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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,...

Participatory Financing for Sustainable Energy: register to the webinar

The European Commission, in partnership with the UN Environment Finance Initiative, is organising a webinar on Participatory Financing for Sustainable Energy on 4 April 2019, from 11.00 to 13.00 Central European Summer Time...

Climate neutral economy for the global competitive advantage of energy industry

The second High-level meeting of the renewables section of the EU Clean Energy Industrial Forum took place in Brussels on 18th March at the European Commission headquarters building, the Berlaymont. Opened by Miguel Arias Cañete, European...

Green Solutions Awards: let’s start the 7th edition

For the 7th year in a row, the Construction21 network is launching its Green Solutions Awards. The kick-off is given on March 14 at MIPIM, on the BNP Paribas Real Estate booth, sponsor of the competition.This contest is...

Cohousing is an inclusive approach to smart, sustainable cities

The idea that technology will fix complex and systemic problems like climate change, poverty, the housing crisis or health care is simplistic to say the least. We need a radical shift in how we live, and designing for environmental and...

EIT Climate-KIC supported Climetrics announces top ten European equity funds for climate performance

Climetrics, the world’s first and only independent climate rating for investment funds, supported by EIT Climate-KIC, yesterday recognized ten equity funds as the top performers on climate change in Europe at the CDP Europe Awards in...

When circular buildings go on air

A podcast featuring the European project HOUSEFUL and its commitment to make buildings more sustainable has been released.   Circular economy is all over the place in the policy scene since the European Commission presented the Circular...

The new call for energy efficiency is open!

On 12th March the 2019 call for proposals for the Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy topics of the Horizon 2020 EU funding programme was launched. The funding is available for proposals submitted under 16 topics addressing...

New energy efficiency labels explained

On 11 of March, the Commission has today adopted the final format and visual identity of new energy efficiency labels for 6 product groups: -5 product groups of household appliances with "rescaled" labels: dishwashers; washing machines and...

Six hotels will become the “Spanish pilots” where to apply the ALDREN methodology

Thanks to the collaboration established between the Association of Hotels of Benidorm, Costa Blanca and Valencian Community (HOSBEC), the Ministry of Housing, Public Works and Vertebration of the Territory (Generalitat Valenciana) and the...

ALDREN: a common language to renovate the non residential building stock accross Europe

The ALDREN project (Alliance for Deep Renovation in buildings) is the extended development and the implementation of a common European Voluntary Certification Scheme (EVCS) for non-residential buildings based on the EPBD Art. 11 (9) and...

District heating 2.0

In the EU, the main use of energy by households is for heating their homes, and is therefore highly contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. District heating has proven to be a convenient and sustainable way to recover energy...

Energy efficiency and residential values: a changing European landscape

On the 5th of March, RICS, with the support of the REVALUE project, published an insight paper - Energy efficiency and residential values: a changing European landscape. Written by Professors Sarah Sayce and Sara Wilkinson, the report...

Register for BUILD UP skills workshop at CONSTRUMAT’19

Are IoT, BIM, robotics and smart buildings a foreign language for your building professionals? Join us at one of Europe’s biggest building industry events to discover and share how the buildings sector could become fluent in digital...

European Commission launches EPBD art. 19a feasibility study

The European Commission has launched a feasibility study to clarify the need, possibilities and timeline for the potential introduction of EU provisions in relation to:   a) the inspection of stand-alone ventilation systems b) an optional...

South-East Europe parliamentarians prepare Joint Declaration on future of energy efficiency in Energy Community

The Joint Declaration, consolidating inputs by Members of parliament from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, North Macedonia, and Serbia was also presented at the Energy Community Parliamentary Plenum, which was held back...

New ways for prosumers to interact with energy market, grid operators

The consumer’s behaviour regarding their own energy needs will change in the future. Energy users won’t just be simple electricity, gas or heat consumers anymore but prosumers who produce energy through, for example, photovoltaic panels (a...