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Waste materials to be tested as viable options for insulating buildings

The University of Bath is testing a number of waste materials to assess their thermal performance as potential materials for insulating buildings.   This collaborative project between the University of Bath, University of Brighton,...

REN21 Renewables in Cities Global Status Report

Get involved! Showcase city-level renewable energy action, share your insights and be featured in the REN21 Renewables in Cities Global Status Report! Are you a city expert and know of city targets, policies or innovative business models...

EIT Climate-KIC supported Beyond Ratings registered as credit rating agency by European Securities and Markets Authority

EIT Climate-KIC supported firm Beyond Ratings, a financial services company that specialises in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) analysis, has now been designated a credit rating agency by the European Securities and Markets...

Energy control through use : Digital tools for energy efficiency, the Technopole example

Schneider Electric, an international group specialized in energy management and automation, occupies several sites in Grenoble. The city is the historic headquarters of the company, which employs 5,000 people on 12 sites. Wanting to bring...

2019 (The first) Healthy Building Conference was successfully launched

On March 22nd, 2019, the 2019 (The First) Health Building Conference launched in Beijing. The conference was jointly organized by China Healthy Building Alliance, China Academy of Building Research, Chinese Society for Urban Studies,...

11th International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings (SEB-19) 4th-5th July 2019, Budapest, Hungary - call for papers

KES International is pleased to invite contributions for SEB-19 taking place in Budapest, Hungary. SEB-19 invites participation and paper submissions across a broad range of sustainability and energy related topics relevant to the ...

Survey - Stakeholder consultation EPBD Article 19a feasibility study

Relevance and feasibility of inspection of stand-alone ventilation systems and an optional building renovation passport   Two online surveys have just been launched by the consortium leading, on behalf of the European...

The metabolism of the world's economy visualised

https://public.flourish.studio/visualisation/262080/   The metabolism of the world's economy visualised. Click on the link to have a look how much we extracted, added to our stocks (buildings, infrastructures, etc.) and got rid of, in the...

Building Energy Resilience Conference – Call for abstracts

To limit global warming to below 1.5˚C, net global anthropogenic carbon emissions must reach net zero by around 2040. This task in isolation is both daunting and challenging. However, broader concerns burden national responses to this...

Smart city: enthusiasm but caution on new 5G technology

5G networks no doubt have the technological specs necessary to power smart cities, but without careful design and planning the complexity of integrating everything from traffic to health care could prove overwhelming   Long-touted advances...

Survey for TripleA-reno project

There is an intrinsic understanding that 'good architecture' defines the long-term functionality and resilience of buildings and that it has a strong bearing on building performance. However, it is not considered ‘measurable’ and it rarely...

Commission welcomes European Parliament's adoption of new electricity market design proposals

New rules making the EU's electricity market fit for the future and putting the consumer at the centre of the energy transition have been signed off by the European Parliament on 26 March; it is an important step in...

EIT Climate-KIC announces partnership with Silicon Valley innovation hub

EIT Climate-KIC has announced its partnership with cleantech innovation hub, Prospect Silicon Valley (ProspectSV). This strategic partnership will build an alliance between California and Europe and help address climate change through...

Energy's got game

Saving the planet can mean saving money and having fun. This is not wishful thinking but a reality that is happening with gamification all over the world.   Playing games could be a solution to saving energy. Using energy more efficiently...

Escaping energy poverty: the support coming from EU

Across the EU, 50 million families are living in energy poverty. Some lack access to affordable energy, whereas others occupy old, draughty buildings that cannot be easily heated. Many are living without lighting, appliances, heating and...

Energy efficient renovation of public buildings in cities: joint Interreg-EU funded call for proposal

The 4th call for proposals of Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE is devoted to the exploitation of outputs and results being delivered by projects funded by the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme within the first two calls. This call...

BERTIM: installation of timber modules in France

Prefabricated modules in timber frames – one of the most significant key results of BERTIM European project – has been installed on facades of selected residential building in La Charite-sur-Loire, France.  Installation has been performed...

Register to the webinar on Financing Building Renovation

Many project promoters lack the skills and capacity to set up, implement and finance ambitious low-energy and clean energy building projects. This is why the European Commission has set up several tools to help project promoters finance...

WorldGBC urges pragmatic approach to EU taxonomy

On 22 February, WorldGBC Europe responded to a consultation from the technical expert group on sustainable finance (TEG) on the development of the 'taxonomy' - an EU-wide classification system for environmentally sustainable economic...

Competition for local renewable energy production in the islands

The European Commission is launching the first edition of the RESponsible Island Prize, which is dedicated to islands with innovative and sustainable local renewable energy production for use in electricity,...