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35th Passive and Low Energy Architecture PLEA 2020 CONFERENCE - call for abstracts

PLEA is pleased to inform you that the official launch of the PLEA 2020 Conference has been announced in Hong Kong last December.   The 35th PLEA Conference will take place in A Coruña, Spain, between the...

H2020 project 4RinEU: first demo case finalised!

The H2020 project 4RinEU (Robust and Reliable technology concepts and business models for triggering deep Renovation of Residential buildings in EU) has finalised its first demo case in Norway, renovated with a wooden prefabricated multi-...

Survey - Improving Build Up together!

Hello! We are working on Build Up portal to provide you a better experience.   We are reforming the menu and we aim for an easier and clearer navigation with more insightful page titles.   The study will take...

Dresden goes green and bids on sustainable mobility

On 21 March, the Smart City of Dresden has been awarded by the EU for its sustainable mobility plan   Europe is at the forefront of fighting CO2 emissions. Every year the Union and its agencies organise numerous...

WEBINAR : Mapping energy poverty & assessing its climate impacts to support clean air policies in the Eastern EU countries

Although the energy poverty theme is rapidly spreading over the EU, it has distinct specificities in EEC: low-income households cannot afford to change the old inefficient heating equipment or replace the poor quality heating fuels.   Thus...

China’s ‘sponge cities’ aim to re-use 70% of rainwater – here’s how

Asian cities are struggling to accommodate rapid urban migration, and development is encroaching on flood-prone areas. Recent flooding in Mumbai was blamed in part on unregulated developmentof wetlands, while hastily built urban areas are...

[Interview] The role of European regions and energy agencies in the Energy Transition

Discover our President Julije Domac’s interview published in the latest edition of the Parliament Magazine. In this interview, Julije Domac explains the vital role of regions and energy agencies as well as the challenges of the Energy...

Envisaging the Cities of Tomorrow across the Slopes of Trentino

On January 23, 2019, the story of STARDUST in Trento was featured at Klimahouse’s conference on “Smart Cities” in Bolzano.     The Italian region of Trentino-Alto Adige has invested a great deal on building the smart cities of tomorrow....

Customized Online LCA and EPD with SimaPro for Building & Construction Products

This sector specific course has been designed in such a way that the participant will be able to learn modelling from cradle to grave LCA of buildings in SimaPro. The participant will also be able to use SimaPro for modelling any other...

The Roger Léron Award 2019 is on

FEDARENE is proud to launch the 5th edition of the Roger Léron Award, which aims to celebrate outstanding contributions to the development of sustainable energy at the EU, local and regional level.   From the 1st of April to the 31st of...

Dresden: a further step towards its Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan 2025plus

The development of the urban mobility of Dresden is one of the cities' core assets. The plan does not only support political decision-makers but also the economy, traffic-related institutions, NGOs, and institutional partners. It also...

Envisaging the Cities of Tomorrow across the Slopes of Trentino

On January 23, 2019, the story of STARDUST in Trento was featured at Klimahouse’s conference on “Smart Cities” in Bolzano.   The Italian region of Trentino-Alto Adige has invested a great deal on building the smart cities of tomorrow. One...

Main takeaways from FEDARENE’s Lunch Debate on the EU’s long-term strategy for the climate

1. EU’s Long-Term Strategy should bring forward cross-sectorial approaches integrating aspects related to energy, environment and climate altogether. This should include a clear recognition of the multiple benefits of such a climate...

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...