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Save-the-date for Second European Vocational Skills Week in November!

The second European Vocational Skills week will take place Brussels (Belgium) and various other locations, 20-24 November 2017.   Mid-March, Commissioner Marianne Thyssen announced that there will be a Second European Vocational...

EU Council agrees on proposal for a revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

Energy efficient buildings: increased energy savings and better living conditions       On 26 June 2017, the EU Council agreed its position on a proposal for a revised directive on the energy performance of buildings....

1st Seminar on the Promotion of Innovative Projects in Green Economy

Organised jointly by R20 MED, the R20 NGO's office for the Mediterranean region, École Nationale Polytechnique d'Oran Maurice-Audin ( ENPO-MA ) and École des Mines de Saint-Etienne ( EMSE ) 1st Seminar on the Promotion of Innovative...

Electro-fragmentation for the selective crushing of steel fibers reinforced concrete waste: status update

The works previously carried out during the HISER project have showed that electro-fragmentation technology is effective for the selective liberation of the steel fibers in reinforced concrete waste. A test campaign has recently been...

Intelligent energy solution for a city quarter reduces electricity use from the grid by at least 15%

A settlement consisting of pre-fabricated houses in Wuppertal Germany is a living lab for future energy concepts of city quarters. The 19 modern and fully equipped exhibition houses are all efficiency plus houses (energy plus houses)...

Vote for your favourite candidates at the Green Solutions Awards 2017!

150 candidates from 19 countries in the Green Solutions Awards 2017: 118 buildings, 11 districts and 21 infrastructures     On 15 March 2017, Construction21 launched the 5th edition of the Green Solutions...

Interreg MED SHERPA project to implement 200 energy renovation projects in public buildings

SHERPA (SHared knowledge for Energy Renovation in buildings by Public Administrations) is a Testing and Capitalising EU project financed by the Interreg Med Programme under Specific Objective 2.1 (“to raise capacity for...

4 events across Europe propose a Mutual Learning platform for Building professionals

European project LEARN-EER, Mutual Learning for Energy Efficient Retrofitting, will undertake this challenge through an innovative learning platform that will answer to professional’s skill needs from the participating countries as to...

EeMAP announces new energy efficient mortgage website

On 17 July 2017, the Energy efficient Mortgages Action Plan (EeMAP) Initiative announced the launch of its new website, which offers visitors an easy-to-navigate portal through which they can quickly access key information about the EeMAP...

Juncker Plan: EUR 300 million to retrofit homes in Germany

On 14 July 2017, the European Commission announced that the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Vonovia SE,  a German real-estate management company, have concluded a loan contract for EUR 300m. The EU bank’s loan, which is backed by a...