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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 5 main...

Public workshop on digital construction skills: enabling the energy transition in Europe’s building stock

A BUILD UP Skills event during the Barcelona Building CONSTRUMAT’19 international trade fair.   The buildings sector in Europe is undergoingchange in both technology and legislation. Tighter European energy and climate targets have...

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,...

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...