches first chapter of interactive e-learning on energy efficiency   Summer has been a busy season for START2ACT – apart from the Knowledge Base, the Interactive Online Platform was amplified with an...

EU construction activity: growth in all subsectors in beginning 2017

Good beginning of the year for the UE construction activity. The first quarter of 2017 marked by growth in all subsectors.   Comparing data for the first quarter of 2016 and 2017,  production in the EU construction...

JRC presents Level(s), a common language for sustainable buildings

In August 2017, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) released two Technical Reports presenting Level(s), a common EU framework of core indicators for the sustainability of office and residential buildings.   The first report, ...

Novel sheep's wool insulation and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Worried about indoor air quality? Breathe easy with novel sheep's wool insulation   Air pollution has been in the news a lot recently, with the UK and France announcing future bans on petrol and diesel cars in an attempt...

European Commission boosts circular economy amongst SMEs in Europe

Call for expression of interest     The European Commission invites Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) support organisations, green solution providers and regional authorities in the European Union to put...

BUILD UPON project cited in Forbes as example of large scale transformation

A recent Forbes article on “Four Major Success Factors In Large-Scale Transformation” cites the BUILD UPON project as an example of large-scale transformation, alongside examples of disruptive platform businesses such as Airbnb and Uber,...

Innovative ECO-SEE wall coatings offer natural air conditioning

If you have visited the new Apple store in Brussels then you would have seen first-hand the striking façades coated with white clay. Natural lime and clay based plasters are an increasingly popular choice among architects and homeowners...

Growing interest in CITyFiED methodology for district-scale retrofitting

Growing interest in CITyFiED’s methodology for district-scale energy efficient retrofitting   A more confident approach to mass-market deployment and replicability of district-scale energy efficient retrofitting is...

Energy efficiency becomes more important in the office real estate market

A study from the German Energy Agency-Dena, based on a survey among decision makers of 20 important office building investors and 20 major renters of office areas in Germany has resulted in sustainability and energy efficiency becoming...