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PARENT final conference results | Building on experience: connecting people for a sustainable urban future

The PARENT project’s final conference brought together political actors, researchers and civil society organisations concerned with energy and sustainability in Brussels on 4-5 June.     Over this two days, the conference discussed the project’s...

Thank you for participating in the Webinar on Long-Term Renovation Strategies

The countdown to transpose the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) has started!   Member States have until March 2020 to translate into national law all the new requirements from the EU energy efficiency...

First round of 15 winners of Reinventing Cities competition announced

Teams in Chicago, Madrid, Milan, Oslo, Paris and Reykjavík chosen to transform underused sites in their cities into more sustainable and resilient spaces.   C40 Cities and EIT Climate-KIC have announced 15 winners of its Reinventing Cities...

WCEF 2019: The challenges and potentials of circular procurement in cities

Increasing population growth and urbanisation intensifies the pressure on cities globally. In addition, resources are used inefficiently in the current linear system, which makes cities largely unsustainable.   Considering their high...

[Video] SB&WRC Project: Prototype 3 - Insulation material based on wheat straw bale

The SB&WRC project is part of the Programme Interreg VA France (Channel) England and benefits from financial support from the ERDF.   This project, designed and led by Nomadéis, a sustainable development consultancy agency, aims to...

[Invitation] Meet the SB&WRC project partners and discover the insulation prototypes

The SB&WRC project is part of the Programme Interreg VA France (Channel) England and benefits from financial support from the ERDF.   The SB&WRC project partners are pleased to invite you to the closing event of the project. It...

RICS supports Construction 2050 - A New vision for the European Construction sector

As part of the European Construction Forum, RICS and other leaders representing the European construction industry call for a new inspiring EU policy framework for the future of the sector, presenting a joint initiative to the European...

Greening your home: better information and novel solutions can boost the energy behaviour change

Last BUILD UP webinar counted on the participation of the EU-funded projects dealing with energy users engagement to improve energy performances in buildings.   Although many people are concerned about the environment, this does...

Climate becomes top priority in EU’s 2020 budget

The European Commission proposed on 5 June 2019 a budget worth €168.3 billion for the bloc in 2020, aimed at promoting a more competitive European economy and solidarity and security in the EU. This is the last budget under the 2014-2020...

Building energy efficient communities

In many EU countries multi-family dwellings represent the dominant residential solution. But structural renovations to cut emissions and save energy may be a real challenge in such contexts, if the communities are not properly...